Monday, January 17, 2011

Go Fish

This activity was a bit time consuming to make, but well worth the effort.

Materials: coloured felt, buttons, needle and thread, string, a smooth stick, magnets, washers, polyfill, and decorations (sequins, feathers). 

I made little felt fish out of coloured felt stuffed with polyfill. I then attached a washer to each mouth. I added different shapes and decorations to each fish. 

For the fishing rod a magnet was attached to a piece of string tied to a stick. 

We used a silk scarf as the 'pond', and used a little pan to put the fish in (although you could use a small bucket or basket). 

It is great activity for teaching children about colours, developing counting skills and coordination. 

I made a couple of extra rods so Finn can play with his friends. 

A simpler version would be to make one dimensional fish out of felt, or even cardboard. A  paperclip could be attached to the mouth area instead of a washer. 

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