Jesus Fish Craft

Catholic ABC’s Week: 11
Letter of the week: F
Theme: Fish
Saint of the Week: St. Faustina
Craft: Chalk Jesus Fish

This craft is great for preschoolers as long as you keep the paper small so they don’t become frustrated with coloring. It’s also great for older kids to learn about blending colors, and you really can’t mess it up.
Materials Needed to Complete This Craft:
  • Black Paper (I used cut up black poster board)
  • School Glue
  • Colored Chalk (I used chalk pastels for brighter colors, but any colored chalk will work)

Prep
Draw a simple Jesus fish on your black paper with some school glue and let it dry overnight.

After the glue is thoroughly dry, give kids the colored chalk and let them go crazy! Encourage them to blend the colors with their fingers and use the chalk sideways if they’d like.

You really will get brighter results with chalk pastels, but when I did this with my preschool co-op I just used regular old Crayola® Multi-Colored Chalk – 12 Ct. and it worked just fine!

 
I wish I had pictures of the ones my kids made to show you, but I’m having some major computer problems. When I’m able to retrieve the pictures, I’ll try and post some. In the mean time, here are the ones I made:

 
After your kids are all done coloring, you might need to moisten the end of your finger and gently clean the chalk off the glue.

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Ff: (be sure to check out the Classroom Scriptfor directions on using the grab bag.) Fish, toy Farmer, Feather, Flamingo, Flower, Flip Flip, Family (holy family statue or holy card), toy Fairy.

For More Resources, check out the Catholic Toolbox lesson plans for the Letter Ff. (Her Ff lesson is on “Fishers of Men”)

Catholic ABC’s runs here at Catholic Icing every Wednesday with the new letter of the week. You can get the details of this program by checking out the Classroom Script.

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Comments

  1. Alicia, The Snowflake says

    I love this idea! It's so easy I might be able to do it with my son…might 😉

  2. great F week activity. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So the outline of the fish turned black from the many chalk colors, correct? You didn’t use a marker to make it pop like that, right? This is an adorable craft!

    • The fish was drawn on first with glue, so the chalk doesn’t stick to the glue. You only end up seeing the black of the paper.

  4. I may do this next week. Do you think black construction paper will work?

  5. I LOVE this. We are going to do this with our Faith Formation class tomorrow! First lesson of the year. I want to make one too!

  6. Once finished, if you spray the chalk with a light coat of hairspray, it helps it to not smudge!

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