Fish Tales (Page Turner Adventures)

Oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds are filled with watery wonders. This week we'll dive deep into stories, crafts, and adventures dedicated to the life aquatic.

Today, we are visiting with Yasu Ishida, an award-winning performer who combines traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling into one-of-a-kind performances. Yasu will amaze you with stories, then show you how to make your very own origami water creatures!

Time for another craft. Today, transform coffee filters into colorful sea creatures using some water-based markers and a little H2O. Check below for instructions for this craft that you can print (PDF format).

Author Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her many titles include Chirp, and the popular Ranger in Time chapter books about a time-traveling dog. Today, Kate talks to Page Turner about the creatures who live Over and Under the Pond and Over and Under the Rainforest.

With some recycled styrofoam and water based markers, you can "print" your own beautiful ocean scene. Check below for instructions for this craft that you can print (PDF format).

We've searched the seven seas for some of the ocean's most talented creatures. Octopus will perform an amazing escape, Mantis Shrimp will prove he's not just a pretty face, and Angler Fish has an act you'll definitely want to catch. With all this talent, will Sea Slug be able to shine? Puppetry and live action make this show a watery wonder.

This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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