Keeping children occupied can seem like a full-time job when they are out-of-school but confined to the house. After all, a parent has clothes to wash, meals to fix, and now might even be working at home for his or her employer during the pandemic.
Here’s a game that my mother had us play when I was a kid some 60 years ago:
The Fishing Game
Mom had us draw pictures of fish on scrap paper with our crayons. Then we cut them out and put a paper clip on each one.
After that, we created a fishing pole with a stick, some string, and a magnet at the end of the string. Let the kids find something suitable for the stick, rummage around for string or a ribbon, and figure out how to attach the magnet.
We spent hours fishing for the paper fish in the living room back in the 1950s. We even developed a point system to make the game more competitive and an obscure set of rules that suited us.