Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2. Celebrate with your preschoolers and these fun activities.
Today’s “Teaching with Picture Books” selection is Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. This is a great book for facilitating discussions about fish, counting, colors, opposites, rhyming words, and more. I love when one picture book presents so many learning opportunities. And, since it’s by Dr. Seuss, it’s just plain fun to read.
Come discover fifteen hands-on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish activities to use alongside the Dr. Seuss book. Your young learners are sure to love each one!
15 One Fish Two Fish Activities
As I mentioned above, there are many different topics in One Fish Two Fish that you can explore with your preschoolers. The most prominent concept in most of Dr. Seuss’s books is the rhyme. Call out a word, and see if your little one can make a rhyme. Count the humps on the Wump. Find opposites throughout the book – sad/glad, old/new, etc. Of course, there are different colored fish, as well. The possibilities are endless.
Hands-On Fun with One Fish, Two Fish
I ran out of time to do a hands-on activity to go along with One Fish, Two Fish so I turned to some of my preschool blogging friends for help. Here are some fun hands-on activities and crafts (and even snacks) that will go along great with this book.
- East Coast Mommy has a fun handprint craft with a free printable. She also has some other fun fish-themed snacks and games designed to go with this book.
- Add a little fishy fun to your math lessons with this One Fish Two Fish counting game from Mama Miss.
- You can find a tasty treat over at Learning 2 Walk. It’s tasty and super easy to make.
- Inspiration Laboratories has a fun fish-themed sight words game that’s perfect for this book!
- Scroll down on this page at Homeschool Share to find fun printables you can use with One Fish, Two Fish (and many more Dr. Seuss books).
- Your little ones will love helping you make this One Fish Two Fish Popcorn Munch from Mom Endeavors.
- Here’s a great color-mixing activity from Mini Monets and Mommies.
- Your kids will love fishing for rhymes with this activity (complete with free printables) from Kitchen Floor Crafts.
- With some crafts sticks, construction paper, and this tutorial from Glued to My Crafts, your preschoolers can make their own fish.
- Children can make their own fishbowl craft like this one from I Can Teach My Child.
- Kids Activities Blog shares fun fish cupcakes that you can make for snack time or dessert.
- Little ones can work on their fine motor skills as they go fishing with these felt fish from Living Life and Learning.
- Here’s another fun fish craft from I Heart Crafty Things.
Free Fish-Counting Fun Printable
Here’s a fun little freebie for your preschoolers. Print out both pages. I recommend laminating them for stability. Cut apart the fish cards. Have your little one roll a dice and count the dots. Place the same number of fish in the fishbowl. Continue to play until your little one is out of fish. This would be fun to do with goldfish crackers, too.