Fun Games for Reviewing Memory Work

In Part 1, I shared about Classical Homeschooling and why we memorize important facts. In Part 2, I shared about 85 different ways to review memory work. In Part 3, I am sharing lots of games and fun ways to make that memory work stick!

Jeopardy – this is my boys favorite! They just love competing with each other. The above picture is my homemade jeopardy board. I taped two poster boards together, added pockets and laminated the entire thing. I don’t have all of my cards made for Ancient World yet, but I will definitely share them when they are ready!

I do have US States Jeopardy Cards

 Memory Work Review Games


Digging Up Greece board Game

Science Adventures in Antarctica

The Periodic Table Game

Sheppard Software Online Games

Complete the Chain Review Game

Zap It! Game

Bucket Toss Game – this can also be created using empty coffee containers with subject labels. Toss a small object into them and answer a memory question for the subject it landed in.

Global Twister – this is a fun game! and you can do so many other things with a large map. Label continents, oceans, war zones, famous routes, US states, countries, etc…..

Twister Words – what a great idea! This can be adapted for memory work by writing the subjects in the circles and either tossing a ball and answering questions or play twister and answer the question based on where you land.

Will the Winner Loose?

Jenga GameThree From the DRC has a great idea for a different version to play.

Nerf Gun or Stick Gun (one of those that shoot the suction sticky thingies) – make a grid on a whiteboard with the subjects written in, then shoot the gun at the squares. You can also shoot the gun at a map and name the location it lands on.

Bingo! – you will need to scroll down a bit on her page to find the game.

Math Games – Three From the DRC has TONS of great ideas for math games.

Reading Game

Latin Board Game – She uses this for Visual Latin but it looks like it can be adapted for Latin memory work.

Bean Bag Toss – the numbers can be replaced with Subject.

Ectomy: A Game About Brain Parts

Bazinga – this looks like alot of fun. The cards can be adapted to your home and your kids.

Popsicle Stick Can – Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood has tons of game ideas. Be prepared to stay a while when you explore her site:)

Beach Ball Review Game

Dice Review Game

Memory Work Review Games to play outside

Toss in a Square – this can be any number of things. I have seen people take shower curtains, cut them in half and draw a tic-tac-toe grid with a black marker. Label each square with a subject, which will leave you with 2 blank, so use those for FREE spots and then kids pick the subject. You can toss anything onto the grid: bean bags, frisbee, blocks, your brother……

Kick the Ball – I bought a white soccer ball and wrote the subjects inside the little octogan shaped spaces. The boys throw it to each other and their question is based on where the thumb lands.

Ping Pong Toss – great game for learning site words or numbers and letters for little ones BUT this can ALSO be used to practice your timeline! Write dates on the ping pong balls, call out a timeline event and have them race to be the first to toss the correct one.  This can also be a really fun water game. Set the ping pong balls up and have them squirt the correct ball. What fun! I will be adding this to our outside games!

 If you have any fun games to add, leave a comment so we can enjoy them!!



  1. […] I made 3 – 4 cards per topic using a mixture of history resources for information so these should fit with any curriculum. I print these out and the boys glue to index cards, then I  laminate them. You can print these on regular paper or card stock and laminate, but I like for the boys to glue the pieces on as we go over the info. It seems to stick in their minds better. Once the cards are ready, we review them several times a week, either orally or with games. I don’t require them to memorize all of the info on all of the cards, but with repeated review, it usually sticks. I listed a ton of memory work  review suggestions here and memory work games here. […]

  2. […] Play Memory Work Review Games […]

Leave a Comment