The Rainbow Fish Lesson Plans, Activities, and Ideas


Resources and lesson plans for a unit on The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.

Lesson Plans and Activities @ A to Z

The Rainbow Fish Art and Craft Activities (PK-1)
After reading and discussing the story, making a rainbow fish is a fun follow-up activity.  Find lesson plans for making a paper plate rainbow fish, watercolor rainbow fish, or a wax resist rainbow fish.

Friendship Activities for The Rainbow Fish (PK-1)
Several activities and ideas for learning about making friends and what it takes to be a friend including a beginning of the year activity, The Friendship Fish, and an end of the year idea.

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Rainbow Fish Coffee Filter Craft (PK+)
Make a fun rainbow fish with a coffee filter, markers, and water.

Rainbow Fish Paper Craft (PK+)
Includes a rainbow fish template you can use with construction paper or tissue paper and a bit of foil to create your own rainbow fish.

Rainbow Fish Theme Unit (K)
Poems, crafts and math activities including full color photos.

Rainbow Fish Ideas
A variety of activities and ideas that have been compiled from the proteacher discussion forum.

Rainbow Fish Thematic Unit
Some discussion tips and more ideas for making a rainbow fish.

Fish Printables
A collection of fish-themed pages to print including several that would work for The Rainbow Fish.

The Rainbow Fish – Sunday School Resource  (PK-1)
This is a lesson to go along with a Bible story related to sharing.

Resources @

The Rainbow Fish
Hardcover edition

The Rainbow Fish Big Book
Big Book Edition: 13″ x 18″

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue Big Book
A sequel to The Rainbow Fish. Big Book Edition: 18″ x 13″

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