|

Pigs Game

Materials

  • Deck of playing cards

Directions

  1. Up to thirteen players can play this game, but it works best with three to six.
  2. Assemble four cards of the same number for each player.
  3. Shuffle the cards and deal four to each player.
  4. Each player looks at his cards to see if he has four of a kind (of the same number). If nobody does, each player passes one unwanted card facedown to the player on his left.
  5. The players look at their cards again. If nobody has four of a kind, the players pass again until someone has four of a kind.
  6. When someone has four of a kind, instead of passing a card he quietly makes a pig snout by pushing up the tip of his nose with his finger.
  7. As the other players notice the player making a pig snout, they stop passing and do the same.
  8. The last player to make a pig snout must deal the cards for the next game.
Variations
    • Donkey: The first player with four of a kind quietly lays his cards on the table but continues passing cards. As each player notices, he does the same. The last player to notice gets a D. Play until one child gets D-O-N-K-E-Y.
    • Spoons: In the middle of the table place a pile of spoons (one spoon fewer than the number of players). When one player gets four of a kind, he grabs a spoon. As the other players notice, they quickly grab spoons, too. The player left without a spoon deals the cards for the next game.
|

Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
Looking for the best math and science apps for kids? Check out these cool apps for all ages, which will grow your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks