This lesson is based on the award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. The story is about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. I teach this lesson to my 2nd grade students.
In addition to integrating literature and reinforcing positive values like sharing, this lesson presents an opportunity to reinforce knowledge of cool c0lors and pattern. It also provides instruction in the fundamentals of drawing, watercolor painting, wax resist and the use of unconventional materials. Although the pictures dont do it justice, students and teachers alike will love walking by the schools of rainbow fish with their shimmering scales.