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Fish Rhymes:


One, Two, Three, Four, Five


Over in the Meadow


Tommy Tittlemouse

Fish Jokes:



Fish Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny fish jokes and riddles for kids.

Fish Crafts:
Styrofoam+Drinking Straw Puppets


Make adorable puppets from styrofoam trays and drinking straws.
PAPER PLATE FISH


A simple-to-make fish made from a paper plate.
OCEAN DIORAMA


Make an ocean scene in a box. Print out the sharks and whales, then color, cut, and hang them in a decorated box.
HANGING JAPANESE FISH


A beautiful Japanese hanging fish.
SCARY POP-UP CARD


Make a shark pop-up card that a friend will always remember!
CUP O' FISH


Make an edible aquarium.
WATERY WORLD CALENDAR

Print out an ocean animals calendar and color the pages. It pictures fish and other sea creatures.
FISH COLORING BOOK


Print out a book about fish and learn about them while coloring.
SHARK COLORING BOOK


A shark book you can print out and color in.

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Drawing and Coloring Activities Worksheets:
fish

Trace or Cut Out the Fish

Use a pencil to trace the fish or cut it out with a scissors. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
Circle words

Circle Fish

Circle 10 fish and color them. The words are eel, fish, seahorse, hatchetfish, hammerhead shark, great white shark, ray, clownfish, sunfish, pupfish. Or go to the answers.
Draw Four

Draw Four Fish

Draw four fish. Below each fish, write its name.
Draw and Compare

Draw and Compare Fish

Draw two pieces of fish and then answer simple questions comparing them, for example, "Which fish would swim faster?"
Follow the Instructions

Fish: Follow the Instructions

Draw, color, and count fish and dots according to simple directions, such as, "How many fish are on the right side of the fish tank?" Or go to the answers.

Fish Quizzes, Activities and Worksheets:


Fish Quiz: Grades K-1

A scavenger hunt for students in Grades K-1, using the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary.

Fish Quiz - Grades 2-3

Print out this fish quiz and use the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary to answer the questions. An Internet research activity.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Fish Words

Match the syllables to make 10 fish words. The words are sturgeon, seahorse, groper, salmon, tetra, goldfish, marlin, tuna, guppy, flounder. Or go to the answers.
matching

Great White Shark:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Great White Shark"? Sample answers: target, gash, heart, ... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
Angelfish

Angelfish Wordhunt

See how many words you can make.


Circle Fish Facing Left or Right

On the left half of the page, circle the fish that are facing left; then write the word "left." On the right half of the page, circle the fish that are facing right; then write the word "right." Or go to the answers.


Circle the Direction Fish are Facing

For each fish, circle the word for the direction it is facing, "left" or "right." Or go to the answers.
Write a story about the picture F

Picture Prompt 'F'

Write a story about the picture - F. The picture shows four fish (of decreasing size), chasing each other.
word ladder

Fish Word Ladder Puzzle Worksheet

On this printable worksheet, the student changes one word into another, one letter at a time. At each step along the way, change only one letter to make a new word. At the end, you have the final, related word. In this puzzle, morph the word tuna to fish, and the word fish to fins. Or go to the answers.


Fish: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using fish-related words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.
Fish Thoughts: Writing Prompt
shape poem
fish

Write inside the thought bubble, expressing the thoughts of the fish. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Shark Thoughts: Writing Prompt
shape poem
shark

Write inside the thought bubble, expressing the thoughts of the shark. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
poem

Shark Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a shark. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It runs, It wants, It eats, and It dreams.
Adjective for Each Letter

Find an Adjective plus Fish Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a phrase with an adjective and a fish-related word for each letter of the alphabet (for example, "adorable anchovy"). Or go to a sample answer page.
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Fish

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about fish (plus one thing you would like to change).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Sharks

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about sharks (plus one thing you would like to change).


Fish Joke:
Subtract, then Decode the Riddle

Solve the subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the fish riddle, "What part of a fish weighs the most?" Answer - The scales. Or go to the answer page.

Divide Fish into Five Groups

Dividing by five. Divide 5 sharks into 5 equal groups (5÷5=1), divide 10 eels into 5 groups (10÷5=2), then divide 15 fish into 3 groups (15÷3=5). Or go to the answers.
acrostic poem

Seahorse Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about a seahorse. Start each line with a letter from the word "SEAHORSE."
acrostic poem

Fish Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about a fish. Start each line with a letter from the word "fish."
Fish: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the fish. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Fish: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the fish. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Adjectives Describing A Fish
fish

Write adjectives describing fish in and around the fish. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
table

Sharks: Reading and Understanding Tables

Use the table to answer the questions about sharks. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the quiz and the answers (site members only).


Shark: Fact or Opinion?

Color the picture of the shark, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about sharks. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).


Word of the Day Worksheets

These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc. Pick a fish-related word for a fun spelling activity.


Compare and Contrast Fish and Whales

Write some of the similarities and differences between fish and whales. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
elephant
Unscramble Adjectives:
Adjectives Describing A Great White Shark

Unscramble the adjectives describing a great white shark. Go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and the answers (site subscribers only).


Fish-Related Vocabulary Word List

A list of words related to fish.

Fish Name Tags to Print:
Fish Nametags

Fish Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight fish nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Fish Nametags

Fish Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight fish nametags in color on one printable page.
Seahorse Nametags

Seahorse Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight seahorse nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Seahorse Nametags

Seahorse Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight seahorse nametags in color on one printable page.

Fish First Letter Printouts:


The Letter A

A printout on the letter A, picturing an angelfish, airplane, ant, and an apple tree.


The Letter E

A printout on the letter E, picturing an eel, eagle, elephant, and the Earth.

Fish Printouts to Color:


Anatomy: Fish

Fish live in the water and breathe with gills.


Anatomy: Label the Fish

Label a simple fish anatomy diagram.
Answers


Fish Anatomy in Spanish: Label Me!

Label a simple fish anatomy diagram in Spanish.

Answers


Angelfish

Angelfish are brightly-colored, flattened fish that live in shallow warm waters.

Angelfish

(Simple version)
Angelfish are brightly-colored, flattened fish that live in shallow warm waters.

Angelshark

Bottom-dwelling, relatively harmless sharks with flattened bodies and a blunt snout.


Basking Shark

A huge filter feeder and the second largest fish.


Basking Shark

(Simpler version)
A huge filter feeder and the second largest fish.


Blowfish

Also called pufferfish and fugu, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size.


Bluefin Tuna

A large, bony fish in danger of extinction from over-fishing.
Blue shark

Blue Shark

A sleek, fast-swimming shark with blue skin.

Bony Fish
Bony Fish (Class Osteichthyes) are fish that have a skeleton made of bones.

Bull shark

Bull Shark

A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark that can also live in fresh water rivers and lakes.
Bull shark

Bull Shark

(Simple version)
A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark can that live in fresh water rivers and lakes.


Clown Fish

Colorful fish that live among sea anemone.


Coelacanth

The Coelacanth (pronounced SEE-la-canth) is a primitive lobe-finned fish that was thought to have been extinct for millions of years, but a living coelacanth was caught in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa in 1938. Go to a coelacanth quiz or go to the answers.
Cookiecutter shark

Cookiecutter Shark

A small shark that takes circular bites out of its prey. Also known as the luminous or cigar shark.


Dogfish Shark

A small, very common, relatively harmless shark found worldwide.


Dunkleosteus

An extinct, heavily armored fish from the family Dinichthys. It lived during the Late Devonian period, about 360 million years ago.
moray eel

Eels

Information and printouts on these primitive fish that go through metamorphosis.


Electric Eel

A fish that can generate electricity.

Emperor Angelfish

Emperor Angelfish are brightly-colored, flattened fish that live in shallow warm waters.


Fish Unlabeled

An unlabeled fish printout to color.


Galapagos Shark

A large predator found near islands in warm water.


Goldfish

A goldfish is a type of carp that makes a nice pet. Go to a simple version (unlabeled and with no information).


Great Hammerhead Shark

A large predatory fish with a hammer-shaped head.


Great White Shark

An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.


Great White Shark
(Simple Version)

An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.


Greenland Shark

A large, slow-swimming shark with glow-in-the-dark eyes.

Gulper Eel

The gulper eel is a long, bony fish with huge, weak jaws.


Hammerhead Shark

Large predators with a hammer-shaped head.


Hatchetfish

Hatchetfish are oddly-shaped fish from South and Central America.

John Dory
John Dory is a spiny fish with a black spot on its side.

Lake Trout
Lake Trout is a large, fast-swimming, fresh-water fish from North America.



Lanternfish

Fish with light-producing organs and very large eyes.


Lemon Shark

Large, yellowish predators found near the surface and at intermediate depths.
Cookiecutter shark

Luminous Shark

A small shark that takes circular bites out of its prey. Also known as the cookiecutter or cigar shark.


Mako Shark

Large predators that are the fastest swimming fish!


Manta Ray

Manta rays are harmless fish related to sharks. They are the biggest ray.


Megalodon

A huge, extinct shark.
Megamouth

Megamouth

A large, filter-feeding shark that was only discovered in 1976.
moray eel

Moray Eel Printout

Long, snake-like fish that have circular gills.
Nurse shark

Nurse Shark

A large bottom-dweller with rounded fins.

Ocean Animals Calendar

A calendar to print, color, and read.


Orthacanthus

A spined, extinct shark.


Piranha

Piranhas are meat-eating, freshwater fish that are native to eastern South America. Go to a piranha read-and-answer quiz or go to the answers.
Port Jackson shark

Port Jackson Shark

A shark from waters off southern Australia.


Pufferfish

Also called blowfish and fugu, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size.


Pupfish

A small fish from desert waters of southwestern North America.


Rays

Rays are flat fish with no bones, only cartilage.


Salmon

Salmon are fish that live in the sea and spawn in fresh water.


Seahorse (labeled)

The seahorse is a very strange fish that lives in warm water. Or go to an unlabeled version. Go to a seahorse read-and-answer quiz or go to the answers.


Shark Anatomy

Label the shark external anatomy diagram.
Answers


Sharks

Sharks are cartilaginous fish.


Sunfish

A large fish with an almost circular, flattened body.


Swordfish

The swordfish is a large fish with a long, sharp bill.
Thresher shark

Thresher Shark

The Thresher Shark is a shark whose tail fin has a greatly elongated upper lobe.
Tiger shark

Tiger Shark

Large predators found worldwide in warm seas.

Trout
Trout are torpedo-shaped game fish.



Tuna

The Bluefin tuna is a large, bony fish in danger of extinction from over-fishing.
Whale shark

Whale Shark

The largest fish and a filter feeder that eats tiny marine organisms and small fish.


Zebra Bullhead Shark

A bottom-dwelling shark with zebra-like stripes.


Fish Joke:
Subtract, then Decode the Riddle

Solve the subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the fish riddle, "What part of a fish weighs the most?" Answer - The scales. Or go to the answer page.

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