Fish for Numbers

This game is so easy and so much fun, lot's of children enjoy playing it at the club not just those in the early years bracket.

So all you need is:

A paper clip

Some string

Magnetic numbers or you can use letters



Write on some paper the numbers you would like your child to recognise and ask them to fish them out, alternatively if you wish them to catch letters write the letters on the paper. Have your child match up their caught number/ letter on the paper until they have them all.


To add a twist to the game you can write mini sums on your paper and ask them to fish out the correct answer. This works well for older children practising their times tables too.

Another twist would be to write out small words and get your child to fish the letters and then build the word.