Life Cycle of a Fish for Kids

Are you looking for some fish activities to use with your preschoolers? This pack is the perfect tool for teaching the life cycle of a fish for kids.

These life cycle activities are perfect for preschool and kindergarten. Kids will love learning and/or reviewing the stages of a fish’s life cycle as they complete the activities in this pack.

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Add these free life cycle activities to your spring and summer preschool lessons.

Life Cycle of a Fish for Kids

Before you start using these fish life cycle worksheets, teach your preschool some fun facts about fish.

You can use one or more of the books I’ve shared below, or you can just share these interesting tidbits:

• There are over 30,000 species of fish.

• Jellyfish and starfish are not really fish.

• Fish have nostrils, but they breathe with their gills.


To use these worksheets with your preschoolers, all you’ve got to do is print them out. They are ready for use immediately. No prep work required!

However, you can make the activities reusable by laminating them and using velcro dots on the cut/paste pages.

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There are three activities included in this activity pack. The first page is a life cycle of a fish mini-book.

I suggest printing this page on regular printer paper. Have students write the correct vocabulary word on the line in each box (seed, sprout, etc.)

You may need to write the vocabulary words on a note card or post it for kids to look at as they write the words.

Cut apart the pages and staple them to create a mini book, if you’d like.

Not only does this page reinforce vocabulary words associated with the life cycle of a fish, but it’s a great way to introduce or reinforce the sight words I, see, and a.

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The next activity in this pack is a sequencing activity. One sheet is a numbered sequence mat. The other is a set of four sequence cards.

Print these two pages on regular printer paper. You can use colored printer paper if your kids don’t enjoy coloring.

Now, have your kids cut out the sequencing cards. This is a great way to let preschoolers strengthen their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut out the cards.

Glue the cards in the correct order on the sequencing mat.

If you’d like to make this activity reusable, you can laminate the cards and the mat. Add a velcro dot to each box and to the back of each card.

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Finally, there is a one-page sequencing activity. Kids can color the life cycle pictures, or you can print the page on colored paper.

Have kids cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page. This is another opportunity for them to practice their scissor skills.

Or, you could build other fine motor muscles by letting them use a ½” circle punch to cut out the numbers.

Have them glue the numbers beside the appropriate image to sequence the life cycle of a fish.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about fish. 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.

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Swimmy – Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.

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.

Fish is Fish – 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.

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This Frog Pond loose parts kit is perfect for pretending while reading Frog and Toad or any other froggy book! These items are perfect to add to homemade play doh or just on their own!

Themed sensory bins are a great way to teach kids about colors, shapes, textures and numbers. The Ponds themed sensory bin filler sets fill your bins of all shapes and sizes.

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