`Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? His books are so fun and whimsical. I love the rhyming and repetition which is great for the youngest kids to memorize. One of our favorite Dr. Seuss books is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Below is an extension bath activity and snack to go along with this fun book.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Activity
For this activity you’ll need:
- multicolored foam sheets
How to Make Foam Fish
Step 1. cut out your fish shapes from the foam
Step 2. I used a permanent marker to draw a face and fin
Step. 3 I cut out 2 for each color. We had yellow, blue, red, and, green.
Step. 4 Put in the bathtub and play!
First we made a pattern- yellow, green, red, and blue.
Then we made another pattern. This was a great way to talk about colors.
She then took them off one by one and counted them as she went. She then put them back on the bath wall counting them as she added them. Granted, her counting goes something like this, “one, two, three, six, nine”.
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!
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. My daughter loved eating and playing in this! It also great for sensory play!
Looking to buy One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish? Here is a link for your convenience.
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