The School of Fish!


Project Title: 3D Fish

Descriptions: Students create a 3D Fish using crayons and stuffing it with paper

Author: Liza

Grade Level or Target Age Range: Preschool to early elementary

Historical Art Examples or References: N/A

Vocabulary: Scales, fish, circle

Materials: stapler, staples, paper, crayons

Anticipatory set: Read the story Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister as an introduction of fish


  1. Pre-cut fish with a fold on one side
  2. Draw an orange half circle about 1/4 from the front of the fish (look at picture for example)
  3. Color in the lips red of the fish
  4.  Make a black eye on the fish
  5. color the space between the orange line and the lips yellow
  6. Make green lines on the tail
  7. Make blue “U” going along the body to make scales
  8. Color the scales purple
  9. Stuff fish with a sheet of paper and staple around fish
  10. Then hole punch top part of fish and thread yarn through so it can hang

Discussion: Questions for Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister)

  1. Did you ever have something someone else wanted?
  2. How does rainbow fish feel about sharing?
  3. What do you think he should do?
  4. How do the other fish feel about rainbow fish?

Instructional Refelction:

The children become engaged in the story by the questions  enjoyed making their own fish.