Around the World Card Games
These educational card games are lots of fun, and are infinitely adaptable to suit any activities which you would like to reinforce with your children. Just print and play! Choose one of our pre-made games, or print out our "blank" cards and make your own.
To play with a class of children:
Cut out the cards and give one to each child in the class (you may need to double up a little). Identify the starting card by announcing what it says.
Whoever has the starting card reads it out: "I have xxx. Who has xxxx?" Each child looks at his/her card to see if it follows on, and if it does they reply with their "I have" sentence, then ask their "Who has?" sentence. Follow around the class as quickly as you can.
The game is wonderful for concentration! As the children get better at it, you can introduce a stopwatch to see if you can beat your previous record.
To play with a small group of children:
Deal the cards out so that you all have roughly the same number. You can fan the cards in your hand, or simply lay them out in front of you as there is no benefit to keeping them secret.
Again, whoever has the starting card reads it out and players must follow on in sequence. You can turn the cards over as they are played, and introduce a competitive element by saying that the first child to turn all their cards over is the winner (but bear in mind if you do this that you will never get to the end of the sequence!) Or you can play all the cards and race with a stopwatch to see if you can beat your previous time.
For play on your own (solitaire version):
Simple lay all the cards face up in front of you, perhaps in a large fan shape. Find the first card and read the sentences. Work out what the next card will be, look for it and take it from the layout, then read that one. Continue until you have made it through the whole set. You could time yourself and try to get faster.
One of the hardest times tables to master, the 12 times table can be "drilled" with the help of our Around the World 12 times table card game, which will help children master these tricky sums. Ideas on how to play can be found here.
Our 3 times table Around the World game is great to support and consolidate in small groups, but also we have varitions for whole class or individual work.
Print this fun card game and learn the order of Kings and Queens in Britain, which you can play in the classroom or with a smaller group. Add some excitement by seeing how fast you can go! You will need our Around the World Card Games Instructions.
Around the World card games are a great way to "drill" a subject, and you can vary the pace to suit how well your children know the facts. This set of Around the World Cards is for ordinal numbers.