Earlier, I posted a kids' version of the UNO game — using regular UNO cards. Well, this has been a HUGE hit in our house. The boys love playing several rounds of this a day. Hubby (the math wiz of the house) came up with an awesome way to use the cards to teach number placement. Alas, I'll save that for another post... let the anticipation begin! At any rate, my boys (geniuses, really... I'm only slightly biased) found away to apply the concept of the UNO game (matching color and number) to the Candy Land game, which is another favorite.
- Candy Land cards (Picture cards optional. They can be used as a "wild" card, if the children can understand that concept).
- Space on the floor or on a table.
- 2-4 players.
- Deal 5 or 7 cards to each player. Have each player line up cards in front of themselves. Use 5 cards for a shorter game.
- Place remaining cards in center and flip over the top card into the discard pile (like UNO).
- The first player must match the number of squares or the color on the top card.
- The next player does the same.
- If a player can not match the number, he or she must draw a card from the center pile. If that card matches the discard pile, then he or she may play the card. If not, the play goes to the next person.
- When a player has one card left, he or she must shout, "CANDY LAND!" This was the boys' idea. Hubby suggested that they say, "UNO;" but Regus #2 was adamant that they say, "CANDY LAND!"I love it!
- The player that uses up all his or her cards wins! This will last longer than you might expect.
What card games do your kids like to play?