Have the children put the fish stickers on a piece of blue paper for
a fish scene.
Whale in a Bottle
Fill a two liter pop bottle one quarter full with water (tint blue
food coloring). Fill a balloon with small amount of water (2 or 3
tablespoons should be enough). Fill the balloon with just enough
air to hold its shape, tie the end, push into bottle, add stones, shells,
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Fishes
(to the tune of One Little, Two Little, Three Little
One little, two little, three little fishes
Four little, five little, six little fishes
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes
Ten little fishes in the pond.
Five Little Fishies
Five little fishies, swimming in a pool
(Wiggle five fingers)
The first one said, "The pool is cool."
(Show one finger, then wrap arms around body)
The second one said, "The pool is deep."
(Show two fingers, then hands measure 'deep')
The third one said, "I want to sleep."
(Show three fingers, then rest head on hands)
The fourth one said, "Let's take a dip."
(Show four fingers, then hands 'dive' into water)
The fifth one said, "I spy a ship."
(Show five fingers, then form scope with hands to peer
Fisher boat comes,
(Form 'V' with fingers, then move hands away from body)
Line goes kersplash
(Pretend to throw fishing line)
Away the five little fishies dash
(Wiggle five fingers away)
Five Little Fishes
Use fingers or finger puppets
Five little fishes were swimming near the shore.
One took a dive and then there were four.
Four little fishes were swimming out to sea.
One went for food and then there were three.
Three little fishes said, "Now what shall we do?"
One swam away and then there were two.
Two little fishes were having great fun,
But one took a plunge and then there were one.
One little fish said, "I like the warm sun."
Away he went and then there was none.
Have You Ever Been Fishing?
Have you ever been fishing
On a bright and sunny day?
(Pretend to cast fishing rod)
When all the little fishies
Swimmin' up and down the bay?
(Swim with hands)
With your hands in your pockets,
And your pockets in your pants,
(Put hands in pockets)
And all the little fishies do the
Hootchy Kootchy dance!
(Wiggle hips and do a little dance)
1 (4 serving size) pkg. Berry Blue flavor gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
Pour the gelatin and boiling water into a bowl and stir until the gelatin
is dissolved. Put some ice cubes into your measuring cup and add cold water
until it measures 1 1/4 cups. Add the ice water to the gelatin mix,
and stir until slightly thickened. Then remove any unmelted ice. (If the
mixture is still thin, refrigerate until slightly thickened.) Pour the
thickened gelatin into 4 dessert dishes. Place the gummy fish in the gelatin.
They should look like they are swimming in water. Refrigerate until
set, about 1 hour.
1 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
blue food coloring
gold fish crackers
Add a couple drops of coloring to cream cheese and mix. Spread
onto rectangular crackers.
Put gold fish crackers on top
Slice a weiner lengthwise in half (to an inch from one end), then cut
again in quarters, then again in eighths. (should have 8 legs attached
to a one inch "head"). Poke 2 eyes into the "head" with a toothpick.
Place the cut weiners into boiling water. (Let the kids watch this part
CAREFULLY!!) The eyes will pop out and the legs will curl up - an
Octopus!! Serve with fish crackers, Seaweed & Jellyfish Salad
(lettuce and cucumber).
1 roll of Pillsbury cookie dough
raisins or M & M's
Pre-cut the dough into 1/4" slices. With a plactic knife, the
children can cut a small wedge in the circle for the fish's mouth and attach
the wedge to the circle to make the fish's tail. Add a raisin
or M & M for the fish's eye. Bake according to the package directions.
Let's Go Fishing!
Give the kids pretzel sticks, a dollop of peanut butter, and fish crackers!
The kids can dip their pretzel sticks into the peanut butter and "catch"
the fish crackers, then eat what they catch!
Fish Cakes (Kids love these!!)
3 large potatoes
25 g (1 oz.) butter or margarine
dash of milk
200 g (7 oz.) can tuna chunks, drained
75 g (3 oz.) fresh breadcrumbs
oil, for shallow frying
8 peas (for garnish)
a few sprigs of fresh curly parsley (optional)
cucumber peeled, cut in half lengthwise and very thinly sliced
8 slices of lemon
Peel the potatoes, cut into small pieces and put in the saucepan.
Cover with water. Boil the potatoes for about 15 - 20 minutes, until
soft. Drain the potatoes and return them to the saucepan. Add
the butter, milk and egg. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher
until they are smooth, with no lumps. Spoon the masked potato into
a mixing bowl. Mix in the tuna, breadcrumbs and pepper. Place
the bowl of potato mixture in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
Take the bowl out of the fridge and wet your hands slightly. Divide
the mixture into eight equal portions and, working on a chopping board,
mould them into fish shapes. Shallow fry the fish cakes in hot oil for
about 5 minutes on both sides. Drain the fish cakes on absorbent
paper towelling and transfer to the serving plate. To garnish your
swimming fish, put a pea in position for the eye and, if you wish, a thin
slice of tomato for the mouth of each fish. Use fresh parsley for
air bubbles and a lemon slice for the sun in the sky. Arrange the
cucumber slices in rows to look like the sea under the fish cake.