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Tuesday, June 14, 2022


You might not be able to catch a real fish, but you can certainly 
catch an idea with Gold Fish crackers today.

You’ve got to love Gold Fish crackers. They don’t have sugar, they are not messy, they are not expensive, and they are perfect for many math activities.

Prepare snack size bags with colored fish so children can dive into these activities…

How many fish are in your bag?

Count and see how many you have.
Did you estimate more or less?
Is it an odd or even number?

How can you sort the fish?

How many of each color?

Can you make a pattern with the fish?

Addition and Subtraction 
Make sets and join them together.
Eat and subtract. Can you make up a number story with the fish?

Catch and Eat
You’ll need large pretzel rods, peanut butter (or cream cheese), and fish crackers for this snack. Dip the end of the pretzel rod (fishing pole) in the bait (peanut butter) and see how many fish you can catch and eat.

*There’s even a website ( where you can learn about Finn and his friends and play games.

Rainbow Fish
After reading "Rainbow Fish," cut strips of paper 8 1/2" by 1 1/4." Cut slits half way through 1 1/2" from each end as shown. Children can color their fish and then hook the tabs to make a fish. Toss in the air and watch your fish fly!!!
P.S. Older kids could use ROY G. BIV to color their fish.