- Swimmer by Shelly Gill
- Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman (Salmon Life Cycle pages 198-199)
- An Anthology of Intriguing Animals (Salmon pages 114-115)
- We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles (Sockeye Salmon pages 12-13)
- Atlas of Animal Adventures (Leaping Upstream with the Sockeye Salmon pages 54-55)
- About Fish by Cathryn Sill*
*Note that this book is a very basic introduction to fish with sparse text. However, the last few pages provide much more detail that will be of interest to older children.
Swimmer by Shelly Gill is a stunning and excellent narrative that includes detailed information about the life cycle of salmon, anatomy of salmon, and different salmon species on the outside illustrated frames of the core story. You can read through the narrative (and learn about indigenous culture in a beautiful way) and then revisit some of the nonfiction information provide throughout when you are done. I highly recommend this book for any Salmon lesson!
Also note — several of the books above have repeat information but I wanted to provide several options as I know books can be hard to come by either to purchase or find at your library.
If you want to add in math & literacy to your Salmon Study, there is a great free resource from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. I also have a free Salmon Count Lacing Card set in my Free Printables section. My Anatomy of a River System would also pair nicely with this (also in the Free Printable section).
Scale Print Foil Fish Craft How-To
- Cut a piece of cardboard in the shape of a salmon. I printed out a coloring page first as a pattern to trace.
- Have your child wrap the cardboard fish in aluminum foil.
- Cut small pieces of bubble wrap (you don’t need much!) to use as your stamper.
- You can either paint the bubble wrap directly or spread a small amount of paint first on a paper plate to dip the bubble wrap in.
- Press the bubble wrap with paint on to your foil fish. Try not to move around, just simply stamp it. Repeat until the areas you want are covered. The bubble wrap on foil will look like fish scales.
- Lastly, we hand-painted the fins.