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Fantastic Fish

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Animals

Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Pictures of fish in children’s books
White construction paper
Pencils
Scissors
Tissue paper in a variety of colors, cut in small squares
Small containers of water
Paintbrushes



Instructions:

What to do
1. Invite the children to look through books and choose their favorite kind of fish.
2. Have the children draw their favorite fish on construction paper in pencil. Encourage them to
cover most of the paper with their drawing. When they are finished, have them cut out their
picture.
3. With their pictures lying flat, tell the children to place the tissue paper squares over the entire
surface of the fish.
4. When you see that the fish are completely covered, have the children gently brush the tissue
paper squares with water.
5. Encourage the children to wait about 20 seconds, then remove the tissue squares from their
fish, leaving a colorful imprint of the tissue paper dye.
More to do
Field trip: Visit an aquarium or fish store.
Games: Fish for cardboard cut-outs with a handmade pole; glue a paper clip to each fish and
attach a magnet at the end of the fishing line.
Math: Introduce a Venn Diagram to the class by inviting them to taste three varieties of goldfish
crackers and choose their favorites. Tally their responses in a diagram with three large, overlapping
fish shapes.


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