Free Printable Fishbowl Drawing Prompts

Post by contributing writer Kim of Life Over C’s

Do you have coloring books that never seem to make it off the shelf? Or have kids who raid the printer paper in lieu of those coloring books? I do. No matter what coloring books they receive as gifts, they never color more than one or two pictures and then it’s left to sit on the shelves. Instead they love creating their own scenes. These fishbowl drawing prompts are a great bridge between coloring books and blank pieces of paper. A little bit of inspiration from the drawing prompt and they are off to create a new story captured in a picture.




These fishbowl drawing prompts would be great for learning about water habitats, an ocean theme or treasures of the deep. They would even be a great activity for after reading One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss or Fish out of Water by Helen Palmer.

Interact with your child as they draw. Let them tell you their story.

Their creation.

A new world that can only be found in the imagination and eyes of a child.



My girls love to tell me stories while they draw.

And if I listen closely I can find out what is on their mind that day.

Is the fish lonely? Is he in need of a friend? Has he moved to a new part of the ocean? Did he get lost?

Let’s draw him the perfect buddy!


What treasures are waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the ocean in an old shipwreck?

How did the ship end up at the bottom of the sea? Was there a storm? War? Did they get caught in the Bermuda Triangle?


What are these little fish doing?

Playing in the coral? Swimming away from a shark?

There are so many things to be explored with a simple drawing prompt. I love that they are open-ended and every child will create something from their own imagination while still working on important fine-motor skills.

All of my daughters love drawing prompts from my 7th grader to my special needs preschooler. They are the perfect way for them to all create together.

Download the Fishbowl Drawing Prompts here.



kimKim is a work at home mom of four awesome daughters {12, 10, 7 year olds and a special needs 4 year old}. She is wrapping up her 7th year of homeschooling and, before recently returning to the States, lived overseas for 9 years. Kim shares free printables and educational activities over at Life Over C’s


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