Fit the Fin on the Fish

Fit the Fin on the Fish
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Objective

Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/.

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Target Words:

  • fit
  • fin
  • fun
  • fat
  • fish
  • funny
  • fantastic

Materials:

  • Fish picture*
  • Fin pictures*
  • Blindfold

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will fit fins on a fish as they listen for words that start with the /f/ sound, such as far, fix, fit, and fantastic.

Literacy Activities
Fit the Fin on the Fish game (similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey)

  • Display the fish picture.
  • Explain that the children will need to fit a fin on the fish.
  • Point out that fit, fin, fat, and fish all start with the /f/ sound.
  • Let each child take a turn blindfolded trying to tape a fin on the fish.
  • Have the other children chant, “Fit the fin on the fish! Fit the fin on the fish!” louder or softer, depending how close the child is to the correct spot.
  • Once the child places the fin on the fish, have everyone cheer, "Fantastic! You fit the fin on the fish!" 

Talk about your fish

  • Make comments about the fish
    • Fit funny fins with /f/ on fat fish
    • Make a fantastic, funny-looking fish
    • The fish's fins look fancy
    • Funny, fantastic, fat fish
  • Review words that start with the /f/ sound, emphasizing the /f/.

Identify the /f/ sound in words

  • Say some words that begin with /f/ and one word that does not (e.g., fish, fin, fun, fit, dog). 
  • Emphasize the words that have the /f/ sound at the beginning.
  • Have the children flap their arms like the fins of a fish anytime they hear a word that begins with the /f/ sound.
  • Have the children hold still if a word they hear does not have the /f/ sound.

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Objective
Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/.

Materials

  • Fish picture (hung on the wall)
  • Fins
  • Blindfold

Activity: Fit the Fin on the Fish

  • Hang the fish picture, give your child a fin with tape on the back, and blindfold your child.
  • Have your child try to fit the fin on the fish (similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey).
  • Chant "Fit the fin on the fish!" softer as your child gets farther away from where the fin should go and louder as your child gets closer.
  • Take turns trying to fit the fin on the fish while blindfolded.
  • Let the child fasten fancy fins on the fish to make a fantastic, funny fish.
  • Take turns saying words that begin with the /f/ sound such as fat, fin, fish, fast, fly, fight, far. Support as needed.

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