Learn about author Marcus Pfister and “The Rainbow Fish” series. Classroom discussion scripts, art activities and dramatization opportunities are given. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on themes of friendship in literature.
After reading and discussing "The Rainbow Fish", students create their own rainbow fish. A downloadable fish reproducible is provided. A vocabulary activity involves important words from the book and placing scales on the fish.
Involve students in an underwater exploration of the sea to inspire their creativity and as they learn about the ocean and animals that live in the sea. Students will can listen to stories and poems and then write their own stories and poems.
See this activity that involves reading and discussing the book, "Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale". Students create a three-dimensional Rainbow Fish and work together to make a Big Blue Whale. Students can dramatize the story using their puppets.
These sites have tips on making friends and how to resolve common problems that threaten friendships. There are several classroom activity ideas to help foster friendships among students. Includes lists of recommended children's books as well as links to eThemes Resources on books that include this theme.