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Over 27 Fish Activities and Crafts for Kids

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Kids just love learning about the water and the animals that live in it. Did you know that there are over 30,000 different species of fish? It’s true!

And they don’t just live in oceans either. There are fish living in rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, even in your neighbor’s aquarium!

If you have little ones who love studying aquatic life, they’ll have a blast with these fish activities and crafts for kids! In fact, since there are over 27 different ideas listed, you’ll have plenty of “fishy” fun to last for weeks.

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Fish Activities and Crafts for Kids:

Paper plate crafts are great ways for little ones to get in on the crafting fun, so this Handprint Paper Plate Fish Craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers!

Love the classic kids’ book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish? Make this fun One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Fishbowl Craft.

Have extra cupcake liners laying around? This adorable Paper Plate Cupcake Liner Fish makes good use of them!

If you’re working on counting skills with your kids, try this simple Fish Crackers Counting Activity.

Stamping is always a fun activity for tiny hands. Making an easy Fish with Stamped Scales Craft helps kids improve fine motor skills and learn about fish!

Learn about starfish – one of the unique species of ocean animals – with this roundup of great Starfish Books for Kids.

Make a beautiful suncatcher for a sunny day with The Rainbow Fish Window Art craft!

Handprint crafts are great for the smallest learners! This Easy Handprint Fish Craft is perfect and a quick art activity for preschoolers.

Looking to make a craft that you can keep for a while? Try making this adorable Paper Fan Fish by Red Ted Art!

10. If you’re looking for a full Montessori unit about fish, this hands-on Fish Unit is loaded with phonics activities, counting, and sequencing for young ones!

The moral of The Rainbow Fish is that sharing makes everyone happy. Use this sweet Rainbow Fish Sharing Craft to help kids practice sharing while making the craft.

Use the book “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” to teach math skills from a Montessori standpoint with these Montessori-Inspired One Fish Two Fish Math Activities.

Take advantage of a sunny day to create a Fish Sun Catcher Craft. Be sure to hang it in the window when you’re finished!

When you finish reading the book “The Pout-Pout Fish”, use these The Pout-Pout Fish Activities to extend your learning!

If you’re working on helping preschoolers learn about the letter “F”, trying using this pre-K F is for Fish Unit.

Kids love clownfish! Help them practice counting and number recognition with this printable Count the Clown Fish Activity!

Did you know you can make art with a fork? Try this Fork Painted Fish Craft with your kids!

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Have you ever made crafts with paint chips? This cute Paint Chip Fish Craft is a perfect way to use up paint chips and help kids work on naming their colors.

Have your children collect some bottle caps and then make this adorable Bottle Cap Fish Craft.

This Fish Paper Craft is easy enough for kids to make, but pretty enough to work as a decorative garland for a party!

Do your kids love the book The Rainbow Fish? Use these Activities and Crafts Inspired by The Rainbow Fish to extend your unit!

If you’re studying jellyfish with your kids, encourage them to improve their reading skills and learn more about these animals with these fun Jellyfish Books for Kids.

The art of origami seems complicated, but even little ones can learn how to make simple origami shapes, such as this Easy Origami Fish.

Teach your preschoolers how to recognize their letters and learn to play “Go Fish” with this Preschool Alphabet Go Fish Game.

Toilet paper rolls are a simple craft material, because they’re super easy to find! Use a few spare rolls to make this Toilet Paper Roll Fish Craft.

Jellyfish are super cool animals for kids to learn about. Use recycled materials to create this Homemade Jellyfish Recycled Craft.

Busy bags can be a lifesaver for moms of toddlers. Make this Felt Fish Busy Bag for Toddlers to help tots learn about fish quietly!

There aren’t many crafts that use aluminum foil, so this Foil Fish Craft is both cute and unique!

More Fish Resources for Kids:

1. DK Eyewitness Books: Fish

2. Fish, Fish, Squish! Action Game

3. Wish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures

Whether you’re studying sea life in your homeschool, planning an ocean-themed party, or reading a fun kids’ book about the rivers of the world, these fish activities and crafts for kids will keep your kiddos entertained!

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These are just adorable!