We're going dice fishing again today!
You don't really get to catch fish by baiting them with actual dice, but if you're the first player to roll every color AND skillful enough to hook them on the end of your pole, you don't have to end up chiseling through any ice for your dinner tonight. The winner is allowed to reward themselves with a handful of colorful goldfish snacks. :-)
Build Your Own Dice:
Click on the dice template on the right to view the full size image before printing. Carefully cut the dice out along the outside lines, but be sure to leave the beveled edges on so you can fold and glue it together properly. The edge of the orange fish should be attached to the yellow fish side first, then you can easily fold inwards both end sides (blue and green fish).
Easy Magnetic Fish:
You'll need 6 pieces of construction paper - one sheet per color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). You can get about 8 fish per sheet of paper by folding in halves, depending on how many fish you would like swimming in your sea. We use half-sheets and only make 4 fish per color.
Just fold, snip a quick tail, and curve out a chubby little belly with your scissors. As long as it looks like it could flip a fin or two to float if necessary, it should count as being at least fish-like. Attach paperclips to the heads of each fish, and spread out on the floor.
You can use a wooden dowel, or go outside and grab a twig if you don't have one. Tie a magnet on either string or ribbon and secure the opposite end to your pole. We used the letter "x" from the refrigerator letters - any strong magnet you have lying around the house will do.
Each player rolls the dice and has to catch a fish of whatever color they rolled. If another color fish is caught, it is thrown back to the sea. If there are no fish of that color left available, you lose a turn. The first person to have one of each of the six colored fish available in their collection, wins! Throw them all back and play again...