What Are Easy Card Games for Kids?

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By Monica Bates

Card games are a great way to entertain kids and teach them valuable skills such as strategy, counting, and social interaction. However, not all card games are suitable for children. In this article, we’ll explore some easy card games that are perfect for kids.

Go Fish

Go Fish is a classic card game that is perfect for young children. The objective of the game is to collect sets of four cards of the same rank.

To start the game, each player is dealt five cards. The remaining cards are placed in a pile in the center of the table.

The first player asks another player if they have any cards of a certain rank (e.g., “Do you have any 7s?”). If the other player has any cards of that rank, they must give them to the first player. If not, they say “Go Fish,” and the first player draws a card from the pile in the center.

The game continues until one player runs out of cards or until all sets of four have been collected.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is another classic card game that is easy for kids to learn. The objective of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards.

To start the game, each player is dealt seven cards.

The first player places a card face up on top of the pile. Each subsequent player must match either the suit or rank of that card. If they cannot match it, they must draw a card from the pile until they can make a play.

If a player plays an eight, they get to choose which suit should be played next. This can create some fun and unexpected twists in gameplay.

Old Maid

Old Maid is a fun and easy card game that requires nothing more than a standard deck of cards. The objective of the game is to avoid being left with the “Old Maid” card at the end of the game.

To start the game, remove one queen from the deck and shuffle the remaining cards. Deal all the cards to the players face down.

Players look at their cards and try to make pairs by asking another player if they have a specific card (e., “Do you have any 2s?”). If they do, they give it to that player. If not, they must draw a card from the center pile.

The game continues until all pairs have been made except for one card – the Old Maid. The player left with this card is out of the game.


These are just a few examples of easy card games that kids can enjoy. By playing these games, children can develop important skills such as counting, strategy, and social interaction.

Plus, they’re fun! So next time you’re looking for an activity to do with your kids, break out a deck of cards and try one of these games.