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Storytime: Boats

Books:
“Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
“Busy boats” by Tony Mitton

Splashin Up and Down
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat (lapbounce or pretend to row)
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat
Won’t you be my darling

(repeat with)
Lookin out to sea in my little red rowboat (shield eyes)
Waving to a whale in my little red rowboat (wave)
Don’t stand up or you might tip over (lean to the side)

Motorboat
Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow (roll hands slowly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas (tap foot)

Motorboat, motorboat go so fast (roll hands quickly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast
Motorboat, motorboat, CRASH (clap)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat gently to the river
If you see a polar bear, don’t forget to shiver

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile don’t forget to scream

Row, row, row your boat gently to the shore
If you see a lion, don’t forget to roar!

Five Sailboats
Tune: Five Little Ducks

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5 sailboats went out one day (hold up 5 fingers)
Over the waves and far away (move hand up and down)
With the wind they begin to rock (lean side to side)
And 1 little sailboat returns to dock

(count down)

Sailboats in the Water
Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man

To make the sailboats I used a cut out machine we have and used different colors. The kids love this type of activity and get really excited when it is their turn.

If you have a (color) sailboat, a (color) sailboat, a (color) sailboat
If you have a (color) sailboat, put it in the water!

Craft
For the craft I cut paper plates in half and used a razor to make a slit near the top. Next I cut out boats. Children colored the boats and glued them to the popsicle stick. Then they colored the plate and some drew fish in their water. They can put the popsicle stick inside of the plate and move the boat around like it is floating on the water!

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Storytime: Transportation

Who is Driving by Leo Timmers

Sheep Blast Off! by Nancy Sha

The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck (steer wheel)

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck

Hurry, hurry drive the fire truck

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding (ring bell)

…turn the corner (lean to the side)

…climb the ladder (climbing motion)

…spray the water (hold hose)

Slowly, slowly, back to the station (lean side to side)

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding (ring bell)

Sailboats in the Water (Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man)

I gave each child a felt sailboat and had them put in on the flannelboard when their color was called

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If you have a red sailboat, a red sailboat, a red sailboat

If you have a red sailboat, put in the water!

(repeat with different colors)

The Wheels on the Bus

Zoom Zoom Zoom

We sang this song at least 3 times, it was a huge hit!

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon.

If you want to take a trip,

Climb aboard my rocket ship.

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon.

In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF!!

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Craft

Transportation

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Storytime: Boats

Every Thursday morning during the summer we have a drop in family story time. We try to hold this program outside but due to uncooperative weather we have yet to actually go outside. This program has any where from 10 to 25 children and the ages vary from 1 to 8 years old. This past Thursday our theme was “boats.”

“Who Sank the Boat” by Pamela Allen

“Sheep on a Ship” by Nancy Shaw

“Little Tug” by Stephen Savage

Five Little Boats Flannel Board (Tune: Five Little Ducks)

Five sailboats went out one day (hold up 5 fingers)

Over the waves and far away (make wave motion with hands)

With the wind, they began to rock (rock side to side)

And one little sailboat returns to the dock (remove sailboat from board)

(count down)

Have You Ever Seen a Sailboat (Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)

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Have you ever seen a sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat (looking motion)

Have you ever seen a sailboat waving it’s sail? (wave arms in front)

Wave this way and that way, wave that way and this way (swing arms side to side)

Have you ever seen a sailboat waving it’s sail? (looking motion)

Have you ever seen a sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat (looking motion)

Have you ever seen a sailboat rock back and forth (rock side to side)

Rock this way and that way, rock that way and this way (rock side to side)

Have you ever seen a sailboat rock back and forth (looking motion)

Sailboats in the Water Flannel Board (Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man)

For this song I made 20 flannel sailboats in a variety of colors, I had a volunteer pass out the sailboats and had the children put them on the flannel board when their color was called.

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If you have a red sailboat, a red sailboat, a red sailboat

If you have a red sailboat, put it in the water!

(repeat with different colors)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream (rowing motion with arms)

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat gently down the river (rowing motion)

If you see a polar bear, don’t forget to shiver (shiver motion)

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream (rowing motion)

If you see a crocodile dont’ forget to scream AHHH

Parachute

To end the story time I brought out a parachute and some beach balls. First I had the children make small waves and then bigger ones, I also had the parents mushroom the parachute over the children’s heads. Next I put a few beach balls on the parachute, the kids and parents loved making the balls fly!

Overall this story time was a huge hit. I gave the adults a copy of the songs that we were singing before the program started, this way I wasn’t the only one singing in a large group. I find that when parents have the words in front of them they are more likely to join in and get the children participating as well.

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