Skip to content

1,178,410 books read so far

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Join the Silly Squad

Horse Giraffe Bear Penguin Take the challenge

Funny Fish with the Silly Squad

Arts and Crafts

Create your very own Funny Fish Diorama!

This awesome Silly Squad craft was designed by Zvezdana at Chelsea Library in London.

It’s inspired by the poem Funny Fish, by Joseph Coelho

Watch Joseph perform Funny Fish in this video:

You can find Funny Fish and lots more amazing poems in Joseph’s book, Poems Aloud: An Anthology of Poems to Read Out Loud. This fabulous book also has heaps of lovely illustrations by Daniel Gray-Barnett.

CLICK HERE to download Zvezdana’s instruction sheet for making your own Funny Fish Diorama

This sheet includes suggested craft materials and a step-by-step guide for creating your own under-the-sea scene.
Find your nearest Responsible Adult to be your assistant, then get crafting!

What next?

Share a picture of your Funny Fish Diorama with the Silly Squad @ readingagency and Chelsea Library @ RBKClibraries (you might need a grown up to help)

Search for Poems Aloud on your local library website or app to borrow the book for free

Watch more of Joseph’s poetry performances in the Reading Club

Visit your local library website to find out about their summer Silly Squad activities. You can use the Libraries at Home search to find your nearest library service.