It’s the last day school for us. Yay summer!
For me, school being out is equally exciting and daunting. I love the carefree, relaxed schedule and fun adventures with my kids; but it doesn’t take long in between said adventures before the kids utter the dreaded words , “I’m bored.” (insert deep sigh here)
In anticipation of that inevitable moment, I’ve rounded up some card game ideas to keep them busy. Forty to be exact, and all you need is a basic deck of cards! That way you can bring the boredom busting fun with you anywhere…at the dinner table or on the road.
Note: Some links may seem like an overlap of ideas but I felt like they explained things differently and gave different twists, enough to warrant a separate mention.
Most of the games are for older kids, but some are appropriate for younger children. If they need help holding their cards, I have a simple tutorial for a card holder HERE.
These are brilliant!!!!! And your pics are fantastic!!!
We are a homeschooling family of 10 and we have lots of special kiddos so these and the card holders are EXACTLY what we’re needing!
Thank you again for sharing!!!!!
Thank you Danielle! You are so kind.
And 10 kids! Awesome!
I’m gonna remember this post
Laura Wagner Jordan says
Thank you so much for posting these ideas! I love them! I can’t wait to introduce my students to some new games.
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Anne Mohr says
Very interesting. Maybe you would be interesting in my card game that teaches Seasons of the year; months within the seasons; day of week and time of day in a fun game called I’ve Got an Appointment. I would appreciate hearing from you about what you think of the game.
I have never heard of that game Anne but when I googled it I found this link:
Thank you for the great game idea! I can’t wait to try it as well.
Thank you for posting, Delia. I love the educational suggestions and K12 will be sure to share this blog on our Pinterest page!
Thank you so much Sarah!
Whew…. we just started summer break and finding your blog was perfect timing!!! My girls are going to LOVE making the card holders!!!!! THANKS!!! (hmmm, thinking I could work this into the cat themed bday party next week…… )
Yes! Totally. Add some ears and some whiskers around the brad! So fun. Thanks for making that connection. I’ll have to make one with my kitty loving girl too!