10 Brain Exercise to Improve Memory for Kids

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August 7, 2020

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Brain exercises to improve memory are important to help kids enhance their academic performance but kids tend to lose focus easily when they are asked to perform boring tasks. We have created a list of fun-filled brain exercises for kids to help your child build memory and maths aptitude. 

Brain Exercise Games for Kids

  1. Cuemath games

Single-player memory game options are limited but Cuemath is a maths platform that provides games, simulations, and activities tailored for your child. These games will improve your child’s memory and develop maths aptitude at the same time.

  1. Number Trail

This is a popular exercise to improve memory and concentration in the form of a multiplayer maths game. Two players are required to get started with the game. It is better to have two children of similar age groups but parents can also play the game.

  • Ask your kid to choose any number between 1-9 and say it out aloud. The second player needs to repeat the number and pick another number between 1 to 9 to say aloud. 

  • This goes on like a chain of numbers where all the previous numbers have to be repeated along with a new number. Whoever forgets the trail of numbers first, loses the game.

  1. Match ‘O’ Mania

Match ‘O’ Mania is a card matching brain exercise game for kids.

  • As a parent, you can arrange the game but you need two players to start playing the game. Make 10 numbered pairs from a deck of cards. You can pick cards across different shapes like hearts, spades, diamonds, or clubs but the number needs to be the same.

  • Now that you have 10 numbered pairs or 20 individual cards, shuffle them uniformly. Create a card spread with 2 columns and 10 rows. 

  • Ask the first player to pick two cards and flip them over for everyone to see. Ask both the players to remember the location and number on the cards. The second player flips two cards and the same goes on till the number matches on both cards.

  • Find out the score by letting the player with the right guess have the matched cards. 

  1. Tiger’s tail

This is a classic memory game for kids of all ages. 

  • Get a tiger sketch and remove the tail from the picture. Stick up cardboard to the tiger without a tail. Now stick cardboard and add a pin to the tail. The game board is now ready to get started. 

  • You need a minimum of two kids to play the game. Ask the first child to look at the tiger carefully before blindfolding him or her. Now ask the child to pin up the tail to the tiger’s sketch. 

  • Repeat the same steps for all the players and whoever pins the tail closest to the tiger’s back wins the game.

  1. Puzzle

Puzzles are the most common brain exercise to improve memory available in the market today. 

  • Get a puzzle set for your child and ask them to look at the image of the puzzle and then break the puzzle into its pieces. 

  • Now, ask your child to put together the pieces to complete the image.

  1. Animath

This is a brain exercise to improve memory and concentration for children where they remember numbers and perform math operations.

  • Pick 3 birds or animals of your kid's choice and assign a food interval and food capacity for each. We suggest you have 1 hour, 2-hour, and 3-hour feeding intervals for each animal or bird. 

  • For example, feed the cat every hour, feed the monkey every two hours, and feed the lion after every 3 hours. Feeding capacity can be 100 g, 200g, and 300g each. Let your child imagine the maths problem like a board game. 

  • Now ask your child to feed the animals at a given time and calculate the amount of food within 5 mins. If he or she gets it right, we have a winner. 

  1. Color Cups

Color cups are a simple brain exercise to improve memory for toddlers and younger children. 

  • Get some stackable paper cups of different colors. 

  • Ask your child to observe the order of colors carefully as you stack 4 different colored cups. Now cover the stack of cups and ask your child to stack the cups in the exact same order. 

  • We have a winner if all the cups are stacked in the same order within 2-3 minutes.

  1. Multiply Menace

This is a brain exercise for kids in the form of a multiplayer game to develop maths and memory together. A minimum of 2 plates is required to get started with this game.

  • Ask the first player to start counting from 1 and the second player says the next number 2. The counting keeps going till number 5, no one can say 5 instead they say menace or any other word. 

  • The same rule applies for every multiple of 5 and whoever says 5 or any multiple of 5 loses the game. 

  1. Sequence Coin

Sequence coin is a single-player brain exercise game for kids. 

  • Get a bunch of at least 20 coins of minimum 5 denominations. 

  • Arrange the coins in a sequence of numbers. Ask your child to remember the sequence of coins. 

  • Now, cover the sequence and let them recreate the same sequence with the remaining coins within 3 minutes. 

  • If he or she is able to get the sequence right, he/she wins the game. 

  1. Sound of Speech

This is a perfect brain exercise to improve memory for teenagers and older kids. 2 players are required to start the game. 

  • Pick any speech delivered by a famous personality and get the audio with a written copy. 

  • Play the audio for the kids to remember the speech. Now stop the speech and ask your kids to write the key points from the speech within 5 minutes. 

  • Whoever gets the most points correct wins the game. 


Brain  exercises help your child develop qualities like focus, concentration, analytical abilities and maths aptitude along with memory development. You can choose any of the games mentioned in the article based on your resources and convenience for your child's brain exercise.

Enjoy these brain exercises to improve memory with your kids and let us know if you have any questions or queries in the comments below. 

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