The Rainbow Fish, with is shimmering scales, is the most beautiful fish in the ocean. But he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend--until he learns to give away some of his most prized possessions.
We went over the importance of friendship with others, and made a list on the a dry easier board of qualities (what a good person should be) that a good person that friends have or should have.Group Activity:We listened to music and did fish like movements to the music.
We watched the DVD "Rainbow Fish: Dazzle the Dinosaur" that we borrowed from our public library. The DVD includes the story of Rainbow Fish based on the book that we read.
For Art and Crafts, we made Rainbow Fish. This is our our craft idea.(I have not seen it anywhere online) For this project, we worked together making it.
metallic gift bag for Shimmery scales
a cup of water and paint brush.
1. I drew a picture of Rainbow Fish (from looking at the book cover) onto a paper plate.
2. My oldest helped cut out oval shapes out of different colors of tissue paper. ( red, blue, purple and orange) For the shimmery scales of Rainbow Fish, we used a silver metallic gift bag I got at the Dollar tree.
3. Start gluing the tissue with watered down glue. We simply poured some Elmer's glue in a plastic cup and add a little water until the mixture is like a liquid consistency.
Another Variation on making a Rainbow Fish can be found at A to Z Teacher Stuff under the craft Wax Relief Fish. We may make this one in the future but for now we are enjoying our
Rainbow Fish that we made.
Here's a link to print out your own Rainbow Fish pages.
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