I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books and have probably read One Fish, Two Fish, red Fish, Blue Fish more times than I could even remember! It’s a staple childhood book that is for sure. Today is Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss Day as many schools call it. Usually this week, your child would be participating in all things Seuss related. I truly do miss those days as spirit days were always my favorite! I can’t wait to get to experience it with my children.
I created this printable for the kids to do a fun activity and tie it to the book as well.
After reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish we then sat down at the table with the printable and a box of Goldfish. I place one fish in the top box and we counted “one” and then two fish in the second box and counted “two” and so on until we got to five in the last box. I went back with the kids and counted each fish in the box and then we talked about the color of the boxes and the color of the fishes. Everything is a teachable moment!
After we were done counting all the fish and talking about the colors, I told the kids they could eat the fish which was totally their favorite part of course. While they were eating the Goldfish and having a snack, I re-read the book to Giovanni.
It was absolutely the perfect activity for their age and they enjoyed counting the fish and the joy on their face as they kept counting and realizing they were right was absolutely priceless!!
Below are some photos of our activity!
You too can do this at home with your littles but heading to my free resource library (click the photo below) and downloading this free printable! Just enter in your email to the right and you will get an email with the password to be able to download this printable as well as coloring pages, checklist, SVGs and much more!
That is super cool.
I love Dr. Seuss and I plan to introduce it to my little girl once she’s 4-5. I agree with you that it’s educational and really a good book. Thank you for sharing your activity/ experience.