Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Fish Lesson Plan

Fish Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about fish

Message: Fish are animals that live, swim, and breathe under water.


  • Catfish, Cod, Salmon, and Scrod: What Is a Fish? by Brian P. Cleary
  • Fish by Cari Meister
  • Fish by Kari Schuetz
  • Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale
  • My Fish by Norman D. Graubart
  • Fish Babies by Catherine Veitch
  • Fish by Michelle Levine
  • Fish by Christine Taylor-Butler
  • Fish by Melissa Stewart
  • Parrotfish by Cari Meister
  • Clownfish by Cari Meister
  • Sea Horses by Cari Meister
  • Stingrays by Cari Meister
  • Sharks by Cari Meister
  • Sea Dragons by Cari Meister
  • Eels by Cari Meister

Music: “Animals in the Ocean” (

(Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The fish in the ocean go gulp, gulp, gulp
Gulp, gulp, gulp
Gulp, gulp, gulp
The fish in the ocean go gulp, gulp, gulp
All day long

The crab on the rock goes pinch, pinch, pinch
The sharks in the ocean go chomp, chomp, chomp
Octopus in the ocean have eight arms … waving all day long
The dolphins in the ocean go leap, leap, leap
Jelly fish in the ocean go wobble wobble, wobble
The waves in the ocean go up and down, up and down, up and down

Fine Motor Skills:

  • Science page 7 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)
  • F is for Fish Worksheet (
  • Sorting the Fish Worksheet (

Craft/Activity 1: Paper Plate Fish Craft (


  • Paper plate
  • Colored paper
  • Wiggle eye
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut a triangle out of the paper plate.
  2. Glue the triangle to the opposite side of the paper plate.
  3. Tear the colored paper into small pieces.
  4. Glue the paper pieces onto the paper plate fish.
  5. Glue a wiggle eye on the paper plate fish.

Craft/Activity 2: Color by Number Rainbow Fish


  • Color by number rainbow fish printable (
  • Blank paper
  • Markers or crayons


  1. Print the color by number rainbow fish printable onto a sheet of blank paper.
  2. Color the fish according to the numbers.


DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4654-1726-8

Image Credits

Fish Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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