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1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a fish alive

What you need

You will need your beautiful singing voices and some space to move about the room.


  • Language development and increased vocabulary 
  • Early math skills

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The song ‘Once I caught a fish alive’ is a great song to enjoy together, with lots of actions and fun voices. Singing songs that have actions associated with the lyrics will help to develop vocabulary and increase your child’s understanding of language. It will also help to engage your child as the experience becomes physical and more interesting – great for children with lots of energy!

Words to once I caught a fish alive

1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive

6,7,8,9,10 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