This is a video from our class back in 2009 when Trillium Montessori was still in my house. We had fun learning all about fish. The video starts off with one of my favorite fish songs, then shows clips of children working with our fish themed materials, and ends with us getting our hands dirty examining a fish from the grocery store!
Add some of these resources to your shelves for a fish unit (some affiliate links are included below):
- Parts of a Fish Puzzle (Amazon)
- Fish Counters (Amazon)
- Fish: A Question and Answer Book (Montessori Services)
- About Fish: A Guide for Children (Montessori Services)
More Ideas for a Fish Unit
Montessori Inspired Fish and Water Unit | Every Star is Different
There are lots of free printables here you can use with your Montessori fish unit. They also have some fun ideas for fish counters!
Fish Unit | Just Montessori
This post is a great place to help you start planning your fish unit. It has all the basics: verbiage to help you introduce the unit, a folder of fish photos, fish nomenclature, matching, art activities, and songs.
Fish Prints | An Idea on Tuesday
If you’ve never done fish art prints before, this will show you how!
Montessori Inspired Ocean Unit | Living Montessori Now
This is a great collection of fish and ocean life activities that can be adapted for a Montessori setting.
Layers of the Ocean for Preschoolers | Pinay Homeschooler
This is a unique activity that I haven’t seen before. I think your students will love learning about the depths of the ocean and sorting the various animals that inhabit the different layers.
40 Fish Theme Activities for Kids | Fantastic Fun and Learning
If you’re still looking for more ideas, try some of these!
Aquarium Fish from Trillium Montessori
Fish Science Preschool Pack by Haffley Homeschool
Shark Pack by 3 Dinosaurs
Shark Fact Cards by Pinay Homeschooler
Shark Pack from Every Star is Different
Fishy Following Directions by The Speech Bubble SLP
Clown Fish Non-Fiction Emergent Reader by Jennifer Drake
This Fish Preschool Pack is available in my store.
This pack includes the following activities:
1. Color Sorting
2. Size Sorting
3. Shadow Matching
4. Category Sorting
5. Prepositions Game
6. Cutting Strips and Lines
7. 0-10 Number Cards
8. Number Clip Cards
Fish Facts for Kids
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