40 Fish Projects, Ideas + Curriculum Resources

Inspiring ideas generated from one of the cards in our Story Starters deck! Available to YOU on August 15th :)

 

*Make Gyotaku, exquisite fresh fish prints. Or use rubber ones, and get all the supplies, here

*Craft your own classic fishing lures. Or try para cord, bottle tops, & spoons

*Press out a few gorgeous fish ceramic bowls

*Go fishing in your living room with this truly beautiful, simple stick-&-spool hack.

*Build a wood, copper & bead mobile.

*Fly some Koi kits, out of tissue paper, felt, & fabric. 

*Try your own take on fishy rock magnets

*Create a large-class or whole-school (of fish) hanging clay installation.

*Make a fishy garden bed using curved pavers and outdoor mural paint.

*Do an Earth-friendly Fish Tasting. Get 3 kinds, add seasoning, toss them in rice flour, brown in butter & sear with lemon slices. Discuss. Are you global? Take it further.

*Press out a pro-looking stack of summer thank you notes with a styrofoam produce tray. 

*Make a tricky whale invite. Sure. Whales eat fish. There's suckers, skimmers & gulpers. It's all in this big ol' PDF curriculum for grades 6-9 from Oregon State. 

*Make some goldfish crackers from scratch. 

*Grow triops. They're like if Triassic sea monkeys & scorpions had babies.

*Or hatch some luminescent killifish & learn about embryonic diapause. 

*Catch the edge of ocean exploration, ecological opportunity and current crises with these 11 TED talks.

*Tell some fishy tales & serve up some tayaki, stuffed fish-shaped pancakes. 

*Create your own wee community pond or bog & do some dipping. Identify critters & take a tally as a family.

*Make simple field guides of your local fish in these blank books. While you're at it, create a game around them with these round gameboards

*Geek out on the history of fish. Go deep by collecting images & drawing out an epic display.

*Follow along with the Future Fisherman Curriculum. Fish, then clean, store & filet dinner.

*Master fly fishing.

*Feeling motivated & engineer-minded? You can make your own seahorse tank. But this driftwood version is actually just as pretty.

*Turn your existing 20-gallon tank into an advanced science-&-math farm-lab by going down the aquaponics rabbit hole. Or keep it sweet & simple. Here's how to care for that hard-working-finned-farmer.

*Improvise your own simple stick + twine version of this intricate hazelwood fish trap. 

*Or, just grab some snorkel gear, a net, & jump in, letting the ancestral memories take over...

xx, Maya

 
View on Instagram bass hunting with minnow nets. who knew? #badass#ancestralskillz #dinner

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bass hunting with minnow nets. who knew? #badass#ancestralskillz #dinner

 
 
View on Instagram when the pacific meets the atlantic...you get little water hunters. #netfishing #ancestralmemories

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when the pacific meets the atlantic...you get little water hunters. #netfishing #ancestralmemories

 
 
View on Instagram ancestral memories in full effect. at 6 & 8 they're pulling bass, perch & pumpkin seeds out in pairs while snorkeling. it's a good reminder that what we need to know is totally accessible, it's just a matter of listening, remembering & following.#ididntteachthemthat #mindblownmama

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ancestral memories in full effect. at 6 & 8 they're pulling bass, perch & pumpkin seeds out in pairs while snorkeling. it's a good reminder that what we need to know is totally accessible, it's just a matter of listening, remembering & following.#ididntteachthemthat #mindblownmama