How to Make a Fishing Game

Let’s go fishing!

OK, without the worms and indoors since it is a bit chilly today.

Rhett(6) and I are making this game today with supplies that arrived in the ocean Kiwi Crate  {Kids Activities Blog sponsor and this post contains affiliate links}.

Kiwi Crate designs projects for kids ages 4-8 that inspire creativity and pique curiosity!  We are super excited that they have offered Kids Activities Blog readers an exclusive Kiwi crate coupon code – KAB30 for 30% off the first month with free shipping (for new customers).

fish for fishing gameFishing Game for Kids

Materials:

  • fish and sea creatures to “fish”
  • blue paper
  • string
  • pipe cleaners
  • crayons
  • sticks
  • scissors

fishing game for kidsInstructions:

1.   Create and color fish and sea creatures that have a fold at the top to be used to hook when fishing.   This was really easy for us with the Kiwi Crate because all we had to do is color and then punch out the ocean shapes.

2.   Create the ocean floor on the blue paper.

3.   Tie the string to the stick.

4.   Tie a short hook formed by the pipe cleaner at the end of the string.

5.   Go fishing!

fishing game with string and pipe cleanersWe played with the game for almost an hour.   We made up rules like if you started to lift the fish and the hook slipped out, you lose your turn.   Rhett spent most of the time giggling over the awkwardness of his attempts and also that I wasn’t any better at it!

I then modified the rules a bit to introduce a math lesson.

I couldn’t help myself!

It would be fun!

Math Fishing Game

I made a legend assigning each fish a value.   Because Rhett isn’t reading yet, we did it all with pictures. math fishing game

Each ocean shape had a value of 1, 2 or 3.

We started by practicing saying the value of the fish we caught.   Once Rhett was able to do that easily, I chose a number and we worked together to chose the proper fish when their value was added would equal the number.

I chose 7 first because I wanted to make it easy.

Once we did that Rhett added up all the values of the fish on his own and declared that he wanted a bigger number because it could be as high as 18!

And so we did!

We took turns picking bigger numbers and then working together to fish to that value.

During the process we chatted about how many fish would be left over and what to do if we wanted to leave the least possible number of fish.

Hands-on Activities from Kiwi Crate

Kiwi Crate
generously provided the supplies and instructions for this Fishing Game.

The fun just keeps coming monthly with Kiwi Crate – don’t forget our exclusive discount for Kids Activities Blog readers noted above!  We found the supplies they sent to be high quality and age appropriate resulting in several hours of fun.

All opinions expressed are my own and the expression on Rhett’s face is solely his.

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