Kids Fishy Party

The dollar section at Target is such trouble for me.  Recently I found these fishy Dr. Seuss bags for a $1 each there.  I used them for the theme of a recent kids craft camp I organized for ages 2-6.

I placed a name tag on each one for the kids to keep and put the crafts we made into them.  I also drew this Dr. Seuss fish on white card stock and wrote their names on them for name tags.  Then we read the Dr. Seuss book this fish is from: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.  Every time it said fish in the book the kids raised their fish.

The craft we made is really simple.  
Paper plate fish!
Supplies: Scissors, paper plates, glue and googly eyes.
Step 1: Choose circle paper plates in fun colors and cut out a slice of the plate.  This will be the fish's fin.

Step 2: Glue the fin on the back under the plate.  Attach the eyes using glue or use sticker eyes like we did.

Step 3:  If you want to add another eye you can and you are done.

Next we made a little fishy snack.
Supplies: thin red licorice, pretzel sticks, and goldfish cracker.  
I placed cupcake liners in a muffin tin and filled them with everything we would need for the snacks.  I placed it in the center of the table so the kids could easily reach everything.  

Step 1: Each child gets a fish, piece of licorice and pretzel and places them on a plate.

Step 2: Tie a knot with the licorice around the top of a pretzel.

Step 3: Tie the other end of the licorice around the fishy cracker.  

Ready to eat!
For the game we went fishing!
First I made a fishing pole.
Supplies: Scissors, Round Dowel, Bias tape, duck tape, felt, and a magnet.
Step 1: Wrap the duck tape around the dowel until you almost get to the end of the dowel.
Step 2: Cut the bias tape the length that you want it at for your pole and place it at the end of the dowel and wrap it with duck tape.
Step 3: Cut an anchor shape out of felt and glue gun a magnet to the back of it.
Step 4: Once the magnet is attached to the anchor hand stitch or use a sewing machine to attach the anchor to the bias tape.
Now you are ready to make the fish.
Supplies: Scissors, felt and paper clips.
Step 1: Cut out the felt into fish shapes.
Step 2: Attach the paper clip to the end of the felt.
They should look like the picture above.
Place the fish in a bucket.  
Each child had one minute to see how many fish they could catch.