This card game helps kids master fun facts about the solar system.
Order from the Sun
Rotational and orbital periods
Other significant planetary features
For best results, print these cards on white card stock or heavy white paper, then laminate.
Playing the Game
The solar system card game contains 52 cards. The object of the game is to build complete books by calling for cards from other players.
Shuffle the deck and deal 4 cards, face down, to each player. Player at dealer's left begins by calling on any other player for a card that will help complete a book. For example, he may call “I'm looking for 'Largest moon is called Triton' ”. If the player called upon has the desired card (that is, the Neptune card with “Largest moon is called Triton” written at the top), he gives it to the caller, who continues calling until he fails to receive a card. The caller then draws a card from the top of the deck. If he draws the card he called for, he again starts calling for cards. If he fails to draw the correct card, the turn passes to the player to his left.
When a player gets a complete book, he lays it to the side, and when all the cards have been gathered, the game ends. The player with the most books wins.