When I was going through my instrument closet and came across a wooden fish-shaped percussion instrument, this song title came to me immediately. After writing the song and trying it out with my students for the first time just a few days later, the tune stuck in my head and has been there ever since!
“Knock Knock, Little Fish” provides opportunities to address these objectives:
– Improve fine motor skills
– Increase ability to duplicate a pattern
– Increase ability to utilize palmar grasp
– Increase sustained attention
Brainstorm other kinds of fish and add your own verses, or give each participant in the group a turn to answer the “knock knock” call and reply with their choice of fish. Pair with visuals for a multi-sensory experience!