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Fishing for Colors

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 30-40 months

Duration of activity: 20 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 smooth stick or dowel rod
  • 1 piece of string 2 feet long
  • Small magnet
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper clips

This fun game will help your child develop her eye/hand coordination while learning to identify colors. You need to closely supervise this activity at all times-the "fishing line" could wrap around your child, and the magnets and clips could pose a choking hazard.

  1. Tie the string around the end of the stick and then attach the magnet to serve as the hook.
  2. Cut the construction paper into fish shapes several inches in length.
  3. Attach a paper clip to the head of each fish.
  4. You can place the fish on the floor or put them in an empty aquarium.
  5. Show your child how to use the magnetized fishing pole to "catch" a fish. Have him identify the color of the fish he catches.
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From The Everything Toddler Activities Book Copyright © 2006, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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