I have a simple art activity for you today. You will need some paper, unsharpened pencils with erasers, a stamp pad, and a googly eye (optional). Draw and cut out a fish shape from your piece of paper. I used yellow construction paper because I wanted the stamping we would be doing to show up well. White copy paper would also work in a pinch.
The girls had a lot of fun with this. “A” liked stamping really fast over and over on her fish, while B was slower and and more methodical.
I think the fish look more like they have the chicken pox than actual scales, but it’s all good because the girls had fun. In my head I was picturing the scales being all lined up and overlapping. That might work with older kids. But I need to remember that my kids are three and they don’t know what chicken pox are, so these fish look totally normal to them.