Fishing for letters has always been a fun and worth while activity for young learners. This is a great way for the children to strengthen their letter recognition skills.
Laminate and cut out the fish. Put a staple or a paperclip at the end of each fish to create something the magnet will be able to catch the fish with.
Create a magnetic fishing pole by taking a stick that is about 3 feet long. Attach a string to the stick and tie a magnet at the end of the sting.
Create a “pond” by putting down a piece of paper or a barrier to keep the fish where they need to be while the children are fishing. I liked to put them in my water table if you have one.
Each child will need the guide to fishing. They will also need a crayon, do-a-dot, or a marker to mark off the fish that they get. Each child will take a turn catching a fish. If they found an “a” they would find the fish on the fishing guide that has an “a” on it and color it in. Then they would release their fish and put it back into the lake. Then have the next child have a turn. Play will continue until the time has run out or the children catch all of the fish. Enjoy learning!