Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunday School on Friday - A Net full of Fish

Last Friday we read the Bible story about the apostles who were out fishing but weren't catching anything. Jesus showed up and told them to cast their net onto the other side of the boat. The net was instantly so full of fish that they had trouble hauling it in! Again, we used our favorite little Bible for toddlers.

M is REALLY into fishing lately so this was a great story for him. He has never really been fishing, but he sure pretends to a lot. He fishes in the backyard with a stick, in the bathtub, at Grandpa's farm sitting in a wagon... he is a born fisherman.

For activities we played a fishing game that I made a long time ago. It's made from cardstock and has the letters of the alphabet on it. The "eyes" of the fish are metal grommets. The fishing pole is a wooden dowel with a string glued to it and a magnet glued to the end of the string. Once a fish is caught we name the color it is and the letter written on it.

We also did a craft with liquid watercolors. You can buy these at school supply stores, or simply make your own by mixing regular (washable!) tempera with a little water or liquid starch. We keep ours in a muffin tin and used plastic pipettes to drop the paints onto coffee filters and paper towels. I am so sorry I didn't get pictures of this part. Must've been a little too tired that day. The neat thing about watercolors on coffee filters, paper towels, and tissue paper is that one little drop will soak in and bleed out, making new colors as the paints mix on the paper.

After letting them dry, we (I) cut fish shapes out and using a needle and white thread we created this mobile for M's room. The picture doesn't really do it justice. It turned out really pretty. And, most importantly, it was a chance to be creative and have FUN!

Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. Love the sunday school on friday idea! And your blog name is too cute :)

  2. Great activities! Interestingly, we did something very similar last week because of our Ocean theme. A fishing game from Melissa and Doug, and a coffee-filter fish. We simply used washable markers on coffee filters and then sprayed them with a spray bottle. I thought they are going to just fall apart, but they dried nicely, and we could complete our fish project successfully.


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