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Nursery rhymes and songs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

Nursery rhymes and songs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

This collection of video and audio brings together traditional nursery rhymes and songs, counting songs and action songs.

Many also feature in Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs and rhymes are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the language and communication objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics to the song.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive - supporting resources:

  1. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

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

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 the right.


One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught a crab 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 the right.


One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught an eel 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 the right.

This little finger on the right.

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