Monday, November 16, 2009

Fish Family Fun Night

Last week our family established what I hope will be a lasting tradition: themed family fun nights. We began with a very simple "Fish Night."
The setup was extremely quick and easy. I covered our dining table with paper and drew a fish for each member of the family. (I looked at the puzzle box for guidance.) Before dinner we each colored one of the fish (as well as our hands, mouths, and faces--this seems to be our marker routine!).
For dinner we had fish sticks, gold fish, "sea weed" (better known as green beans) and "fish
eggs" (better known as deviled eggs).
After dinner we all put together a fish puzzle. I would say this was simple as well, but with 4
different ideas of how a puzzle should work and 1 tired screaming baby, the difficulty level was definitely up! We all enjoyed it though, and I feel like a memory was made and a precedent established.
For more fish fun (what
we would have done with slightly older children and/or more time):
*visit a local aquarium
*play "Go Fish"
*read "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss or "The Pout Pout Fish" by
write about what she learned about fishDeborah Diesen
*look at "Fish" (DK Eyewitness Book) by Steve Parker
*have the oldest journal about fish
*go fishing in the local pond
*watch National Geographic videos about fish

1 comment:

  1. What a great family fun idea! I love the green bean "sea weed." The fish coloring looks like fun, too.

    Best Fishes!
    Debbie Diesen