Flounder around for higher scores every time you catch the fish in this counting game.
What You'll Need:
- Colored paper
- Paper clips
- Large cardboard box
- 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.