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Slippery Fish

Category Rhymes and Songs

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water.
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale, Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!

Hints and Tips:

Learn the actions:

  • Slippery Fish - Put your palms together in a prayer position to resemble a fish and wiggle them together as if swimming
  • Octopus -Wave your arms up and down like the flailing arms of an octopus.
  • Tuna Fish - Put your hands together with your fingers slightly bent and spread, keeping your palms touching each other. Open and close your hands as you sing.
  • Great White Shark - Place one hand, with fingers straight upwards, on top of your head.
  • Humongous Whale - Make a large circle with your arms to make yourself into a humongous whale. Deepen Voice.

Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore.
One swam into a net and then there were four.


Four cranky crabs were floating in the sea.
One got tangled up in seaweed then there were three.


Three cranky crabs were wondering what to do.
One dug a deep, deep hole. Then there were two.


Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun.
One got scooped up in a cup. Then there was one.


One cranky crab was smarter than his friends.
He hid between the jagged rocks.
That's how the story ends.

Hints and Tips: 

  • Use felt board, puppets, images when singing this song. 

Whale

Category Rhymes and Songs

A whale is not as small as us,
Most whales are bigger than a bus.

A whale is not a fish in the sea,
A whale breathes air like you and me.

A whale can’t walk upon the ground,
A whale must swim to get around. 

A whale is a mammal like you and me,
But his home is in the deep blue sea. 

Hints and Tips: 

  • Learn actions to the rhyme: 

A whale is not as small as us (shake head and finger)
Most whales are bigger than a bus (stretch arms out wide)
A whale is not a fish in the sea (shake head and finger)
A whale breathes air like you and me (take a deep breath)
A whale can’t walk upon the ground (shake head and finger)
A whale must swim to get around (make a swimming motion)
A whale is a mammal like you and me (nod head and point to self and others)
But his home is in the deep blue sea. (make wave motion)

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