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Learning the letters of the alphabet is so much more fun when you get a little hands-on with your activities.
When your child is actually up, moving, and doing something besides sitting and looking at a worksheet, they’ll retain so much more of what you’re trying to teach them.
Fortunately, in the age of Pinterest, there are literally thousands of ideas at your fingertips and today, we’ve got one more to add to that list!
With just a few basic supplies and a little imagination, you and your little ones can spend an afternoon fishing for letters!
It doesn’t take much to get my kids excited about learning the letters of the alphabet because we tend to try to find ways to make it both fun and hands-on.
If you’ve been a reader of our site for any length of time, you know we’re not huge fans of worksheets and feel that learning is done best through play and I don’t think that I could come up with a better example of that than this fishing for letters activity!
Going Fishing for the Letters of the Alphabet
This activity was so much fun and had all of us pretending to fish for hours!
And it is so easy to put together!
Just print off the colorful alphabet fish (this printable activity works on the uppercase letters), cut them out, and laminate them so that they won’t get torn up the first time you go fishing.
Stick a paperclip somewhere on each of the fish so that you’ll be able to pull them in with your fishing pole.
And finally, make your fishing pole.
You could use a stick, a small broom handle, or whatever you’d like as long as it is long, not too heavy, and you’re able to tie a string to the end of it.
Then, just grab a small circular magnet and tie that to the other end of your fishing line (string).
When you’re ready, have everyone take turns casting their line into the pond and naming the letter that they reel in.
For those that are reviewing their letters, call out a letter that you’d like them to fish for before they throw their line in.