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a pile of colorful gummy worms Fishing Two Ways  

Fishing fun!  Using your toes see how many fish you can catch in a pool or bucket.  Then using only your mouth see how many fish (worms) you can catch.  If all else fails just fish out the fish with your hands!

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range:5 years of age and up 

Materials Needed:

  • kiddie pool or shallow bucket
  • chair
  • water
  • marbles
  • paper plate
  • whip cream
  • gummy worms


Try looking these words up if your child is unfamiliar with them: fishing, marbles, whip cream, gummy worms,

Fishing Two Ways Activities:

Way One- First fill up a shallow bucket or kiddie pool with water and marbles or small objects to pick up with toes.  Campers sit in a chair with their feet in the water and fish for marbles with their toes.  Set a timer and see how many fish you can catch with your feet in 1 minute. 

a green kiddie pool with marbles in it and a chair to the side

Way Two- Now fish with your mouth! Put gummy worms on a paper plate and cover them with whip cream.  Have your camper fish for the worms using only their mouths.  Set a timer and see how many they can catch in 45 seconds. Be sure to have plenty of napkins ready! 

a bag of gummy worms, a container of cool whip, and a plate with cool whip on it sitting on the table

How many fish can you catch two ways? Did you have more fun catching fish with your feet or with your mouth?

Extension/further resources:

Plan a treasure hunt

Nature Scavenger hunt


Leslie McNeil, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 

Leslie McNeil worked at the Georgia Academy for the Blind as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  While there she was a camp instructor for summer camps and weekend camps.  She also taught in the after school program for enrichment activities for students. Currently, she is one of the Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments for Columbia County School district in Georgia.  

Jessica Kaminski, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 

Jessica Kaminski is one of the Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments for the Columbia County School district in Georgia. During her thirteen years of teaching, she has worked by providing extended school year services or as an instructor for Camp All-Stars for children with special needs.

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