Dr. Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Activity

one fish two fish red fish blue fish snack


This month’s author is none other than Dr. Suess! 

What better way for me to join this great book luck then highlighting one of the most beloved children’s authors.

The book I choose to highlight is one of daughter’s favorites. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

one fish two fish red fish blue fish

First we read the book together and then my daughter colored this free printable.

one fish two fish red fish blue fish activity


She loved coloring the picture that appears in the book.

one fish two fish red fish blue fish activity

Then we had a one fish two fish snack inspired by Simple Girl at Home. We made a fish bowl, which turned out so fun. To make this fish bowl,  prepare some blue Jello in a medium bowl. When the jello is set add some Swedish fish. My daughter loved eating and playing in this! It also great for sensory play!

one fish two fish red fish blue fish snack

one fish two fish red fish blue fish snack

Next we had a fun one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish bath activity

one fish two fish red fish blue fish bath activity

For this activity you’ll need:

  • multicolored foam sheets (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • scissors
  • marker

Directions: All you need to do is cut out your fish shapes from the foam and then I used a permanent marker to draw a face and fin. I cut out 2 for each color. We had yellow, blue, red, and, green.

First we made a pattern- yellow, green, red, and blue. 

one fish two fish red fish blue fish bath activity

Then we made another pattern. This was a great way to talk about colors.

one fish two fish red fish blue fish bath activity


She then took them off one by one and counted them as she went. She then put them back on the shower wall counting them as she added them. Granted, her counting goes something like this, “one, two, three, six, nine,”. 

one fish two fish red fish blue fish bath activity

She remembered the book because as she kept taking them on and off she would say “one fish, two fish, more fish, more fish”. While those aren’t the exact words, they are pretty close. That is what I love about Dr. Seuss books. The rhyming and repetition is something that even the youngest children pick up on. She really loved this activity. She spent the remaining time in the bath taking the fish off and putting them back on. I think we will definitely be playing with these fish again!

one fish two fish red fish blue fish bath activity


I am so excited to be a part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids this year. I am joining with 40+  other bloggers in highlighting a new children’s author each month. We will be showcasing one book from that month’s author  and providing an activity, craft, recipe or project to go along with the book. This is such a fun way to discover new books!


Below is the Virtual Book Club for Kids Dr. Seuss blog hop. Browse for great Dr. Seuss activities or upload your own!




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  1. says

    Hello Brittany and Isabella,

    I loved your Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish, post so much that I decided to introduce your blog to the Japan Update readers. I hope you don’t mind. I included your blog picture and link.

    I am thinking of starting a blog to follow my daughter’s development. Yesterday she read to us ( making stuff on the way) Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you?. I only read it to her once. The fact that her first language is japanese and I only speak to her in Spanish has me amazed. She inspired this week’s column. I would like to welcome you as a guest columnist. This space has been provided to me for free by the retired founder of the this small weekly paper. I have spent 20 years on this island cleaning beaches and teaching English. The paper is printed on Thursdays and expanded columns are put on-line. Here is a taste of some of the past columns check the website above. Please feel free to contact me. Please let me know if the column brings you any increased traffic. I do not get paid to write it and have been writing since Apri of last year. Wow! Can’t believe its been one year. Best regards E.

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