My mother has been a public school teacher for more than 40 years. She is a speech therapist and special education teacher. She has had some incarnation of this fishing game in use in her classroom for as long as I can remember. A few weeks ago, Angus met with a therapist from the Children's Center here in Salt Lake, where he is going to be taking Social Skills classes this fall. Lo and behold, if they didn't play this fishing game! He loved it, so I created one for us.
The poles are two pieces of PVC pipe. The line, some cotton yarn. I bought these awesome horse shoe magnets at Lowe's for $1.70, which I will definitely be using again for science experiment magnets. They are crazy strong!
Angus, demonstrating his mad fishing skills!