A Game for Teaching Left and Right

A Game for Teaching Left and Right 


My eldest is always asking, “Which way is right?” or “Which way is left?” There are some great “tricks” out there, but they don’t seem to be working. I really needed a game we could play that would be fun AND teach him left and right.  Here is what I came up with.


Templates (click here)





Preparing the Game

Print the templates.

Cut out the dogs and bones.

Cut the path template along the dotted lines and assemble as shown below.

Trace and cut out your child’s hands. Label one “right” and one “left.”

Print the playing cards and the “WOOF” paper back to back, then cut them out.  Stack them face down for play.

To Play

Each player chooses one dog playing piece and places it on any space along the path.

Place a bone on all the other spaces.

Stack the cards face down.

Place the hands above the board to “show” left and “right.”

Player 1 picks a card and does as it says.  If the player lands on a space with a bone, he takes it. If there is no bone, then he does nothing.  Then player 2 takes a turn. Add new bones to the board as you go if desired for longer playtime.

The game continues this way until all the bones are cleared from the board.

If requested, the “winner” has the most bones at the end of the game.

For more information or to purchase, click the link below:

Doggy, Doggy, Where’s Your Bone? A Game for Teaching Left and Right

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9 thoughts on “A Game for Teaching Left and Right

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  2. You are such a creative puppy (he he he he). I love this. Luckily, Miss Poss has got this down pat. It just came from her wearing a watch for a few days. She knew that the watch had to to on a particular side and remembers which one is left because that’s where a watch has to sit. Kids!

  3. This is amazing! I have been wondering when I should start introducing left and right to my daughter. I think I will gauge and see how much she will understand playing this game. Thanks for sharing!

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