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A Special Fish


The story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is about a small fish that learns to share. After reading the book aloud, help children make their own rainbow fish. Give each child a coffee filter and have him/her flatten it out. Let children color the filter with various colored markers. Children can use a spray bottle to spray a bit of water onto their colored filters. Set the filters aside to dry. When the filters are dry, cut a fish shape out of each one for each child. Help children glue strips and triangles (for scales) of aluminum foil onto their fish. Finally, glue a googly eye onto the fish and let children draw a mouth.


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