You may have noticed we’ve been creating a large mural of tropical fish as we learn about fish. So far we’ve shared the marbled fish craft and the fork painted fish craft that we made for our mural. Today we’re sharing one more way we used process art to create our own unique tropical fish.
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They loved watching to see what designs the paint would make on the paper. Tinker was thrilled to see bubbles popping up through the holes in the potato masher.
She was also fascinated by watching the colors slowly mix together.
In between painting, Lovey liked to watch the paint slowly slide off of the potato masher.
Once the paint was dry we cut out some basic fish shapes and added the new creations to our mural.
To extend the learning even more, you could have preschoolers tell a story about their special fish.
Older kids could write a story and create background pages to show the setting of the story. Then use their fish to “swim” through the scenes as they retell the story.
The Amazon widget below includes some of the books we’ve been reading.
Visit our ocean theme Pinterest Board for more fish activities and ideas for learning about ocean animals.
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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