Looking for a fun and engaging way to celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family? Our free printable Memorial Day Scattergories game is the perfect solution! This game combines the excitement of Scattergories with the patriotic spirit of Memorial Day, offering a delightful way to honor the holiday while enjoying quality time together.

Download and print our ready-to-play Scattergories game to add an element of fun to your Memorial Day gatherings, whether at a picnic, party, or cozy get-together at home.

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This activity is sure to entertain guests of all ages as you commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of our heroes.


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What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States dedicated to honoring and remembering the brave men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

Observed on the last Monday of May, this solemn day allows Americans to reflect on the sacrifices made by soldiers to protect the country’s freedom and values.

Memorial Day traditions often include visiting cemeteries and memorials, participating in parades, and holding family gatherings, ensuring that the legacy of fallen heroes is remembered and cherished by all.


How to Play Memorial Day Scattergories:

If you’ve ever played the board game Scattergories, then you’ll understand the rules for this printable Memorial Day version!

It’s easy to play– all you need is a timer, a few pens or pencils, and your players!

To start, print out the printable game boards. Make sure there is one for each player. 

The rules are easy: think of something for each category that starts with the indicated letter within the given time frame. 2-5 minutes is good, based on the ages of the players. 

For example, if you are using the first board, with USA, on the top. Round one, every answer should start with a U. Round 2, should begin with an S, and so on. 

Once the timer rings, compare answers. You get one point for every unique answer. If your answer matches another players- no one gets points! A bonus point is given for doubles- ie, Famous American for letter H, Herbert Hoover would be given 2 points.

Keep playing until you’ve finished your card- or both- and then tally up your points. The highest number wins!


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Download the Free Printable Memorial Day Scattergories Game Boards Now:

There are 2 different boards to choose from- or download them both!

The scattergories game boards are in an easy to print PDF format.

To download the game, simply click on the image or the link below to open the game and download it.


“USA” Memorial Day Scattergories Game Board:


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“HERO” Memorial Day Scattergories Game Board:

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You are free to use these printable Memorial Day Scattergories Games for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the game with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. These downloads may not be used in any commercial fashion.


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