One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Activities

Find a bunch of fun activities and lessons to go with the great Dr. Seuss classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish". Below you will find goldfish graphing, vocabulary cards, puzzles and more ideas.

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  • Goldfish Graphing Grades PreK-2
    Graphing Goldfish Dr. Seuss ActivityHere is a great math activity. Purchase a bag of "Goldfish Colors". Package a small amount of the goldfish in either snack-sized bags or small cups. You will need one container for each student. Download the worksheet, one for each student.

    Students will then sort their fish by color and place them on their graph. You may want to have students estimate how many goldfish they have prior to their sorting. Once they have sorted their goldfish, student then add up their totals at the bottom of the page. (If your students did make estimates beforehand, have them compare their actual number and estimate.)
  • Story Vocabulary Grades Various
    Rhyming vocabulary words from One Fish, Two Fish. Download, print and use them in a variety of ways (or you can download just the list of all the One Fish Two Fish vocab words).
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Vocab 1One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Vocab 2One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Vocab 3One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Vocab 4One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Vocab 5One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Vocab 6
    Here are a few ideas:
    • Give students a collection of the words and have them write their own story or poem.
    • Match the rhyming words
    • Sort/match synonyms and antonyms
    • Sort by nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
    • Sort by long vowel sounds
    • Sort by short vowel sounds
    • Sort by the base word – what has been added to them or what can be added to them (-ing,- ed, etc.)
    • Sort by tenses
    • Sort the nonsense words
  • Vocabulary Puzzles Grades Various
    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Word SearchOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Word Scramble
    We have created a vocabulary word list to use in our puzzle maker. You can very quickly make a One Fish Two Fish Word Search or One Fish Two Fish Word Scramble. Make a puzzle in seconds by simply sliding down and clicking the generate button, or make these more fun by adding your own words (i.e. student or teacher names). You can be as creative as you like.
  • Rewrite Grades Various
    I recommend being familiar with the specific sections of this book to better understand this activity. Give students the opportunity to rewrite the following sections of the story. Encourage them to change the name of the “creature” to match the story. Remember, these don’t need to be full-length stories…they can be short and simple.
    • Wump – a camel
    • Mike – rides a bike
    • Zans – open cans
    • Gox – I like to ______.
    • Clark – Look what we found _____.

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