Fish – Toddlers

IntroductionPut Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
BookSwallow the Leader by Danna Smith
Nursery RhymeOnce I Caught a Fish Alive
One, Two, Three, Four, Five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten,
Then I threw him back again.
Why did you let him go?
Because he bit my finger so.
Which finger did he bite?
This little finger on my right.
BookGo Fish! by Tammi Sauer
ASLFish in ASL
Weekly RhymeThis is Big, Big, Big
This is big, big, big.
This is small, small, small.
This is short, short, short.
This is tall, tall, tall.
This is fast, fast, fast.
This is slow, slow, slow.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and second time with ASL.
Action RhymeFish (with die-cut fish)
Hold your fish up high
Hold your fish down low
Hold your fish & turn around
Hold your fish up high
Hold your fish down low
Put your fish on the ground.
Source: One Little Librarian
Action RhymeLittle Fish
I’m a little fish watch me go.
I swim fast,
and I swim slow.
When the sharks come out, I dare not play.
I dive down deep and swim away.
source: No Time For Flashcards
Group ActivityColor Goldfish
I printed off a fishbowl sheet. Each kid got a cup of fish and we worked on counting
and colors.
Source: Pocket of Preschool
Dance SongRow, Row, Row Your Boat by Old Town of Folk Music
Cool DownABCs, Count to 15
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye by Miss Carole

Our craft was taken from iHeartCraftyThings.

Fish – Preschool

Introduction  Put Your Finger in the Air by Carole Peterson
BookGilbert Goldfish Wants a Fish by Kelly DiPucchio
Action RhymeThe Animal Walk
Can you walk like a bug? How would you walk if you had six legs?
How do cows walk? They are so big!
How do frogs walk? Do they walk or jump?
Snakes don’t have legs? How do they get around? They slither!
What about horses? They gallop!
Do fish walk? No, they swim!
Show me how you can swim.
Do bees walk? No, they fly!
Show me how you can fly.
Book The Cow Said Meow by John Himmelman
Action RhymeThe Fish in the Sea
The fish in the sea
Go swish, swish, swish,(wave scarf side to side)
swish, swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish
All day long.
Action RhymeFish, Fish Tune: 
Skip to my Lou
Fish, fish, swim up high.
Fish, fish, swim down low.
Fish, fish, swim so fast.
Fish, fish, swim so slow.
Action RhymeDid You Ever See a Fishy (Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy
Did you ever see a fishy, swim this way (lean forward) 
and that (lean backwards)?
Swim this way (lean to the right)
 and that way (lean to the left),
and that way (lean forward) 
and this way (lean backwards).
Did you ever see a fishy,
swim this way (lean right) 
and that (lean left).
Group ActivityFish Addition
I gave each kid a sheet and a cup of goldfish. We did simple addition and subtraction.
Dance SongThe Goldish by Laura Berkner
Cool DownAlphabet Count to 15
Goodbye SongWiggle Finger! By Miss Carole
Source: iHeartCraftyThings