Combines Real and Digital Play
The magic of this simple app is that kids draw a fish on real paper and then use this app to scan their artwork into a virtual aquarium. Their hand drawn fish appears inside of the iPad, swimming around as if it were alive.
How to Play
This is a great hook to get kids drawing all kinds of aquatic animals. For drawings to scan well into this app, kids need to use a thick black marker to outline their fish, and they must be careful that the outline has no broken lines.
Squigglefish is a great app to use to get kids interested in aquatic life as well as expressing themselves creatively. This app would be fun to use at a birthday party or sleepover where each guest creates a fish for the community tank.
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