Easter Fishing Game

An Easter twist to a traditional ‘hook-a-duck’ game that encourages creativity, numerical skills and dexterity. All you need is the following:

A Paper Plate
Scissors
Coloured Card
Felt Pens
Patterned Paper/Gift Wrap
Paper Clips
Wooden Skewers or Lolly Sticks
Sellotape
Thread

To make the Easter fishing game

  1. Draw chicks bodies and egg shapes (like in the featured image) onto coloured card and cut out. Glue cut out wings and beaks to the chicks.
  2. Glue strips of pattered paper to decorate the eggs or draw patterns with felt pens.
  3. Write or print out some big numbers onto white paper. Cut them out and glue onto the Easter shapes.
  4. Unfold some paperclips into ‘S’ shapes, then tape onto the back of each shape. Bend the top of the paperclips so they stand up.
  5. To make the fishing rods, cut 2 x 30cm lengths of thread or thin wool. Tie them around the ends of 2 wooden skewers. Tie the other ends around 2 paperclips.

How to Play
Take turns to hook up the shapes, adding up the numbers for each one you catch. The winner is whoever scores the highest!

This great project has been supplied by Creative Steps magazine – fun ideas for everyone caring for young children. Each issue of Creative Steps contains dozens of fun, inspiring ideas to help you encourage learning through creative play.

We would love to see how you get on! Send us pictures of your masterpieces on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and don’t forget to use the hashtag #EYRhub.

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