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1 2 3 4 5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive

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One, two, three, four, five, 

Once I caught a fish alive. 

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten 

Then I let it go again. 

Why did you let it go? 

Because it bit my finger so. 

Which finger did it bite? 

This little finger on the right. 

Hints and Tips:

  • There are hand motions that allow children to participate during the song.

Line #1: Count with your fingers
Line #2: Place palms together to make a swimming fish
Line #3: Count with your fingers
Line #4: Throw hands in the air
Line #5: Shrug shoulders
Line #6: One hand bite pinkie finger on right hand
Line #7: Shrug shoulders
Line #8: Wiggle pinkie finger on right hand

  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters




Last modified on Friday, January 9, 2015
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