pretend fishing in our CAMPING spot

Every once in a while I come up with an idea that has me grinning from ear to ear.  This is one of those ideas.  We’ve been camping in our living room for the past week.  Click here if you missed it or just want to see it again!

Big M set up this stuff and used his camera to capture our fishing area.  Then he asked me to share it on my blog!  He’s so cute.

what you need:  construction paper ~ sharpie ~ paper clips ~ 2 dowels ~ string ~ magnet

I cut a very simple fish shape from construction paper.

When I did it I doubled up the paper so there would be an exact match for each fish.  I glued just the very tip of the outside edge, and pressed them together.

Leave the tail open, so it forms a pocket.

On each fish I wrote an upper case letter on one side and a lower case letter on the other.  I slipped a paper clip onto the tip of the fish.

For the pretend fishing pole we tied a piece of thin rope to a dowel and then I hot glued a magnet to the end of the string.  ****If you have a kiddo who puts things in their mouth you might want to find a better way to attach the magnet.  Our’s has held on pretty well but I’ve been watching it like a hawk!****

We used a blue sheet to make our lake, and then filled it with fish.


WOW that’s quite a catch!

Once the fish has been caught all we had to do was slide it onto a skewer…

And roast it up.  How fun is that!?!?

Tips (to maximize learning):  1.  The dowels we used are WAY too thin, they keep snapping, so I would recommend going with dowel a bit thicker.  2.  Start out by naming the letter your little one fishes out.  After a little while request a letter “Can you fish out the B?”

This post is a part of the Camping Lesson plan.

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