Summer is in full swing. And that means I’m always looking for fun new ways to entertain the kids with simple crafts for kids. I love coming up with activities that are fun and educational, which is why this cute shark color sorting game is perfect! It’s great for helping your toddler or preschooler grasp a variety of concepts, and have fun while they’re doing it!
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This adorable shark game will keep your kids entertained for a while! My active two year old can’t get enough of feeding sharks, which is how I know it’s a winner. Keep reading to see how to make your own color sorting game and get the free printable sharks and fish to play on your own!
Shark Color Sorting Game
This cute came is great for keeping the kids entertained during the summer. But the best part about this shark color sorting game is that it’s just as educational as it is fun!
There are so many educational benefits of playing with this shark game, especially if you have a two or three year old at home. Playing this game is great for:
- Improving the pincer grasp by picking up the small fish
- Improving fine motor skills by picking up the small fish and dropping them into the shark’s mouth
- Color recognition by matching the small fish to the larger shark
- Color sorting by sorting the small fish into color groups before feeding the shark
Make Your Own Color Sorting Game
To make your own shark color sorting game, you’ll need to start by downloading my free printable sharks and fish. The printable includes shark heads (blue, green, read, yellow, orange, and purple) and six fish to match each shark. To get your own, simply subscribe to my email list, print out the gift tag on card stock, and cut it out around the outer edge.
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After downloading the printable sharks and fish, print them on heavy card stock. Then, cut out each shark head and fish. Here’s what you’ll need to put this cute shark game together:
- Printable sharks and fish
- Card stock
- Empty toilet paper tubes cut in half
- Hot glue gun
After cutting out the sharks, flip each shark head over. Using a hot glue gun, place a line of hot glue on the back of the shark’s teeth and immediately press the toilet paper tube into the glue. Hold the toilet paper roll in place until it dries. Then, simply flip the sharks over to play!
Play the Color Sorting Game
There are a couple different ways you can play this shark color sorting game:
- Line up the sharks and place a pile of fish in front of your child. Ask your child to pick up each fish and feed the shark that matches its color. For a more advanced game, set a timer and let your child see if they can correctly feed all the fish to the sharks before the timer goes off.
- Line up the sharks and place a pile of fish in front of your child. Ask your child to sort each of the fish according to color, then feed the fish to the sharks.
No matter how you choose to play this cute game, I’m sure your kids will have a blast! And if you come up with a different way for your kids to enjoy this game, don’t forget to let me know in the comments!
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!