With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up (March 2nd, also Read Across America Day), I thought it would be fun to do a fun craft to go along with one of this popular books.
When I was younger, one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Needless to say, my mother’s copy is looking pretty sad from all the times we read the book together.
You may recall that the book begins by talking about all the different kinds of fish. Then the book proceeds to introduce many other interesting characters. As Dr. Seuss puts it, “Funny things are everywhere.”
This Friday, to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, why not read one of Dr. Seuss’s books and do a fun activity or art project with your child? If you read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, you and your child can have fun with a fish art project, just like the one I did today.
Go ahead and download and print these outlines of different fish:
The outlines look like these:
Once you have printed fish outlines, you and your child can decorate the fish any way you wish. Go ahead and make them different, just as all the fish in Dr. Seuss’s book are different.
For this fish, I used a glue stick and scraps of paper. I also used puffy stickers for the eye and the little fin.
For this fish, I used colored pencils and outlined the fish with different layers of color.
For this last fish, I used glitter glue, which is easy to squirt on the page. Just remember that the glitter glue takes time to dry. You may need to set it aside over night before cutting around the edges.
Once you are done, go ahead and use these fish as decorations in your child’s room or on the fridge.
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