Idea and template from Made by Joel. Printed out a fish for each child. The children coloured and cut them out. I positioned strategic pieces of sellotape, so the front half of the fish was closed to create a pouch. Ready to catch their breaths. Also a straw in the fold for the thread to be threaded through. (A good game in itself!)
Three parallel threads were strung across our sitting room, so that it resembled a series of laser beam triggers guarding treasure. A different height for each child. Finally a fish was threaded on to each thread.
The children spent the next half an hour blowing the fish along the threads. Racing each other. They found blowing through the straws gave them an advantage. They debated how they could improve the fish and the blowing method. Some wonderful elaborate ideas. We chatted about different forces acting on the fish. Such a good opportunity to go over a little bit of science!
There have been moans and groans, as we could not leave the threads up. (Hmm, amazing how three threads can take over a room) I’ve promised that they can make the fish into a mobile. It looked very strange seeing the fish seemingly suspended mid-air in the room.
We are enjoying all the paper craft, at the moment. Only a few more days until they are back at school and so much more crafting and learning to fit in.
Go on. You know you want to try it now!