gone fishin’ game

Holy mackerel! The littles are always lookin’ for new games to play! This diy fishing game brings a boatload of fun. Best of all, you won’t have to flounder around to get it together – in just a few minnows they’ll be playin’ one of the best diy games they cod ever ask for. Trust us, you’ll be herring lots of thanks from your little guppies. Best fishes!

PLAY TIP: for older kids, add a number on each fish, provide a math equation and let them solve it by catching the answer on the line!

What You’ll Need:
foam craft squares or construction paper
yarn or string
paper towel roll
paper clips
magnet
marker
scissors

supplies for gone fishing do it yourself activity for kids

Draw the fish outlines on foam squares or construction paper.

fish drawn with marker on craft foam or construction paper

Cut around the outline and continue to decorate the fish.

eyes and mouth drawn on a craft fish

Loop yarn or a string around a paper towel roll and knot it. The string length will vary depending on your child’s height. Tie the magnet onto the other end of the string. Optional: use tape to attach magnet.

tied string or yarn around a paper towel craft fishing pole

Decorate the fishing pole any way you like.

decorate the paper towel craft fishing pole with markers and crayons

Attach a paper clip to each fish.

paper clip attached to a fish drawing for fishing game for kids

See how many fish your little one can hook!

play the gone fishing game diy activity for kids

watch how it's done!