Category Card Games

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Category Card Games Ages: 5-13 years Grades: K-8th

Children learn category concepts with fun, motivating card games at three difficulty levels.


  • Match items by category
  • Name categories and items by category
  • Improve recall and critical thinkin

There are three decks of playing cards.  Each deck contains 54 cards (four cards for each of 13 categories and two Wild Cards).  The decks are arranged in a hierarchy of difficulty:  

  • Deck 1—basic, earlier-developing categories:
    Food, Animals, Clothing, Colours, Numbers, Letters, Tools, Body Parts, Musical Instruments, Toys, Sports, Furniture, and Rooms in a House
  • Deck 2—differentiates basic categories into subcategories:
    Fruits, Vegetables, Seasons, Kitchen Utensils, Containers, Fasteners, Farm Animals, Forest Animals, Pets, Appliances, Relatives/Family, Vehicles, and Rooms in a School
  • Deck 3—challenging categories that interest older students:
    Meats, Desserts, Things to Read, Buildings, Occupations, Jobs/Chores, School Tools/Equipment, Girls' Names, Boys' Names, Beverages, States, Jewelry, and Computer Equipment 

Students match cards from the same category in four stimulating games like Steal the Pile and Stack 'Em Up.  Each game comes with suggestions for expanding categorization skills and reinforcing goals in verbal expression.  A student progress tracking sheet is included. 

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3 card decks (54 cards in each deck), instructions, Student Tracking Sheet, vinyl Velcro® bag
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