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Add fish crafts for kids to your ocean, pond, or fish-themed activities for your students. Each one can be paired with your favorite fish books for kids.
You can pair these book based crafts with your favorite picture books about fish, the ocean, or pond animals.
They’re great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged learners. Which one will you try first?
What fish activities do you have planned for your kids this spring and summer? Do you have some crafts lined up?
Check out these adorable crafts that will help kids work on skills such as cutting, gluing, and more.
fish crafts for kids
Kids love crafting. And, when you can pair a craft with an awesome picture book, that’s even better. These crafts will help you engage your students in some wonderful fish-themed stories.
Fish Crafts for Kids
Rainbow Fish Celery Painting
Here's a fun and easy Rainbow Fish celery painting craft for kids. It's the perfect companion to the book, The Rainbow Fish. Kids will love this one!
Confetti Rainbow Fish Craft
After reading "The Rainbow Fish" with your kids, let them make this fun confetti-covered rainbow fish craft with a free template and instructions.
One Fish Two Fish Felt Craft
Little ones will have fun fishing after making this One Fish Two Fish felt craft for kids.
Kids of all ages will enjoy making a fish windsock and then watching it blow in the breeze.
Paper Plate & Cupcake Liner Fish
This paper plate & cupcake liner fish can be painted in any color. Use red or blue for One Fish Two Fish or rainbow colors for Rainbow Fish.
Easy Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids
This paper plate fish craft for kids is probably the easiest one on this list. Toddlers and preschoolers will love this one.
Paper Plate Fish Craft
I love the 3D scales on this colorful paper plate fish craft. It pairs nicely with The Rainbow Fish.
Paper Plate & Tissue Paper Tropical Fish
Colorful tissue paper squares make this paper plate tropical fish a lovely craft to pair with your favorite fish stories.
Toilet Paper Roll Fish Craft
Here's another fun fish windsock craft made with a tissue paper roll. It's perfect for summer!
3D Paper Fish Craft for Kids
Here's a fun 3D paper fish craft that kids can add to their pond, river, or ocean themed lessons.
Fish Crafts for Kids
Egg carton goldfish craft
Turn an empty egg carton cup into an adorable goldfish with this egg carton goldfish craft. The pipe cleaner lips are my favorite feature!
Crayon Resist Watercolor Fish
If you haven't tried crayon resist painting with your kids, give it a try with this crayon resist watercolor fish. It's perfect for pairing with Rainbow Fish.
Big Mouth Fish Craft
This big mouth fish craft is simple to make with the step-by-step tutorial. They'll love the surprise "big mouth" feature!
Simple Button Fish Craft for Kids
Gather a simple list of craft supplies, and you'll be set to make this button fish craft for kids in no time at all.
Fish Kids Craft out of Cupcake Liners
Mix and match different sizes and colors of cupcake liners for a fun underwater cupcake liner fish craft.
Books About Fish
Fill your book basket with a great collection of fish picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – Meet the bumpy Wump and the singing Ying, and even the winking Yink who drinks pink ink. The silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters will have every child giggling from morning to night.
The Pout-Pout Fish – Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny.
The Rainbow Fish – Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.
Enhance Your Activity Time
This handmade Rainbow Fish felt puppet is perfect for retelling the story over and over again.
This felt story board set is a wonderful accompaniment to the book Rainbow Fish. This set is designed to help children retell this story again and again. A great tool to teach sequencing.
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