All this week for storybook summer we’re Under the Sea and sharing some fantastic Ocean and Sea Creature themed books today we welcome Kristina from Toddler Approved to share a simple art activity that is so much to connect and create with the book Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
We live in California and LOVE Ocean themed books, crafts, and activities! Last summer we even hosted an Ocean Week over on Toddler Approved filled with playful learning activities for kids.
Today we are so excited to be invited over for Rainy Day Mum’s Storybook Summer Under the Sea week! We will be sharing a simple spin art fish craft along with our favorite ocean book, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
The Rainbow Fish is a book about a little fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. My kids especially love the glittery scales on the front cover of the book. I had one little student who read this book every day for an entire year when I was her teacher. Whenever I read this book now I feel like I am hanging out with an old friend. If you haven’t read the book, you might want to check it out with your little one and give it a try… and then do our spin art fish craft or any of our other favorite rainbow fish crafts afterwards.
To make your own spin art fish craft, you only need these few materials…
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How to make your own spin art fish craft…
Have you ever read The Rainbow Fish?
Have you tried salad spinner art before?
We’ve love you to pop by Toddler Approved anytime and check out some of our other favorite children’s book themed crafts and activities. Here are three favorites:
- One Fish Two Fish Number Pocket Game for Preschoolers
- Zoo Animal Peek A Boo Board to go along with Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
- 6 Favorite Eric Carle book themed crafts and activities
Kristina is a mom of three and the founder of Toddler Approved, a blog where she helps parents capitalize on teachable moments in everyday life and motivates them to discover, create, and learn with their children.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.