Ages: 2 1/2 years and up
Make learning fun for your child with this interactive alphabet game that lets her cast for letters and even tackle a bit of basic spelling.
To make the pieces: Secure the screw eye into the end of the dowel. Tie the string to the screw eye with a tight knot.
Fold the card stock into thirds. Punch holes in the paper as shown, then tie the loose end of the string through the holes. Adhere the magnet to the bottom of the card stock.
Attach one letter sticker to each lid or write the letters on the lids with a permanent marker. Start with your child's name and add letters as you collect more lids.
To play: Simply scatter the metal "fish" on the floor and show your child how to "hook? them with the magnetic fishing pole. Once she gets the hang of it, challenge her to catch specific letters or even spell her name.