Mathematical Thinking used Pokemon characters to work on math skills through buying characters or building a Pokemon deck. So smart (and the printables are on her site).
You’d have to do some more research, but there’s a picture at Funky Junk comparing Pokemon characters to real animals and plants. It might be fun to study the “real Pokemon” in a nature unit.
Homeschooling Mommy Bot had some ideas for a Pokemon unit study, but she never produced the ebook she had planned for it (kids move on to new things so quickly). Still, her ideas are good ones you could research yourself or have your kids study. There are a couple more ideas for Pokemon learning games having to do with math and writing at Game Informer. Or have kids make their own Pokemon cards, like the kids at the Shards did.
If you have a group of kids to work with, this Poekmon game from Education World will get them moving and doing math.
These are just for inspiration unless you have your own printables to share, but there are some great ideas at ESL Printables for adding Pokemon to lessons about reading, colors and the parts of the body. Some of them would be pretty easy to re-create with some images from the internet or by taking pictures of character cards.
And if you’re willing to pay a little for some Pokemon-related learning, there are some great products at Teachers Pay Teachers, too. Lots of math, of course, but also writing, science, ice breakers and bulletin board ideas. You could do a whole Pokemon classroom!
Have you ever done any learning with Pokemon? I’d love to hear about it.
[Photo via Funky Junk.]