What you need:
Mixed colour crayolas, mixed colour paper of any size

What to do:
Encourage your child to have a go at expressing their ideas and thoughts through drawing, using various colours and parts of the paper. Comment and praise your child and get them to tell you what they have drawn. This activity and all the crafty activities are excellent for developing children’s hand and eye coordination, fine motor skills, building strength in their hand muscles and language development. This activity could be done anywhere at home or outdoors in the park or in the garden.

What you need:
Washing up liquid, bubble wand, bottle of bubbles, some paper or coloured paper, -paints of various colours (optional), -paint pots or old household pots/pans

What to do:
Mix the washing up liquid with some paint and the bottle of bubble into a pot or pan. You can use the bubble wand to mix all materials together. Once you have done this, dip the wand in the pot of mixture and help your child to blow the bubbles onto the coloured paper.

Useful tools:

  • Coloured paper
  • Crayons/markers or recycled magazines or old fabrics/materials (you can substitute the crayons/markers for paint)
  • Scissors
  • pencil

 

(Please remember to praise your child and to have fun throughout the making process)

  • Step 1: Draw an outline of a fish on your paper

  • Step 2: Use your scissors to cut around your fish. (parents please support & supervise your child at all times during this activity)

  • Step 3: give it some life by adding some colour to your fish – grab those crayons/markers and decorate.

Step 4: Allow time for the fish to dry if you have painted it!

Time to play with your fish!!

Tip: You can extend this activity by Singing the 12345 fish alive song or a fish related story. (You can also visit our YouTube channel and take a look at the fish craft activity and stories video)