Numbers Card Game
Being able to read a written number aloud correctly is an important skill to master. In this activity, you'll use a deck of cards to form numbers and practice saying them out loud. Start with two-digit numbers, and work your way up to larger creations. Help your child build confidence while working together, or play competitively if you're looking for a challenge.
What You Need:
- One deck of playing cards (Print a deck.)
What You Do:
- Remove all tens and face cards from the deck. Shuffle the remaining cards. (In this game, aces will = 1.)
- Flip two cards over and place them side by side in front of your child.
- Ask your child to read the number formed by the two cards aloud. For example, a 2 next to a 3 would be read, "twenty-three."
- If your child reads the cards correctly, allow them to keep the cards. If not, return the cards to the deck.
- Play until the deck is empty and your child has all of the cards. They've won!
- Play cooperatively. Take turns flipping over cards. Try to make it through the deck without making any errors.
- Play competitively. Have one or two players deal while two players race to say the number first.
- Increase the number of cards used, and the size of the number to be read.
- Add in decimals or monetary values. Create a template on a piece of paper by drawing rectangles to represent where the cards go and a decimal and/or money sign in an appropriate place. Flip over cards into this template.