Rhyme Time is back this Wednesday with nursery rhyme One Two Three Four Five and fish crackers counting activity! We provided a simple printable you can freely download and use at home for counting activity with your kids!
There are several other activities related to this nursery rhyme we would like to share with you and you can find them at the bottom of this post.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR 1-2-3-4-5 COUNTING ACTIVITY?
We used only 2 things for today’s activity:
- a bag of fish cracker snacks and
- printable (scroll down to find a link to subscribe and download).
Setup is really simple – place fish crackers in a bowl and then set aside on a plastic tray along with printable sheet. We usually use plastic trays for this type of activity to contain our counters, fish crackers.
SING 1-2-3-4-5 SONG!
Here are the lyrics child can sing along as they count their numbers:
One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right
HOW TO PLAY 1-2-3-4-5 FISH COUNTING ACTIVITY?
My toddler is right now into counting everything and she was all over this activity as soon as she saw the tray on the table. She came in and said: “I have to play with this!”.
We started the activity with recognizing numbers and she showed them as I asked to point to a specific number. Next, I added one fish cracker on top of the dot next to number one and invited her to count and fill remaining dots / spots.
She did this activity several times and ate several fish crackers while she counted and played. But, that’s the beauty of using fish crackers for learning, right?
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3 Additional activities to play while singing 1-2-3-4-5 song
Here are 3 additional activities you can do with your kids as you sing One Two Three Four Five:
- Ordering Numbers Fishing Game at Teach Me Mommy
- Number Fishing Tuff Spot at Adventures of Adam
- Magnetic Fishing Number Game at Messy Little Monster
Other Nursery Rhymes to Enjoy with Your Kids
We played and shared few other nursery rhyme inspired activities:
- Twinkle Twinke Little Star
- Wheels on the Bus
- Little Bo Peep
- Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
- Hickory Dickory Dock