fishing for loot bags party game for kids

Fishing for Loot Bags

Fishing for Loot Bags is a classic game that is often found at fairs but also at birthday parties! The goal is simple: to fish for a small gift with a fishing rod. Here is a great way to entertain your little partygoers! Browse our entertaining party game ideas to find the perfect game for any occasion. Games become the center of attention at kids’ parties.

Perfect game for an indoor or outdoor actvity… Because the key to throwing an outstanding birthday party lies in the games.

Game sheet

  • number of players: unlimited number of players
  • age: from 3 years old
  • material: a small inflatable pool or a large garden box (plastic sandpit style), gift wrap or newspaper, string, small gifts and prepare the fishing rods!
  • Played indoors or outdoors

Fishing for Loot Bags preparation and rules

No need to explain this concept at length! Children love it. During the fair, the children have to fish a certain number of plastic ducks on the water and will win a gift. So here, children will have to fish gifts in a big box.
Prepare in advance small presents wrapped in newspaper or gift wrap paper. With the string, make a loop around this pretty package so that the children can catch it (or with garden wire). Provide several fishing rods according to the number of children; for its design, you only need:

  • a nice piece of wood and ideally bamboo or a tutor
  • a piece of thin rope for the line and iron wire to make a hook.

If you have gifts for the girls and others for the boys, then you will be able to differentiate them by taking a different color string.

Scatter all the gifts around your pool, being careful to put the loop on top so that the children can try to catch the small package easily.

All the child has to do is stand around the pool with their fishing rod and choose the gift they want to catch!

All packages are winners!

Gift ideas:

You will find in many toy stores lots of small gifts: pencils, bouncing balls, key rings, candies, scoubidou, marbles, bracelets or spinning tops…

The educational advantages of the game:

  • learning the rules
  • play in a community
  • development of motor skills
  • patience

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