Letter of the Week A-Z series: F is for Fish

Children can learn the letter F with these fun and free printable Fish themed activities. Kids can make a letter F craft, go fishing and…


Children can learn the letter F with these fun and free printable Fish themed activities. Kids can make a letter F craft, go fishing and count, and make fish art.

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We have 3 fishy activities including a letter craft, counting and fine motor skills game, and a creative painting art activity. I have to admit, we are fish people. (At one point we had 6 running fish tanks-crazy I know. We have consolidated to 2 now). So with our fishy housemates, and frequent visits to the aquarium it was only natural that we enjoy some F is for Fish activities.

Just to let you know, we have done some fun ocean themed activities that would compliment our fish activities perfectly; like Ocean animals printableOcean Explore Table, and Ocean waves sensory activity.

Letter F Sight Words
Free Printable: Letter F Sight Words 


Ideas for printable:

  • Place word and matching picture out when doing an activity that matches the word
  • Color the cards
  • Read the word together and match the word with the picture
  • Point and name the letters on the card
  • Write the letter of the week on each card
  • Write the word on each card


F is for Fish
3 fishy activities including a letter craft, counting and fine motor skills game, and a creative painting art activity.

Suggested Books:
The Pout Pout Fish & The Pout Pout Fish in the Big Big Dark by Deborah Diesen

The Rainbow Fish y Marcus Pfister

Suggested Song: Slippery Fish by Charlotte Diamond (You Tube video by Natasha Dupree)
This song has been a family favorite for a long time.

Hand Motions for song:

  • Slippery fish-put palms together with fingers pointing away from you, and move them side to side like a fish swimming
  • Octopus-put arms out to side and wiggle them around like octopus arms
  • Tuna fish-put tips of fingers together like you are making a triangle with your hands and move back and forth like a big fish
  • Great white shark-put palms together with fingers pointing towards sky, and place on top of head like a fin
  • Humongous whale-start by connecting finger tips together above head, then open arms wide above head in a spouting motion
F is for Fish Craft


Free Printable: F is for Fish Craft  
(Printable has been updated, and is slightly different then the one photographed.) 
Objectives: Letter F recognition, creativity, fine motor skills
Age Group: Preschool
Paint, markers, or crayons to decorate fish (We used water colors)
1.  Decorate your letter F parts and fish.
2.  Cut the parts out and glue the rectangles together to form the letter F.
3.  Glue the fish parts on the letter F.



Fishing for Goldfish Game

Catch and count goldfish crackers game.  
Free Printable: 1-20 Counting Mat
Objectives: Fine motor skills, Counting, Number recognition, Fun
Age Group: Preschool/Tot School
Goldfish crackers
Small skewer or stick
Floss or string (we used floss to avoid fuzzies in our mouth)
Blue paper
Small marshmallows or small gummy worms
Counting Mat
Tot School
Small containers or ice cube tray
1.  To prepare, tape a piece of floss to the end of your skewer. Remember the longer the floss is, the more difficult it will be to catch a fish. Ours where around 6 inches long. We didn’t need long strings because we fished off of the table instead of the floor.
2.  Cut out blue paper in the shape of a pond, and place on the plate to look like water. Tie a marshmallow to the end of the floss as bait. I dipped our marshmallow in water to make it sticky. It worked some of the time, but we found adding peanut butter to our marshmallow did the trick (we tried honey too). I have seen people tie gummy worms to the end, and those work really good. We just didn’t have any at the time.


3.  Place Goldfish crackers on the plate and let kids fish by holding their fishing poles above the plate, and dropping the bait on top of the fish to catch it.
4. When the fish are caught:
Put the fish on the counting mat in order. When all the fish are caught from the pond, remove them from the counting mat while counting.


Tot School:
Put the fish in a small container. When all the fish are caught from the pond, dump them out and count them together.


My little guy had so much fun with this activity. He especially liked turning it into snack time. 

Repeat and play 🙂

Paint Blowing Fish Art
Explore a new way to paint and create fish shapes without a paintbrush.


Objectives: Creativity, Discovery
Age Group: Preschool/ Tot School
1.  Mix paint with a little bit of water to make it easier to move around the paper. You may want to poke a small hole in the straw to help alleviate the chance of kids sucking the paint into their mouths. I didn’t do this step and we didn’t have a problem, but it does sound like a great idea.
2.  Add a blob of watered down paint onto the paper and let kids blow into the straw to move the paint around the paper. If you blow in one direction only, the paint blob seems to take on an abstract fish form.
3.  Once the paint is dry, draw on the paper and make fish shapes.

We put our painting inside a page protector so we didn’t draw directly on our painting. That way we could use a dry erase marker and draw and create fish over and over again.


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Have a great day! 

Love, Katie & the Kiddos


  1. Great ideas for the letter F!
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