“Ocean Silliness” preschool storytime

ocean silliness preschool

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry 

Jellyfish Jiggles
A jellyfish jiggles. An octopus wiggles.
A green turtle glides. A slippery fish slides.
But the great big whale goes SPLASH!
Source: I thought this came from King County LIbrary System, but I can’t seem to find it. 

Mr. Lobster and Mrs. Crab
Mr. Lobster and Mrs. Crab
Pinch and snap all day
Mr. Lobster and Mrs. Crab
Pinch and snap all day
With a pinch, pinch here
And a snap, snap there
Here a pinch, there a snap,
Everywhere a pinch, snap
Mr. Lobster and Mrs. Crab
Pinch and snap all day.
Source:  Storytime Katie

Book – This is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen

Tall Hat, Small Hat
Tall hat, (arms overhead)
Small hat (hands on head)
Big hat (arms outspread)
Cap (hands on head)
Let me take them off again.
And put them in my lap.
Source: King County Library System
Song: “Goldfish” Laurie Berkner

One, Two, Three, Four, Five
One, two, three, four, five,
(hold up fingers one by one, while counting)
Once I caught a fish alive.
(put hands together and wiggle like a fish)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I threw it back again.
(make throwing motion)
Why did you let it go?
(hold hands out asking why)
Because it bit my finger so.
(shake hand, as if hurt)
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right.
(wiggle pinky finger)
Source: Mansfield/Richland Public Library

Book – Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Baby Shark
Baby shark (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Make a shark mouth with thumb and pointer
Baby shark (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Baby shark (Doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Repeat with Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark, Surfer, etc.
Source: Miss Nina

Three Little Fish (Three Blind Mice)
Three little fish, three little fish
(hold up three fingers)
See how they swim, see how they swim
(make swimming motion with arms)
Round and Round and fast they go
(“swim” fast – sing fast)
Now they are going very slow
(“swim” slow-also sign slow)
Three little fish, three little fish
(hold up 3 fingers again)
Source: Preschool Education

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: Kids learn through sensory interaction, or using their five senses. Let kids play in water, or in sand, to really get a sense of the ocean and what it is like. Add some salt to the water, and let them taste too!

 

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