Fishing for Primary Singing Time

I found a cute website that had some downloadable “fish” for you to make your “fishing for songs game. It is at this LINK HERE.  You could then get a dowel and a magnet and some string and make a fishing pole for your primary kids to “fish for a songfish”.  She has other free printable animals too. It’s a fun site.

Meet the Dubiens blogger Jill Dubien made up this fishing pole with real twigs.
 Her Blog tutorial for a cool magnet Fishing Pole  for Primary is HERE.

Fishing Pole and Fish for Singing Time


Oh, what do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green?
Do you fish in the stream, or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds go by?Is that what you do? So do I! Oh, what do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green?Do you swim in a pool, to keep yourself cool, or swing in a tree up high? Is that what you do? So do I! Oh, what do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green? Do you march in parades, or drink lemonades, or count all the stars in the sky? Is that what you do? So do I!
This is a really fun song to do in the summer because all the kids are busy doing all of these very same things.  Now it might be fun to get out your little fishing pole you made up in January and go fishing again since it names this activity in the song. (Do you fish in the stream?)
 While you are singing try to make up actions with the kids to each of the activities you do in summer. The younger ones will be able to remember words this way. (example…march standing up while you sing “march in parades” )
Fishing Pole and Fishing for Primary Singing Time
The kids love to come up and use the dowel with string and a round magnet  tied onto the end. Then the laminated fish of every kind have large paper clips on them. The kids “GO FISHING FOR SONGS” to try to get the magnet to attach on to the metal paper clips and they have “caught” a fish. They love watching each other try to fish.

Here I am demonstrating my dowel and how to use the FISHING POLE FOR PRIMARY SINGING TIME. Everybody always wants a turn!
Fishing for Songs for Primary Singing Time
This fun summertime song also lends itself to just making up motions to swimming, swinging, drinking lemonade…the littler kids would love pantomiming the actions in the song and it would help them remember the words.
This is a great song and a super activity to try.  Remember to write the song names on the back in NON permanent marker so they are easily wiped off  for using again!

Well…..hope to  see you fishing on the lake!

Grandpa with little Megan