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Go Fish! Kid’s Water Table Activity

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Spring is here and that means that it’s time to splish, splash and dig with a sand and water table! This month’s craft will go perfectly with your little one’s sensory activity table and provide hours of imaginative play fun for your kiddos. Instead of going to the lake to catch some fish, we’re reeling them in, in the backyard or playroom!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Cut out the fish stencils your kids would like to use.
  2. Trace the stencils onto the foam and cut them out.
  3. Place the mini clothespin onto the foam fish.
  4. Cut the string for the fishing line. You can make the string as long or as small as your tots would like.
  5. Tie the string onto the clip and the wood stick. For extra make believe fun, you can make the string longer and wind it up when youngsters pretend to catch the fish.
  6. Place the fishing poles in the water and wait for the kids to say they caught a bite!

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After this craft, your kids will be mini fisherman!  This artistic and sensory play activity can used inside the playroom or outside in the yard. You can make plenty of fishing poles for your whole family to use to be a part of the pretend play fun!

Will you be making this fish-tastic creation this spring?

8 Toys for Pretend Play Professions

8 toys for pretend play professions

“When I grow up, I want to be…” Do you remember saying this when you were a kid? It also might be a statement you hear from your children. Imaginative play is the gateway to learning about skills kids will need as they grow. These eight toys will help teach your kiddos about different professions:

shootin hoops basketball set

Get ready for the NBA/WNBA: Playing with a basketball set helps children to build their gross motor skills and learn about teamwork. Little athletes might enjoy playing so much that they end up playing bball as an extracurricular activity in school. Who knows, they may even become professionals players someday!

art desk and easel

The newest and best artist or writer of our time: Do your little ones love to draw or write? If so, an art desk or easel will help them to develop their drawing, coloring, painting and writing skills. Artistic play is a great way for children to develop their fine motor skills as they grasp their pens, pencils, markers and brushes.

best chef's play kitchen

Cook up delicious treats: Have you noticed your kids are eager to help make dinner or bake a cake? Before they can cook and bake up some delicacies, they can practice with their own play kitchen. Little chefs and bakers can learn what types of foods go in the oven, on the stove top or in the fridge.

love & care deluxe nursery

Take care of others: Maybe your kids enjoy taking care of others and love nurturing their baby dolls. Someday, they might want to become a nurse or doctor. A nursery set (coming soon) will help teach them how to take care of babies, whether they are role playing they are working at a hospital or pretending to be mom and dad!

water table

Deep sea adventures await: Mini marine biologists can go on an exploration and place water proof toys into their water tables. They can look for exotic creatures that live under water.

little dunes sandbox

Discover artifacts: If little explorers are looking for some digging fun, they can use their sandbox to pretend to be archaeologists, discovering old items that may turn out to be dinosaur bones!

fantasy vanity

It’s time to get glamorous: Sometimes girls just want to have fun and pretend to dress up like their mom. Little ladies can play with a vanity and pretend to be makeup artists as they imagine putting makeup on themselves or a playmate.

puppet theater

What a character: Do your kids enjoy putting on shows for you and the rest of the family? Maybe their calling is acting! They can practice their acting and storytelling skills with their very own puppet theater. They can use different voices to represent the puppets. Who needs a television when you have live entertainment.

What do your children want to be when they grow up? What toys do you encourage them to play with when they pretend to be this profession?