How To Teach Super Simple Songs

How To Teach There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea

Caitie is sharing tips for using the preschool song “There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea” in the classroom and at home for lots of fun learning with little ones. She has lots of great ideas! And she’ll lead us through the song using gestures – an excellent way to introduce a song to children. “There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea” is a super silly cumulative song that offers a fun sing-along challenge.

Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!

  • Try the movements to this song in a circle so everyone can watch each other – it can be a bit tricky!
  • This can be tricky cumulative song, so try making pictures of each item in the song and place them on the board in order. As you sing, point to each one so your students can see what is coming up next making the song a bit easier to follow along to.
  • Have your students draw a picture of the hole in the bottom of the sea, being sure to include all the elements from song! When they are done, sing the song together and have them point to each item as they sing.