More or Less Game

Playing cards is a fun way for children to use numbers.

What you’ll need

What to do

  1. Flip a coin to tell if the winner of this game will be the person with "more" (a greater value card) or "less" (a smaller value card).
  2. Remove all face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) and divide the remaining cards in the stack between the two players.
  3. Place the cards face down. Each player turns over one card and compares: Is mine more or less? How many more? How many less?

This game for young children encourages number sense and helps them learn about the relationships of numbers (more or less) and about adding and subtracting. By counting the shapes on the cards and looking at the printed numbers on the card, they can learn to relate the number of objects to the numeral.