How do you play feed the shark?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To play Feed the Shark, you will need a large sheet of paper and some dot stickers. Start by drawing shark shapes on the paper, making sure to leave enough space in each shark’s mouth for the fish to be “fed”. You can use different colored markers or crayons to make the sharks more visually appealing. Number each shark to create a shark mat, allowing for easy identification.

Next, take the dot stickers and draw tiny fish on each one. These stickers will serve as the food that the sharks will eat. It can be fun to get creative with the fish designs, using different colors and patterns to make them more exciting.

Now it’s time to play! Kids can take turns being the “feeder” and using their cardinal counting skills to determine how many fish each shark needs to eat. For example, if the shark with the number 3 needs to be fed, the feeder will need to find three dot stickers with fish and place them into the shark’s mouth.

Encourage the kids to carefully count the fish stickers and place them in the correct shark’s mouth. This not only helps develop their counting skills but also their hand-eye coordination as they place the stickers accurately.

You can make the game more challenging by varying the numbers on the sharks. For younger children, you can stick to lower numbers, while older kids can practice counting with higher numbers. This allows you to tailor the game to the individual skill levels of the children playing.

As the game progresses, you can introduce additional elements to make it more engaging. For example, you can have a timer to see how quickly the kids can feed all the sharks or create a point system for each correctly fed shark.

Playing Feed the Shark can be a fun and interactive way for kids to practice their cardinal counting skills while also engaging their creativity. It’s an activity that can be easily customized to fit different age groups and skill levels, making it suitable for a variety of settings such as classrooms, playdates, or even rainy day indoor play.

I have personally played this game with my younger siblings, and it was a hit! They loved the excitement of feeding the sharks and enjoyed the challenge of counting the correct number of fish stickers. It was a great way for them to practice their counting skills in a fun and interactive way.