Preparation: Print the template 4 times and cut the cards out (there will be 40 cards in total). You will need either a bell (like the desk bell in hotels) or a bean bag.
This game needs 2-4 players.
The object of the game is to win as many pairs of cards as you can by identifying pairs.
Place the bell (or the bean bag in the center of the table). Shuffle the cards and deal an equal number of cards to each player. (If there are 3 players, you will need to take out 2 pairs so that there will be 36 cards). Each player keeps their stack of cards in front of them and face down.
Decide who will go first. One player at a time must flip over a card, eventually forming another stack of cards in front for each player, but with the cards face up. Cards must be turned face out first, so that the other players will see the picture first.
The first player to see two identical gingerbread men face up on the table, must ring the bell (or grab the bean bag) and identify how the pair is the identical same. The similarity can be that they are both happy or sad, they have green or orange buttons, or because the backgrounds are the same (orange, blue or green). If that player answers correctly, she earns that pair of gingerbread men. If a player flips over a card and the card immediately under it is identical, players may ring the bell (or grab the bean bag) and identify their similarity. Otherwise, once a card is covered up it isn’t used to make pair, until it becomes the top card again. Once a player has turned over all her cards, she can take the pile of face side up cards and play continues until all the cards are paired.
Be careful….If you ring the bell (or grab the ball) by mistake, or a player does not identify the similarities correctly, she must give a card from her stack to each player. Once all a players cards are gone, she is out of the game.
The winner is the person that collects the most pairs! Good Luck and Have Fun!