20 July 2010

Gone Fishin'


I am the chorister for the primary children at church. I made these fish for a singing time game. We are learning the song, "Come, Follow Me" and talked about how Jesus told his disciples to be "fishers of men." Each number on the fish corresponded to a different way to sing (loud, soft, while facing backwards...). They really enjoyed this activity, I might bring it back again next week!


I also knew that my boys would enjoy playing with these fish. My 18 month old is starting to learn is colors and imitates us when we count things, so there are lots of teaching opportunities for him.


My 4 year old loves to pretend play with the fish and of course use the magnet to catch the fish. They both have had fun with them already!


I made the fish out of two layers of felt sewn together. I sewed a paper clip into the mouth (I saw the idea for that from Shannon Makes Stuff).






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5 comments:

  1. These are SO cute. Man, I need to get a sewing machine.

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  2. these are super cute, and something i feel i can do. would be great for my 16 mo old
    Christy
    Home-Mom.com
    come hop with me tomorrow ;)

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  3. Super cute! Scout used to love fishing games!

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  4. You’ve got a great blog here. Would love it if you’d link up some of your creative ideas for toddlers on my Tot Tuesdays Linky Party:
    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/

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  5. This is a great idea. I might have to make some of these for my son. He'll be two, but we are still working on colors and numbers. He'd love to go fishing. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

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