We love Dr. Seuss books in our house. We read one of them at least once a week with both my 4 year old twin girls and my 10 year old son (he loves The Lorax!). With Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, there’s so may fun activities to do to celebrate! This Red Fish, Blue Fish Toddler Painting is so easy to do with your little ones and makes learning fun too! Serve up my One Fish, Two Fish Jello Cups with it too!
- Red, blue, green and yellow craft paint
- Small white canvas
- Wine cork
- Red, blue, green and yellow craft foam
- Red, blue, green and yellow markers
- Begin by dipping a wine cork into one color of paint at a time. Start with yellow, and stamp a yellow circle at the top of your canvas off to the left hand side. Next, stamp a green circle with the wine cork under the yellow circle, and then continue with first the red and then the blue paint. Wash your wine cork in between each color, and try to make the circles go down the canvas in a straight line.
- While the paint is drying, cut short and fat triangles out of the red, blue, green and yellow craft foam. These triangles will be the tails of your fish on the canvas.
- Once the paint has dried completely, glue the tails to the matching colors of the circles on the canvas. The pointed tip of the triangle should be glued to the back of each circle, with the rest of the triangle coming out of the circle like the tail of a fish.
- Out to the side of each colored fish on your canvas, write “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish and Blue Fish” in alternating colors.
Make sure to check out all of my other Dr. Seuss posts!