31 Games: Go Fish

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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This game is one that probably everyone knows already, but it's the perfect introduction to card games for your child.

Learning how to hold the cards, taking turns, and finding matches are all skills this game covers.  You can play it with a regular deck of cards, but a cute version like this makes it all the more fun:

Go Fish

Go Fish

Players:  2-6

Ages:  3 +

Place:  anywhere

Equipment:  deck of cards

How to play:  5 cards are dealt to each person and the remaining cards are placed face down in a pile.  The first player asks another for a match to one of the cards in his or her hand.  That other player turns over the matching card, or, if they don't have one, yells, "Go Fish!" (preferably in an exaggerated, silly voice!)

The original player either lays down the matched pair, or goes fishing by drawing a card from the pile.  

If no match is pulled, the game continues with the next player.  If a pair was laid down, then the player gets another turn.

The game ends when all the cards are gone and the winner is whichever player has the most pairs matched up.

Have you played this game before?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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