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
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