Dr. Seuss Craft for Preschool (FREE fish pattern printable)

Dr Seuss crafts preschool
Dr. Seuss Fish Craft for Preschool

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday we made this easy fish after reading the story “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish”. Dr. Seuss books are a wonderful way to introduce rhyming  words to young children. This book is quite long for some pre k students (63 pages), but the children enjoyed the vibrant illustrations, interesting characters, and pointing out the different rhyming words in the story!

Materials needed:

1. Fish pattern-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD———> preschool-fish-pattern

2. Construction paper

3. Glue

4. Scissors

5. Googly eyes, pom-poms, and collage materials (foam shapes, sequins, tissue paper squares)

6. Markers

To begin the children traced a cardboard fish pattern onto construction paper and cut it out. They were given the opportunity to choose which size googly eye they wanted- big, medium, small. Providing a size choice embedded math skills into this art activity. The children also used markers to draw additional details on their fish. We added a pom- pom to the tail and decorated with different collage materials. The children enjoyed this craft, were able to independently complete the activity, and make creative choices!

Vocabulary: Dr. Seuss, author, illustrator, rhyming words, big, medium, small, trace

Benefits of activity: fine motor skill practice, creative expression, story retelling, rhyming words, size comparison, community helper discussion (author and illustrator)




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