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Homeschooling Fun: DIY Fishing Game

Noah recently played with some fishing toys at his Gymnademics class, and I thought it was a good way to build his hand-eye coordination, and to teach him the names of the various sea creatures (technically, not all of them belong in the sea, but it’s easier for me to call them sea creatures here). I found similar versions online, and considered buying them, but decided to just make my own instead. It was a lot easier than I expected, and required very few items, so I definitely saved a lot of money by making them myself! 

There are a lot of different versions of the fishing game that you can make, but mine is really very simple. Feel free to download the pictures I used, and modify them for your own use.

Materials Needed Fishing Game (You can download and print this if you like the pictures I used) Printer Laminator Scissors Strong u-shaped magnet Paper clips (You can choose to use small magnets instead) Ribbon/twine Stick (I used an old balloon stick)


Instructions 1. Print the Fishing Game document I shared above.

2. Laminate and cut out the various sea creatures. (You can get your child to help, if he/she is learning how to use scissors.)

3. Add paper clips to each of the sea creatures.

4. Use the ribbon or twine to tie the magnet to the stick.

5. Enjoy your fishing game!

Noah was very excited when he saw me preparing this for him, and couldn’t wait to play with it. I called out the names of the different sea creatures, and got him to “fish” them out one by one for me.

Can’t wait to start









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