Even though the November 12 program is over, while supplies last, kids can still get a deck of cards from the library by calling the library at 781-324-0218 during regular curbside hours (from 10 a.m. on) and scheduling a pickup time. We’re open an hour later on Wednesday evenings and 10-2 on Saturdays.
Here are some fun activities to do with the playing cards:
Learn how to do the “21 Cards” trick.
A Million Card Tricks offers even more possibilities and tutorials.
If you visit the Bicycle Cards website, you can find rules for many different fun card gams, including ones for kids. Some of our favorite family games are listed below.
Crazy Eights (ages 4+)
Spoons (ages 4+)
Authors (ages 4+)
Concentration (ages 4+)
Trash (ages 8+)
Palace (ages 8+)
Three Thirteen (ages 8+)
Using playing cards to teach math – Ontario Association for Mathematics Education
Young children can also learn grouping skills by sorting the deck by number, by suit, by color, etc.