Fish Eyes Collage
This is a great activity to do following a trip to an aquarium, such as the amazing Georgia Aquarium. Having some pictures or sketches your child drew at the aquarium on hand while doing this project could further help to extend their learning.
Prepare the collage materials beforehand.
Cut out basic fish shapes and use double sided tape to adhere them to the NONsticky side of the contact paper.
Then use painter's tape to attach the contact paper to a door or wall with the sticky side out.
Cut other construction paper in bright colors into shapes; circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, etc.
Read Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert with your child. Point out some of the shapes, especially the circle eyes. For older children have them help you find shapes, colors, or count the fish.
After you have enjoyed the book, invite your child to make their own shape fish or have the activity available during free play as one of the options. Encourage them to interact with the materials as they like. Older children may be interested in creating fish like they saw in the story, however younger children may simply be interested in the action of sticking the paper on and pulling them back off. As they explore, continue to emphasize counting, colors, or shapes as you did in the book.
Double sided tape
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert.
- Do a similar activity with glue at the table
- Make fish individually and then attach them to a large mural
- Make a aquarium for your shower with a Shower Curtain Mural
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