Nursery Rhyme - Once I Caught a Fish Alive

Nursery Rhyme - Once I Caught a Fish Alive


Children will listen to and recite a rhyme as the adult points out the words.  Allow children to help point out the words as they are ready. 

You can extend this activity by counting to a specific number and then asking them to identify what number comes either before or after that number. You could also have printouts of numbers 1-10 and ask children to sequence them. 

Background for Teachers/Parents

Repeated meaningful exposure is preferred and will help children as they learn counting skills.  

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Children will track words as they are being pointed to.
  • Children will participate by listening to and signing songs. 
  • Children will count numbers in order.

Time Frame & Group Size

Time Frame: 5-10 minutes

Group Size: Any


Main Standards: 

  • ELA 4 yr.2.5

Additional Core Standards: 

  • FA 3 & 4 yr.3.1
  • ELA 3 & 4 yr.2.17
  • Math 4 yr.1.2
  • Math 3 yr.1.1


Jamie Robinson