October 08, 2010

Customizable Card Games for Fall (printable)

Apples and Pears Card GameWe like to make learning fun.  We often do that by playing games.  Card games can be used in a variety of ways to help learn things and commit things to memory.  Here are some fall themed customizable cards for you to print off,  including a matching card box (pillow box) to keep them organized and together.

Trick-or-Treat-Card-GameBy modeling a simple GO FISH or MATCHING type game you can customize your cards to practice:

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Math facts
  • Vocabulary words
  • States and Capitols or abbreviations
  • Trivia (any subject)
  • Rhymes
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Early reader words
  • Prefixes, suffixes, root words
  • Foreign language/English
  • Characters & events from the Scriptures

You could also use them to practice ordering things:

  • Books in the Scriptures
  • Phrases or words for memorization
  • Order of Presidents, other leaders or events in history
  • Months of the year

Our family is working on learning the order of the books of scripture.  To assist with this goal, I’ve used these customizable cards. We order them while singing the memory song.  It’s really helped cement the order for us all. 

I’ve also made customized cards for History by making card pairs to help us remember things we’ve learned.   For example:  We’ve learned about Lewis & Clark, Claude Monet, and the Titanic -just to name a few.  I made a card for each of those, and then I made another card that listed what I wanted my children to remember about that particular person or event.  The idea of this card game is to match up the person(s), place or event card with the corresponding information found on another card.  It makes for a fun and quick review.

*These card games were made by me using digital scrap kits from Eva Kipler@ Sweet Shoppe Designs and Just So Scrappy.

9 comments:

  1. These are really terrific ideas! I found your blog via the Homeschool Gadget Toolbar, and I am so glad I did -- I have been enjoying catching up on your learning adventures!

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  2. You're brilliant! These are awesome! Thanks, Sweets!

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  3. Thanks for the nice words ladies! ☺ I'm glad you've enjoyed them.

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  4. Dana...these are so cute! Thanks for sharing them and for the tip about laminating the cards for changing them up. My kids will really enjoy these.

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  5. I'm even thinking we could use these for spelling (write the letters on one side) or match the answer to math problem. Thanks for your awesome ideas.

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  6. Thanks for the great idea! How can I use the cards though to use for another subject though?? I would love to use them!

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  7. Edwina, you could make multiple sets, each for a different subject. Or you could laminate them and use a wet erase marker on them. This will stay on well and only come off with a damp paper towel.

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