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Sing this fun song and do the motions while you wash your hands together

What You Need:


  • Handwashing area: sink, soap, water, towel

  • Words to the Slippery Fish Song (By Charlotte Diamond)

What To Do:


  1. Let your child know that you’ll be washing hands by doing the motions to
    the Slippery Fish Song (a playful song that kids love!)

  2. Teach your child the following 3 motions:
    Slippery Fish: slide hands together back and forth, and on top of each other;
    Octopus: interlock fingers of both hands and wiggle them in and out;
    Great White Shark: one hand “chomps” on each finger and thumb of the other hand, then switch hands.

  3. Sing this fun song and do the motions while you wash your hands together.


Adapted from Playworks Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfqC0X-F0cU