We’ve been working on a bit of a loose ‘ocean’ theme the last few weeks, so I decided to let the literacy activity for this week be ‘go fish’.
For this game, we used a magnet to pick up our magnetised fish – say, 5 fish, or pick a number – then make up as many words as we can from those five letters. Pretty simple, really, and great for word exploration, spelling and a general word-building exercise, without looking or feeling like learning.
For this game you will need:
- Print out some fish. I used this one, but just Google printable fish templates and you’ll have many options.
- Paper clips
- A magnet
- A string/fishing rod
To make your Go Fish Anagram Game:
- Print and cut out the fish you require
- Write letters on them – I started with two of each vowel (A,E,I,O,U) and the ‘common’ consonants ‘c,l, d, r, h, s, n, t’ and went from there to the other letters.
- Stick the paperclip to the back of the fish
- Turn them over, and Go Fish.
To turn it into a learning opportunity, select your fish, and make as many words as you can from it.
This is a great magnet for playing Go Fish. Buy it here: