Five Fish in a Fishbowl Craft |
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*Letter A > Aquarium
*Letter F > Fish
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Five Fish in a Fishbowl or Aquarium Craft
Five Fish in an Aquarium
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June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
This craft and related activities can be presented as part of an Ocean Animal, Seashore/Beach Theme, Pets: Take Care of Pets or as Fun at the Zoo / Aquarium Theme:
Skills: Decorating a fish bowl (aquarium), and during the craft activities practice colors, numbers 1 to 5 and scissor cutting skills, taking care of pets-fish. Other skills and learning activities are linked or can be found in the fish theme or review themes column.
Art & Crafts - Five Fish on a Fish Bowl Craft
Skills: Number Recognition Practice 1 to 5 and Color Recognition
Print your choice of the fish bowl and five fish template in color or coloring page format. Suggestion: Separate/cut out the sections to present separately:
1. Coloring and Preparing the Fish Bowl (or Aquarium) - Pretend to Visit a Pet Shop
Learning about Fish and Taking Care of Pets discussion:
1. Distribute and present the fish bowl template only. Ask the children if they can recognize the image. Tell the children they are going to pretend they are going to a pet shop and "buy" colorful fish and prepare the fish bowl. We need to make sure we learn a little bit about fish and how to take care of them (visit Learning about Fish and Taking Care of Pets for a few facts or reading the online story. The bowl needs water so we need to color or paint the water in. Children can use crayons, pastels, coloring pencils or dab paint with sponges or cotton balls (mix white and blue to obtain a light blue shade). Set the fish bowls aside to dry if painted and proceed to distribute fish template portion and conduct your choice of related activities below.
2. Number & Color Practice:
*Color format: The color format is effective for the youngest children to recognize colors and numbers. Ask children to identify each color first, and point to each number and count each fish together in sequence with you. Make an individual demonstration of how each number is traced, then they can follow and try to trace with the matching color (crayons or coloring pencils) and fill the fish with the matching color.
*Black and White format:
If you don't have color printing option you can still achieve the same
effect as the color version by pre-selecting colors you wish to
practice. Fill the fish outline manually with a marker, crayon
or color pencil ahead of time, or for older children indicate to
fill the outline with a color by following instructions for each fish:
fill the outline for number 1 blue, fill outline for 2 green, and so
forth. Have the children trace the numbers the same color as the
outline. Make sure to make a demonstration of the tracing
procedure in each instance.
1. Color Mixing: Practice
mixing primary colors to achieve secondary colors. This color
may be useful to present this activity.
Nursery Rhymes - Songs / Poem about Fish and Count
*something to color with
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