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Stories and Crafts – Fish

October 8, 2019

Books: 
I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
Only One You
by Linda Kranz
Fish Wish
by Bob Barner

Music:
“The Goldfish” by The Laurie Berkner Band
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: 

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

SLIPPERY FISH 
Slippery fish, slippery fish, swimming in the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, swimming in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Tuna fish, tuna fish, swimming in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, swimming in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, swimming in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
Excuse me!

Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high, put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

 

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October 8, 2019 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

STEAM Storytime- Water!

July 23, 2019

Books: 
Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis
Whoosh! A water world of wonderful creatures by Marilyn Ballie

Music:
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer
Have You Ever Been Fishin’” by Dr. Jean
Three Little Fishies” by Joanie Bartles (we danced with fish puppets and bubbles)

Question of the Week: Where do you find water?
Each week we ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More That we Learn Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bold words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

Slippery Fish Lyrics by: Charlotte Diamond
We signed the bold words using ASL while singing
Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!

Excuse me!

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s theme, we had the following activities:

Water Play
Question: What do you think will happen when water is added to the various surfaces?

We experimented with adding water to coffee filters, cotton balls, plastic toys, foam, and crepe paper

Free Play

July 23, 2019 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

PJ Storytime – Ocean – March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

Books:
Hooray For Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien

Music:
Baby Shark by Pinkfong
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Yoga Pose of the Month:
Seahorse (From Yoga Whale by Sarah Jane Hinder)

Come onto your knees and lower your bottom. Breathe in and raise your arms out in front of you. Now, lift up your bottom and bob up and down in the sea like a seahorse!

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

Song: The Sharks In the Sea
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp
All day long!

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim…
The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The clam in the sea goes open and shut…
The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth…
The octopus in the sea goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…

Fish Puppet Prop Song:
One red fish was swimming in the water
Swimming in the water, swimming in the water
One red fish was swimming in the water
Bubble, bubble, bubble, pop!
Two blue fish
Three yellow fish
Four green fish
Five purple fish

Breathplay: Catch a Bubble With Your Mouth
When you breathe in, count to 1,2,3 and catch a bubble in your mouth. Now breathe the bubble out in 1,2,3,4,5.

Craft
3D Fish Ornaments

3d paper fish ornaments

March 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

Sea & Sand Storytime

Tuesday,  Oct 11th, 2016

Books

Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert
Fish Wish by Bob Barner
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist

Music

Seahorses by Johnette Downing – Fins and Grins
All the Fish by Sue Schitzer – Wiggle & Whirl: Clap & Nap

 Activities

We danced with scarves

Craft:
We made an ocean in a bottle

 Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Movement Song: The Waves on the Sea
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The waves on the sea go up and down,
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..

The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..

The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth..

The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble…

 

Rhyme:

5 little seashells washed up on the shore,
Along came a wave and then there were four.
4 little seashells happy as could be,
Along came a wave and then there were three.
3 little seashells all shiny and new,
Along came a wave and then there were two.
2 little seashells lying in the sun,
Along came a wave and then there was one.
1 little seashell left all alone,
Put it in your pocket and take it home.

 

October 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Under the Sea

Books
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Breathe by Scott Magoon

Felt Board
We’re the Family of the Sea

Song
“Have You Ever Been Fishing”  by Dr. Jean, Keep On Singing And Dancing with Dr. Jean
“Under the Sea” by Georgiana Stewart, Musical Scarves

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Aa.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Set Reading Goals: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
Pick up a reading log, or download the app from the app store to your phone or tablet to keep track of all the books you are reading. For every 100 books you read and keep track of (repeats included) you get a free book and sticker.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Turtles
One baby turtle alone and new.
Finds a friend, and then there are two.
Two baby turtles crawl down to the sea.
They find another, and then there are three.
Three baby turtles crawl along the shore.
They find another, and then there are four.
Four baby turtles go for a dive.
Up swims another, and then there are five.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Let’s Go Diving
Let’s go diving,
Let’s go diving,
Into the sea,
Into the sea.
Then we’ll swim up to the shore,
Then we’ll swim up to the shore,
Don’t forget to breathe!
Don’t forget to breathe!

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 8, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Splash! Storytime

Tuesday,  Aug. 2nd, 2016

Books

Elephants Swim by Linda Capus Riley
Suryia Swims!
The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan
Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler

Music

Most Fish Swim by Johnette Downing – Fins and Grins
Surfin’ Safari by Little people 50th Brithday

 Activities

We played with the kinetic sand and bubbles

We used a surf board felt board for Dave

Splash! was acted out with puppets in a swimming pool

 Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Fish are swimming,
Fish are swimming,
In the sea, in the sea,
A-splishing and a-splashing,
A-splishing and a-splashing,
Look and see, look and see.

What else goes swimming? –add in more as kids say them

August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement March 11th, 2016

March 11th, 2016

Books

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
I’m a Shark by Bob Shea

Music
The Shaker Hop by Carole Peterson- Dancing Feet
I Can Shake my Shaker Egg by Eric Litwin – Rockin’ Red
Down by the Ocean by Peter Allard

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The Waves on the Sea
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The waves on the sea go up and down,
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..

The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..

The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth..

The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble…

Rhyme: 5 Little Seashells

5 little seashells washed up on the shore,
Along came a wave and then there were four.

4 little seashells happy as could be,
Along came a wave and then there were three.

3 little seashells all shiny and new,
Along came a wave and then there were two.

2 little seashells lying in the sun,
Along came a wave and then there was one.

1 little seashell left all alone,
Put it in your pocket and take it home.

Rhyme:

One 1, two 2, three 3, four 4, five 5,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six 6, seven 7, eight 8, nine 9, ten 10,
But I let it go again.
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on the right.

Activities:

We did a felt board story of A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
We used puppets for I’m A Shark by Bob Shea

We danced with fish shakers

We played on the obstacle course and had fun with the parachute.

March 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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