Maths has always been one of my absolute favourite subjects to teach in Prep! As a student myself, I always hated maths so when I began teaching, it was a personal goal of mine to make numeracy as fun and engaging as possible!

Learning about numbers is a large part of the Foundation Numeracy Curriculum, so I’ve been working on lots of number games and activities. This week I would love to share my Number Fun Fishing Game with you! I would use this game to reinforce the different ways we show numbers using numerals, words, ten frames and tally marks.

This game includes a set of 44 different coloured fish focusing on numbers zero to ten. Simply print, cut and laminate the fish then add a paperclip to each one. I pop all of the fish into a blue container or ‘pond’ then give students a fishing rod with a magnet attached to the end.

Students can then fish for numbers, reading the represented number as they catch the fish. Students can then sort the fish into groups which show zero, one, two, etc. You could also just place one colour in the pond (blue for word names) and have the students sort the fish in ascending or descending order as they catch them!


There are so many possibilities for this game! You could even forget about the paperclips and use the fish for flashcards, a game of snap or even a game of Go Fish using just two of the four number variations!

How would you use this game in your classroom or home? Let me know below and then head on over to my store to grab a copy for yourself!

About the author

Casey is an early years teacher turned homeschooling mum of three who passionate about helping other parents create a play-filled home. She loves adventure days outside in nature and loves a good sensory tub. You can follow Casey on Instagram right here.

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