This set of fish has two different rhymes to go with them depending on my mood. I was feeling fancy when I made these fish and used metallic thread for the details of the scales and the fins. I got the pattern for these fish from Gracinhas Artesanato.
Five Fish Swimming in the Water Inspired by “All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants
One little fish is swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water. put palms together, make hands swim One little fish is swimming in the water. Bubble wiggle fingers up Bubble wiggle fingers up higher Bubble wiggle fingers up higher Pop! clap hands overhead as you say Pop!
Five Little Fish Five little fish swimming in the sea Teasing Mr. Shark, “You can’t catch me!” Along comes Mr. Shark, as quiet as can be, And snaps (clap hands) that fish right out of the sea!
4… 3… 2… 1…
So alone swims Mr. Shark as quiet as can be And he looked and he looked… “No more fishes for me.”
Five Little Whatsit rhymes are always fun to do with toddlers because they can practice their counting skills. It is easy to add in a multilingual component since this flannel also includes colors. The pattern for these fish came from clip art from Shutterstock.
The beach and the ocean are a favorite storytime topic with my co-workers and myself. There is so much material to pick from that we have split the topic into two themes: ocean animals and the beach.
This is actually the first round of “There Was An Old Lady…” I have made. I’ve never really like the old ladys that I have seen. This version was written by Lucille Colandro. I recently came across an Etsy seller that had an old lady that I liked so I took my cue from her. All of the beach items came from clip art I got from Shutterstock.