Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gone Fishin'!

This is an idea that I got off Pinterest. I gathered up a bunch of alphabet and number magnets and put them in the tub. Then attached magnets to the boys fishing poles and let them go fishing. We don't have a fishing pole for Ella so I just used a stick and some ribbon and called it good.

Some of the letters were hard to actually get out of the water since they would fill up with water and then the magnet wouldn't be strong enough to lift it out.

Once Owen realized that he needed to lift it out slowly he started getting more.

Another issue we ran into was that the boys need to stand back in order for the magnets to get to the letters or numbers, but then they weren't tall enough to see over the tub. I think next time I'll just fill their little plastic wading pool instead of the tub.

Ella wasn't really into the whole fishing part, but she like playing with the magnet.

In the end it was a bit more stressful than I thought it would be. I ended up having the boys take turns because they just kept getting their lines crossed and then their magnets would stick together. Let me tell you a twisted fishing line is an irritating thing!!!