Friday, January 11, 2013

Valentine Card Games

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I wanted to pop in with a couple of fun alternatives to candy this year. How about some fun card games all packed up in a little box? The best part? Your little ones will love helping create these for their classmates!

Memory Card Game

I can say that these have been kid tested and that they were a hit. Carter can't wait to make them for his classmates.

Creating this valentine themed Memory game is super easy. You'll need the following supplies:

Instructions

  1. Cut card using the second largest rectangle from the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles die.
  2. Stamp frame onto card base.
  3. Stamp animal and animal name onto front of card.
  4. Repeat for as many cards as you are making.
  5. Cut card box using Silhouette.
  6. Die cut heart from front of box.
  7. Stamp or emboss sentiment on front and to/from sentiment on the back. Place one of the animal cards that coordinates with the sentiment you chose on the top of the deck so that he shows through the heart on the front.

Go Fish Card Game

Another alternative is the classic game of Go Fish. Stamp 4 of each fish in a different color along with the color name to reinforce spelling and word recognition.

To recreate the Go Fish game you'll need the following supplies:

Instructions

  1. Cut card using the second largest rectangle from the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles die.
  2. Stamp fish and coordinating color name onto front of card.
  3. Repeat for as many cards as you are making.
  4. Cut card box using Silhouette.
  5. Die cut heart from front of box.
  6. Stamp or emboss sentiment on front and to/from sentiment on the back.
  7. Optional: Decorate back of cards and place top card in box backwards to show design through heart.

There are tons of alternatives and variations that can be created using these same supplies. Try creating a larger Memory game by stamping each of the animals in pairs of red, green and blue for a total of 30 cards. Or add numbers to the fish to create a larger game of Go Fish. There are tons of possibilities! You can make the cards as simple or involved as you'd like, but these basic designs are no fuss and great for kids to help create.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've had a wonderful week!

16 comments:

  1. These are WONDERFUL! Would love to make something like this with my niece - such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. LOVE!!! What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. These card games are awesome!! Such a great gift for classmates!!

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  4. Oh how awesome!! And I love that they aren't candy related. SO cute, Dawn!

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  5. Dawn,
    Love this idea! So sweet and fun!!! And I love alternatives to candy!!
    :)Jill

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  6. These are so creatively awesome...
    I die!!!
    What a great class gift!! :)

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  7. Awesome idea!! These would be such fun to make and fun for the kids to share!

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  8. This is just adorable! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  9. Such A SUPER FUN and great idea..LOVE it!

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  10. Dawn these are so unbelievably cute! Just getting back into the blogging world and I'm so glad I stopped by. :)

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  11. Seriously!?! These are so cute!!! We should totally do a kids playdate and make these :)

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  12. Dawn, these seriously could not be ANY cuter!!! I so think I need to make some of the memory cards! They are adorable AND a perfect alternative to candy this Valentines!

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