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Two silly songs about fish
Both of these songs are tried and true favorites with preschoolers and younger elementary students.

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We’re Goin’ on a Fish Hunt

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This is a repeat after me song!

Let’s get the beat going! slap knees

Chorus:

We’re going on a fish hunt (we’re going on a fish hunt)

We’re gonna catch a big one (we’re gonna catch a big one)

What a beautiful day! (what a beautiful day!)

We’re not scared (we’re not scared)

UH OH! Grass! Long tall grass!

Bridge:

We can’t go over it

We can’t go under it

We gotta go through it

Swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy Swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy! rub hands together

Chorus

UH OH! A rainstorm! Flashy crashy rainstorm!

Bridge

Pitter, patter, Boom, Boom, pitter, patter, boom, boom! Tap knees w/ hands

Chorus UH OH! Mud! Ooey, gooey mud!

Bridge

Glorp, glorp, glorp, glorp, glorp, glorp! move feet up and down

Chorus

UH OH! A lake! A shady, wavy lake!

Bridge

Paddle, paddle, paddle, paddle! move arms as though paddling in a canoe

Chorus

UH OH! A bug cloud! An itchy, scratchy bug cloud!

Bridge

Buzz, swat! Buzz, swat! Buzz, swat! Buzz, swat! Swat arms and legs

Speak the following: A tug! A tug on the pole! It’s a fish, I think I got it! I’m pullin! There it is- It’s flopping away, we have to catch it! Hurry back through the:

Bug cloud - Buzz swat, buzz swat! swat arms and legs

Lake - Paddle, paddle, paddle paddle! move arms in paddling motion

Mud – Glorp, glorp, glorp, glorp! move feet up and down

Rainstorm - Pitter, patter, Boom, boom! Tap knees w/ hands

Grass - Swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy! rub hands together

Speak the following: We caught it! Whoa he’s slimy! Hold ‘m tight, we don’t want him to get loose! Hurry, put him back in the water, back through the:

Grass - Swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy! rub hands together

Rainstorm - Pitter, patter, Boom, boom! Tap knees w/ hands

Mud – Glorp, glorp, glorp, glorp! move feet up and down

Lake - Paddle, paddle, paddle paddle! move arms in paddling motion

Bug cloud - Buzz swat, buzz swat! swat arms and legs

Speak the following: Quick throw the fish back in the water! Whew! That was a close one!


Critters in the Sea
Sung to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"
Hand motions that match movements of the critters are a big hit, too.

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
All through the day!

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim…

The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…

The octopus in the sea go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…

The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth…

The whale in the sea goes squirt, squirt, squirt…

The clam in the sea goes open and shut…

The crabs in the sea go click, click, click…

The jellyfish in the sea go bloop, bloop, bloop…

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