Adorable Free Printable Matching Game for Preschoolers

Have your kids fallen into the Shopkins craze? Mine have. I sort of equate them with the LEGO bricks that get left on the floor and you step on them in the middle of the night, but to the kids, they are treasures to be sought after and every name is meticulously memorized. My kids got a bunch of Shopkins for Christmas, so I wanted to create a game that would extend the play a little bit further (and get some learning in!) This free printable matching game for preschoolers is a great activity for kids who love Shopkins!

The free printable matching game for preschoolers is a fun twist on Candyland! Match these cute foods (your Shopkins lovers will especially love it!) as they play this simple board game.

Materials needed for the Matching Game for Preschoolers:


Scrapbook paper (or card stock) for the cards

Laminating pouches


Two small toys (Shopkins work perfectly!!)

Grab your Shopkins and play this fun matching game!

To prep: Print the game board on paper or card stock. Then print 2 copies of the cards on the white side of scrapbook paper (so they aren’t see-through.)

Then laminate all the pieces for durability and cut out the cards.

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Build matching skills while playing these easy game for preschoolers.


Place your pet on the “Start” of the board game. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile”.

Choose a player to go first.

The player will draw a card from the pile and move her game piece to the next matching picture.

If a “Colored Dot” card is drawn the player will head to the matching colored dot space, even if it is behind her.

To win, a player must draw a “Strawberry” card to move to the final space.

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Print the game and have a game night with your kids! You don’t even have to bruise your foot by stepping on their Shopkins!

food themed board game

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