Friday, June 23, 2017

Beach and Sea Storytime, Friday, June 26 @ 10:30

  • Silly Faces. See Me...In the Ocean.
  • Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea  by Eric Ode. Shortened a tiny bit, but it was a surprise big hit.
  • Ocean Picture Pops. office.
  • Don't Splash the Sasquatch by Kent Redeker.   I'm pretty sure the lifeguard is Hispanic.  
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!  by Lucille Colandro. They always love it when you read the chorus as fast as you can.
  • Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon.  Maybe not all that crazy about it.
  • Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs by Frank Asch OR 3 Squids.
  • The Pop-Up Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae. 
  • If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, DON'T by Elise Parsley
  • Sea & Rex by Molly Idle Cute trip to the beach with dino pal.
  • Asiago at the beach
  • Hush Little Beachcomber Moritz
  • Be Glad Your Dad is Not an Octopus by Logelin. The VPKs loved this book, but this group was a bit young. And there's not much about octopi in it really.

10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Harry at the Sea by Gene Zion
Mr. Gumpy's Outing


The Waves on the Sea (To The Wheels on the Bus)  Even more fun when I remember to give the kids the color scarves and they can swoosh around to the song. 

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.
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap...
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish...
The boats in the sea go toot toot toot....
The gulls on the sea go swoop swoop swoop....
The babies on the sea go splash splash splash...
The divers on the sea dive deep deep down...
Four Little Fishes

1 little, 2 little, 3 little fishies, 4 little, 5 little, 6 little fishies, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little fishies, ten little fish swimming in the big blue sea. 9 little, 8 little, 7 little fishies, 6 little, 5 little, 4 little fishies, 3 little, 2 little, 1 little fishies, all the fishies swimming back to the sea. Watch out for the sharks
  • Over on the beach in the sand and the sun
  • Lived a big mama turtle and her little turtle one
    Dig said the mama
    I dig, said the one
    And they swam all day in the sand and the sun.
    Over on the beach where the waves lap so blue
    Lived a mama seagull and her seagulls two
    Squawk! Said the mama
    We squawk! Said the two
    And they squawked all day where the waves lap so blue.
    Over on the beach near the tall palm tree
    Lived a little sandcrab
    And her baby sandcrabs three
    Crawl! Said the sandcrab! We crawl said the three
    And they crawled all day by the tall palm tree.
    Over on the beach on the sand by the shore
    Lived a mama pelican
    And her pelicans four
    Swoop! Said the mama. We swoop! said the four.
    And they swooped all day on the sand by the shore.
    Over in the water where the dolphins like to dive
    Lived a big mama fish and her baby fish five.
    Swim! Said the mama.

    We swim! Said the five. So they swam all day where the dolphins like to dive.
  • Song Link

    Sailing Out to Sea on My One Little Sailboat
    Story Time Secrets by Katie Fitzgerald. Here we link to a lovely little song about sailing, including the fingerplay, perfect for two and three year olds. Here's a link to a template for five little sailboats. (I just printed out on 5 different colors of paper.) Very nice but not that popular.

    2016:  We just did fish pictures (I showed them how to do a fish) with lots of seaweed in scribbled crayon, then I showed them how to do watercolor resist on top.

Ooooh, this craft was easy and fun -- for me!  Glue sticks, colored sand, and pretty sea foam creatures with some floaty cellophane seaweed. It was an intense artistic interlude, as you can see by everyone laboring above, and the results were excellent.

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