Card Games for Kids

Add a Card

Deal the cards, then add them quickly to win the "Add a Card" game. This game is fun for two players, although if you have more players, it will "add" to the excitement.

You don't need to be a math whiz to play this game; you just need to think quickly -- and know your addition facts!

What You'll Need:

  • Playing cards
  • Score pad
  • Pens or pencils

How to Play "Add a Card":

Step 1: Shuffle the deck. Remind your friend that face cards (kings, queens, and jacks) and aces are worth ten points each.

Step 2: Deal two cards to your friend and two to yourself. Keep the cards face down until one of you says "go" (decide ahead of time who will do this).

Step 3: Whoever is the first person to correctly add up the combined face value of his or her own cards wins the round and the point.

Step 4: The player with the most points when all the cards have been dealt from the deck is the winner.

For another addition card game, play Math War. You'll find the rules on the next page.

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