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When you create this fun Fish is Fish sensory bin, your students will have an opportunity to reenact the story over and over again.
Book-based sensory bins help you meet your students’ sensory needs while offering them opportunities to play as you introduce them to a new story or reread an old favorite.
In Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni, two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond.
When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, tries to follow in his footsteps, but quickly finds that land is not what he expected.
Friendship truly saves the day in this imaginative tale of a fish out of water.
Fish is Fish Sensory Bin
Book-based activities are a lot of fun, because they allow you to bring the story to life with your students. This particular activity is great for kids in grades PreK-2.
What You’ll Need
- Sensory bowl or tray (large enough and deep enough to hold contents)
- Decorative stones
- Decorative glass gems (clear/turquoise)
- Artificial plants and greenery
- Wood stems
- 2-3 cups of water
- Items mentioned in story: birds, cow, people (doll)
What You’ll Do
Pour water into the bowl or tray.
Add stones and glass gems.
Add the plants to the tray.
Place a few wood stems in the water.
Set the frog and the fish in the tray.
Set the birds, cow, and doll around outside of the tray.
Your students can act out the story using the supplies as he or she reads the story. Or, after reading the story see if he/she can retell/recall the story using the items.
Enhance Your Activity Time
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