white shirt box or gift box with lid
fish pattern (below)
magnetic tape or magnet
stick or pole
yarn or string
Cut a hole in the lid of the shirt box. Create a fishing pole by attaching a piece of yarn or string to one end and tying a magnet or piece of magnetic tape to the other end for “bait”. Copy the fish pattern below onto different colors of construction paper and label each fish with a letter, number, color word, sight word, number sentence, or whatever skill you wish to review. Attach a large paper clip to each fish. Place the fish inside the box. Explain ice fishing to the students. Pretend the white box is a block of ice and that you cut a hole in it for ice fishing. Have the students drop the fishing line into the hole and catch a fish by placing the magnet (bait) by a fish’s paper clip. When they pull out a fish they must say the letter, number, word, etc. on it.
This is an example from my Letter I Unit.
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