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House of Cards

Materials

  • 1 or 2 packs of playing cards
Directions

This is a great activity for rainy days. You will need a flat surface that no one will disturb. The idea is to build a house of cards which uses up all the cards in the packs. You cannot bend, staple, roll or mutilate the cards in any way. Start with a simple structure of four cards in a box shape and add a roof. Keep working outwards and upwards, adding more cards and more creativity. With patience and care you will soon have built a mansion or perhaps the Great Wall of China! Take a photo of your structure if you are particularly proud of it.

Note: You can also build houses with dominoes, Legos, Monopoly cards, and sports cards.

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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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