If you are looking for a simple play idea to put together for your toddler in minutes, pipe cleaner fishing game is exactly what you need!
And they love to come back to play “fishing” every couple days!
Which Supplies We Used for Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game?
- Take several pipe cleaners and form a fish shape with them.
- Use another pipe cleaner to form a hook (just bend one end). Use pipe cleaners in different colors for fish and for a hook. This way it will be easier for a toddler to hook a fish.
- Place mason jars or plastic cups on a table and place fish in each.
- Hand your toddler a hook and invite them to go fishing!
How to Play a Fishing Game with Pipe Cleaners?
As your toddlers become a more experienced fisherman, you can place more of them into a single container and let them play! My toddler loves catching fish and she plays with this very simple game almost daily. Hope your toddler will enjoy it too!
What Your Toddler Can Learn with Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game
Although this game looks super simple, there are many benefits your toddler will get playing:
- work on their fine motor skills
- hand-eye coordination
- imaginative play
- sensory play (exploring textures and colors)
Our Favorite Books About Fish
Pipe cleaner fishing game will be a wonderful extention activity toddler can do after reading a book about fish and maritime life. Here are few of our favorites to get you inspired!
Big Fish Little Fish is a colorful book that appeals to both babies and toddlers. Kids love colors and cutouts, while the book has an educational element by teaching opposites. Cutouts work very well with the fish theme, creating pretty rainbow fish scales.
The message behind The Rainbow Fish book is all about not being selfish, giving of ourselves, putting others first, and being a friend. It’s likable and easy to comprehend book. Bonus is that the pages are glittery and it’s perfect choice for little ones who like sparkly things!
Where does Baby Fish like to explore? Follow along with this cute baby fish as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, book offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.
Press the buttons, and make a splash in the ocean with this fun, noisy board book! Splash in the ocean with 10 sound buttons! Swim through the world’s oceans and learn about whales, seals, dolphins and more with stunning photography. Then press the sound buttons to hear all the splashing, singing, roaring and squeaking!
NEXT PLAY IDEA YOU SHOULD TRY WITH YOUR TODDLER
If you would like to add more sensory play to your toddler’s day, set up net fishing sensory bin! It’s super easy and you get to use recycled bottle caps. On other hand, if you would like to add learning element, your toddler can play counting with fish crackers. We also extended the maritine life theme to alphabet with letter j for jellyfish as a weekly theme for tot school. Happy playing!
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