Activity: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

With Dr. Seuss Day coming up next Tuesday, I wanted to bring a little activity inspiration to anyone looking for fun and easy crafts to celebrate with their kids! Dr. Seuss Day is such a fun day to celebrate, and especially with toddlers. Between the goofy stories and funny illustrations, the kids love Dr. Seuss books! To bring the spirit of Dr. Seuss into our house this week, we’ve decided to make our own versions of some easy activities for the kids so check back throughout the week for some fun ones!

To kick start the week, Oliver requested a painting project. Here’s our version of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”:

  1. Grab your scissors, cardstock, paper plates, and marker. Outline the shape and size of the fish you want and cut it out. I used both cardstock and the paper plates to cut out the fish. Cardstock was easier but the paper plates were more durable for the kids. Using the marker, add an eye and mouth. I cut out four fish (2 for each kid to paint) and labeled them “one fish”, “two fish”, “red fish”, and “blue fish” (super original, I know).
  2. Cut up your sponges into smaller squares. Use an extra plate as a paint pallet and add the red and blue paint. With a little supervision, let your kids use the sponges to paint their fish.
  3. Let them dry and have fun watching your little ones play with them while you read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”!

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