Let's go fishing!
This Bathtub Fishing Activity is fun for kids of all different ages! It's so simple and surprisingly not very messy either. I added blue food coloring to the water as I filled up the bathtub. I filled it about a quarter full- you could be brave and fill it all the way! I added my son's magnets to the water and then gathered some of his toys that matched the theme and placed those in as well.
His reaction when he saw his surprise!
The fishing pole is from a Homemade Fishing Game I made a few years ago. The pole is from a plastic golf club- any stick shaped thing will do. I tied yarn to it and attached a magnet.
He had a blast fishing for his magnets! I placed towels on the floor along with a plastic bowl to place the "fish" in that he caught. He was trying to catch the non-magnetic things too so it was a great way for him to learn that some things are magnetic and some are not.
We also read the book Blue Sea by Robert Crews. It's a very simple story that involves size sequencing- perfect for my 3 year old cutie pie! He loves it too because he has it memorized and can "read" it to me.
I am linking this post up to these weekly link parties as well as the Smart Summer Challenge whose theme this week is Water Fun.
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