Colorful Fish

Five Little Whatsit rhymes are always fun to do with toddlers because they can practice their counting skills. This flannel board came about when I preparing a storytime kit for my library system. I found the word at Storytime Stuff. It is easy to add in a multilingual component since this flannel also includes colors. The pattern for these fish came from clip art from Shutterstock.

For a multicultural twist, use this activity to teach colors in Spanish or another language.

There are lots of fish in the ocean today,
Swimming and playing along the way.
Listen to the clues and make a wish!
Guess the color of each little fish!

These fish are the color of a cardboard box,
A bar of chocolate and dirty socks. (BROWN)

Look over there, bright fish are swimming by,
They are the color of strawberries and the apples in a pie. (RED)

These fish are the color of the night,
Be careful if they sneak up on you, they’ll give you a fright! (BLACK)

These fish are the color of snow,
A piece of paper and a baseball you throw. (WHITE)

Fast fish the color of grass,
Hiding from the bigger fish, swim by fast! (GREEN)

Shy fish, the color of the sky,
Swim by quickly, say goodbye! (BLUE)

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