Treemendous Memory! Games by Chris Dunmire
By Chris Dunmire | Updated October 21, 2018
Did you know memory-boosting exercises help improve brain function and positively impact your creative ability as you age? That's why so many sage people are addicted to puzzles like word searches and Sudoku!
Here's a playful way to exercise your memory and boost your brainpower: Play my Tree-mendous Memory! game. It comes in two editions: Fall and Spring and can be downloaded in four different styles.
I designed this paper craft to be easily downloaded, printed, and assembled while you muse about how much stronger your mind muscles will grow while you engage in memorizing shape positions hidden under surprising leaves.
Don't be fooled by its mere appearance. Treemendous Memory! offers an immersive experience one doesn't find from buying off-the-shelf games. For instance, your participation in the game prep is an exquisite creative activity in itself; cutting out leaves and assembling the puzzle-like pieces randomly on the tree branches will enhance your appreciation for the creative process and diverse ways ideas are conceived and expressed.
For example, my original seed concept for Tree-mendous Memory! grew around the natural idea of a fall tree losing its leaves as players found matching pairs of picture cards. It's no coincidence the Fall season theme of this game coincides with the "Autumn" years of one's life, when brain function like memory needs exercise to stay sharp and alert, which is why we're encouraged to engage in challenging activities like puzzles and games to stimulate our minds and creative thinking.
You needn't be wise to play this game; it's designed for everyone: teachers, students, children, and adults...
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