From red fish to blue fish to green fish to yellow fish, these easy-to-make Fish Puppets will help your preschoolers learn color words! Creating these Puppet Crafts for Kids are also a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills.
By coloring, cutting, and gluing these puppet crafts, your kids will work on hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more. These developmental skills are important, because they will help children be able to hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book. ‘
Creating crafts is also a great way for young children to work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.
Why Do Kids Need To Learn Color Words?
Did you know that color words are some of the first sight words that your kids will learn to read and recognize? Many of these are frequently used in children’s books and stories, so your kids should memorize them. That way, they can recognize these words automatically when they are reading.
Getting Ready To Make The Fish Puppets:
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- Fish Puppet Templates
What Else Is Needed:
- Craft Sticks
- Googly Eyes
To get this puppet craft ready for your kids to create, click on the button below. Then, download and print the templates. I like to print my resources on white card stock because it is durable, but you can use copy paper too.
How To Make The Fish Puppets:
After reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss or another book about colored fish, your preschoolers will begin making this craft for kids.
First, your kids will pick a fish and read the color word on it. They can choose from red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink, brown, black, or white fish. They will then use crayons to color the fish that color.
Next, your preschoolers will cut out the fish and glue it onto a craft stick. Finally, they will glue a googly eye onto their fish.
After the glue dries, your kids can use their colored fish to act out the book or create their own play.
Creating these book-inspired Fish Puppets is a fun way for your preschoolers to learn their color words, develop their fine motor skills, and much more!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this book-inspired craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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