Preschoolers love to play games, but sometimes it’s hard to find ones that are age-appropriate and are easy for them to understand. Thankfully there are some great card games for preschoolers to play.
These games are specifically designed for children ages 3-5. They’re fun and interactive but also reinforce so many great skills both educationally and socially.
Check out our favorite preschool card games and if you’re searching for even more fun ideas check out our best board games for kids.
Card Games for Preschoolers
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Card Game is the perfect card game for preschoolers as it helps reinforce various skills they are learning.
They’ll have the opportunity to practice colors, matching, sorting, critical thinking, and more as they stack, slap, and win!
If you want a game that focuses on helping your preschooler learn to observe different things and look for things that require attention to detail then Eye Found It Card Game is a great option.
It takes about 15 minutes to play so it’s a quick game they’ll enjoy. You’ll race against each other to find certain objects in the cards as quickly as possible.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced interactive game then you will love introducing your preschooler to Alphabet Slap Jack. This game helps reinforce upper and lower case letter recognition.
We love how versatile these cards are as well. Your child can use them to play slap Jack, use them as flashcards, play go fish, or even find the letter.
We love rock paper scissors in our house so we were so excited when we found Jax Rock Paper Scissors.
This fun game is played similar to war where each player lays down a card at the same time and the strongest card wins. The player who has the most cards at the end of the game wins. This is a great game to help teach social skills and emotional regulation.
Spot It Jr. Animals helps teach symbol recognition as your preschooler looks for different size animals on the cards.
This is the perfect game to help kids develop visual perception, speech, fine motor skills as well as attention to detail. Spot it Junior Animals uses only animals which is perfect for younger children.
Uno Junior is the perfect way to introduce your preschooler to the beloved game of Uno. This version of Uno not only allows your child to practice color and number recognition but also how to take turns as well.
If your child is still learning their numbers each number card has a designated animal on the card so they can easily match the animal and play. With three levels of play available (just matching, adding in the action cards, adding in penalty cards) this is the perfect game to grow with your children.
Charades for Kids Card Game is a great way to stimulate movement and out of the box thinking. In this game, your preschooler will draw a card and then act it out for everyone else to guess.
The cards are specifically designed for preschoolers because they include clues with pictures, perfect for non-readers, but while still reinforcing reading skills helping them have a desire to learn to read the word.
Hapinest Find and Seek Card Game is a card game for preschoolers to play with their entire family. In this card game, your family will go on an adventure around your home to search for corresponding objects on the card.
This game will reinforce attention to detail and object recognition. The cards are specifically designed for preschoolers because you play by picture recognition.
Peacable Kingdom Go Fish reinforces so many great preschool skills such as how to hold cards with the right pincer grasp, how to deal, basic strategy, and taking turns with one another!
It also teaches education skills like number recognition. With three different variations of this game, it is one that will grow as your preschooler grows.
Is there a card game your preschooler loves that we missed? Share it in the comments and we can add it to the list!