We may not understand their Pokemon obession, but we can still score major cool-mom-points with Pokemon crafts and activites.
I often find myself staring at my kids with a strange look, thinking “who are these creatures and why do they keep referring to me as “mom” because clearly we cannot be related!” (Then I take a step back, and realize that they ARE my little clones, just forty years younger.)
Our oldest son discovered Pokemon a few years ago, and since then it has been “down-hill.” Our otherwise LEGO-covered floors are now also scattered with Pokemon cards. (If you aren’t stepping on a LEGO brick, you are slipping on a Pokemon card – consider yourself warned!)
But WOW, with two “big boys” in the house, and two smaller ones who adore their older brothers, it is impossible for things not to take off and become household obsessions – and that’s exactly what has happened with Pokemon!
We have Pokemon cards everywhere, Pokemon GO is loaded on every device and lately, we have done Pokemon-related crafts at every given chance.
When I was a kid, my obsessions looked a little different, but they still became all-consuming. I don’t want to rob my kids of the experience to have a hobby, collect little trinkets and become an “expert” in something they think is cool. So Pokemon it is!
These crafts and activities have been tested and tried by our family – with raging success. I am sure your kids will love them too – and you may discover a new way to embrace their (odd) Pokemon obsession. If nothing else, it is fun family quality time.
The “Parents Guide to Pokemon” is a perfect place for you to learn about the Pokemon Card Game. You will be surprised at the valuable skills your kid develops from playing Pokemon The Card Game and collecting Pokemon cards.
(I was on the fence in the beginning, but the more I learned, the more I encourage our kids’ Pokemon obsession!)
Pokemon Crafts and Activities For The Whole Family
Educational Pokemon Activities:
Learning Math and Art Using Pokemon Cards:
Our oldest LOVES charts and spreadsheets. This activity was so much fun for him. The preparation, the sorting and then the charting. He loved every minute of it.
Educational Pokemon Activities:
These activities put your child’s Pokemon cards to good use. We did several of these learning activities recently and the kids were excited to look at their Pokemon from a different angle.
Pokemon Crafts for Little Hands:
3D Poke Ball DIY:
This activity is great to develop their fine motor skills and the finished product goes great with any Pokemon-related costume.
Paper Plate Poke Ball Pokemon Activity:
This is a fun rainy-day activity that kids can do with little supervision. Let their imaginations run wild!
Pokemon Nature Crafts:
This creative way to make Pokemon is on our list of things to do tomorrow. The kids can’t wait to go out on the nature trails to see what “real life” Pokemon we find.
Pokemon GO Poke Ball Pompom Craft:
We happened to have extra yarn laying around. These pompoms were instantly a huge hit with the kids and I loved that the yarn was put to good use! Win win!
Pokemon Activities for Teens and Tweens:
Over 500 Pokemon and Minecraft Perler Patterns:
We have a hard time keeping enough Perler beads in the house. Once our kids decide they want to create with their beads, there is simply no stopping them. These are our kids’ favorite patterns.
Over 500 of the Best Ideas for Pokemon LEGO Pixel Art:
When your kids love Pokemon AND LEGO, these project ideas will keep everyone happy and occupied for hours on end. We have the kids’ Pokemon LEGO pixel art proudly on display in their rooms.
9 Pokemon Bookmark Corner Designs:
These adorable Pokemon bookmarks will encourage your kids to spend more time reading. Our kids colored their own series of bookmark corners for hours already – and they are being used every day.
Pokemon Evolutions Cards Printable:
I have something to admit with these printables. They work VERY well as bribes to get kids to clean their rooms. Our kids couldn’t get their rooms cleaned fast enough and then they were busy coloring for a long while afterwards, it was really a parenting win moment.
Pokemon Evolution Kaleidoscope Paper Toy:
These are so neat and adorable. Be prepared for hours of entertainment for your kids, between coloring and playing with them. You will have a quiet house for quite some time – you are welcome!
Pokemon Sugar Scrub:
These colorful essential oil scrubs are a great DIY gift for your kids to make. The activity also lends itself well as the entertainment for a birthday party or sleep-over. Girls and boys will enjoy making these and moms will certainly enjoy getting them as presents!
Homemade Poke Ball Bath Bombs:
Bath bombs are all the rage right now, and with good reason. Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath with pretty smelling fizzy things?! The kids will enjoy making these fun Poke Ball bath bombs as much as you will enjoy using them. What a fun activity for Mother’s Day.
Pokemon Food Fun
Easy Edible Poke Balls:
Not only are these edible poke balls adorable, but they are also made with my favorite cheese! This is a fail-proof activity and an easy way for you to score major mom-points with your kids!
WOW – are you as excited about crafting, creating and learning with Pokemon as I am? If you are still wondering WHY your kids love Pokemon and if you should allow it, check out my “Parents’ Guide To Pokemon Cards, Why And How To Play”