This week we're celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with lots of Seussian activities! Today, we read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and used it as a jumping point for some color activities.
To prep for this activity, I cut fish bowl shapes out of blue construction paper and simple fish shapes out of an assortment of other colors. We used the fish shapes for our game and our craft.
Color Racing Game: Each child received a fish in every color of the rainbow plus brown. While reviewing each color, we also focused on the beginning sound and letter for each color. The kids set their fish on the table in front of them. Then, I would call out a color and they would race to find that color and raise it up. There are lots of variations for this. I chose to have the kids put their fish on the table so that those who are still struggling with their colors (and the little ones) could watch the bigger kids and match their fish to the correct color. To make this more challenging, you could have the kids put their fish in a brown paper bag and pull the correct color out. I also chose a tamer version of this game because we had just come in from playing outside for an hour. Another, more active, alternative would be to have the kids put their fish inside of fish bowls (or regular bowls) and create a starting and finish line. Then, the kids could race to their bowl, find the correct color and race to bring it back to you. I would also recommend using cardstock or poster board if you use the racing method to cut down on the number of fish torn in the excitement :)