Want a fun summer activity for your toddler? Make my printable fly swatter game! Maybe it’s just me, but I always feel like there is a lack of decent games out there for kids Blake’s age. Two and not quite mature enough to play a game meant for 4+ year olds. But my printable fly swatter game? It’s great for this funny age. Telling a toddler they can swat things is kind of a big deal!
The best part is you don’t need much to make this game. I used:
- A couple of fly swatters (be sure to buy them new or run them through the dishwasher…because, flies)
- My printable flies. Here is page one and here is page two.
- Paper or cardstock to print the flies on. I always prefer cardstock as it is stronger and lasts longer. If you’ve never had a ream in your home I dare you to buy one, it’s perfect for birthday cards, entertaining kids and any kind of printable.
This was a fun game to make because it involved teamwork. I printed out the flies, Kayla colored them in, I cut them out and then she bent the little legs to make them stand up a bit like a 3D fly. Alternatively, if you’re looking for sight words only and not color recognition you can skip the coloring part or make two sets of flies and bring in the sight word version after your child has mastered color recognition.
Meanwhile, Blake’s contribution was to hold the fly swatter up to his face, make noises and practically licking it. Again, clean fly swatters are key here.
And then, there was a A LOT of swatting. Blake had so much fun hearing me call out the colors and then swatting those flies like his life depended on it. At some point he started making requests “Mommy say blue fly again” and of course it was mostly requests for blue.