Preschool Storytime- Exploring the Ocean – 11/11/15

Welcome everyone!  This week we will be exploring what is under the sea!

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here! – by Hap Palmer

Book – Mister Seahorse – by Eric Carle- After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse’s belly he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs.

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 – Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck – A child explores the treasures of the deep blue sea from the safety of a bathtub.

Song – Waves in the Sea

Waves in the Sea
(Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)

The waves on the sea go up and down,
[Raise and lower arms.]
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long.

Additional Verses:

The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap..
[Clap your hands.]

The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..
[Swish back and forth.]

The boats in the sea go toot toot toot…
[Make blowing horn motion.]

Credit :

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 – Breathe – by Scott Magoon – A story that follows a young whale on a journey of discovery as he experiences his first day at sea on his own! He swims, explores, and makes friends in his marine habitat. After a day of independence, this little whale delights in returning home to his mother.

Song – Under the Sea – by Disney The Little Mermaid Greatest Hits (with instruments)


Closing song – Shout and Whisper by Hap Palmer

– Miss Ellen