This easy Classical Conversations review Fishing game was a hit with my Abecedarian kids! Bonus is this game is quick and easy to make! Branches, hot glue gun, scrap yarn, safety pins, magnets, and some “fish” are all you need.
The whole project starts with some tree sticks. I cut off the “nubs” and rough edges on the stick and then sanded all those edges smooth.
Next I tied some yarn to the end with a double knot and a dab of hot glue.
After you glue the strain gtonto the end, it’s best to wrap the string or yarn around the end to secure it further. You can add some extra glue for the yarn to adhere to.
Cut the yarn the appropriate length then tie a knot on the end. Attach it to a magnet
and sandwich another magnet to the other side of the string.
Now for my “fish”…I found this sweet little fish sheet online. They do print out smaller on an 8.5″ X 11” sheet. Mine were printed larger but that was in error. The fish for printing are here: Fish Game
I made mine one-sided and laminated them for durability. Then on the backside I wrote the review subject. Since we have 7 subjects, I took 1 of the fish and wrote, “Go Again!” so one lucky student gets another turn.
Now to make the “fish” magnetic, I simply attached a safety pin to the mouth end. You can slip the safety pin to the end and don’t have to make a hole in the “fish”. I chose to go this rout instead of paper clips because they stay on there much stronger.
That’s it! Super simple and like I said, the kids loved it!