Ages: 4 to 7years old
Number of players: 2
Materials: Deck of Cards
Skill Practice: Number matching, making pairs, visual scanning, visual discrimination

Goal: To match all the cards

Set up:

  1. Dealer places of row of 8 cards or 2 rows of 4 cards in each row
  2. The remaining cards are placed face down into a draw pile

Rules for play:

  1. The youngest player goes first.
  2. Players take turns turning matching the numbers or face cards
  3. On their turn, players can either match cards of the same number in the rows. 
  4. If a player matches a number from the rows, the player places the top card in the draw pile in the empty space.  Then, that player’s turn is over.
  5. If a player cannot match a number in the row, then the player takes a card from the draw pile.  If the player can match a number the player places the card on top of the card match. If the player cannot make a match, the player discards the card into a discard pile.
  6. Play continues until all the cards have been matched.