Children Tarot Decks
Tarot cards and decks suitable for use by children or young adults.
The Animal Voices Oracle is designed to connect children with the wisdom and energy of endangered animals from around the world. The 31 gentle cards have illustrations of each animal in its environment, and keywords below. The deck comes with a 100-page guidebook.
The Children Tarot has youthful and naive drawings in pastel that are for "participating in the fairy tale of life". The majors are cute and happy and the minors have pip-style arrangements with small illustrations included as well.
The Connolly Tarot is a set of 78 rather beautiful vibrant and vivid cards. They have kinder, gentler tarot imagery with a Christian influence. The author has also toned down two 'scary' cards in the deck: Death is now Transition and the Devil is Materialism.
The very talented Lar has combined Disney characters in the standard Tarot scenes to create a wonderful cartoon-like deck. Unfortunately the deck is not for publication.
Elemental Tarot for Kids is a 71-card deck, from which the more negative traditional cards have been removed and the artwork simplified. It's designed as an introduction to divination for children aged nine and up.
The Fairy-tale Tarot for Children is a computer collage deck with loud, cheery, childish images based largely on Russian fairy tales. The 78 card deck is unpublished and still in progress.
The Inner Child Cards are large cards with vibrant, attractive artwork in primary colours that looks a little like it was drawn with crayons. Journey into fairy tales, myths, and nature and back into childhood.
Les Adorables has thin, long cards illustrated in a cute watercolour anime style. It's majors only but has 23 cards - the extra is the Happy Squirrel card, made famous by 'The Simpsons'.
The Magical Unicorns Oracle is a positive set of 44 cards, for people of all ages. Its cards are based on the mythical unicorn and Pegasus legends and have pretty, detailed illustrations.
The Manga Tarot is from Taiwanese artist Selena Lin who specialises in shojo, a romantic style of comic especially for teenage girls. Her 78 cards are pretty and filled with cute, big-eyed characters. Packaged as a set in a hinged, rigid cardboard box with a 64-page book.
The Tarocco Balocco: Le Carte di Giacomo is literally a Tarot of Toys, and features old-fashioned playthings - porcelain dolls, tin sand-pit buckets, wind-up toys and more, associated with the major arcana archetypes.
The Tarot Nova is a deck of 78 cards with vaguely Renaissance artwork of simplified Rider-Waite imagery centred on a black background. It's a cute gift shop tarot, and the cards are appropriate for children. There are two versions - one with tiny foldout cards, one with more regular sized cards.
The Ursidae Tarot is a hand made set of 78 cards featuring appropriately dressed and situated teddy bears depicting each tarot scene. The bears also have a Qabbalistic and astrological association on each card.
The Vibrational Earth Children Oracle has 52 engaging and uplifting cards, designed as a non-denominational deck for children from 8 years and up. It offers simple and positive messages, and can be used alone or with an adult's guidance.
While based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes, the Whimsical Tarot is not just for children. Created by Dorothy Morrison and illustrated by Mary Hanson-Roberts, this is a friendly, cute, but not sickly sweet tarot deck.
The Wizard's Pets Tarot is a cute, child-friendly version of the Rider-Waite, featuring a mix of dragons and people on its colourful cards. The deck is the creation of Pamela Steele, whose first project was the Steele Wizard Tarot.
The Wonderland Tarot has all the characters from Alice in Wonderland in this Rider-Waite reworking. There are suits of Oysters, Flamingos, Hats and Peppermills, and it also includes Tweedledee and Tweedledum as the Lovers.