gone fishing!

 It's been a while, huh? I wasn't planning on being gone for a month, but you know how life is, I'm sure.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday we made a quick fishing game we saw on Martha Stewart that same day a la Dr. Seuss' One Fish, Two, Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

I adapted it for things we had on hand and made it a little easier. Such as, instead of gluing 2 pieces of felt for each fish, I cut one piece of fun foam. Instead of putting a magnet inside of each felt fish, I hot glued a paperclip (or 2) on the mouth of each fish and hot glued a (Dollar Store) magnet on the end of a "fishing pole."

As a matter of fact, you make this entire project with Dollar Store stuff. The googly eyes are from there and I saw fun foam there the other day. The sell ribbon there and I am sure there is some sort of stick you can buy. Or simply get a stick from the backyard. I am also sure they have an abundant supply of paperclips.

My mom had made this "fishing pole" a while ago, with a plastic piece (the was inside a barn from Ikea) and some seam binding. We used a hula hoop as the pond. Easy, right?

My son has had a ton of fun this past month with this simple project.

All photos are from my phone, so not so great, but they'll do!