If you have followed my blog since the beginning, you will remember a not-as-cute version of this same idea. Family match was created as a way to show Little Man the familiar faces of the people he knows and loves. Because my husband's family lives in another state, we also needed a way to help him remember the faces he doesn't see quite as often.
Little Man absolutely adores this game! We throw this into our church bag, and he loves to look at the pictures. But with 2 new sisters-in-law and a few new additions to the family, we needed to update our old game.
I created simple cards by pasting scrapbook paper and cardstock to each other. The cards are about 4" x 3".
I distressed the edges of the cards just slightly. Don't you love distressing?! It adds the perfect touch of character!
I created the "family match" seal in Photoshop, and printed them out. Pasting the "family match" seal on every single card was probably the most time-consuming part of the project. (Have I mentioned that we have a rather large family??) Once I created the cards, I laminated them all to hold up against wear and tear.
On the back side of each card, I pasted a picture of a family member and added the label with his/her name. Now to make this a match game, I had to create 2 cards for each person!!
Little Man LOVES seeing these happy, smiling faces!
I can hardly wait to play Memory with Little Man now! (By the way, we have so many cards that we only play with a few matches at a time, or it would take us forever!)
We are ready to play!
If you want to download your own family match seal, just click to enlarge and download.
Enjoy your day!