The Pout-Pout Fish Sequencing Activities

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Are you looking for extension activities to the amazing book by Deborah Diesen ‘The Pout-Pout Fish’? You’re in LUCK! These fun and hands-on sequencing activities will help your kids work on visual discrimination, counting and story sequencing.

The Pout-Pout Fish Sequencing
The Pout-Pout Fish Sequencing & Role Play Activities

What is Sequencing?

Sequencing is a very important aspect of communication for a child. It refers to the ability of a child to understand how objects and events occur in a logical sequential manner. Understanding this skill enables the child to retell stories and recreate events.

The Pout-Pout Fish Sequencing Activity

Pout-Pout Fish Sequencing

What you need:

  • Pout-Pout Fish Sequencing Activity Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloring Pencils

How to use this resource:

Read the story, or watch the read-aloud on YouTube here. Talk to the children about why the Pout-Pout Fish always looks so glum. Then ask them if they can remember who he spoke to, and in which order. Did he speak to the octopus first? Or maybe to the squid?

hand out the activity sheets. Children color the pictures, cut it out and paste them in the correct order. When they are done, pair the kids up and ask them to re-tell the story to their partner while pointing to the strips.

Role-Play Activity

Pout-Pout Fish Role-Play
The Pout-Pout Fish Role-Play.

All kids love pretending to be animals. This activity is great for getting them to practice speaking in front of bigger groups, work on those memory skills and just to have fun!

What you need:

  • Pout-Pout Fish Role-Play Pictures
  • Paint/ crayons/ pastels
  • Scissors
  • Chopsticks/ skewers (sharp bit cut off)/ straws

How to use this resource:

Ask each child to choose an animal. Let children color their animals and cut these out. When they are done, tape a chopstick or a skewer stick (cut off the sharp sides on these beforehand) on the back of the picture of the animal. The children now have stick puppets! Children re-tell the story in groups.

More Feelings Activities

If you are looking for a week filled with fun activities all about the My Feelings, head over to this blog post. Alternatively, click on the image below to download the detailed lesson plan and all of the printables needed.

My Feelings Lesson plan and activities for a week


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