This fun and easy to make fishing game provided us with a lot of fun today. This activity is great for hand/eye coordination.
Materials needed: paper plate, foil, paper clips, dolly pegs or any type of stick (or even an old marker), blue card paper (i used poster board paper), string, and small magnet.
First print out the fish images on card stock (or normal paper and laminate). Print two copies so that there are more fish. I’ve included a fish printable here
Fold your blue paper in half then in half again. Cut along the folds/creases.
Wrap foil around plate and tape blue paper pieces together till it fits right.
** You can use glue now if you like to secure the foiled paper plate to the blue paper (optional)
Cut out fish pieces and write their points on the back. I used 1 and 2 points and just chose them randomly.
Add paper clips to the fish.
I used a dolly peg as the fishing stick and tied a piece of string around it as well as around a small magnet.
(For younger kids make the string shorter than for an older child since it is easier to control with a shorter string.)
You can use a stick from outside(twig), old marker, or even an old magnetic fishing game stick that you have lying around instead.
At the end of the game have the kids tally the points at the back.
This activity was inspired by The Ultimate Craft book
These handprint plaques are a great keepsake as well as a great gift for grandparents.
Here is how to make these simple and cheap handprint plaque keepsakes:
Mix 1 1/2 cups salt and 4 cups flour in a large bowl. Gradually add about 1 1/2 cups of water(i used 2 cups) until dough forms a ball around the spoon.(I mixed with my hands).
Knead the dough with your hands until it looks right as seen above.
We wanted our plaques to be in circles/ovals so we just shaped them by hand.
Then place childs hand into the dough until their handprint remains. Attach a paperclip to the back of the dough.
Place them on a baking sheet.
Bake on 250 degrees in the oven for 30 minutes to an hour or until dry.
When done paint with acrylic and embellish as desired.
Let the paint dry then String ribbon through the paperclip to hang it up.
If you make this I’d love to see it! Leave the link in the comments section so others can see it as well.
We found this recipe at kids craft magazine.