5 Little Fishies in the Sea

5 Little Fishies

Did you know that songs are fantastic for teaching skills across the curriculum? The song I have for you today is no exception!

“Five Little Fishies in the Sea” is a home run, but at first glance one might not see all the learning packed into this little fingerplay. There’s rhyming, fine motor skills, one to one correspondence, vocabulary and basic subtraction just to name a few!

I’m showing the same activity in two different formats. I call it “Fish Two Ways” on my menu:) Ready to see it?!? Click on the first video, that’s “A”. Then click on the second video, that’s “B”. Once you’ve watched them both, comment below on which one you liked best. Then don’t forget to score the activity pack below so you can teach it to your little school of fish! It’s got the visuals, activity guide and the audio download so you’ll be ready to teach right away!

A. Five Little Fishies Finger Play

B. Five Little Fishies Book

Ok, voting time! Which one did you like best?



A Seattle-based music education business specializing in early childhood music and movement classes founded by Jocelyn Manzanarez in September of 2003. Jocelyn held her first class in the basement of the Tahoma School District bus barn in Maple Valley, Washington with just six babies. Along with their mamas, Jocelyn cultivated the babies’ innate musical abilities and interests through play, song, movement and love. She knew her quest to touch as many young children as possible had begun. This first class will also be known as Musically Minded’s first Budding Beethovens.

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