One of our most recent library books has been The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. This is a great story of a fish with shiny scales who refuses to share and the lesson he learns. One of my favorite aspects of the book is that the illustrations are beautiful. It is a very well written story that went well with our Bible verse for the week of Ephesians 4:32, "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." The Rainbow Fish learns to be kind as the other fish forgive him at the end of the story.
After nap time, I decided, spur of the moment, to let Buddy make a Rainbow Fish and this turned out to be a great Bible verse poster as well.
Blue Construction Paper
Outline of fish (I very quickly pulled one off of the internet but forgot to save the link. Google is a great tool.)
Blue, Green, and Purple Crayons
Foil (a great last minute addition not pictured below)
Buddy and I glued the fish down onto the construction paper and I let him begin coloring.
While Buddy was coloring, Sweetpea woke up and wanted to join in on the fun.
After he colored the fish, I gave him a small piece of foil to tear into scales.
He very carefully glued the scales in very precise locations.After the glue for the foil scales had dried for a little bit, we added some glitter lines on the fins. (Tip: Glitter always ends up everywhere but the mess can be somewhat contained if you place a cookie sheet underneath. Ours happened to be a pizza pan because Buddy insisted he wanted a circle.)
I added our Bible verse on top and once it was dry, we hung it up on the refrigerator as a reminder of our memory verse.
Buddy's Rainbow Fish
Sweetpea's Rainbow Fish