Flannel Friday: Slippery Fish

Today’s prop stick song is all about Slippery Fish!

I learned this song at Midwinter 2015 (? I think?) at Guerrilla Storytime. Anyways, Jbrary has you covered in case you don’t know the song. Lyrics are below:

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

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 …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
(Cover your mouth.) Excuse me!

I bought my clip from Etsy and I didn’t stick to the lyrics that Jbrary had on their video. Pictured from left to right in my picture: (top) Jellyfish/twirling in the water, Octopus/squiggling in the water, Humongous whale/spouting in the water (bottom) Slippery fish/swimming through the water, Puffer fish/puffing in the water, Seahorse/flashing in the water, Little crab/pinching in the water

I love that I have all of these options for new vocabulary and actions depending on my group. I might only use slippery fish, crab, and whale in toddler time. But in preschool storytime, I’d use every one!

I laminated the clip art and backed it with self-stick popsicle sticks.


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13 comments on “Flannel Friday: Slippery Fish

  1. literacious
    November 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    Katie, these are absolutely adorable!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

      Thank you! Etsy did most of the work. 😀

  2. Esmeralda Casas
    November 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Thank you Katie! I love this song!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

      Me too!

  3. Mary Dushel
    November 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    In my mind I am trying to sing this song to the tune of Smelly Cat. Altogether now… Slippery Fish, Slippery Fish

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

      It almost works!

  4. kathy lund
    May 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Katie – This is a song from Charlotte Diamond’s 10 Carrot Diamond. (It’s an oldie but a goody!) The song’s name is actually Octopus. I do this song with hand and face movements and the song is really fun to sing. The kids love it. I agree that the shark and whale could be changed to other sea dwellers. She has a few other songs on this CD that I love!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

      Thanks for letting me know!

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