Test your memory and learn about symmetry with our butterflies and moths matching pairs game

You will need:

  • A print out of our matching pairs game cards
  • Glue Stick
  • Card 
  • Scissors

Step 1

Stick your print out cards on to thin cardboard.

Step 2

Cut each card out, and then cut along the lines of symmetry shown on each picture.

Step 3

Give the cards a shuffle and then place them face down on your playing surface, arranged in a grid.

Step 4

Players take turns to pick up two cards and look at the images. If they don't match, lay them face down back in their original spot. 

Step 5

Players continue to take turns, keeping the pair of cards if a matching set is found. The winner has the most matching pairs when all the cards are gone.

Further learning

As a team, can the players divide their cards in to Moths and Butterflies? Have a discussion about symmetry. Can you complete our symmetrical butterfly worksheet? 


Matching Pairs Game

Matching pairs playing cards

An image of the symmetrical butterfly download

Complete a symmetrical butterfly


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