This activity focuses on Letter F
recognition and learning basic facts about fish. Many
printable materials are available to support the learning activities.
The activities may be conducted over a period of days as part fish
theme unit and within a
broader theme such as an ocean animals, seashore/beach theme,
pets or take care of pets
This activity also includes links to a printable craft, pet care
activities, music and movement activities with fish theme
songs / nursery rhyme and finger play activity.
Suggestion - Include related literature, online reading, or nursery
rhymes and visit Fish
Activities and Crafts to review all the materials to
support a fish theme.
Activity 1: Science - Learning about Fish
Display books with a fish theme
Tip: If you have a book station/area, make sure to display
fish themed books that children can browse and devote some time to
reading and discussing one or a nursery rhyme*
1. Using a colorful fish theme picture book or colorful posters, discuss some basic facts about fish. Ask the children what do
they know about fish and guide the discussion by writing the
information they share in a board.
2. Summarize some facts and here are some suggestions:
- Fish are backboned animals (show children where is their
backbone and ask them to find their backbone and feel it).
- Fish breathe through gills and are cold blooded (we, humans are warm
Fish come in a big variety of shapes, sizes and
- Many fish are edible, meaning we can eat them. Ask the
children if they eat fish. Do they like it?
- Some fish are kept as pets in a fish tank or fish
bowl. Related activity: Take Care of Pets
- Fish live in salt or fresh water environments: oceans,
rivers, streams, lakes, etc.
Activity 2: Alphabet - Letter F is for Fish
or Community Helper & Career > Letter F
is for Fishermen
Activity 3: Art & Crafts
- Five Fish on a
Fish Bowl Craft
Visit this fun craft to address the following skills: colors and
numbers practice 1 to 5.
Activity #4: Nursery Rhymes | Numbers 1 to 5 >The Fish Counting Rhyme : one,
two, three, four, five
This lesson plan includes printable materials to practice numbers and
addresses letter f recognition. Select the one that you feel is
more appropriate for your group and ages. These provide letter F
alphabet and number
Activity 5 > Story time > Fairy tales > The Fisherman and His Wife (Ages 5+)
Read and discuss this classic fairy tale.
Activity #6: Online Puzzle - Fish
Have fun with this 6-piece Fish online puzzle.
Everyone in the family can enjoy this puzzle - adjust the number of
pieces by clicking on the shapes button.
Snack Idea: fishy crackers, baked fish sticks with vegetable dip