Bubble Guppies Fishketball Game

Bubble Guppies Fishketball Game

Are your kids ready to play a little Fishketball? It's fun (and learning!) for all ages! Grab a cardboard box and our printables to get the game started!

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Bubble Guppies Fishketball Game

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
MOVE with us
Move with us skills include: gross motor (like running and dancing), fine motor (like tracing and cutting), healthy habits, and safety awareness.
Share & Care with Us
Share & Care skills are part of social-emotional learning and include: building self-esteem, cooperating, empathizing with others, and identifying feelings.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Fishketball printables
  • Large cardboard box
  • Craft knife
  • Tape or glue
  • Orange and white felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Storage bag
  • Beans
Tip: Simplify this craft by using a small foam ball instead of creating a bean bag.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Print out the bean bag templates and multiple copies of the Fishketball templates, then help your child cut the templates out.

  2. Step 2

    Draw a circle on one end of a closed cardboard box. Try using a pot lid or a plate to trace the circle on to the box, then use a craft knife to cut out the circle.

  3. Step 3

    Help your child tape or paste the little fish around the circle you just created on the box.

  4. Step 4

    Trace the bean bag templates onto white and orange felt as instructed. Glue the edges of the two pieces of outer circle together, leaving a small opening for the beans to go inside.<br><br> We recommend filling a small storage bag with beans before inserting it into the felt. Once you've filled the bag, insert it into the felt and close with glue.<br><br> Glue the inner circle, fish body, and fish eye onto one side of the bean bag (see photo for reference). You can make as many bean bags as you like, but we recommend making 3-5 for game play.

  5. Step 5: Let's Play Fishketball!

    The Fishketball game board and bean bag are complete and it's time to play! Lean the box against a wall or set it on a table, then help your child practice aiming the bean bag and tossing it through the hole in the box.<br><br> Fishketball not only helps kids improve their hand-eye coordination, it also help develop social-emotional and math skills. Here's a way you can play: have players take turns making 5 tosses. (For kids up to age 2, try 3 tosses). As each child plays, have the whole team call out the number of each toss. A parent or older child can keep track of each successful toss by writing hash marks down on a piece of paper (or drawing circles, making check marks, etc.). When all the kids have finished playing, you can count the hash marks together to find out how many "baskets" were made. Play again to see if you can beat your team score. When you encourage kids to count out loud and figure out the score total together, you'll see that this game adds up to everyone being a winner!

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