Making A Fish Birthday Chart

These fish are a bright and colourful way to display children’s birthdays, and can be used as part of an under the sea theme.

You will need:

  • A3 paper
  • Bright coloured paint
  • Plain or coloured paper
  • Names of the months printed onto plain paper


On the A3 paper draw a large fish, copying this twelve times, one fish for each month of the year. Alternatively draw different fish for each month to add variation. Next provide the children with bright colours of paint and allow them to paint the fish in their own patterns and choices of colour. Once the fish have dried cut them out and stick them to the wall, labelling each one with a name of the month.

Then using the plain or coloured paper draw and cut out enough circles for every child in the room. Write the child’s name and date of birth onto the circle and stick it to the corresponding fish. Older children could write their name and date of birth themselves, while younger children can be encouraged to trace over their name to practice their writing skills.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Physical development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills

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