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Printable Go Fish NUMBERS Card Game for Kids

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Little Sis has numbers 1-10 mastered, and is so-so on numbers after that; the teen numbers are tricky little buggers! Once she gets to 20 and beyond, it is pretty smooth sailing as far as counting goes.  

Being that this is a skill we will keep working on throughout her Kindergarten year, I love coming up with different ways to help her master counting beyond 10.

To help her recognize and count beyond ten, I created this Ocean Themed Card Game that convieniently can be played several other ways, too!  Four games in one!!  

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Since it is summer time, we had to have some ocean fun and since we aren't anywhere near a sandy beach, this card game will have to do!  It's definitely the closest I will get to a shark and it is a great way to sneak in some learning skills before it is time to get back in our homeschool routine!

GO FISH Card Game

You might also like our Stained Glass Shark Coloring Page or Letter O for Ocotpus Alphabet Craft if your looking for some more ocean themed activities!

Supplies:



Prior to playing, you'll need to prep the card game.  I LOVE my Scotch Laminator and it sure came in handy for this activity!

Not sure if I did it correctly, but first I glued scrapbook paper to the back of the paper.  Next I cut out each card and then placed it in the laminating pocket to be sealed.  Then, I cut the cards out again and used my corner rounder to smooth out the corners-- they can be quite sharp!

Four ways to play:


  • Go Fish! #'s 1-20
  • Shark Attack! {our version of Old Maid}
  • Memory Matching Game
  • Number Sequencing


Go Fish Card Game

To play Ocean GO Fish! you won't need the Shark! cards so just set them aside for the time being.

You'll play just like Go Fish! but we chose to begin with three cards in our hand to start the game.

Once everyone has three cards, place the rest of the cards face down in the middle.

Player 1 asks, "Do you have ???"

If the other player does, he/she hands Player 1 the card.  If not, Player 1 "Goes Fishing" and takes a card from the middle.

When players have a match, place them down.  Whoever has the most matches, wins!

This is a great way to practice number recognition to 20!  Since there are not a lot of cards, this game can be played pretty quickly.

go fish numbers card game

Shark Attack!

Shark Attack! is our version of the game Old Maid.  

Deal out all the cards between two players.  

Set aside any matches you may have.  

Player A goes first and picks a card from player B's hand.  Next it is Player B's turn. 

The player that does not have the shark at the end of the game, wins!

old maid printable card game

Memory Card Game

Ocean Memory is an easy game to play for all-- even those not ready for counting past 10!

preschool memory card game printable

Number Sequencing

Practice number sequencing and counting skills by placing a set of the ocean cards in order!

preschool numbers card game

So, fire up that laminator and get ready for oceans of fun with this versatile card game!  

preschool card game printable

Grab your Go Fish Printable now!  And enjoy these 4 fun ways to play!

Click to download your Ocean Card Game Printable  for numbers 10-20!


  • for personal use only -- do not alter, sell, change, mass-distribute this printable in any way.
  • Ocean clipart licensed to Teach Two Reach
  • Hello Chalk Talk Font licensed to Jen Jones
A reader suggested making a set of Ocean Math Cards for the numbers 0-9 and I have (finally!) done just that!! 


Click to download your Ocean Card Game Printable for numbers 0-9!