Preschool Storytime- Exploring the Ocean

Hi everyone! This week we will be exploring the ocean and sea life.

Song – “So Happy You’re Here!” by Hap Palmer

Book – The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen -The poutpout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

Flannelboard- “Five Little Ocean Friends”

Five little ocean friends on the ocean floor,
The starfish walks away and now there are four
Four little ocean friends living in the sea
The crab slides away now there are three
Three little ocean friends looking for a clue
“Glub, glub,” said the lobster now there are two
Two little ocean friends not having much fun
Off swam the sea horse now there is one
One little octopus sad and all alone
Back swims the starfish, back swims the crab,
Back swims the lobster, back swims the sea horse
And they played in the sea foam, safe in their home.
Credit: Beach Fingerplays from Carroll County Public Library

Book – A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea – by Jessica Law-This version of the classic song explains how the sun feeds the shark living in the dark at the bottom of the sea.

Song-“One , Two, Three, Four, Five”

One, two, three, four, five, (hold up fingers one by one, while counting)
Once I caught a fish alive. (put hands together and wiggle like a fish)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, (hold up fingers one by one, while counting)
Then I threw it back again. (make throwing motion)
Why did you let it go? (hold hands out asking why)
Because it bit my finger so. (shake hand, as if hurt)
Which finger did it bite? (hold hands out asking why)
This little finger on my right. (wiggle pinky finger)
Credit: Childhood

Book – I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry-A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean–almost.

 

Book – Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins- Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all.

Song – “Waves at the Beach” -Sung to “Wheels on the Bus”

The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, up and down.
The waves at the beach go up and down all day long.
The lobsters on the beach go snap, snap,snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap,snap.
The lobsters on the beach go snap, snap,snap all day long.
The crabs on the beach go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
The crabs on the beach go back and forth all day long.
The clams on the beach will open and shut, open and shut, open and shut.
The clams on the beach will open and shut all day long.
The jellyfish they go wibble, wobble, wibble,wibble, wobble, wibble, wibble, wobble, wibble.
The jellyfish they go wibble, wobble, wibble all day long.

http://wiki.kcls.org/index.php/Waves_at_the_Beach

Closing Song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

– Miss Ellen

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