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Fish Colors & Bubble Match, Fish Counting, and Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark / Dolphin Felt Board Story / Flannel Board Story Set
Fish Colors & Bubble Match, Fish Counting,
                and Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark Felt Board Story
                / Flannel Board Story Sets  Fish Colors & Bubble Match, Fish Counting,
                and Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark Felt Board Story
                / Flannel Board Story Sets Fish Colors & Bubble Match, Fish Counting, and
                Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark Felt Board Story /
                Flannel Board Story Sets
The above photos show various ways you can use this 35 piece felt set.
1. Match the fish with the same color bubble
2. Fish Count 1-5 or 1-12
3. Fish Colors: Mr. Shark, Mr. Shark / Dolphin, what color fish do you see?  I see a (fish color) looking at me...
4. Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark / Dolphin
5. Use your imagination

Includes 35 Felt Pieces:

* 12 Fish: 2 1/4"
* 12 Bubbles: 1"
* 1 Shark: 6" x 2 2/3"
* 1 Dolphin about 6"

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Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark / Five Little Fish Felt Story
Fish Colors & Bubble Match, Fish Counting, and
                Five Little Fish Teasing Mr. Shark Felt Board Story /
                Flannel Board Story Sets
This is a fun ocean theme or summer theme unit. This five little fish teasing Mr. Shark flannel board story is a fun ocean animal theme that children will enjoy playing with while learning his/her colors and to count numbers from 1- 5.

Includes 6 Felt Pieces:
* 5 Fish: 2 1/4 inches
* 1 Shark: 6 x 2 2/3 inches


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Ocean eBook
QuickCraft theme eBooks are really popular on my site.)
Ocean Crafts & Activities Quick Craft
Ocean Craft Activities

Over 200 printable Ocean Activities.  All printable to A4, ready to go activities.  Teacher/parent resources,
Ocean Activity Sheets, Craft and Cooking plus Ocean children's poems written by an award winning poet.  Activities include, Octopus Fingers, Crustaceans, Pollution, Ocean Science, Cellophane Fish, Shiny Sharks, pirate patch and hat, beach activities and so much more.  For use year after year, quick and easy to use.  A fantastic addition to your Ocean Theme Unit.

Click here to read more and find more theme eBooks that are available from QuickCraft.

Jumbo Connecting Fish - 30 Pieces

Jumbo Connecting Fish - 30 Pieces

Jumbo catch-of-the-day sized for simple building. Easy-to-grasp plastic fish fit together with their fins tails mouths and eyes for added dimension.



Shark Games

Word Shark: Short Vowels Game

Word Shark: Short Vowels Game

The fun begins when each player chooses a Word Shark mat. Player 1 draws a consonant tile from the pile and tries to add it to a word ending on his or her mat to make a word. If the letter cannot be used to spell a word, it is returned to the pile. Then the next player draws a tile and tries to make a word. The first player to fill a mat with words wins!

Use the other side of the mats to spell as many words as you can! Variations allow for crossword puzzles, center activities, cooperative activities, or timed contests!

-Use the games to build reading and spelling skills.
-Children learn about short vowel sounds and beginning consonant sounds.
-Ideal for pairs or small groups of children (1-10 players).
-Great for individual instruction and tutoring at school or at home.
-Variations allow for different skill levels.


Includes: 10 two-sided mats, 58 vowel tiles, 92 consonant tiles


Word Shark: Word Chunks Game

Word Shark: Word Chunks Game

The fun begins when each player chooses a Word Shark mat. Player 1 draws a consonant tile from the pile and tries to add it to a word ending on his or her mat to make a word. If the letter cannot be used to spell a word, it is returned to the pile. Then the next player draws a tile and tries to make a word. The first player to fill a mat with words wins!

Use the other side of the mats to spell as many words as you can! Variations allow for crossword puzzles, center activities, cooperative activities, or timed contests!

-Use the games to build reading and spelling skills.
-Children learn about word families.
-Ideal for pairs or small groups of children (1-10 players).
-Great for individual instruction and tutoring at school or at home.
-Variations allow for different skill levels.


Includes: 10 two-sided mats, 58 vowel tiles, 92 consonant tiles



Picture Sticker Pack - 24 Sheets

Picture Sticker Pack - 24 Sheets

Realistic sticker designs are both fun and educational! Use them to decorate letters party decorations cards games photo albums and art projects! 3 sheets of 8 different themes: fish dinosaurs sea shells sports insects fruits & vegetables and two flower themes.



6''x6'' Origami Paper-18PK/Underwater Shapes

6''x6'' Origami Paper-18PK/Underwater Shapes

Contains 18 papers in underwater patterns Recommended for ages 7 and up


Pegboards-Dog/Fish/Cat/Turtle 4/Pkg

Pegboards-Dog/Fish/Cat/Turtle 4/Pkg

You'll find an assortment of small Perler pegboards in this package for fuse bead activities.  4/pkg.


Perler Fuse Bead Jars 11000 Beads/Jar-Multi
                        Mix

Perler Fuse Bead Jars 11000 Beads/Jar-Multi Mix

Create one of a kind creations with these Perler Fuse Beads.Create designs for keychains coasters or just for fun! Whatever you decide there is no end to the possibilities.


Perler Ironing Paper For Fuse Bead Activities


Viewers Links
Pictures Great White Shark, Sharks, wildlife, Nature Alaska
The Great White Shark - The Naked Scientist 2005.10.19

Fish
Fish Games / Fishing Games
     
Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Game
iplay Hook-a-Fish
Let's Go Fishin
Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Magnetic Fishing Game
Playchest Games Go Fish

Fish Books
               
                
A Swim Through the Sea by Kristin Joy Pratt
A Teacher's Guide to a Swim Through the Sea: Lesson Plans for the Book a Swim Through the Sea by Bruce Malnor
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni
Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway
Fidgety Fish and Friends by Paul Bright
Hello, Fish!: Visiting The Coral Reef by Sylvia Earle
Hooray for Fish!: Candlewick Storybook Animations by Lucy Cousins
How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book) by Caron Lee Cohen
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) by Dr. Seuss
Rainbow Fish Opposites/Opuestos (English and Spanish Edition) by Marcus Pfister
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! by Marcus Pfister
Swimmy (Knopf Children's Paperbacks) by Leo Lionni
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark by Will Grace (Note: This book is great.  My children enjoy it too.)
What's It Like to Be a Fish? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) by Wendy Pfeffer


Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni  This is about a fish and a tadpole that turns into a frog.
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister
These books mentions friends.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss or in Spanish
One Fish Two Fish Concentration (Matching Game)

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfister
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue Physical Education Lesson @ PEC

Physical Education
Make a Fish Bean Bag and then toss it to each other.

My Pages
Fish & Turtles Do the ones that deal with "fish".  There are songs, fingerplays, picture resources, coloring pages, and information about fish on this page.

Fish Crafts (and Puppets) & Music
Wriggling Wooden Fish - Set of 12

Wriggling Wooden Fish - Set of 12

Sail on an ocean of creativity with these wooden fish! Made of unfinished wood they are easy to decorate with Liquid Watercolor paint markers and more. Fish really bend and measure 4 long.



Liquid Watercolor 100 Paper Super Shapes 5
                      Designs - 100 Sheets

Liquid Watercolor 100 Paper Super Shapes 5 Designs - 100 Sheets

Brush dab and spray your way to an easy exciting colorful project with these big bold Liquid Watercolor paper shapes. This super pack includes 100 shapes - 20 each of 5 fun designs: fish butterfly star heart and flower. Each design is approximately 9W x 7H.





Hawaiian Sea Life Origami: A Beginner's Step-by-step Guide by Laurie Ide

For crafts #1-4, you can play "The Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals by Saints-Saens you while swimming in the sea (ocean).
More for ideas, visit my site: Activities Using Music from Saint-Saens & Moussorgsky.

1.  Fish Craft:
Draw some (or only one) fish on a piece of paper.  Decorate them (it) how you want (use water colors, markers, crayons, kids paint, tissue paper, etc.)  Cut them (it) out.  If desired, glue onto another piece of paper.

Optional: Tape a long piece of yarn (about an adults arm length) on the back of the front of the fish or tape (or glue) a craft stick on the back of the fish.

2.  Flying Fish Craft:
Fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise. Cut a tail to be about 3 inches. From there, make a fish body. Cut a piece off to make a mouth. Decorate it how you want (use water colors, markers, crayons, kids paint, tissue paper, etc.)  Tape a long piece of yarn (about an adults arm length) on the back of the front of the fish.  

3. Have the children color a fish located at one of the below links:
Ivy's Coloring Book (Fish) This is a two sided fish.
Aquademics - Art
You can make a fish puppet using the previous links.  Have the children color the fish with crayons, markers, kids paint, glitter & glue, etc. (Supervise the use of glitter and glue.)  Make this a fish puppet by taping a craft stick (or yarn-about an adults arm length) on the back of the fish.

4.  Use the patterns at: Preschool Express: Fish Patterns or Template shape 8 @ Activity Village.
Decorate, (laminate), and tape the fish on a craft stick.  Pretend to be a fish as you sing these songs.

Under the Sea Craft
Draw different fish, sharks, (and other sea animals (octopus, whales, etc).  Decorate using water colors, markers, crayons, kids paint, etc.  Tape or hang them in a box.  You can glue blue paper in the box or paint it blue. 

Other Fish Crafts:
Draw your own fish in the fish bowl @ First-school.

Decorate Your Own Sealife - Set of 12

Decorate Your Own Sealife - Set of 12

Plush cloth sea animals are a delightful arts and crafts project for all ages. Excellent to decorate with fabric markers paint and more. Includes 3 each of starfish seahorse fish and sea turtle designs.


Wiggly Eye Suncatchers- Set of 20

Wiggly Eye Suncatchers- Set of 20

Let the sun shine in! Adorning this adorable collection of friendly-faced animal sun catchers is a lively art project everyone will enjoy. Hang them in a window and marvel at the rays of light that stream through them or use them as ornaments. Decorated sun catchers make great gifts for all occasions.



Giant Finger Paint Paper Fish - Set of 12

Giant Finger Paint Paper Fish - Set of 12

Children will love expanding their creativity to fit these Giant Finger Paint Paper Shapes. Discover the story of Jonah or the miracle of Two Fishes and Five Loaves with our Giant Fish. Use the Giant Crosses for Sunday School projects and classroom decoration. Also the Giant Kids shapes work great for life-size portraits and self-awareness activities. The durability and large size of these shapes provide a great space for finger painting stamping brush painting or collage work. Fish measure 24H x 36L. Crosses measure 24H x 18L. Kids measure 35H x 18W.



Music & Pretend Play
Lay on the floor or stand up.  Play "The Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals by Saints-Saens while you pretend to be any kind of fish swimming in the sea (ocean).

Preschool Education: Music & Songs - Sea Animals

Fish Hands-on Activities & Pretend Play
Fish Chunky Puzzles

Fish Chunky Puzzles

Little hands will love putting these 9 big puzzles together. Each one presents a different theme - natural wood base chunky easy-to-hold pieces are 5/8 thick painted front and back and fit neatly into their spots on the colorful board. Puzzles have 4 - 7 pieces each and are 11 5/8 L x 8 3/8W when completed.



Fishbowl Fill N Spill

Fishbowl Fill N Spill

Children can have their own under the sea adventure with these plush sea creatures. Set of 4: fish sea horse octopus and starfish. Comes with soft mesh-bottomed fishbowl. High-quality fabric material with phthalate-free plastic. Ages 6 months and up.



Fish Snacks / Fish Cooking (Home Economics)
Eat fish sticks, tuna sandwiches, or other types of fish.
Make fish shaped sugar cookies or biscuits.  (See The Pratt Family Cookbook.)

Fish Science Activities
Go to a pet store or another place that has various fish.  Observe what they do.  Talk about it.

Fish X-rays
Animal X-Rays - Set of 13

Animal X-Rays - Set of 13

Real x-rays printed on transparent heavy-duty plastic - perfect for use on light tables! Includes x-rays of mammals birds fish reptiles and amphibians. Sizes range from 3 1/2 x 6 3/4 up to 8 x 10. Includes idea guide.



The Rainbow Fish Ideas/Story Bag
1.  Rainbow Fish Books at Amazon.com
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister or (Spanish: El Pez Arco Iris) Play the Cassette or CD while reading the book.
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale

Other Rainbow Fish books.
2. Cassette or CD of "The Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals by Saints-Saens.
3. Fish Crafts
4. Rainbow Fish Home Economics / Snacks
Rainbow Fish Sugar Cookies / Biscuits / Pretzels
Use a fish cookie cutter.  (If you don't have a fish cookie cutter follow the following instructions: To make fish, use a circle cookie cutter and stretch it a little bit. cut a triangle for the tail.  Put some water on the bottom of the triangle so it will stay together after it is cooked.)  (Use one of the following recipes: Sugar Cookies / Dairy-free Sugar Cookies, Biscuits / Dairy-free Biscuits, or Pretzels.)  Bake the sugar cookies, biscuits, or pretzels according to the directions in the recipe.  After baking, spread some water on your fish.  Sprinkle colored sugar on them (for scales).  Make sure to share your scales (colored sugar shaker) with your friends.

Rainbow Toast
Use a fish cookie cutter.  (If you don't have a fish cookie cutter follow the following instructions: To make fish, use a circle cookie cutter and stretch it a little bit. cut a triangle for the tail.  Put some water on the bottom of the triangle so it will stay together after it is cooked.)  For each color, take 1 tablespoon milk (rice/soy/cow's) and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sugar and mix it.  Place some of the milk mixture in small jars, glasses, small margarine containers, or other containers.  Repeat for the amount of colors you want.  It takes 1 drop to make each color. Take sugar cookie dough, biscuit, or a piece of white bread.  Paint with some of the milk using a pastry brush or small paint brush. Mix the colored milk to make different colors.  Bake the sugar cookies, biscuits, or pretzels according to the directions in this recipe handout.  For the bread, put the bread in the oven or a toaster oven and take it out when it is lightly brown.

5.  Rainbow Song Online or cassette/CD.
6.  Related Links:
The Rainbow Fish @ DLTK
Crafts, links, books (in different languages), and videos

Math
Go Fish Game @ Crayola
Sea Creatures: Make a Fishing Game

Misc. Rainbow Fish Links
Reading Rainbow Fish Mobile

Fish Links
Birch Aquarium Virtual Tour
The Tropical Fish Page
Yahooligans: Download Pictures of Fish
Yahooligans: Fish
Fish Theme - @ Child's Play Family Daycare Crafts & Activities , Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes, and Recipes
Shedd Aquariam Lesson plans, interactive online activities, explorer's guide, and more

Fish Printables
A Child's Place: Fish Activities, games, fish printables
A to Z Teacher Stuff: Ocean Mini-Books
Download a "Free Sample" called "I See A Fish" (colors).
AFUNK: Fish Coloring Book
CyberSleuth Kids: Fish Coloring Pages
eduplace- Fish Shape Book with and without lines (pdf)
Doliphinman Free Worksheets
Environmental Coloring Sheets - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Fish coloring pages
Family Works! Coloring Book Page: Fish
Familyeducation.com: Schools of Fish
Fish Printouts - EnchantedLearning Including facts
The Fish Counting Rhyme and Five Fish in a Fishbowl Craft @ First-School Trace the 1-5 fish
Four Fishies @ Christy's Clipart
Ivy Coloring Book: Fish
Kids Online Playground at Nature's Hideway Coloring pages, fish dot-to-dot, fish color by number, etc.
KidZone: Fish Dot-to-Dot (1-9)
PBS: Reading Rainbow: Sea Ya!: Fish Mobile
TCM: Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On (pdf) Fishbowl with 10 fish in it (a coloring & counting activty) and Poetry (Ten Little Fishies) and fish.  You can use the "Fishbowl" with the poem

Crafts
DLTK's Crafts: Triangle Fish
Danielle's Place: Fish Puppet
Danielle's Place: Goldfish
The Chalkboard: Art Activities - Rainbow Fish
About.com Fish Craft Project
 
Online Fish Activities
Birch Aquarium Virtual Tour
Build-a-Fish @ Shedd Aquarium (Grades 3-6)
Find the Funny Fish
Hiding in the Sea @ NIEHS
Build-A-Fish - MARE's
Match Fish Colors
One Fish Two Fish Concentration (Matching Game)
Protect the Fish in Our Seas Online Coloring @ NIEHS
Somethin' Fishy! @ Scholastic
I Caught a Fish @ Sunshine Online (Colors)
Online Connect the Dots Sea Horse (1-13) @ Enchanted Learning
Squish The Fish @ Shedd Aquarium (K-2)
Swim with the Goldfish! @ NIEHS
Wrasse Jigsaw Puzzle

Middle School and High School Fish Online Activities
Mysteries of Apo Island @ Shedd Aquarium Grades 6-9 This island is in the Philippines
Conservation Investigation: Seahorses Grades 9-12 @ Shedd Aquarium

Online Fish Songs
3 Little Fishies Dance & Song (animated)
3 Little Fishies @ A Magical Musical Place for Children
Did You Ever Go A Fishin' @ NIEHS (Part of song Turkey in the Straw)
Three Little Fishies (animated)
Fishy in the Brook with music
Five Little Tunafish with music
Five Little Fishies (action song)

Eel
Letter E Coloring Pages @ DLTK-Kids

John Dory
John Dory Fish Printout (and facts) @ Enchanted Learning

Leopard Darter
US EPA - Endangered Species Picture Book: Leopard darter (fish)

Needlefish
Indian River Lagoon Coloring Book - Needlefish (pdf) It also has information about this fish

Rays
Rays Printouts @ Enchanted Learning Including facts

Sting Ray
Coastal Coloring Book - Sting Ray

Sawfish
Crayola Activity Book: Sawfish
You need to become a member to view the printout
Komodo Dragon, Narwhal (in the Artic), and Sawfish
SSC Shark Specialist Group: Sawfish

Sea Horse
AFUNK: Sea Horse Coloring Book
Moby's Mobile: Sea Horse Printable
See online activities.

Shortnose Sturgeon
Shortnose Sturgeon @ LAcoast
US EPA - Endangered Species Picture Book: Shortnose Sturgeon

Sharks

Shark Books
 
Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! by Anne Schreiber


Wild Republic Polybag Shark 6 Pieces

Great White Shark
Great White Sharks: Animal Information, Pictures, Map -- National Geographic Kids

Hammerhead Shark
Crayola Activity Book: Hammerhead Shark
You need to become a member to view the printout

Leopard Shark
This shark has spots.
Photo: Moving Leopard Shark

Sharks

Shark Books

Viewers Links
Pictures Great White Shark, Sharks, wildlife, Nature Alaska

Other Links
AFUNK: Shark Coloring Book

Coastal Coloring Book - Shark
Skarks @ EnchantedLearning.com
SSC Shark Specialist Group: Sawfish

Trout

Trout Books

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout

Wrasse
Dragon Wrasse There is also a colored photo of this fish
Go to online activities for an online jigsaw puzzle

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