There are lots of electronic games and apps that can be played these days and people love them. There is still a lot to be said for the old favorite card games of the past. There is something about camping that brings people back to the simpler things in life and those old card games fit right in with that feeling.
Today’s kids may not know about the game of Hearts or about how much fun Cribbage can be. They aren’t complicated to play but they do teach some good life lessons as well as providing entertainment. Kids love playing with their parents and grandparents. Nothing makes them happier than the chance to outplay an adult and win a round.
Even solitaire, with real cards instead of on the tablet or phone, is a fun game to teach them. Then double solitaire ramps up the fun and ads a little competition into the mix. They even love learning how to shuffle the cards. Do you remember being a kid and watching an adult confidently shuffle the cards then deal them with such grace? Show them how to do it. You’ll laugh a lot and pick up a lot of cards from the ground but that is the fun of it.
Consider bringing a deck of cards with you on your camping trip. You’ll be making memories for everyone involved.