Here is a fun busy bag activity for those traveling soon- magnetic fishing busy bag! (Also find a freebie with paper fish you can use instead of felt, instructions at the end of this post.)
I used some of the felt pieces I made for our Ocean Felt Busy Box, added it to a round tin lid together with a DIY magnetic fishing rod, and voila, a compact activity for on-the-go! (Add these items to a ziploc type bag to use as a busy bag.)
What you need:
- Googly eyes
- Paper clips
- Craft stick
- Tin lid(or any shallow round item)
What to do:
Cut fish, water, seagrass, rocks etc. from the felt. Attach the googly eyes and the paper clips to the fish. Make the “fishing rod” by attaching the string to the craft stick and the magnet to the string. I simply used tacky glue but for a permanent option you could use a glue gun. Let your child arrange the pieces as he/she wish.
Ready to play “catch” the fish! See how quickly you can catch the fish, or catch it by color. Add numbers or letters to the fish and catch in order. Close you eyes and see if you can aim correctly to catch a fish!
Get the above free printable to color and cut your own fish, or use as template to cut felt fish, by following these instructions:
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Fishing Busy Bag // Teach Me Mommy
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Seashell Pre-Writing Number Tracing Cards // Modern Preschool