Best Matching Games for Kids [Updated for 2022]

Matching and memory games that are fun for the whole family

We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Matching Games for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

Matching and memory games can be fun for the whole family, and if you’re like me, your kids probably do better at the game than the adults.  The app stores are full of “match-3 games” like Bejeweled and Toon Blast, but these matching apps offer something a bit different. Here are some favorites matching games for you and your family to check out.


Price: free with in-app purchases

iOS App Store

Here’s a classic, but this app is particularly well-suited to younger players yet offers challenge and levels that will keep older folks interested as well. Choose from boards with 6 to 12 to 30 cards, and choose from five themed picture sets for free. There are 15 more picture sets available for in-app purchases at ninety-nine cents to $1.99 each or $2.99 for access to all.

The app encourages just a bit of gentle competition with others or with self by tracking the high score locally. The game will build critical early academic skills and help children learn to notice the kinds of small differences that later will help with learning to read and do math.

Kids Learning Games 4 Toddlers

Price: free with in-app purchases

iOS App Store

This free app offers 15 games (some are in-app purchases) that include several matching games. Kids will match not only by shape or color, but also by size, and even by function. All of the activities will help preschoolers gain readiness skills that they need for school success.

The app is free to download, and includes the first levels of several games. Additional games and levels are available for $1.99 each or $7.99 for the entire set with all levels with a tip to the developers.

Flow Free

Price: free with in-app purchases

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

If you are looking for more challenging versions of matching games, check this out! This one is suitable for children, but also will be challenging for adults and older kids. In this puzzle game, players must match colors. Sounds simple, right? NOT! The colorful game pieces are not nice and straight, but wiggly and going around corners. The challenge is to match the colors, but to avoid crossing flows of other colors while you do it.

There are timed and untimed versions and thousands of levels to play. In addition, there is a free daily puzzle. In-app purchases ranging from ninety-nine cents to $4.99 unlock the upper levels and also can increase the board size,  remove advertisements and more. There’s also a hints package available for $9.99.

Match Games for Kids Toddlers

Price: free to try; $4.99 for full version

iOS App Store

This amazing game for the very young promotes visual discrimination, motor skills, and much more. Match by color, shape, logic, and details for a range of engaging and challenging tasks for kids ages 3 and up. There are 12 different game boards, each requiring different sets of skills for success. The first three are free with your download.

For $4.99, you can unlock all of the rest of the games. The games are easy and intuitive to play, and there are no stressful time limits. Each game is narrated, too, to help young children build vocabulary skills and concepts.

Kids Matching Game

Price: free with in-app purchases

Google Play Store

Keep kids entertained while they learn! This game offers matching activities based on letters, numbers, patterns, shapes, and objects. One very nice feature is the drawing lines to match items- it really lays the groundwork for similarly formatted activities in preschool and kindergarten.

Parents should be aware that, while there are no in-app purchases in this game, there are outside advertisements. You will need to supervise your young child as he or she plays. The game is very popular, though, with over 1,000,000 installs around the world!

Match Animal- Matching Puzzle

Price: free with in-app purchases

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Match Animal- Matching Puzzle is a Mahjong-style matching game for the very young. Players must make groups of three matching pictures to remove tiles from the board, and will need to limit their matches to the topmost tile. This means that some tiles will be partially visible before they can be removed, adding to the challenge of the game.

Match Animal – Matching Puzzle has over 1000 levels, so there’s plenty of content to keep your youngster engaged and thinking. Parents can use the in-app purchasing system to grab sets of in-game currency to undo mistakes and rescue levels if needed for prices ranging from $1.99 to $9.99.