Fish Activities

Catch the Fish Game

Flounder around for higher scores every time you catch the fish in this counting game.

What You'll Need:

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper clips
  • Large cardboard box
  • Magnet
  • String
  • Yardstick or dowel
  • Colored markers

How to Play Catch the Fish:

Step 1: Cut out two dozen three-inch fish from different colors of paper (the simpler the fish, the easier the fishing). Slip a paper clip on the end of each fish, and toss them into an empty cardboard box.

Step 2: Tie a magnet to an end of a 24-inch string, and dangle it from the end of a yardstick or dowel. As you cast your line into the box, you'll reel in colorful fish time and time again.

Step 3: Assign each color of fish a point value; red is one point, blue is three points, green is six points, etc. Then, as you catch fish, keep adding up your score.

Step 4: Decorate the outside of the box with a creative seascape -- sunken treasure, flippered flounders, friendly mermaids, and more.

Care to see real fish up close? Keep reading to learn how to design your own aquascope.

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