Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! And happy Read Across America Day everyone! This matching game was Aiden’s idea. He wanted to make a game inspired by One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. He wanted the game to involve fish with words written on them. And so became our One Fish Two Fish Sight Word Game. Affiliate links are included in this post. Thanks for supporting Inspiration Laboratories.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a typical book from Dr. Seuss. The fish get all the credit since they start the book, but there are really many silly characters in the book. Everything from a Zox to a Yink to a Zans. Lots of made up names help Seuss complete the fun rhymes.
In addition to our sight word game, we also had fun practicing measuring with a One Fish Two Fish Size Sorting Activity.
One Fish Two Fish Sight Word Game
Draw fish (or have your child draw the fish). Cut them out. (Aiden kept cutting the tails off of his fish, so your child may need help with this step, too.) Our fish are different sizes because we used them for our sorting activity as well.
Decide what sort of words or letters you want to practice with your child. We used sight words. I used the same list of words we used with our Party Hat Sight Word Matching Game inspired by Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Pig a Party. You could also use a word family or two. My son has a fondness for -at words. Or you could just use letters or numbers.
Divide your fish in half. Write your list of words on one half of the fish. Make a corresponding match for each word using the other half of the fish.
Mix the fish up and flip them all over. Line them up and get ready to find a match.
Flip over a word. Have your child read the word. Help when needed. Flip over a second word and read it. Is it a match?
Aiden and I take turns playing. He looks for a match. And then it’s my turn. Keep flipping over words and reading.
Play the game over and over again until your child no longer wants to play.
More Dr. Seuss Inspired Ideas
- Kite Rhyming with Cat in the Hat
- Go on a sound hunt inspired by Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
- See all of our Dr. Seuss ideas here.
- Head over to The Pleasantest Thing for even more Dr. Seuss birthday fun!