Are you learning about fish? Or do you just love everything ocean-related? Dive in with these 25 fun fish activities.
Learning About Fish
Fish are fascinating: they are slippery and agile and breathe underwater. When you only read about fish in books, you miss the opportunity to make learning stick. Visit the aquarium, keep a fish tank, go fishing, or (if you’re lucky) try snorkeling! These experiences are invaluable.
You can also take advantage of multisensory learning by trying some of these fun fish activities. By actively participating in learning, children will remember more about fish and also have fun in the process.
Kid-Friendly Fish Activities
How do you make learning about fish both accessible and fun? You have lots of options. You can create crafts, perform science experiments, do fun worksheets, or make fish-themed snacks. This list of 25 fish activities has something for everyone, from simple-to-make crafts to gift-worthy creations.
What You’ll Need for Fish Activities
Each of these activities has its own supply list, but most of the supplies are readily available. You’ll want to make sure your craft bin is stocked with these necessities to make doing these activities a cinch.
- Coloring supplies (crayons and markers)
- Paint (watercolors and acrylics)
- Construction paper or colored cardstock
- Plain paper
- Glue sticks
- Paper plates
Fish Activities That Kids Love
Fun Fish Activities
Get started with these fun facts about fish.
Yep, it's true. A seahorse is a fish. Make this adorable seahorse craft with your kids.
Here are some various fish crafts for preschoolers.
You can turn the bathtub into a learning expedition on fish!
Rainbow Fish Craft Ornament for Kids
Make a fish ornament with colored paper and glittery pompoms.
Fish & Seaweed Sight Word Activity
Hungry fish can help your child learn to read by gobbling up Dolch sight words!
Fish Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]
Turn your child's handprint into an adorable fish with this craft.
Tropical Seashell Fish Craft
Gather some seashells, add some bright paint and googly eyes, and–ta-da!–you have a cute little fish.
Ice Fishing Experiment for Kids
It's time for some science! Learn about fish and ice with this ice fishing experiment.
Watercolour Fish Craft (using a printable fish template)
This beautiful template is just begging for watercolors to create dazzling fish. You can create a whole school of rainbow beauties!
Easy Origami Fish for Kids
With a few simple folds, you can create fish with the Japanese art of paper folding.
Fish Themed Baking Soda Slime
Make a glittery blue ocean of slime for some tiny model fish.
Fun Ocean Theme Salt Painting
Use the amazing effect of salt on watercolor paint to create a beautiful watery background for some cutout fish.
X for X-Ray Fish Craft with a Printable Template
Teach the letter X by making an x-ray fish.
Foil fish craft :: ocean theme for preschool
A sturdy fish template. some shiny aluminum foil, and some markers are all it takes to make these glistening fish.
Fish is Fish Sensory Bin
The charming book Fish Is Fish comes alive with this sensory bin.
Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Fish Craft
An ordinary paper plate can be transformed into a tropical fish.
Summer Fish Shirt
Update the summer wardrobe and complete a fun fish activity at the same time!
one fish two fish Rice Krispies treats
"One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish." Dr. Seuss's words can also be delicious!
Paper Plate Tropical Fish
Here is another craft idea that turns plates into fish!
Tape Resist Clown Fish
Little hands will have no problem making clown fish stripes when you use tape to mark them off.
Keeping Pet Fish: Everything you need to know about Fish Care!
Would you like to keep a fish as a pet? Read this first!
Practice fine motor skills by tracing fish with these worksheets.
3D Paper Fish Decoration - Red Ted Art - Make crafting with kids easy & fun
Use folded paper to make a fish that literally stands out from the rest.
Paper Plate Valentine’s Day Fish with Heart Shapes
This paper plate fish is perfect for Valentine's Day!
The Ultimate List of Fish Activities for Kids
Learning about fish is a joy with these fish activities. Whether your child is in preschool or middle school, there is a fish activity he’ll love on this list.