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.
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.
HOW TO PLAY:
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'.
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.
Make sure you read the Dr. Seuss book along with playing the game!
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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.