When you make learning fun, kids are more likely to remember what they’ve learned. One way to do this is through educational games.
It works even better if you an tie the game into something your child loves — like sharks.
Over the years we have had fun with lots of shark games for kids.
This printable shark spelling game has quickly become my son’s favorite way to practice spelling words.
Do you know a child that loves all things under the sea? If so, these educational shark games are sure to get them excited about learning.
You can easily modify this activity to fit the interest of you child. You could use toy mermaids, fish, or even boats with the ocean-themed printable.
It makes it one of our favorite fun ways to practice spelling words.
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Shark Spelling Game for Kids
- Spelling Game Printable
- Fine Tip Dry Erase Marker
- Dry Erase Pocket
- List of Spelling Words
- Small Shark (or other sea creature)
Print out your copy of Spelling under the Sea. You can find it here.
You can either print it in color, or save ink and print it in black and white. The choice is yours.
Slide the printable into a dry-erase pocket. Or, if you have a laminator, you can laminate it.
This will allow you to use the game multiple times.
Once the kids shark game is protected, it’s time to practice those spelling words.
How to Play the Spelling Shark Game
Read one of the words from your child’s spelling list.
Have them use the dry erase marker to write the word on the first bubble space.
If they spell the word correctly, they get to place their shark marker on the space.
If they spell it wrong, have them erase the word and move back a space. Give them a new word to try.
You can have them retry the word they missed later on in the game.
The goal of the game is to get to the end space as quickly as possible.
Multiple Player Shark Game
Two people can play the game as well.
Print out 2 copies of the game. Have kids take turns as you give them spelling words.
If they miss a word, they should go back a space and it is the other player’s turn.
Who can get their shark to the finish first?
We had so much fun playing this shark spelling game.
I hope your child loves it as well.
You may also enjoy:
- Printable Shark Math Game from Classroom Freebies
- Shark Party Games
- Shark Crafts & Activities for Kids
- Sea Animal Crafts