The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is one of my all time favourite children’s books. The combination of beautiful illustrations and a lovely tale about sharing makes it perfect for early years children.
I got my first ever teaching job with this activity and it is a great one for home as well. After we read the book I encouraged the girls to say what they would share. Molly wrote the answers down onto a shiny Rainbow Fish scale as the twins are at the pre writing stage. The twins are three need lots of practice with sharing so it is a great activity for them. This would make a lovely display if you were in school with each child writing on a scale.
When we were reading the book the girls loved the colours of The Rainbow Fish and enjoyed pointing them out to me. I thought they would like a Colour-by-numbers to do. They are doing well with their numbers and I thought this would help.
The Rainbow Fish looks really lovely coloured in. There are a few blank scales and we did these using a silver pen.
If you want to do this yourself then go to The Rainbow Fish Printables Page and download for free!
Molly really enjoyed re reading the rainbow fish so I made a harder activity for her to do. I gave her a colouring sheet and encouraged her to write some adjectives to describe the rainbow fish using different coloured pens.
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