Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gone Fishing

Ever have those days where your kids keep nagging you about how bored they are? You give them plenty of ideas of things they can do, but for some reason nothing sounds fun to them.

Well here's an idea that my help.

This game has been the most popular in our family so far. My kids can't get enough of it. It's a little fishing game I made after seeing a similar one in the nursery at my church.
Each child gets a turn to catch a fish and on the back side I've written different activities we can do. The best thing to do is brain storm first, search the internet for ideas and make a list.

For example:

Play hide and go seek


Play house

Read books

Play Barbies

Play board games


Ride bikes

Play play dough

Paint fingernails and toe nails

You get the idea. I think it's the perfect game to play on those long days when you don't have much planned. Sunday's are usually that kind of day for us.
Here's how to make it:
  • Google free printable fish pictures, then print them off.
  • C0lor them all with your kids.
  • Write a different activity on the back of each fish.
  • Cut them out.
  • Laminate them.
  • Cut them out again.
  • Add a paper clip to each one.
  • Find a long stick you can use as a fishing pole. A small tree branch would work just fine.
  • Tie a piece of yarn or thin rope to it.
  • Hot glue a magnet to the end of the rope.

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