Games for Thinking and Learning: Blink
This is a series about the logic and critical thinking games we play in our homeschool. We have a table in our homeschool room and I rotate in new games a couple of times a week. These are all games we’ve acquired for schooling and/or for fun (I haven’t received them to review).
Today I’m going to highlight a card game called Blink that is a great game for preschoolers on up. I remember playing this with LD when he was just under three, though we modified it to be just color or shape. We love this game and play it a lot. In fact, this is the card game I often have in my purse for waits at the doctors office or at restaurants!
Each player is dealt seven cards. Each player takes a turn placing a card that somehow matches the card in the discard pile — either by shape (lightning, tear-drop, triangles, etc.), color or number of shapes on the card.
Here DD is playing a blue flower card on blue stars:
Here DD is playing one star on one moon.
If your kids are up to a bigger challenge you may be interested in a game I highlighted a couple of weeks ago called Set. Rather than one-one-one matching, Set challenges you to see sets of three cards. In Set you just have to remember that if two are __ and one is not, then it’s not a set… all three cards need to be the same or all three cards in a set have to be different. Click this link to see more about the card game, Set.