Encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills with this Fish Activity for Kids. Your little learners will have a blast exploring sponges with this fun water transfer activity! Don’t forget to add this quick and easy sponge STEAM for little kids to your next ocean preschool theme!
We’re still exploring life under the sea and this week it’s all about Small Ocean Creatures, which brings us to the topic of Rainbowfish. This adorable ocean Fish Activity for Kids is sure to delight your little learners and is a great way to explore life in the deep blue sea!
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Preschool fish activities are perfect for your next ocean thematic study and this squeezing sponge activity is no exception. Teach your preschool and kindergarten learners about fish and even the letter F with this engaging and hands-on sponge water transfer activity.
Rainbowfish are small and live in tropical water. The older they get, the more colorful they are. They usually swim together in a school.
Little kids love STEAM activities, especially when there’s water involved. After all, what could be more fun than splashing around on a hot day? This fish activity is sure to be a huge hit with your preschool and kindergarten learners this Summer!
Fish Activity for Kids
What you’ll need
- Sponges (different colors)
- 2 Bowls
Here’s how to do it
- Place one bowl of water and one empty bowl on the tray with the sponges.
- Encourage the child to put a sponge in the water and let it soak.
- Then squeeze the water from the sponge into the empty bowl.
- How many squeezes are needed to move the water from one bowl to another?
Transferring water from one bowl to the other using only sponges is an excellent way to practice both problem-solving and fine motor skills with your little learners.
Of course, counting how many squeezes are needed to move the water from one bowl to the other is a great way to practice important early math skills.
You could easily adapt this activity to make it more challenging by grabbing a few different-sized bowls and encouraging your older kiddos to estimate how many squeezes are needed to fill each one.
F is for Fish and these fish theme activities from The Keeper of the Memories would be perfect to add to your next fish preschool theme!
- Practice counting and number recognition with these adorable Free Printable Ocean Fish Counting Clip Cards.
- This Icy Fish Sensory Activity would be perfect with your other fish activities and the beads and sequins add a fun twist.
- Ten frames are a great way to practice subitizing and number sense. Check out these Free Printable Island Ten Frame Clip Cards.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our ocean theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!
As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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