Set of 26 ABC playing card pairs and 2 wildcards. Each pair of cards has the sign depicting the letter on one side and a matching letter on the other.
The durable, water-resistant cards measure 3.5” X 2.5” and are perfect for playing games such as Old Maid, Concentration and Go Fish. If not in stock, the playing cards are available by special order.
The Easy to Learn and Simple to Teach method helps you and your children:
- Increases visual skills and observation skills.
- Learn through play
- Build SEE and ASL vocabulary – the alphabet is the same in ASL and SEE (Signing Exact English)
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How to play Old Maid
The goal of Old Maid is to form and discard pairs of cards and not to be left with the odd card (a wildcard such as a Teacher, Fish, Witch, Grandpa or Grandma) at the end.
- Use the “odd” card as the “Old Maid”.
- Shuffle the playing cards and deal them out to the children one at a time until all of the cards have been dealt.
- Each child matches then removes all pairs from their hand and places them face down in front of them.
- You lead. Spread out your cards and the first child on your left draws a card from your hand. If the child has a match or pair they remove that pair from their hand and place it in front of them.
- The child then offers their cards to the player on their left. Play proceeds in this way until all cards have been paired except one – The “Old Maid” card, which cannot be paired - and the player who has that card is the winner.