Create your own Nyoongar memory cards and play the memory game.

Create your own Nyoongar memory cards.View image slideshow

Did you know that many Perth suburbs are named after Nyoongar words? Balcatta, Gwelup, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Mundaring, Yanchep ... just to name a few!

Check out our Nyoongar Glossary to learn new words.

What to do:

  • Step 1: Print out your memory card game.

  • Step 2: Colour in the animals and cut out the cards.

  • Step 3: You can also decorate the back of the cards if you would like an extra fun and colourful deck! Check out the slideshow for inspiration.

Playing the memory game:

  • Step 1: Shuffle your cards and place them so the words and pictures are facing down.

  • Step 2: Either by yourself or playing with others, pick two cards and see if the pictures match.  

  • Step 3: If the pictures match, keep the two cards and have another turn. If they do not match, return the cards face down - your turn is finished!  

  • Step 4: Continue matching the pictures until all the cards have been matched and there are none left to pick up.  

  • Step 5: If playing against others, each player counts how many matching pairs they have. The winner is the player with the most pairs!  

Tips:

  • A matching set will have two identical animal pictures, but the names of the animals will be different - one in English and the other in Nyoongar!
  • Practice your language skills by saying the Nyoongar name of the animal when you pick it up.

Watch Activity 8 video on YouTube

Share with us

We would love to see your Nyoongar language memory cards or a video of you practising each name in Nyoongar! 

Share your photos and videos to the Kings Park Home Delivery Facebook group or use the hashtag #KingsParkHomeDelivery.

Colour in the animals and cut out the cards. You can also decorate the back of the cards if you would like an extra fun and colourful deck!

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