Literature-Based Lesson Plans and Resources
Using Leo Lionni's's Books


Ff is for Fish
Arts and Crafts activities, poems and lesson ideas.

Storybook Art Submitted by: Artist Vera Trembach
Students will become aware of the illustrating style of Leo Lionni and create an underwater scene.

Review and activity ideas by Betty Alexander

Schools of Fish : Free Time
Why fish swim in schools ?

Explore the sea
Learn about the animals in Swimmy's world

Swimmy puzzle

Swimmy bulletin board ideas

Teacher Cyberguide : Swimmy
This supplemental unit for Swimmy developed as part of the Metro-Nashville School System, Nashville, Tennessee provides activities and web resources for K - 3 students

Online questionaires and activities

Fine Motor/Art Activities
Sea animals crafts for your bulletin board

Bulletin Board Ideas
Picture of bulletin board using above sea animal crafts

Ky-Reads : Lesson Plan 1
Ky-Reads : Lesson Plan 2
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Under the Sea
Express ideas and thoughts in creative ways

Swimmy's World
Leo Lionni's Swimmy swam from marvel to marvel. You can explore many other sea marvels on this marvelous website.

Something's Fishy
An Art Activity for Grades 2-4. There other other fun activities too.

Ocean /Fish
A variety of theme activities that were collected on the net and from books

We are going to the aquarium
The field trip will introduce and reinforce the understanding of sea life and aquatic animals by the students.

Sea Life: In the Water and on the Beach
Sea Life: In the Water and on the Beach What animals, plants, and other things do you find on the beach and in the water? Science for Grade 1.

Activities/Ideas for a week

Weaving Technology Into Thematic Units
Ocean Life lesson plans for K.