What Card Games Can U Play With Kids?

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By Valerie Becker

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to spend time with your kids, card games can be a great option. Not only are they entertaining, but they can also help improve your child’s cognitive skills like memory, strategy, and critical thinking. In this article, we’ll explore some popular card games that you can play with your kids.

Go Fish

One of the most classic card games for kids is Go Fish. This game is easy to learn and can be played with two or more players.

To play, each player is dealt a set of cards, and the remaining cards are placed in the middle of the table. The goal of the game is to collect as many sets of four cards as possible by asking other players if they have a specific card.

To ask for a card, say “Do you have any [insert rank]?” If the player has that card, he or she must give it to you.

If not, you must “go fish” and draw a card from the middle pile. The game continues until all sets have been collected.

UNO

Another popular card game that kids love is UNO. This game is played with a special deck of cards that includes colored cards and action cards like “skip” and “reverse.” To play, each player is dealt seven cards, and the remaining cards are placed in a draw pile.

The goal of UNO is to get rid of all your cards by matching them with either the same color or number as the top card on the discard pile. If you don’t have any matching cards, you must draw from the draw pile until you do.

Old Maid

Old Maid is another classic card game that kids enjoy playing. To play this game, remove one queen from a standard deck of playing cards so that there’s an odd number of cards. Shuffle the deck and deal all the cards to the players.

Players then take turns drawing one card from another player’s hand. If you get a match, you set those two cards aside. The game continues until one player is left with the “old maid” card, which is usually the queen that was removed from the deck.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is another exciting card game for kids. To play, each player is dealt seven cards, and the remaining cards are placed in a draw pile. The goal of Crazy Eights is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards.

To get started, players must match either the suit or number of the top card on the discard pile. If a player doesn’t have any matching cards, they can play an eight of any suit, which allows them to choose the next suit to be played. The game continues until one player has no more cards left.

Conclusion

Card games can be a fun and engaging way to spend time with your kids while also improving their cognitive skills. Whether you choose Go Fish, UNO, Old Maid, or Crazy Eights, these games are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours on end!