It is I, the mad scientist! Join me and my minions as we study some of God’s amazing creatures; learning tons of fun facts along the way.
What kid doesn’t like pets? My ‘Mouse’ would own an entire zoo if we could afford them; never mind not having the room, she’d make them fit. This summer, we thought we’d learn a little more about a few of the creatures she’d like to own, along with a few we already do. This week, we go swimmin’ with the fishes!
It is my opinion that it is always best to start at the beginning; so that is what we shall do! Our first activity is to learn about the life cycle of a fish, discovering how these miraculous creatures start their adventure called life.
Now that we’ve learned the basics of how our fish have developed, let’s take a closer look at various types of fish and study their body structures.
Not all fish are created equal, this is a great time to learn about fin placement and how these variations help each fish survive as long as possible.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world, or in this case, a fish-eat-fish. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the fish food chain.
Speaking of eating fish (ahem), this might be a great time to add fish to the menu. Try a little blackened catfish, sautéed tilapia, or broiled salmon. It’s easy, tastes incredible, and is incredibly good for you.
Coloring is neat, learning about our potential fish has been educational, but how about some active fun? Let’s take these fish printouts and attach them to a balloon!
For additional fun, we could even make a fish diorama! Using colorful stickers, crafting paper, and a shoe box, we can create our own mini-ocean and fill it with all sorts of unusual creatures. Don’t forget to add a little sand at the bottom of our ‘ocean’, along with a few seashells and rocks!
Whew! We’ve sure covered a lot! There’s been a little something for everyone. Join us next week, as we take our lessons to a whole new level!
Time to Chime In: What is the most unusual creation you’ve made out of balloons?