Here’s a quick Sunday School/craft idea…both of my boys have enjoyed playing with this game, and it can be used for so many stories – feeding the five thousand (with play-dough bread rolls), 1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive etc – or even just normal fishing play! The original idea came from the lovely and useful http://www.theimaginationtree.com.
Very thick card or millboard (I used millboard so it would stand up to the rigours of small boys, and it’s lasted well for two years so far)
Decorations; tissue paper; sequins; glitter; felt-tips; crayons; stickers etc
Marker/Sharpie for mouth details
Fishing rod and string/blind cord
- Draw a fish shape onto thick card.
- Use the fish to trace 5-10 other fish. Initially I only did five, and then added another five a year or so later.
- Cut them all out (use a stanley knife or scalpel if using millboard)
- Paint one side.
- Pierce a hole at the nose large enough to put a split-pin through, then put in a split pin.
- Allow the children to decorate the other side with whatever you have/like. We used glue, tissue paper and paint for the first five, then felt-tips, glitter and sequins for the second five.
- Glue an eye to each fish.
- Turn over, and put numbers 1-5/10 on the painted side. We used foam stickers.
- Make a fishing rod – I cut a short piece of dowel, painted the end red, and tied a length of blind cord around the top (secured with superglue). Then I tied a magnet onto the end of the cord.
Happy and peaceful fishing!
Do you have any great tutorials that you can share? I love getting new ideas for Sunday school!