Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

By: Julie Goldstein

This week up in The Studio we started our art lesson by reading a whimsical book called “Rain Fish”. It is a story about fish that were created with trash and recycled materials. The children loved describing the different materials that they saw within each fish; bottle caps, feathers, newspaper, even old socks! After we read and discussed the process, the kids had fun creating their very own Rain Fish.

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Materials:

  • Drawing paper
  • Glue
  • Paint-brushes
  • Recycled materials:
    • Newspaper
    • Bottle caps
    • Ribbon
    • Receipts
  • Natural Objects:
    • Leaves
    • Sticks
    • Seed Pods

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Instructions:

  1. Read “Rain Fish” and discuss how the fish were created from found objects
  2. Hand out all kinds of recycled materials
  3. Have the students practice designing before gluing
  4. Glue down
  5. Have Fun!

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson

Carmel Mountain Preschool Rain Fish Art Lesson