One, Two, Three, Four, Five
- The Fish Counting Rhyme is probably one of the most
educational nursery rhymes because it addresses counting numbers 1
to 10 in a fun and humorous way. The rhyme also has several
letter F words in the text (four, five, fingers, fish) to practice
letter recognition in lower case form. Another element of
learning is the terms left and right. Take advantage of all
these elements when presenting the rhyme.
This rhyme can be incorporated into a fish theme unit and further
into a bigger theme, such ocean animals, pets and pet care (fish
bowl), an aquarium or zoo, or a Bible based story that includes a
fish theme. Visit fish
activities and crafts for ideas and suggestions.
Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets,
stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.
Activity 1 Nursery Rhyme - One, Two, Three, Four, Five Nursery Rhyme or
Make sure children
understand the meaning
of all the words in the text.
- For this rhyme there is color
poster that uses Rebus
elements. Children will see the numbers printed above the
text, they will also see pictures (hand with pointing finger) and a
fish image to help "read " left to right along with the
- The letter F words are encased within a square to help
them focus on those words. Use all of these elements as you
present the nursery rhyme.
- Print or read/sing the nursery
rhyme text from the computer screen and distribute the coloring page version. Then slowly go over each of the
- Have the children point to the numbers or use finger
play motions pointing 1, 2, 3, 4 fingers as you read.
that reading the text is done from left (point to that side on the
text) to right (slide finger until you reach the right side). Change the ending of the word right, to the word left and have the
children point with their left finger and switch again to
Additional ideas for using nursery rhyme coloring page
- Color practice: Have children color each number block
in a different color to practice colors.
- Alphabet letter f practice: Have the children color
all the letter F word blocks in another color, what about a Fuchsia
- Color the fish in their favorite color!
- Conduct separate activities to on letter F
recognition with F
is for Fish activities and printable materials.
Arts & Crafts > Five Fish in a Bowl Craft and
learning activities (illustration and
links in the materials column)
Visit this craft activity with learning activities that will
reinforce numbers 1 to 5 and many other skills. After
completing the craft sing and review the nursery rhyme again.
Activity > Online Jigsaw
Puzzle > Letter F Fish
Objective: View realistic image of the animal and review
facts. Problem solving skills.
Have fun with an online puzzle of a that can be adapted
from 6 pieces to 247. The whole family can have a try.
Click on the Change Cut button to
adjust number and shape of pieces.
Print or read from screen
Five Fish in a Fishbowl Craft
* white paper
* coloring tools