Have the kids paint a piece of paper or a paper
plate with blue paint. When dry, add an underwater scene with felt
markers. Give the kids some fish stickers to add to their picture.
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, gravel, etc.
Make fishing rods with 1/2 dowelling and string
or fishing line. Tie a large metal paper clip to the string/fishing
line for a hook. Make several fish shapes out of colored construction
paper (make 2 of each shape); glue the matching shapes together, sandwiching
a small piece of sheet magnet between the two pieces near the fish's mouth.
Toss the fish into a plastic tub, pool or bucket and let the kids "Go Fishing"!
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes
One Little, Two Little, Three
(to the tune of One Little,
Two Little, Three Little Indians)
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
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 through)
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
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
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
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
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
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