He got a cheap dollar store fishing pole with a magnet for a hook from his sister for Christmas. Inspiration!
I got out his flashcards and had HIM put paper clips on each. (Great skill for developing fine motor skills.) Before hie could completely finish, enter two year old. She found the fishing pole and WOULD NOT give it back. She had "gone fishin'" for his flashcards. He was LIVID. The scene he created was loud.
The result of the ruckus? Enter four year old. "I want to fish, too" he declared.
I ran out to the garage and grabbed the two kiddy fishing poles we had. I cut the hooks and managed to tie slip knots on the line. I added a couple of magnets to the lines.
Four year old and six year old now were putting paper clips on Disney Princess Math flashcards for the two year old. She switched to fishing for princesses instead of reading words.
Four year old and six year old casted and fished for reading words, with four year old trying to say the letter names or sounds and six year old reading the words. Two year old was still picking up princesses.
In the end I used:
- 3 fishing poles (kiddie or play type with magnets on the line)
- box of paper clips
What have you done for fun lately? Leave some creative ideas here. Help us all out.