Draw the outline of a fish for your child or print this one from supercoloring.com. Then set your child up with a few different colours of paint and some celery sticks. Show them how to dip the end of the celery into the paint and press it to the paper to make a fish scale.
We do lots of printing with different types of vegetables at Pippins, so this is an activity your child may already be familiar with.
While your child creates their fishy masterpiece, visit mom.com for a kid-friendly explanation of what fish scales are and why fish have them.
Photo courtesy of Crafty Morning.