Fish, and beaches, and oceans oh my!
We focused on oceans, beaches, and ocean animals this week. The girls had a blast with all of the activities. We sorted plastic fish figurines by color, size, shape and type of animal. The fish figurines “swam” in the ocean, a pie plate filled with water and did an ocean themed “number 8 activity.” All of these activities were fun but the biggest hit during our ocean themed week, besides the awesome books and playing in water, were the Paper Plate Fish.
- Glue stick
- Water color paint, water and paintbrushes
- 2 paper plates per fish (you can make 3 fish from 4 plates)
- Googly eyes, 1 for each fish
1. Cut a small triangle out of one of the paper plates. The part of the plate with the triangle cut from it will be the fish’s mouth. The small triangle you cut from the plate will become the fish’s fin.
2. Cut a larger triangle from the second paper plate to become the fish’s tail. This triangle should be about a third of the plate. The second plate can be cut into three equal sized triangles if you are making multiple fish.
3. Paint the fish’s body, tail and fin with water color paints.
4. Put glue on the backside of the small triangle starting at the pointed tip and working your way about 1/3 to 1/2 way down. Glue the fin to the fish’s body.
5. Put glue on the painted side of the large triangle starting at the tip and working about 1 inch down. Place the glue covered corner on the backside of the circle (fish’s body) on the opposite side from the fish mouth.
6. Glue the googly eye to the fish body just above the fish’s mouth.
Great books and resources we read or used for our “ocean week:”
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, by Marianne Berkes
Beach Day, by Karen Roosa
In My Pond, Sara Gillingham
Horay For Fish, by Lucy Cousins
All You Need for a Beach, by Alice Schertle
Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister
One Fish Two Fish Concentration at Seussville