The goldfish are all cut from felt. I made a front and a back for each one to make them stiff enough for stick puppets. I used orange, light orange and yellow felt. Each fish has 2 colors-the outside fish part and the inside fish part. I used giant googly eyes to make them fun.
If you haven't used The Goldfish Song before, it is definitely worth a listen. It works especially well with preschool and kindergarten audiences as they will "get" the silliness of the actions. If you don't use fish puppets, you can still mimic the actions in the song and have a great time.
Many thanks to Lisa and Alicia at our South Branch for showing me the goldfish puppets and sharing the pattern. The original pattern can be found at http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/pdf/crafts/1005_GoldfishTemplate.pdf. I shrunk it down so two fish would fit on a page (somewhere between 50 and 60%).
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