“Five Little Fish” rhythmic sequencing music therapy song for kids

Goal: to improve auditory memory, language skills, oral-motor skills, sequencing skills, number concepts, fine motor skills
Materials: Pictures of 5 different fish.
Method: Show the children the 5 fish pictures, count them slowly and tell the group to raise 5 fingers, Count them. Then sing the rhyme with the children adding in the motor component (blub and pop rhythms.) After the children are familiar with the chant, leave out the words “blub” and “pop” and have the children fill in the blank.
You can even have the children be the fish by lining them up and asking them to jump with the words “blub” and “pop,” Another variation is to have them play one instrument for those words, for example blub would be the cymbol and pop would be the drum.
5 little fish blowing bubbles to the top.
One went blup and the other went pop
blup blup pop pop pop (repeat 3 more times)
4 little fish blowing bubbles to the top.
One went blup and the other went pop
blup blup blub pop (rest)  – repeat 3x.
3  little fish blowing bubbles to the top.
He went blup and then went pop
blub popop blub blub – repeat 3x
2  little fish blowing bubbles to the top.
He went blup and then went pop
blupblupblub   popopop
1 little fish blowing bubbles to the top.
He went blup and then went pop
blub blub popop blub
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