Alphabet Wall: Making…N for Net

It’s a Wednesday night and we’ve got a spare hour before bedtime. Anyone up for some fishing? 😀

This is a combined waterplay and alphabet wall craft activity. So you’ll need the following materials:

Part 1: Cardboard, cellophane tape, scissors, sieves or small fishing nets and a basin.
Part 2: White and coloured paper, double sided tape, netting (we cut ours out from an old laundry net bag), scissors.

Part 1
1. Cut out some fishes from the cardboard. “Laminate” the fish by covering over with cellophane tape. This will help them last longer for the waterplay.
2. Fill up the basin with water, dump the fish in, and have fun catching them with the sieves or fishing nets.

3. When you’ve caught all the fish (many times over! 🙂 ), pat them dry. Place a small square of double-sided tape on the back of each, and you’re ready for Part 2.

Part 2
1. While the kids are busy fishing, cut out a block uppercase letter N from the white sheet of paper.

2. Place double sided-tape on the top, bottom and sides of the coloured paper, and the top, bottom and sides on the reverse side of the white sheet of paper.

3. Using the N shape as a template, paste the fish onto the coloured paper.

4. Remove the double sided tape from the coloured paper, and place the netting on top.

5. Next, remove the double sided tape from the white sheet of paper, and place the letter N on top. Done!

Additional Ideas:-

If I was to try and build a theme around this, I’d possibly…

  1. Bring the family out on a morning field trip to Qian Hu Fish Farm
  2. Do this waterplay and alphabet wall craft when we get home…
  3. Make roti jala and curry for dinner! 

Sigh.  Now, I’ve succeeded in making myself hungry, at midnight no less, for my mother’s out-of-this-world roti jala and curry…  😛

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