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F is for Fish and Frogs

4Fiction

  • It’s Mine by Leo Lionni
    • Two Frogs have trouble sharing!
  • Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni
    • We love this book about a fish who thinks he wants to get out of the water and see the world.
  • This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
    • This is a clever book about a little fish who thinks he will get away with stealing a hat from a much larger fish! The illustrations are stunning.
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
    • Classic Dr. Seuss!
  • A Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer
    • This is a story about a boy who overfeeds his new pet fish and the hilarious consequences that follow.
  • The Pout- Pout Fish by Deborah Diessen
    • A new classic. Our girls love this story about the sad fish who says, ‘”glub, gluuub, gluuuuuuub.”
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    • A classic tale on the value of sharing.
  • Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
    • Vivid illustrations. Great for younger kids.
  • I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty
    • A humorous story about why it is good to be a frog, especially when it comes to your place in the food chain.

Non-fiction

Print this book list out to take to the library! F is for Fish and Frogs

Literacy

  • Make your own Ff is for Fish or Frogs watercolor page.
  • Talk about the sound that F makes. We use the Letter Factory Song (to the tune of the Farmer in the Dell):
    • The F says, “ff.” The F says “ff.” Every letter makes a sound. The F says “ff.”
  • See if your child can think of any other words that start with “ff.” Friend, family, flower, fall, fox, fire
    • Check out books on these topics too!
  • Draw bubble letters Ff and have your child put stickers in the open space. This is good for fine motor skills as well.
  • Download this free letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF
  • Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets that include a letter recognition portion.

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Math and Science

  • Print these free simple fish puzzles! Printable Fish Puzzles
  • Learn the names of different kinds of frogs and fish. Talk about how they are the same and how they are different.
  • Go to a local pet store. Look at and describe the fish.
  • Compare and contrast the fish and tadpoles
    • The National Geographic Early Reader books have good information about this!

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Music and Art

  • Make your own Rainbow Fish.
    • Here is a printable fish. Rainbow Fish
    • Cut out some little scales out of construction paper and aluminum foil. Make sure to start and the back of the fish and work toward the head so that the scales lay the right way.
  • Learn and dance to the Goldfish Song by Laurie Berkner
    • You can find this on Spotify and Amazon Prime Music. We LOVE it! Act out all the things the fish are doing.

PE

  • Play hopscotch, but tell the kids they are a frog and the rock is a fly they have to go get.
  • Play the Frogs and Fish game. Rules and description here.
    • This is a game for a larger group. You could modify by placing a bunch of bean bags (flies) on one side of the room and having students hop over to get the bean bags and bring them back to you one at a time. Add variation by doing different kinds of hops: Skip, hop on one leg, giant frog hop, etc.

Happy Reading!

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