Slippery Fish Song and Fish Printables

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Today we have some fantastic printable fish pictures which can be turned into a craft or used as a resource for the slippery fish song. 

As an early years teacher I loved mat time and I particularly loved music and singing with my preschool and kindergarten children. It was always the highlight of my day and something I truly miss now that I no longer work in the classroom.

A slippery fish song and printables

What Is the Slippery Fish Song?

One of my favourite songs had to be The Slippery Fish Song. This is a super fun fish song for kids full of actions. This super fun preschool fish song always had the kids laughing and giggling at the end when the humongous whale gave a loud burp and the song was often picked by the pre-k kids. 

Slippery Fish Words

Here are the fish song lyrics and instructions for the actions while singing the song.

(Put your palms together in a prayer position to resemble a fish and wiggle them together as if swimming)

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

(Wave your arms up and down like the flailing arms of an octopus.)Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water. Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a

(Put your hands together with your fingers slightly bent and spread, keeping your palms touching each other. Open and close your hands as you sing.)

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

(Place one hand, with fingers straight upwards, on top of your head.)

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

(Make a large circle with your arms to make yourself into a humongous whale.

(Also deepen your tone for this verse.)

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,Humongous whale, humongous whale, Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!

(Cover your mouth.) Excuse me!

Slippery Fish Song Printables 

Today we have some super cute printables that you can use to make the slippery fish song even more fun for your little ones.

We have printables for the following sea creatures:

  • A Slippery Fish
  • An Octopus
  • A Tuna Fish
  • Great White Shark
  • Humongus Whale

A slippery fish song and printables

You can print out these Slippery fish song printables and laminate them. You may want to glue them to popsicle sticks to create puppets or you could use these templates as an art project.
Extending children’s interests through art and crafts is always a fun way to learn and teach and I’m sure these printable fish pictures will be a huge hit in your preschool or kindergarten class! 

More Fish Songs for Children

If you’re on the look out for more fish songs for kids you may enjoy the following:
  • 1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a fish alive.
  • 10 Little Fishies
  • Big Fish, Little Fish

Have you seen our Ocean Creatures DIY project! You will love them! 

ocean crafts

Don’t forget to download your free printable fish pictures here! 
You may enjoy the following preschool sea creature crafts!

drawing a smile on the face of the crab craft with a black pen

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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