Ocean Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: What kinds of animals live in the ocean?  Learn the sign language signs for fish and shark.

Opening song

Book: The Fish Who Cried Wolf by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Alex Scheffler

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Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

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Book: Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Bruce Wood

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Prop story: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

im the biggest thing in the ocean

Song: “Baby Shark” we sang the classic camp song with actions. I like this version from the Learning Station for preschoolers because it ends with everyone safe and sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyamCXEqa5g

Book: Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae, illustrated by David Wojtowycz

commotion in the ocean

Craft: Create with sand clay and seashells
There are lots of recipes online for sand dough or sand clay. My version was roughly equal parts sand & flour mixed with enough water to make it play dough consistency. This was a bit time consuming to prepare for 3 days of story times but we had left over sand taking up valuable storage space – and the kids thought it was super fun to play with.

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