DIY Fishing Rod Preschool Math Game
FISHING ROD Preschool Math Activity Supply List
- Chop Sticks
- Hot Glue
- Optional Decorating Supplies
- Magnetic numbers (or number blocks you are willing to glue magnets to!)
- Optional flash cards for cueing the toy to match
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUILDING FISHING ROD:
Help your toddler or preschooler build their very own fishing rod:
- To put the fishing rod together, simply gather supplies mentioned above.
- Cut the yarn to desired “line” length and glue the yarn to the end of the chop stick.
- Hot glue the magnet to the other end of the yarn.
- Decorate and prepare to play while singing the song, “Once I caught a fish alive”
IDEAS FOR PLAYING PRESCHOOL MATH ACTIVITY
Quick note: once you get started, if the hand eye coordination to pick up the letter or “catch the fish” is too easy then try making the fishing line longer. You could also try using a thinner material such as a string instead of yarn.
If the hand eye coordination to pick up the letter or “ catch the fish” is too hard then try making the fishing line shorter and do from a seated position.
The focus of this activity is to practice hand eye coordination and patience while connecting magnets with a string, as well as matching the number to a spoken cue or card.
Call out a number or signal one to your child with a cue card — and then have them fish it out of the pond! Whether that be the floor, a laundry basket, or a decorated piece of paper, imagination is what counts.
For this math activity there are many ways to expand the level of understanding of numbers. A preschooler or toddler can practice counting! Make it an extra fun & playful experience for your preschooler by adding in some song and dance… Not only does singing make this preschool math activity special, but it also provides a reminder of the information your child will be practicing in the activity.
Lyrics for: Once I Caught A Fish Alive
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