Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Pre-K & K Seuss Math w/One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pre-K & K Seuss Math w/One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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Today we revisited the Dr. Seuss classic
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 
and enjoyed some fish themed math fun.

Fishing For Numbers

What You Need:
foam fish cut-outs
paper clips
permanent marker

1. I used 20 fish cut-outs but you can write anything you want -
letters, spelling words, sight words, etc...

2. Attach a paper clip onto front of each fish -
only put it in half way to leave room for hooking.

3. Fashion a fishing rod out of string/yarn and an opened paper clip.

How To Play:
1. Put fish face down into a tub with water.
2. Let child hook fish & pull it out of water.
3. Have child read the number.
4. Repeat until all fish have been caught.

The Lil Divas really enjoyed fishing in their bathtub -
so much FUN!

5. Once all fish are out, have child put them in number order.
This was great practice for my preschooler who I am excited to announce
enjoyed this so much, she was begging to do it over & over again.

This was great practice for those fine motor skills (hooking the fish), 
number recognition, counting and number order.

Fish Patterns

Using Pepperidge Farm rainbow goldfish 
the Littlest Diva worked on making various patterns.

I started some and she had to complete the pattern
and others she came up with on her own.

She got creative and started changing the positioning of the fish 
in her patterns versus just the colors which was great. 

Goldfish Addition

Using swedish goldfish candy we worked on some addition.
The Lil Divas sorted the fish by color and then I had them add various colors
to tell me the total number of fish.  

We also rolled our foam dice to make number sentences 
and used the fish as manipulatives to help count the answer.

This was a great sorting, counting and addition activity.


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  1. Replies
    1. It was such a hit with my 4 year old. She fished for numbers again for over an hour today! So much fun to see her so excited about it & wanting to do it over & over.

  2. Super cute! My daughter loves fishing because of her Daddy. I'm sure this will keep her entertained here at home.

  3. I *REALLY MUST PLAY A FISHING GAME* with the kids. I keep saying I will and never get round to it. Looks like so much fun and perfect for Dr Seuss week!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. I did this with my little guys and the loved it! I also added some movement prompts in with the other skills. Such as jump on one foot 5 times or run to the fence and back. They seemed to like the change in pace between the skills and movement.

  5. Oh my goodness, this is just what my 2-year-old son asked to do last night! He was using my vacuum hose to "fish" and of course that was a no-no. ;-) I'm going to do this today. Thank you!


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