Rainbow Fish Book Printables

This pack of Rainbow Fish book printables will help you extend the learning after reading Marcus Pfister’s classic story of sharing and friendship. 

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a beloved classic children’s book that teaches fundamental lessons about the importance of kindness and understanding.

This story has been enjoyed for generations, with its simple yet meaningful message about friendship and acceptance resonating with readers young and old alike.

You can use this timeless tale to engage kids of all ages in learning more about Rainbow Fish through our fun printable activities!

With coloring pages, counting activities, matching games and more – these free printables will help bring the magic of Rainbow Fish to life!

Adding book-based activities to your preschool lesson plans can be a great way to encourage storytelling, build literacy skills and increase the fun factor in your classroom.

By integrating book-based activities into your preschool lesson plans, you will be sure to ignite a passion for learning while making some unforgettable childhood memories along the way!

Rainbow Fish Book Printables

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a fun and special story about friendship. We have put together some printables to help kids learn more about Rainbow Fish and his story.

There are coloring pages, counting activities, matching games, and word searches. These activities will help bring the magic of Rainbow Fish to life!

Order a Copy of Rainbow Fish

Grab a copy of Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister! It is perfect for your ocean, fish, and friendship lesson plans!

Activities for Rainbow Fish

After you’ve read the story with your preschoolers, choose a fun Rainbow Fish craft and a snack to extend the experience. The free printable featured below goes right along with the story and pulls out some of the fun learning aspects of the book.

Rainbow Fish Read-Aloud

If you don’t have a copy of Rainbow Fish in your classroom library, you can show children the read-aloud video featured below before moving on to the worksheets and other activities.

Book-Based Worksheets

This Rainbow Fish companion worksheets include eight free printables designed to help preschoolers strengthen important motor skills as well as early literacy concepts.

Color and Trace a Path

Children will trace a line to help Rainbow Fish share his shiny scales. This is a great activity for helping preschool practice pencil control and fine motor skills.

Tracing Lines

This worksheet is a fun way to practice tracking and pencil control as ids trace lines from left to right.

Counting Practice

Identify the number at the start of each row and then color the same number of fish.

Color Page

Children will color their own beautiful Rainbow Fish. They can even add glitter or foil to make a shimmery scale or two.

Rainbow Fish Puzzle

Cut apart the puzzle and assemble to spell the name Rainbow Fish.

Look Alikes

Circle or mark the little fish that are the same in each set.

Match It

Draw a line to match the pictures on each side of the page.

Handwriting Practice

Children will trace words from the book as well as pictures to color.

Parents can use our Rainbow Fish printables with their preschoolers in a variety of ways.

These activities provide an opportunity for children to explore the book and its concepts, learn new skills, and have fun doing it!

Connections to Make with the Book

After reading The Rainbow Fish with your little ones and completing some of the activity pages featured below, choose one or more of these hands-on activities to bring the story to life.

Gather some blue play dough, a fish-shaped cookie cutter, and some colorful sequins, and set up a fun Rainbow Fish play dough activity

I love the sparkly pom poms used to create this Rainbow Fish ornament. You could also put a magnet on the back and hang it on the fridge. 

Snacks and Treats

These little fishy cupcakes are adorable, and they’re so easy to make! Make sure you have some M&M’s on hand to make them. 

Mix up a batch of rainbow Rice Krispie treats, and cut them out with a fish-shaped cookie cutter. 

More Rainbow Fish Stories

There are many other great stories about Rainbow Fish from the same author. In “Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale”, Rainbow Fish meets a new friend and learns an important lesson about being kind, generous and brave.

In “The Seafloor Grand Prix”, Rainbow Fish must use his speed and smarts to rescue his friends from someone who is cheating in a race.

In “Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea”, children join in on an exciting adventure of exploration as Rainbow Fish teaches them all about deep-sea creatures with amazing adaptations!

With so many wonderful stories featuring everyone’s favorite underwater hero, Rainbow Fish is sure to inspire kids to explore their imaginations while learning valuable life lessons along the way.

Teaching Resources

When you present your child with this Rainbow Fish felt board set, they can use the individual pieces to retell the story over and over again. 

This felt magnetic fishing game is a great way to encourage the development of your child’s hand-eye coordination skills. 

Rainbow Fish is a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, but it’s especially powerful for teaching preschoolers about the importance of kindness.

With these fun and interactive printables based on this beloved story, you can help your little ones learn more about Rainbow Fish in an engaging way!

Whether they are coloring pages or practicing handwriting, these activities will provide plenty of opportunities to chat with your children about treating others well.

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  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enjoy the Rainbow Fish activity sheets, our youngsters will love them!