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This pack of Rainbow Fish book printables will help you extend the learning after reading Marcus Pfister’s classic story of sharing and friendship.
Children will love the book The Rainbow Fish. It’s a classic story of a beautiful fish who learns what it takes to be a good friend. This book is a great addition to your ocean or fish-themed preschool lessons. And, these book-based activity pages are a great way to extend the book with your little ones.
Rainbow Fish Book Printables
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.
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. Learning 4 Kids
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. That Kids Craft Site
After reading the story with your kids, let them make this fun confetti-covered rainbow fish craft with a free template and instructions. Teaching with Children’s Books
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. Two Sisters Crafting
Mix up a batch of rainbow Rice Krispie treats, and cut them out with a fish-shaped cookie cutter. Made With Happy
Rainbow Fish Printable
For preschoolers who enjoy coloring, I’ve included a cute Rainbow Fish coloring page. After coloring the page, kids can add silver glitter to a few scales to make them shiny.
This pack includes a few tracing pages. One page is a maze-style page while the other has kids trace from left to write as they will do when they start reading and writing.
On the count and color page, kids will identify the number in each row and color the same number of fish. This pack focuses on numbers 1-5.
There is a fun Rainbow Fish puzzle. Kids can cut apart the pieces and reassemble them while naming the letters that spell Rainbow Fish.
There are two pages that focus on visual discrimination where children will look for matching pictures.
Lastly, there is a handwriting practice page on which children will trace vocabulary words from the story.
More Rainbow Fish Stories
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Rainbow Fish stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Rainbow Fish Colors – Rainbow Fish’s undersea world is filled with colorful creatures, and the most colorful of all is Rainbow Fish himself, sharing his glittering silver scales with his friends.
Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish – When Little Rainbow Fish can’t fall asleep, there’s only one thing that can help—his Mommy! Little Rainbow Fish’s mom promises to watch over him, no matter if he is in the ink cloud of an octopus, lost in the deep blue sea, or simply having a bad dream.
The Rainbow Fish Opposites – In keeping with the classic picture book story, The Rainbow Fish, the book ends with the most satisfying opposite of all—give and take—as Rainbow Fish shares one of his shining scales with a friend.
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.