This is such a great activity for friendship, beginning of the year, an ocean unit, or making connections! After reading The Rainbow Fish, have your students make their own rainbow fish and write what makes them special! You can have your students paint or color the scales and I usually copy the other parts on construction paper. I use little pieces of aluminum for the shiny scales.The aluminum glues on easily with a glue stick. I hope your students love this activity as much as mine usually do!