We are back for another round of #bookishplay, this week we are focusing on feelings with one of our all-time favourite books, The Pout Pout Fish! If you’ve checked out our Little Library section you’ll know that my girls love books. We’ve joined a movement on instagram (@mamawrites) to inspire young readers to have fun with the books they read through play!
One of our favourite books is The Pout Pout Fish: filled with fun rhymes this book is perfect for toddlers! The Pout Pout Fish thinks he is a glum fish, but with a little love he realizes he’s a happy, loving fish! This week’s activity is all about feelings, perfect for those toddler years. The girls had so much fun creating glum and happy faces. This is a simple and easy art activity to do with your kids.
You Need (for each fish)
- Two large paper plates
- Craft glue (preferably a hot glue gun, but liquid glue will work)
- Blue paint
- Paint brushes
- Two sets of googly eyes
- A Popsicle stick
- Give each child two paper plates.
- On each plate have the kids create a different version of pout pout fish: one happy, and one sad. Glue on the eyes, decorate the plate with blue paint, and use a marker to draw on Pout Pout Fish’s mouth. My younger daughter enjoyed painting the
- Once dry, glue a Popsicle stick to the inside of one plate, then place glue around the edge of the second plate and glue the two plates together.
- Have fun switching between happy and sad pout pout fish and talking about what makes you happy or sad!
If you are looking for more ideas, check out last week’s activity all about sounds. And, be sure to visit us on Instagram to connect with a group of fellow creative Mamas sharing new, fun activities every week this month!