Thursday, July 9, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Beach


*Originally published 7/9/15, updated 1/27/16 to include printable of surfboard patterns coloring sheet.*

We started class with our octopus friend.  The kids don't think he need a name.  They were eager to tell me how many legs he has and if that number was more less than spiders, dogs and nearly everything else they could think of. 

We Are Here Together - From Open/Closing Songs by Storytime Katie “Here, Here” (Tune: “Skip to My Lou”)

Here, here, we’ll all here
Here, here, we’ll all here
Here, here, we’ll all here
We’re all here in storytime

Hello, children, how are you?
Hello, grown-ups, how are you?
Hello, friends, how are you?
We’re so glad to see you!



Books
How Will We Get To the Beach 
     by Brigitte Luciani
Fun Dog, Sun Dog by Deborah Heiligman
My Octopus Arms by Keith Baker



Music
Five Fish Swimming In The Sea by Dr Jean from Sings Silly Songs 
Down By the Ocean by Peter & Ellen Allard from Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! Vol. 2
Took a Bath in a Washing Machine 
     by Jim Gill from Jim Gill Sings Silly Songs and Other Contagious Tunes 
Goldfish by Laurie Berkner fromThe Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Felt Board
I loved the rhyme Bubble Bubble Pop on the YouTube channel for Champaign Library. I have a set of felt sea creatures so we sang the song with the colors and names of our ocean friends. 

One Little red fish 
swimming in the water
swimming in the water
swimming in the water
bubble bubble bubble bubble Pop

The kids liked the pop ending of Bubble Bubble Pop so much we did our Ten Little Bubbles  rhyme next.  There is a great video by Boone County Public Library so you can learn the tune. 

One little two little three little bubbles
four little five little six little bubbles
seven little eight little nine little bubbles
ten little bubbles went pop pop pop

pop them pop them pop those bubbles
pop them pop them pop those bubbles
pop them pop them pop those bubbles
ten little bubbles went pop pop pop 


Egg Shakers
Both songs are from Give Your Storytime a Shake on JBrary.

If You're Happy and You Know It
if you’re happy and you know it give a shake
if you’re happy and you know it give a shake
if you’re happy and you know it give a shake
if you’re happy you know it and you really want to show it
if you’re happy and you it give a shake
clap – tap

Everyone can Shake, Shake, Shake
everyone can shake shake shake
everyone can shake shake shake
everyone can shake shake shake shake
and now lets make a stop

tap – clap – wave



Closing
We Clap Our Hands Like This - tune farmer in the dell
Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs on Storytime Katie who borrowed it from Rhymes for Toddlers on Sunflower Storytime. 


We clap our hands like this
We clap our hands like this
We clap our hands with all of our friends
We clap our hands like this.


We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss with all of our friends
We blow a kiss like this.


We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye with all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.


Craft
For our craft I made a simple pattern worksheet using surfboards.  I encouraged the parents to help their children trace the patterns with their fingers before coloring the sheet.  Click the link below for your own printable.







Laura





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