Some kids are into the real thing. Them ’em to fish, and they’ll stay fans for life! While some enjoy catching big fish with a real fishing rod, others do it through video games.
Either way, you can ace fishing with these popular fishing games for kids!
With bright colors and working rods, these games will ignite your child’s imagination and give them hours of healthy, active fun!
Fun and Awesome Fishing Games and Activities for Kids
1. Aluminum Foil Fishing
Fill the next rainy day with fishing fun by making this aluminum foil fish game by Crumb Bums! This is a fishing adventure that beats any in-app purchase on those mobile games!
2. Fishing with a Net
Work on those fine motor skills in real life by letting your kiddos fish with a net! This little fishing mini-game from Best Toys for Toddlers is a good way to catch fish without any fishing tackle!
3. Magnet Fishing
This fun fishing game and container (unavailable) by Crafts Unleashed are easy to make and would make such a fun toddler gift! Next time you need to take a fishing break, just craft a small rod and get to bass fishing with these super cute simulation games.
4. Fun Fishing Busy Bag
Make your next doctor’s visit more fun with this fishing busy bag idea from Suitcases and Sippy Cups! What’s super fun is that the different colors can be a variety of fish species!
5. Word Family Fishing Game
Work on those vocabulary skills with this word family fishing game from I Can Teach My Child! You don’t need actual fishing equipment for this wild catch fish master game, but it definitely makes it to the top of the list of the best fishing games!
6. Fun Alphabet Fishing Activity
This alphabet sounds fishing activity by The Imagination Tree is a great way to learn alphabet sounds and make an afternoon more fun!
7. Fishing with Pipe Cleaners
You can make a fishing game easily! Check out this one from Mom’s Tot School where your kiddos will go fishing for pipe cleaners! Blub, blub. You can even have little fishing tournaments.
8. Magnetic Numbers Fishing
Take the magnets off your fridge and put them in a bucket. It’s time for your kids to go fishing for numbers like this one from Make Do And Friend!
9. Math Fishing Game
This fishing math game by Buggy and Buddy comes with free printable, and easy-to-follow instructions! If you print them on photo paper you could even do this with different species of fish.
10. Quiet Book with Fishes
One of the top fishing games for road trips is to add a fishing page to your child’s quiet book. They’ll have a great time with this idea from McAdams Family!
11. Word Fishing Activity
Hone those reading skills by going fishing for words in this fun activity by Education! You can make the different sizes for the different word types!
12. Cool Magnetic Fishing
This beautiful homemade gift from Homemade Gifts Made Easy will make any toddler happy. It’s magnetic fishing with a worm. How cute is that?
13. Fun Crab Fishing
Take your skills to the ocean and go crab fishing, or fishing for any other number of sea creatures! Such a fun craft and activity by Handmade Charlotte!
14. Magnetic Fishing Activity for Toddlers
What’s magnetic and what isn’t? Your child will find out with this fun magnetic fishing activity from Rhythms of Play! It’s like ice fishing, but without the ice!
15. Hook the Fish with Pipe Cleaners
It won’t take a lot of money to create this fishing with pipe cleaners given for your preschooler. The cool thing about this game from Best Toys for Toddlers is that you can play it in lots of different places!
16. DIY Fishing Pole with Reel
This fishing pole with reel craft by Make It, Love It will let your child cast for fish and really reel them in!
17. Fish for Party Prizes!
Make your next party more memorable by letting the kids go fishing for party prizes! You don’t need an internet connection for this kind of fun idea by Buggy And Buddy!
18. Fun Paper Fishing Game
No money is needed to make this fun fishing for paper fish game by El Hada de Papel! You make the hook out of anything you’ve got in the house, and cut the fish out of paper. So cool!
19. Cat in the Hat Fishing Game
This cat in the hat fishing game by Heck Fridays is perfect for Dr. Seuss day, or for any Dr. Seuss fan in your family. Plus, the fishing mechanics make it more like realistic fishing games!
20. Odd and Even Number Fishing Activity
Practice those number skills with this odd and even number matching game by Adventures Of Adam!
21. Felt Fish Matching Game
Forget about cards, this fish matching game from Frog Prince Paperie is the only matching game your kiddos will want to play!
22. Colorful Foam Fish
Make an easy foam fish game using supplies you can find at the dollar store. Fishing fun like this idea from Positively Splendid doesn’t need to be expensive!
23. Fish for Letters!
Let your kiddo go out to sea and go fishing for letters! What a fun way to learn the alphabet in this activity by Mom Inspired Life!
24. Rubber Duck Fishing
Rubber ducky, you’re the one…I want to go fishin’ for! This fishing for rubber ducks game (unavailable) by A House Full of Sunshine is perfect for a party of fun in the sun!
25. Fishing Game for Toddlers
Let your toddler cool off with this great fishing game for toddlers from I Can Teach My Child! All you need is a net, some foam fish, and a kiddie pool. Sweet!
More Super Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids from Play Ideas
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Which super fun fishing activity are you doing with your kiddos today?