For a fun way to practice letters, sounds, and numbers that also helps kids practice their hand-eye coordination, try fishing!
Watch and learn how to play with Sarahi!
1. Collect Materials
You will need:
- Paper (scrap paper, construction paper, sticky notes)
- Marker (or pen, pencil)
- Metal paperclips
- String (ribbon, shoelace, yarn)
- Stick (a ruler, long spoon, or tree branch)
- Magnets (use one off the fridge if you’d like)
2. Make the “Fish”
Cut paper into squares about the size of small sticky notes.
Use a marker to write one letter or number on each square.
Slide a metal paperclip on, and you have a “fish!”
3. Make the Fishing Rod
Tie one end of the string to a stick, and the other side to a magnet.
Don’t have a magnet?
If you don’t have a strong magnet, or just want to physically challenge your kids more, tie a paperclip to the string and bend it open so it can be hooked onto the fish.
The paperclips on the fish may need to be bent a little to make it easier.
Spread the fish around the floor and let the kids find and catch them! Try the activities below, but also let children come up with their own ways to play!
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