Uno playing cards feature large numbers and pictures just like on extra large plastic playing cards - great for aging eye changes

Large Print and Braille Playing Cards Mean Lots of Fun For all the Ages in the Sandwich Generation Family

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Love this Grandparents Clipart showing them off on fun activities for Sandwich Generation grandparents and their grandchildren

One of the many activities for grandparents and their grandchildren that my grandkids and I enjoy is playing card games. From Uno to Go Fish to Crazy Eights, we love them all. It's not just the youngn's that like card games, though. They are often enjoyed by all ages from the very young to the most senior. I remember taking my elderly neighbor to her beloved Bridge games every month. She and her friends had started playing together when they were teachers together and 30 years later, they were all retired from work but still loving their Bridge games.

One thing that can help both the young and the old and the boomers in between is investing in large or even extra large print plastic playing cards. The young children can actually read these low vision playing cards easier, even though their vision may be fine, and those of us boomers and seniors with aging eye changes will love being able to see them clearly without having to squint at them or hold them up for better light. 

The current game of choice with my grandkids is Uno and their cards are wonderfully large and easy to read.

Uno playing cards feature large numbers and pictures just like on extra large plastic playing cards - great for aging eye changes

Regular large print playing cards are easily available as well and make the games so much more enjoyable. I took a peek at what Amazon offers and was quite intrigued by all the different types of large and extra large plastic playing cards they have. Another nice thing is that some are a bit bigger than the normal playing card, so they are not only easier to see, but they're easier for older hands – maybe even some that shake a bit – to hold onto. Here are some examples:

Here's a basic set of extra large print playing cards but you'll notice it has both the large version of the card "name" and a small version.

These Extra Large Print Plastic Playing Cards have both small and large numbers

This set is similar but even better. These giant print playing cards were designed by ophthalmologist, Dr. Gerald Marinoff, to help those dealing with low vision issues to see the numbers on playing cards more easily. They come with 1.25 inch high numbers and there is a black outline that surrounds the large numbers and helps make them stand out. 

Marinoff Low Vision Playing Cards

These are my favorite. Not only are they extra large print playing cards, but they come in four different colors! Much simpler for both younger grandkids AND aging parents who may be struggling with both low vision issues as well as some minor confusion or dementia symptoms. 

Extra large print playing cards AND four different colors to help those with low vision needs tell them apart easier

I was pleased to find that they have a nice selection of combination cards – Braille with large print or extra large print playing cards. Perfect for playing cards with a mixed group! 

Braille and large print playing cards

They even have UNO in a combination of Braille and jumbo print playing cards – very nice! 🙂

Braille Uno Large Print Playing Cards

What a great selection to choose from. Especially helpful for the Sandwich Generation family caring for elderly parents and helping with grandkids. This opens up the option for the whole family to play games and have fun with playing cards together occasionally. Think of your great family memories with these fun card-playing activities for even the great-grandparents and their grandchildren. 🙂

P.S. Today is Pink Saturday at Beverly's! You'll notice some of the playing cards have a touch of pink and this grandma and her granddaughter, who are headed off for some fun card game activities for grandparents and grandchildren using large print playing cards, are definitely in the PINK! 🙂

Grandparents clipart for Pink Saturday

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Comments

  1. Wow I never knew about these large size cards…how wonderful!
    I love playing uno myself!

    Happy Pink Saturday:))

    Bless you for sharing,
    Kay Ellen

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  4. That is one thing I enjoy about the children today. My great grandson loves playing all games, and he is teaching me all over again.

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    • November 13, 2010

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  5. Aren’t they great Kay Ellen! And I’m with you – Uno is SO much fun – especially with cute little grandkids beating me! Have a blessed week 🙂

  6. Isn’t that FUN LaVoice! I had to laugh the other day when my 8 year old grandson commented I really needed to work harder at learning something in a game! 🙂 It was quite cute!

  7. Hi Niki, I’m not sure if UNO’s is a special large print. I think they just make it big to begin with – plus they do offer the Braille. 🙂 Happy Pink Saturday to you as well 🙂

    • Niki
    • November 13, 2010

    UNO is one of my fav’s! I didn’t know they offered it in giant print…ahem..not that I need it *squint squint* oh, no not me….
    Happy PS!
    Licks & Wags, Niki

    • Betty
    • November 14, 2010

    Hi,
    Yes, My granddaughters (9 & 10) love to play UNO with me. I always lose. We also play games and put puzzles together during the holiday season. I have a large piece of board and we just pick up the board off the dining room table and eat, then we move the puzzle right back and start working the puzzle again.
    Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. I also have a 89 year old mother and I visit her every three months and call her on Sunday. My sister is the primary caregiver. She lives in the same town and visits my mother every Wednesday and calls every night at 5 o’clock.
    Bless you
    xo
    Betty

  8. Hi Betty, How fun! I love your great family memories of game activities for grandparents and grandchildren at your house. And what a great idea with the board. I’ll have to remember that!

    What a blessing you and your sister are being to your senior mom! And what an awesome example you are each setting for your family.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for the cute napkin ring idea for Thanksgiving at your site. 🙂 Have a blessed week!

  9. My mom and my aunt, 81 and 91, both have low vision issues and are both card players. These large print cards are news to me…thanks so much for this information Kaye! My mom’s group likes to play Phase 10…I’ll have to check that out. My aunt’s game is bridge! But you are so right, these large size/large print cards would also be great for the grandchildren as well. GREAT IDEA!

    My family prints an information/address/phone (looseleaf) book every two years which we give out at our reunions. This year, another aunt was thoughtful enough to print two copies in the large 8 x 10 notebook size with extra large print for my mom and aunt with the low vision. They were thrilled and it made a huge difference in them being able to use the books.

    Have a blessed day! So glad I saw this idea!

  10. Hi Jacquelyn – what GREAT ideas for the address and information book – both doing it AND doing it in large print for those with low vision issues!

    And I’m so glad this information helped you. I know I love it when I play with large print playing cards! 🙂

    Have a blessed week!

  11. Thanks for passing this info along! I can’t wait to share it with others! Love your site! We all can benefit from the vast array of your interests and research.

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  13. Hi Dorothy, Thank you so much. 🙂

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  14. By the way, Dorothy, I noticed you have a new book out, Caring for Mom. Congratulations! 🙂

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