Fish

Brightly coloured tropical fish are very appealing to kids. Here we have our fish theme; whether you are looking at sea life, visiting an aquarium or setting up your own tank at home you are sure to find some fishy fun here.

Fish are creatures that have a combination of gills and fins and can live only in the water, making them different from all other animals. Fish breathe through their gills that take in water where they extract oxygen. Fish are cold-blooded (with the exception of Tuna family and the Mackerel shark family)and are unable to control their own body temperature.

It is estimated that there are about 30,000 different species of fish. They range in size from the largest, Whale shark at 16 m long, to the smallest the 8 mm Stout Infantfish. 

Some fish, such as halibut and cod live in salt water, but other fish such as catfish and trout can be found in rivers and lakes.

Most fish reproduce by laying eggs, though some fish, such as great white sharks, give birth to live babies called pups.

Fish can have a varied diet, which may include other fish, algae, insects, fish eggs and molluscs. 

Fish

Some Interesting Facts

  • Some species of fish have developed ways to swim fast, including Tuna that can swim up to 70 mph!
  • Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years - that's before dinosaurs roamed the earth!
  • Sometimes tornadoes pick up fish while travelling over water and carry them over land, where the fish rain down. These “fish showers” have been happening for thousands of years.

Our Fish Activities

Fish Colouring Pages
One of the lovely things about colouring fish is that you can let your imagination go wild and use...
Fish Crafts
Whether you are looking at pet fish or maybe an underwater topic you can enjoy getting messy with...
Fish Printables
Our bright and cheerful fish printables are perfect for home or the classroom.
Fish Puzzles
We've a tangram puzzle, drawing challenges and a counting activity with a difference as part of...
Fish Worksheets
From handwriting to creative writing to maths activities to sorting and cutting practice you'll...
Fish Games
Print and take along these fun fish themed games on a train ride to the aquarium or use as a fun...

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