Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pre-K Fish Storytime, Friday, February 26 @ 10:30


Books

Who's in the Ocean board book by Dorothea DePrisco.  For this very young crowd, even this was a little too tough.
Pop-Up Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae. Always works. Just long enough with a shark at the end.
Blue Sea by Donald Crews.
Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway.  The kids were even more fidgety than Fidgety Fish, and unfortunately I couldn't send them out to swim off their energy.
Secrets of the Seashore by Carron Brown just wasn't doable in storytime. The text is a bit too long, and the pictures too small.  I just ended up promoting it and telling the parents they could check it out and take it home with their flashlights.
Wiggle like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert.  Boy, did the kids really knew this interaction by the end of storytime!  It was juuuussst right.

Next Year: , Silly Faces Board Book, The Pout-Pout Fish by Diesen.
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Geist.  Props: three fish fingerpuppets and shark puppet. Easy to act this out with little fish fingerpuppets right on top of the pages of the book.
Swimmy by Leo Lionni.  "This is a book about a very brave little fish," I introed. Not a major hit with the kids though.   
Bull Shark by Deborah Nuzzolo.  This was from the Pebble Plus nonfiction series, and the kids really liked the info and big photos.
The River by Hanako Clulow  Short and informative and very beautiful book about a fish traveling down the river to the sea.
Songs

Motor Boat, Row Row Row your Boat
Laurie Berkner's The Goldfish from the Laurie Berkner Band

Four little fishes swimming out to sea,
One met a shark!...
And then there were three.
Three little fishes wondering what to do,
One hid in a great big shell…
And then there were two.
Two little fishes looking for some fun,
One chased after a wave…
And that left one.
One little fish with all his friends gone,
Went back home to find his mum…
And that left none!

Only today, they ALL met a shark, and they ALL got eaten except the last and it was a LOT more fun.

(Sung to the melody of Wheels on the Bus.)
1. 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.
2. The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap..
3. The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..
4. The boats in the sea go toot toot toot...
5. The gulls on the sea go swoop swoop swoop…
6. The babies on the sea go splash splash splash..
7. 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.

1 2 3 4 5
Once I caught a fish alive
6 7 8 9 10
Then I let him go again
Why did I let him go?
Because he bit my finger so.
Which finger did he bite?
My little finger on the right

Slippery fish
Swimming in the ocean

Slippery fish
Slippery fish
GULP GULP
OH NO!
Slippery fish was eaten by a...



Tuna fish
Tuna fish
Gliding in the ocean
Tuna fish
Tuna fish
GULP GULP
OH NO!
Tuna fish was eaten by a...
Octopus
Octopus
Wriggling in the ocean
Octopus
Octopus
GULP GULP
OH NO!
Octopus was eaten by a...
Great white shark
Great white shark
Lurking in the ocean
Great white shark
Great white shark
GULP GULP
OH NO!
Great white shark was eaten by a...
Humongous whale
Humongous whale
Spouting in the ocean
Humongous whale
Humongous whale
{{BURP}}
EXCUSE ME!



Craft
Sequins, glitter, curly ribbon and contact paper (thanks, Monica, for cutting out all those jellyfish!) They were a MAJOR hit with moms & kids.



My wonderful teen volunteer made a bunch of these paintbrushes for me: TP rolls with bubble wrap taped to the end.  I gave the kids a pallette of blues and greens and they bubbled up some beautiful seascapes, with the addition of green tissue paper they tore into strips for seaweed and stickers.





Pretty cute, huh?

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