5-7 years, 7-10 years
Both Boys & Girls
Card Game, Educational Game
Learn 25 english proverbs with this traditional Japanese game called 'Karuta'. It can be used as a teaching aid by the parent or teacher, or can be played as a game amongst kids.
Game play – First half of the proverb is written on a red card (e.g. An apple a day), the latter half of the same proverb is written on a blue card (e.g. keeps the doctor away). All the blue cards are spread out as a mat open faced on the floor, the red cards are kept closed on a pile. Any player pulls out the red card on top of the pile and reads it out, the first player to find its second half to complete the proverb from the mat of blue cards wins and gets to keep the pair of cards.