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Story time: Ocean Animals

“Rub-a-Dub Sub” by Linda Ashman
“The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen
“I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” by Kevin Sherry

Five Little Fishies
Five little fishies swimming in the sea (swimming motion)
Teasing Mr. Shark, “No you can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me” (wave finger side to side)
Along comes Mr. Shark as quiet as can be… (whisper, move hands together slowly)
And snaps that fishie right out of the sea (clap hands)

(count down)
I had one child beg me to not let the last fish be eaten so we ended it with “but the fishie was too fast for Mr. Shark and got away.”

Baby Shark
Baby shark doot-doo, doot-doo-doo (tap thumb and pointer finger together)
Baby shark doot-doo, doot-doo-doo
Baby shark doot-doo, doot-doo-doo
Baby shark

(repeat with…)
Mommy shark… (open and close hand)
Daddy shark… (open and close hands widely)
Grandpa shark.. (open and close hands with closed fist)
Going swimming… (pretend to swim)
See a shark… (make looking motion)
Swimming fast… (pretend to swim quickly)
Safe at last… (wipe forehead)
Bye-bye shark… (wave goodbye)

The Waves in the Ocean
The waves in the ocean go up and down, up and down, up and down (raise and lower arms)
The waves in the ocean go up and down all day long

(repeat with…)
The crabs in the ocean go pinch, pinch, pinch (open and close hands)
The sharks in the ocean go snap, snap, snap (open and close hand widely)
The fish in the ocean go swim, swim, swim (make swiming motion)

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry Flannel Board
I love this book and thought it would translate well into a felt board and it definitely did! I wish I had enough time to actually make it out of felt but all I did was print off clip art images, laminate them and then put velcro on the back. Kids loved it!

Craft
For this craft all I did was cut out cardstock ocean animals. Kids then put glue all over their animal and put down tissue paper. For the final touch we added some eyes!

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Storytime: Fish

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The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

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Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

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The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch a Fish
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Catch, catch, catch a fish
Hook it on your line
Reel it, reel it, reel it in,
This one will be mine
(pretend to fish)

Did You Ever See a Fishy
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy (hold palms together)
Did you ever see a fishy, swim this way and that (wiggle palms like fish from side to side)
Swim this way and that way and that way and this way
Did you ever see a fishy, swim this way and that

Once I Caught a Fish Alive
One, two, three, four, five (hold up fingers)
Once I caught a fish alive (put palms together and wiggle them)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten (hold up fingers)
Then I let it go again (make throwing motion)
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so (shake hand)
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right (wiggle pinky)

Five Little Fishies

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Five little fishies swimming in the sea (swimming motion)
Teasing Mr. Shark “You can’t catch me” (wiggle fingers on sides of head)
Along comes Mr. Shark as quiet as can be (whisper, hold palms together and move them)
And snatches that fishy right out of the sea (clap hands)
(count down)

My co-worker made these adorable sparkly fish and Dory. There was no way I was going to let Dory get eaten by a shark. I asked the children if they thought the shark is going to catch Dory. They all (loudly) shouted NO! I told them they are right, that Dory was too fast and she swam away singing “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”

 

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Storytime: Beach

Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell

Sally Goes to the Beach by Stephen Huneck

All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guess the Theme
I’m trying a new thing to get the children excited and more interactive. I often have a quiet bunch and feel like I’m just talking at them, I to get them involved more. I thought by showing them objects, having them tell me what it is and guessing the theme might help with the shy problem. The kids were not able to guess beach but I did find out who the most interactive kids in the group are!IMG_8040

Beach Ball
A little beach ball (make circle with hands)
A bigger beach ball (expand hands)
A great big beach ball (expand hands)
I see, now let’s count them
Are you ready?
One, two, three!

The Fish in the Sea (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)
with scarves
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish (wave scarf side to side)
Swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish
All day long
(The dolphins in the sea swim round and round)
(The sand in the sea drifts down, down, down)
(The waves on the sea go up and down)
Source: Jbrary

Five Little Ocean Friends

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Five little ocean friends on the ocean floor,
The starfish walks away, 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” says the lobster, now there are two.
Two little ocean friends, not having much fun,
Off swam the seahorse, 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 seahorse
And they played in the sea foam, safe at home.
Source: Storytime Katie

Water, Water
Water, water everywhere (stretch arms out)
On my face and on my hair (touch face, then hair)
On my fingers, on my toes (wiggle fingers, touch toes)
Water, water on my nose (touch nose)

 

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Storytime: Fish

This past Saturday I presented a storytime to 15 children, ranging from 2-8 years old, and their parents. The theme I chose was “Fish,” now I know this might sound like a weird February theme but at my public library we are holding Summer activities all month long and what better way to celebrate summer than with fish!

“The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen

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“Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister

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For this book I chose the shortened board book version which I have multiple copies of. Each child was able to read or attempt to read along with their own copy.

“Smiley Shark” by Ruth Galloway

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Five Little Fishies Swimming in the Sea

(Tune of Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree)

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Five little fishies, swimming in the sea

Teasing Mr. Shark, “You can’t catch me! No, you can’t catch me!”

Along comes Mr. Shark, as quiet as can be

And snatches that fishy right out of the sea!

(Repeat until all fish are gone)

Did You Ever See a Fishy

(Tune of Did You Ever See a Lassie)

Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy

Did you ever see a fishy, swim this way (lean forward) and that (lean backwards)?

Swim this way (lean to the right) and that way (lean to the left), and that way (lean forward) and this way (lean backwards).

Did you ever see a fishy, swim this way (lean right) and that (lean left).

Gone Fishin’

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A fellow librarian was kind enough to let me borrow these amazing fishing poles and fish she made. Essentially the poles are made from paper towel rolls, twine and paper clips; the fish are cut outs with a magnet on the back. The kids and parents loved fishing, it took some of the children a couple of tries to get the hang of it but once they did they really enjoyed it. The only thing I would change is that I would make the magnets bigger, if the paper clip did not land perfectly it was very difficulty to get a fish.

Craft

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I went with a Rainbow Fish craft for this week’s theme, I was able to find a Rainbow fish outline and punched a lot of circles for scales. I also cut out one shiny scale for each child.

If you have any “Fish” books, songs, activities or crafts you really like please share them!

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