Card Shark - FamilyEducation

Card Shark

You and your little one can have lots of fun playing this simple card activity.


  • 5 to 10 minutes


  • Deck of playing cards


This will be a little messy and you might lose a few cards, but if you are willing to shuffle the deck and hand it over, curiosity will take care of the rest.


  • Shuffle the cards and deal them, saying, "One for me and one for you."
  • Encourage your baby to give you some cards, being willing to return them if requested.
  • Add a few shoe boxes and show your baby how to put cards into them.
  • Put cards in your pockets and let your baby retrieve them.