Fish Theme Activities for Kids

With all the fun we’ve been having learning about fish, I thought I’d share some of the great resources I found to go along with our fish theme.  You’ll find sensory play ideas, fish arts and crafts, learning activities, active play, snack ideas and more.  You could use the ideas to develop a fantastic preschool or kindergarten unit of your own or just pick and choose some activities you think your little ones will enjoy.

40 Fish Theme Activities for Kids...great for preschoolers and kindergarteners!

Get a full week of fish theme lesson plans for 

Home Preschool or your Preschool Classroom.

Sensory Play

Materials for Fish Playdough

Fish Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Slippery Fish Sensory Play from Twodaloo

Go Fish Icy Water Play from Let Them Be Little

Coral Reef Sensory Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Arts & Crafts

Cardboard Fish from Deep Space Sparkle

Cardboard Fish Art from Deep Space Sparkle

Sponge Painted Fish from Teach Preschool

Water Gun Painted Fish Craft from Toddler Approved

Fish Magnet from Happy Hooligans

Fish Fridge Magnet Craft from Happy Hooligans

Bottle Cap Fish Craft from Silly Eagle Books

Marbled Fish Art from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Fish Bowl Lanterns

Tissue Paper Fish Bowl Lanterns from Juggling with Kids

Swimmy Stamp Activity from Mama Jenn

Cardboard Tube Fish Craft from No Time for Flashcards


Fork Painted Fish Art from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Fish Flop Painting from JDaniel4’s Mom

Fish Bowl Paper Plate Craft from Daisy Cottage Designs

Cupcake Liner fish craft

Cupcake Liner Fish Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Bag Fish Craft from Crayola

Tropical Shell Fish Craft from All Free Kids Crafts


Rainbow Fish Puppets from Living Well Spending Less

Soda Bottle Fish Art from Filth Wizardry

Handprint Fish from Craftulate

Potato Mash Fish1

Potato Masher Fish Art from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Origami Fish Art from Artsy Crafts Mom

Puffy Fish Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Fish Color Pages with Gel Paint Recipe from Kids Activities Blog

Learning Activities

19 Books About Fish for Young Kids

Books About Fish from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Preschool Fish Theme Activities from Spell Outloud

Montessori-Inspired One Fish, Two Fish Math Activities from PreK + K Sharing


Go Fishing Math Sensory Play by Cathy James for BabyCentre

One Fish, Two Fish Counting Game with Free Printable from Mama Miss

Free Goldfish Graphing Printable from Oopsey Daisy


Bubble Counting Fish from Little Page Turners

Fishing for Numbers Math Game from Buggy and Buddy

Fish in the Sea Egg Carton Counting Game from Lakeshore Learning

Active Play

craft foam fishing game 10-1

Magnetic Fishing Game from Positively Splendid

Mini Magnetic Fishing Game from Crafts Unleashed

More Fishy Fun


Fine Motor Fishing Snack from Twodaloo

Homemade Goldfish Crackers from food 4 tots

Fruity Fish Snack from Meet the Dubiens


Fish Theme Birthday Party or Play Date from Buggy and Buddy

Swimming Fish Lunch from Meet the Dubiens

Get a Full Week of Fish Theme Learning and Play

Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.


This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:

1) 1-15 Fish and Fish Bowl Counting Mats
2) Uppercase Letter Fish Cards
3) Lowercase Letter Bubble Cards
4) 0-31 Fish Number Cards
5) Fish Patterning and Sorting Cards
6) Fish Roll and Graph Math Game
7) Word Segmenting Fish
8) Shape Fish
9) Fish Word Building Mats
10) Fish Size Ordering and Sorting Cards

Get Your Lesson Plans

Home Preschool Fish Theme Lesson Plans

Preschool Classroom Fish Theme Lesson Plans

More Theme Resources

You can find many more theme ideas and activities on our theme page. We add new themes as we learn about them, so it’s a page you’ll want to keep handy.

Early Childhood Themes...thematic units for preschoolers and kindergarten


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