Hooray For Fish! Art Activity Using Chalk Markers – Explore the imaginary and colorful fish with our fun art activity using Chalk Markers
Hooray For Fish! is an incredibly sweet story of a little fish going on an adventure through the sea meeting all his ‘fishy friends’ until he meets the one he ‘loves the best’ his Mummy fish.
The alliteration, rhyming and amusing language make this book suitable for children younger than two and older too. Now that she is 9, I am encouraging her to try out some copy drawing to improve her scientific drawing skills for school. We see illustrations in books and try to copy the styles with free hand drawing. We also wanted to try our new chalk markers that we are going crazy for. Presenting,
Hooray For Fish Art Activity Using Chalk Markers
Miss P loved this book as a child and she loved watching the video all over again and this time spotting the patterns in the imaginary fish. The Eye fish which blinked, the sky fish with clouds. This time around we decided to try
Then gathered our Supplies
- Cardboard from an old carton box
- Chalk Markers in Neon colors
- Black Permanent Markers
Miss P drew the fishes on the backside of a cardboard box. We had to make multiple alterations to this and using a pencil and rubber is the best way to do this. Once she was fine with the drawings, we cut them up. She needed help to cut around the swirly ends.
We colored each fish using chalk markers. Bringt fun colors – Orange, Yellow, Pink, Purple & Green.
Once our fishes were all painted and dry, we added an outline with a black marker. Then used these as story props to read the book to our younger neighbors. Little Fish meets the “fly fish”
Little Fish meets the “Fat fish”
Little Fish meets the “Stripey fish”
Oh! So many fish!
and finally Little Fish’s favorite Mummy Fish! 🙂
This was a great way to explore self-expression, design, & narration, & a neat way to encourage self-esteem too.
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