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Go Fish

Time

  • 10 to 20 minutes

Materials

  • Yardstick
  • String or yarn
  • Small magnet
  • Glue
  • Colored paper
  • Paper clips

Directions

  1. Tape piece of yarn 3 to 5 feet long on the end of a yardstick.
  2. At the end of the yarn, attach a small magnet with the glue and allow it to dry overnight.
  3. Cut colored fish out of the paper and glue a paper clip on each fish, allowing it to dry with the pole.
  4. To play, put the fish on the floor and dangle the magnet over the paper clips.

Extensions

  • For an added challenge, pick a subject area that your child is learning (colors, numbers, words) and put the components on each fish so your child can identify them when they are caught.
  • Write the names of family members and friends on the fish and give the fish to those people when it is caught.
  • Use envelopes instead of paper fish and seal in small pieces of cereal or raisins.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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