Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Slap Jack (Kindergarten)

Recommended # of players: 2 - 3 (Beginner)
Slap Jack

This is a good game for beginning card players. It requires very little skill, so that even 3-year-olds can play it. However, very impulsive and/or aggressive children may have difficulty controlling themselves when slapping the Jack, so this may not be a good game for these children.

A full deck of cards is not needed to play Slap Jack. The game can be played with leftover cards and incomplete decks.

It might be a good idea to add extra jacks, so that players have more than 4 opportunities to slap the Jack.

If children have difficulty distinguishing between Jacks and Kings, remove the Kings prior to playing.

To print out rules and notes, please click here.