Play Plan

Play Plan : Scoop

Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level)
Prerequisites: Counting, Number recognition, identifying suits
Play arena: Standard
Number of players: 4

Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play:

The objective of the game is to sort the cards into four different suits from 1 to 10 along with king, queen and jack. One child is then asked to distribute the entire card pack equally among the four children. Ask the children to place number 6 cards of whichever suits they have, in the given arena. So that we will have number 6 of all suits. Now, each of them will get their turns to play. Suppose if Player 1 is playing, he/she has to check for the preceding (previous) or succeeding (next) of number 6 of any suit and if it is the previous number they have to place it below the number 6 or if it is the next number they have to place it above number 6. Similarly, the game continues until all the cards are over with the players. Whoever empties their cards first will be the winner.

Play Session Plans:

Session 1:

  • Take a deck of cards and remove jokers from the pack.
  • Ask the one of the children to shuffle and distribute equally among themselves. Let them arrange the cards in an order.
  • Ask the children to place number 6 cards of whichever suits they have, in the given arena. So that we will have number 6 of all suits.
  • Now, each of them will get their turns to play.
  • Suppose if Player 1 is playing, they have to check for the preceding (previous) or succeeding (next) number 6 of any suit and if it is the previous number they have to place it below the number 6 or if it is the next number then they have to place it above number 6. So after number 10, the sequence continues like this, they have to place jack, queen then king at the end in the slots given in the arena.
  • Similarly, the game continues until all the cards are over with the players.
  • Whoever empties their cards first will be the winner.