This One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Craft is easy to make with your preschooler and kindergartner and perfect for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday or National Read Across America Day.
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books to read to my preschooler is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. This amazing little book teaches kids so many things, such as opposites, colors, and counting. Plus, as with all Dr. Seuss books, the rhymes just make the book so fun to read out loud!
Here is a cute One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue craft for preschoolers and kindergartners. This simple paper craft is a great opportunity to have your kids practice their scissor skills. They can arrange the fish on the paper plate however they want to make their own little aquarium!
How to Make the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Craft
- Free One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish template
- Colored construction papers
- Googly eyes
- Paper plate
- Black marker
- White school glue
1. Download and print the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish template. Cut out all the pieces.
2. Trace the template pattern on colored construction paper. For all the fish, select a darker shade of the same color that you use for the body for the fin. You can use yellow or white construction paper for the One Fish, green for the Two Fish, and of course red for the Red Fish and blue for the Blue Fish.
Cut out all the template pieces.
3. Glue the fin cutout on the fish body. Make sure that the fin is pointing the right way with the “arrow” pointing toward the head of the fish.
4. Glue the googly eyes on the fish’s head. Then use a black marker to draw a mouth on all of your fish.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all the fish.
6. Cut a circle out of blue paper that would fill the inner portion of the paper plate. If you want to be precise, you can use an additional paper plate, cut off the edges, and use that as the circle template pattern for the blue construction paper.
Glue the blue circle on the inner part of the paper plate.
7. Glue the paper fish on the paper plate ocean to complete your One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish craft! You can also leave the fish loose and have your kids play with them while reading the book!
This Dr. Seuss craft can also serve as a simple fishbowl craft. Feel free to trace and cut out more paper fish to glue on the paper plate. Let your kids use their creativity and decorate their fishbowl with paint, pom poms, cotton balls, etc.
Happy reading and crafting!