Welcome to the exciting world of trading card games (TCGs) or collectible card games! Generations of children have battled it out in their basements, armed only with a handful of printed character cards and a whole lot of imagination. For older folks, we may remember the super fun Top Trumps cards or the glory days of Magic the Gathering. For the younger generation, the Japanese series' Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh would probably resonate a little more.

TCGs have maintained its allure over the years despite the onslaught of digital gaming. This is probably because there is an undeniable kind of magic that happens when a bunch of kids gather physically to play trading card games. Not to mention, there's also the valuable collectibility of some of these physical tradable cards. A "Pikachu" Pokemon card was auctioned for a whopping $900,000 in 2021 making it one of the most expensive trading cards ever sold.

This creative printable worksheet activity pays homage to this incredibly imaginative past time. Let's make some fellowship magic!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils

In this activity, your child will learn what trading cards games are. They will also have the opportunity to design their very own.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop their critical thinking, reading, math and social skills by playing trading card games with other like-minded children.
  • Boost their artistic and design skills through the creation of their own unique trading card characters and the universe/world from which they come from.

Let the battle begin!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about trading card games. Here's a very comprehensive introductory video explaining "what they (TCGs) are, how to obtain cards and play the game, as well as extra accessories you may want to have to protect your cards and help you focus on playing the game":

Here's a very interesting video showcasing the potential tradable value of these trading cards:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 1 printable trading card design worksheet for your child to design their own character cards. There is also an explanation sheet with some ideas on how to design the cards and also play them.

Below is a very basic video on how to play the cards once your child has designed them:

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