The Pokemon phenomenon introduced us to adorable Pikachu and had kids busy catching and training their Pokemon.
These animated distractions are wonderful inspirations for playtime and learning. Parents may not fully understand the concept of Pokemon but are sure to appreciate the art, science, and tactile learning that Pokemon inspires.
Here are 20 easy activities to get kids active and creative with their Pokemon friends!
1. Connect the Dots
Connect to fun with connect the dots!
You don’t need to be an artist to draw Pokemon characters. With this activity, anyone can bring a Pokemon character to life!
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2. Pokemon Squishies
Get your hands on these fun Pokemon squishes!
These are easy to make and fun to play with; great for busy little hands that need a squishy distraction.
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3. Pokemon Stress Balls
Are your kids impatient or fussy when you are running errands or standing in line?
These easy DIY stress balls are not only cute but will help kids stay calm and occupied. Even homework and test time become less stressful when Pokemon friends are nearby.
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4. Pikachu Tutorial
Pokemon fans love Pikachu! Here’s an easy-to-follow tutorial to help budding artists draw this beloved character.
Encourage the artist to add details and experiment with colors. Get a pencil and let’s draw a pika-pika-picture!
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5. Pokemon Handprint Greeting Cards
Make every day a special day with Pokemon greeting cards! Kids will have fun getting their hands messy with paint to create Pokemon character greeting cards. The real fun will be in giving these cards away to friends or family members.
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6. Pokemon Math Problems
Learning math becomes a game when you have Pokemon word problems. Solving problems is as fun as catching Pokemon! Kids will be entertained and engaged with this Pokemon-themed activity. You can count on that!
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7. Pokemon Grammar Time
Turn language arts and grammar into a Pokemon adventure. Students become Pokemon trainers and engage in a battle of words as they play this fun card game!
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8. Pokemon Movement Cards
Let’s release some energy the Pokemon way! Pokemon characters prompt kids to move about and jump. Get moving and download these cards now!
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9. Pokemon Notebooks- YouTube
How many Pokemon did you catch? How are you feeling today? These are just a few ideas that kids can write about in their Pokemon notebooks.
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10. Hatch a Pokemon Egg
Pokemon is both entertaining and educational when you add science to the mix! In this activity, kids learn how to mix specific ingredients to hatch their own Pokemon eggs.
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11. Pokemon Paper Plate Pockets
Paper plates become secret hiding places for Pokemon cards, Pokeballs, or messages to other trainers. They are so easy to make that your little ones can make as many as they want for personal treasures or give them away to friends.
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12. Pokemon Catapult
Get kids interested in physics and science by making a Pokemon catapult.
Who can launch their Pokeball the farthest? Gather some popsicle sticks and rubber bands, and let’s find out!
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13. Design Your Pixil Pokeball
Make the online experience a tool for inspiring creative thinking. Kids can become creative Pokeball designers using this online drawing application.
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14. Create Your Unique Pokeball
Catching Pokemon requires energy. Why not put some energy into creating your own unique Pokeball? Let’s get creative with styrofoam balls and paint them to discover what your Pokeball powers are!
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15. Pokemon Bookmarks – YouTube
Get kids into reading with cute Pokemon-inspired bookmarks!
After making their creative bookmarks from cardstock, kids will want to put them to use by heading to the library or bookstore and catching a great story!
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16. Pikachu Bracelet
Why not wear your art? All you need is colored duct tape and you are ready to create. Kids will enjoy making and showing off their cute Pokemon-themed bracelets.
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17. Pokemon Puppets
What do you do with Pokemon after you catch them? Why not have them become the stars of their own puppet show? These templates are ready to color and can then be attached to sticks for storytelling fun.
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18. Edible Pokeballs
Kids will certainly be hungry after catching Pokemon so they’ll need a healthy snack to power up. These delicious Pokeball snacks will energize and entertain your Pokemon trainers.
Become a five-star Pokemon chef with Babybell cheese, black construction paper, and some tape!
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19. Pokemon Food Art
Do you have a picky eater? Do fruits and vegetables make your kids run away? It’s time to change the game to Pokemon!
Practically, any food can be turned into a Pokemon character. The best part is you don’t need to be a chef to make mealtime fun with Pokemon themes.
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20. Pokemon Character Craft: Toilet Rolls – YouTube
Don’t throw away the toilet paper rolls. Recycling is Pokemon approved!
Kids will be entertained by making, and then catching, their Pokemon creations using the rolls! Take the creations outdoors or turn the living room into a Pokemon playground. Let the good time roll!
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