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The Rainbow Fish!!

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by tinkeranabell, May 29, 2010.

  1. Hi,
    In a couple of weeks I am using The Rainbow Fish as a focus for a week with a reception class. Has anyone got any ideas for activities I could use? Also does anyone have a power point or a link where I can get the story for the IWB? Thank u!
     
  2. Hi,
    In a couple of weeks I am using The Rainbow Fish as a focus for a week with a reception class. Has anyone got any ideas for activities I could use? Also does anyone have a power point or a link where I can get the story for the IWB? Thank u!
     
  3. Hi, I used this text with an ICT focus, whilest I didn't find a powerpoint on the Kent trust ICT website there is a lovely activity to create your own rainbow fish using paint. We created a fab display with our fish. The children were then interested in the other creatures under the sea so we looked at information books to find different facts about sea creatures.
    I also had lots of large shells at home (the sort you'd find on a Caribbean beach!!) and star fish which we looked at using magnifying glasses. Lots of the children brought in their own shells too and then we sorted them.... we had a lot of fun with this story and the children got a lot out of it.
     
  4. Hiya, we had a fantastic week with the Rainbow Fish as a stimulus.
    Some of the activities we did;
    - I made a 'special' scale that the children shared with each other throughout the week. I started off with the scale and 'secretly' gave it to a child who I saw being 'kind', that child kept it in their pocket until they saw someone being kind and passed it onto them. I was wary as how well the children would do this but it as a huge success and the children responded well and took care of the scale as though it as a precious stone!
    -Chalking a huge Rainbow Fish in the outdoor area - working as a team with everyone colouring in a scale each.
    -Mixing different coloured water together to investigate new colours we could make.
    -Looking at the world through different coloured lenses
    -Made a moving Rainbow Fish, coloured a Fish body and added a moving fin using split pins - good for fine motor development and scissor control
    -Used Communication 4 All resources - the Maths workbook went down well and had some lovely activities - thanks Bev!
    -Children made the characters from the story and stuck them onto lollipop sticks to make their own story up
    -Collage Rainbow Fish using different materials and then looking for anything sparkly for the 'special scales'
    -A Rainbow Fish CD-Rom that I had in school - children used on the whiteboard - magical.
    -Independent writing task involved children drawing something special that they would share with their friends and labelling it
    I know we had a packed out week and the children thoroughly enjoyed all activities - if I think of anymore I will add them. Hope your week goes well - it is a fantastic story!
     
  5. Thank you so much! All fantastic ideas! x
     
  6. Here is a tutorial to make this Rainbow Fish lantern:
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    And I have put a free Rainbow Fish diagram cut and stick activity on my blog too :)
    learning parade
     

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