Versatile and fun fish to help your child with number recognition.
What You Need:
- Colourful Card
- Felt Tip Pens
- Hole Punch
- Small Magnet
Create your own fish template to draw around or use the ones below (click on each image to open a new printable version)
Cut out 10 fish, using the felt tip pens write numbers 1 to 10 on them. Include the corresponding amount of spots if you like.
Get your kids to colour them in.
Suggestion: Sequins and other such bits and pieces glued on would look great on these aswell.
If you have a laminator to make the fish more durable you could laminate them – it also creates a nice shiny finish. It’s not necessary if you cannot get hold of one however.
Punch a hole in the top of each fish.
Once the fish are made you can attach a paper clip to each one and using a small magnet tied to a piece of string play number fishing games.
You can use the fish in conjunction with rhymes to help your child with number recognition:
One, Two, Three, Four, Five,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten,
Then I threw it back again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right!
For my daughter’s bedroom, I strung the fish together to create this fun and lively fishy bunting.
We’d love to see your own fishy creations, send photos of your finished pieces to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at
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