Many of the games on our site can either be mounted to a file folder, or simply used as a memory game where children take turns flipping over cards, looking for a match.
For some of our printable games we offer “Memory Pockets” which are basically foldable storage pockets you can make to store games you’d like to use as Memory Match games instead of mounting them to File Folders. This is a tutorial for how and why to use our Memory Pockets.
Memory Pockets are handy little pockets that will store all your playing pieces in one spot, while also providing a nice way for you to store multiple games in a drawer.
Here’s a step by step for how to put together the Memory Pocket, it’s really very simple.
1. Print the Memory Pocket Page on a piece of Cardstock Paper. This will make it more durable and it will last longer.
2. Fold the Pocket on the Gray line so that the picture is in front, and the rest of the paper behind it.
3. Staple up the sides of the pocket. (optional. you can also laminate at this point using contact paper)
4. Round the corners of the top flap.
5. Fold down the top part of the flap, making a nice crease.
6. Fold the flap inside the pocket.
7. Store in a drawer or a small box for children to pick from. Show them how to put the pieces back into the pocket and close the flap before returning it to the box.