I’ve been meaning to make this little game for my boys for awhile. They love to pretend to fish and I’ve even seen big brother use pieces of scrap paper as his fish. It was time to make him a proper fishing set! I wanted to make this fun and simple for little brother too. I tried use a variety of colors and labeled each fish with a number so we could practice easy counting and color recognition.
– 8.5×11 Felt sheets in a variety of colors (Found at Michaels or any craft store)
– Fish template (see link below)
– Round Dowels from CraftProjectIdeas.com
– Wiggly Eyes from CraftProjectIdeas.com
– Small amount of twine or string
– Hot glue gun
Here is the template I made for the fish. Cut a heart for the mouth. The numbers I cut out freehand.
1. Use the template to cut out your fish shapes from the felt. Be sure to cut out two body pieces.
2. Hot glue the fins to the inside of the body portion and the number and tail fin to the top piece.
3. Hot glue the top body and bottom body together. Be sure to put a magnet in the middle.
4. Attach one end of string to dowel and tie the other end to a magnet.
5. Use a blue piece of felt or washcloth as your pond and go fishing!
I would ask big brother to fish for them in order from 1-5 or backwards from 5-1. and then I would ask little brother to find a specific number or color. For instance “find the green fish with the #2.”
They both had fun hanging out around the fishing hole this morning… right up until their fishing rods got tangled and big brother decided he wanted the game all to himself. Never a dull moment in this house 🙂
*Items from CraftProjecIdeas.com were given to me for free. CraftProjectIdeas.com is dedicated to kids’ arts and crafts projects for preschool children to tweens. Products featured on their site are all available in the Kids’ Crafts aisle at popular retailers.
OMG!!!!! those are the cutest! I LOVEEEEEEEEE these so stinking cute you did a great job! you should enter the allsorts challenge the challenge is Lets get cute!
Great job LOVE your blog x
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Dhoralynn Gonzalez says
This is something I will do tomorrow during th blizzard
Rekha Choudhari Garg says
i will surely try this
These are great! I am on halfterm this week so shd be able to whip up a couple of these sets before returnng on the 18th Feb, my little ones witll think these fab!
Great and simple idea, thanks!
Mommy loves food says
Totally bought supplies to do just this project last week. Love your template much. Cuter than anything I would come up with.
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Love the google eyes, and what a fun way to do numbers!
Paulina Noyola says
This is such a cute project!
ELLEN WOOD says
I WILL ENJOY MAKING THIS,AND MY GRANDSON WILL LOVE IT! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Madalyn McArthur says
Thank you so much for this! It looks so cute! I'm pinning it for later for my daughter.
This is great! Thanks!!
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Hi these are so darling. Is there anyway you can email me the template? [email protected] I can’t get it to download. Thanks so much!
I think it’s very exciting for little kids! My kids are older and they love playing Scramble! Not everything works out well, so I let them use the tool https://unscramblenow.com/unscramble/ledyie to solve words. They try to play without him, but sometimes they really need help
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Thanks a lot, you gave me a great idea! I am searching eagerly for this type of game to make kids not to be addicted to mobile games all day long.