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FUN FRIDAY: Gone fishin’

February 3, 2012

Finally! Preschool teachers have been writing me to ask for a few ideas for their kiddos so today we are featuring an idea especially for our youngest friends.

The idea can be adapted for older students but the example featured focuses on letter and number identification. This irresistable game comes from I Heart Crafty Things. To create it, all you need are fish cut outs with dots and a paperclip on them, a fishing hole (blue construction paper on white paper) and a fishing rod (wrapping paper tube with string and a magnet). Place the fish on the blue paper, in the “water,” and have students use the rod to catch a fish. Once a student catches one, he or she can count the dots on the fish and place it on the fish with the corresponding number on a handout (match six dots to the number 6). Students can build their number knowledge as well as their motor skills in this fun classroom game. You can also play with letters and have students match lower case to upper case letters.

Other ideas?

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