Gone Fishing

What to do:

  1. Cut the tag board or poster board into fish shapes and cover them with clear contact paper or laminate.
  2. Attach a paper clip to the mouth of each fish.
  3. Tie a magnet to the end of a 25-inch long piece of string.
  4. Tie the other end of the string to the dowel.
  • This activity can be used individually or in a small group. Place blue paper or fabric on the floor to designate a pond, a lake, a river, or an ocean. Spread the fish shapes on the floor and use the magnet fishing poles to catch them. This activity may be difficult for younger children. You might just have them place the magnet on the fish.


  • Make different colored fish and have children try to catch the red fish or the green fish. Write numbers on the fish and have children try to catch the fish with the number 2 or number 4.