My Life Cycle of a Fish Book

In this activity, students will make a book learn about the life cycle of a native Arizona fish.

By completing this lesson, your students will be able to:

  • Obtain and evaluate information from a nonfiction text about fish life cycles.
  • Draw a model of a fish life cycle and be able to explain each section.
  • Use scissors to cut along a straight line.

More About this Lesson Plan

Wild Kids is a collection of simple activities that can be used to introduce students to different wildlife and life science concepts. Each activity includes a two page printable student worksheet and a page of teacher instructions. They have been aligned to the Arizona academic science standards and can be used to promote three dimensional teaching.

In this activity, students will make a book about the life cycle of one of our native fish. After reading the book (individually or guided), they will answer some basic comprehension questions. In addition to the science content, this activity has the potential to help develop fine motor skills.


  • Eric Proctor, Wildlife Education Coordinator,
    Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD)
  • Other AZGFD staff

Standards Correlation

This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:

  • 1st Grade

    1. 1.L1U1.6
    2. 1.L3U1.9

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