1 Fish 2 Fish Printable Matching Game

Monday, February 25, 2013

This week we are pulling out the printable fishing game I created to go along with Dr. Seuss’ book, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, for co-op preschool at our house. We’ve used it for three years now with all of our kids and it has been a great tool to help with letter, number, shape and color recognition.
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Printable Fish:
The fish printable has lower and upper case alphabet letters and a set of numbers 1-10. The last sheet has 10 blank fish.  You should print out two sets of the cards.  I printed them on different colored card stock. Then I cut one set into rectangle cards as my drawing pile. The other fish I cut out around the fish outline and added a paper clip.
You can make your own fishing rod from a popsicle stick, yarn and a round kitchen magnet. I just grabbed a cheap fishing toy set from the dollar store to get the rod.Seuss Fish Game obSEUSSed
The kids like to set a hula hoop out as their fish pond.  You could also use a laundry basket or an area rug.  They set all the fish face up in the pond.

Children take turns drawing a card from the draw pile then finding a matching fish in the pond to fish out. Try only putting the lower case letters in the draw pile and have the capital letters in the fishing pond. You don’t have to have a draw pile.  I often just call out what I want them to find, like playing I Spy. I spy a 'red fish' or a 'blue fish'.

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CUSTOMIZABLE: I left a few fish blank so when you print them you can add your own writing on them. We added shapes to some and the kids’ names to some. Try sight-words, rhyming words, shapes, family or class names.  Whatever you need to focus on most can be tailored to this game.

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The Free Printable has a title page with instructions. This printable is FREE for non-commercial use only.  If you share this image on your website please link back to this specific post. Full download may not be reposted without permission.

Make sure you read the Dr. Seuss book along with playing the game!
Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, I do receive a small portion of the sales of these items. Thanks for looking if you’re interested.

Looking for another fun game to go with this book? See my review of the Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Search Game by Wonder Forge.
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Jacquie@KCEdventures said...

I love all your book/activity ideas! We're big fans of Dr Seuss also (in addition to kids lit in general). We'd love to have your join us for our Twitter party on Feb. 27th at 8:30 ET to share these great ideas - it's a Read Across America Resource share - here's the details: http://www.weteachgroup.com/

So glad to find you!

Deb Chitwood said...

I love fishing games ... and what a great activity for One Fish Two Fish! Thanks so much for sharing your printable! I featured your printable as a Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow and on Pinterest

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Janice Cole. I teach preschool and my children in my class love the one fish two game. Great game they play this game at least twice a week


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