Numbers Card Game For Preschoolers

Being able to read a written number aloud is an important skill. In this game, your child will use a deck of cards to create double and triple-digit numbers. After a few rounds of play, she’ll be able to call out numbers quickly and confidently. If the game becomes too easy, adjust the number of cards and challenge your math whiz to build even larger numbers.

numbers-card-game-slideshowmainimageWhat You Need:

  • Deck of cards with the face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) removed

What You Do:

  1. Shuffle of the cards and place them face down on a flat surface.
  2. Tell her that aces = 1.
  3. Have her take two cards off the top of the deck and place them face up, side by side.
  4. Ask her to read the numbers created by both of the cards aloud. Example: If a 3 is next to a 6, she would read, “thirty-six.”
  5. If she combines them correctly, she gets to keep both cards. If not, she must return them to the deck.
  6. Continue playing until your child has all of the cards.
  7. If she’s good at quickly combining two cards, challenge her by having her select three, or even four cards.

Up for a little competition? This game can just as easily be played with two or more players. Have the kids race to say the number correctly. The first player to call out the number correctly gets to collect the cards. The player who ends up with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

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2 Comments

  1. Jo Carroll
    30th May 2017 / 9:17 am

    Great idea…I’d never though of using playing cards as a teaching tool but it makes perfect sense – bright bold colours, numbers and evenly spaced shapes :) Definately going to give it a go.

  2. Jenny Harlow
    27th June 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Great idea my son enjoys cards so will be trying this one thankyou

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