There are games. And there are crafts. But when you put the two together you’ve got a fun-filled two-fer that’ll burn through an afternoon like your Little burns through snacks. Scroll through to find games you can make and play in one sitting.

Make a Colorful Match

This easy-peasy memory game, designed by Allison at No Time for Flash Cards, is the way to go if your aspiring artist loves to color. Find the printable here, then let your Little set to work coloring the nesting pairs. It’s one he’ll come back to over and over.


Which one does your kiddo want to make and then play? Tell us in a comment.

— Allison Sutcliffe