Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Go Fish/Bug Catching - 4/21

Everyone has seen the Primary fishing idea - you write songs on the back of laminated fish, attach a paperclip, and have the kids try to catch the fish.

Mine will be a little bit different because of this sweet Melissa & Doug wooden magnetic puzzle set I got for my daughter last Christmas:

I have a blue glass bowl for the sea creatures, and a clear one for the bugs.  Depending on which bug/fish is caught, we will have a motion or way to sing to go with the song written on the back (I'll write the songs/instructions on removable stickers so that afterwards my daughter can have her puzzles back!).  You could easily print cliparts of these animals too, and do the good ol' laminating with paperclips.  For Jr. Primary, we will only use the WAY to sing as we work on our song for the month and the Mother's Day Song.  For Sr., I will have them work on these songs for 5 or 10 minutes, and then the rest of the time let them draw songs (printed on strips) that either need work or that relate to the topic for the week (the restoration)
Some examples:
SEA TURTLE - sing SLOW (I'll pick a short song for this one)
- SPIDER - wiggly fingers
- OCTOPUS - Wave arms like an octopus
- GRASSHOPPER - Hop while singing
- CRAB - Snap fingers or clap hands (making them look like pincers)
- SHARK - With arms straight in front of you, clap them together with the beat as if you are opening and closing the shark's mouth to eat your lunch
- CATERPILLAR - Pick a WIGGLE song since caterpillars are such great wigglers
- BEE - Bzzz the melody of the chorus
For those of you who want to PRINT these, I put some clipart into a PDF for you HERE.  If you want the Word doc, just leave a comment with your email address and I'll send it to you!

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