Children can create an “Underwater” Viewing Box by cutting the center away from a paper plate. The cutting motions help improve fine motor skills. Allow children to decorate their view box or “tank”, supplying a variety of different supplies, such as string, pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, pompoms, etc.
This is a fun project to pair with a video about fish like these;
Appropriate for 4’s and up. Reasoning (what goes into a fish tank and why) Science Extension (things that live in the water.) Rainbow Fish Big Book by Marcus Pfister
Related online training:
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0105
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [2 hours]