Beach Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Song/Flannel: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Wake Up Jeff

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Singalong

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “crab”

Social Story: Sometimes You Get What You Want by Lisa Brown, illustrated by Meredith Gary

Closing song

Craft: jellyfish with tissue paper squares and ribbons

 

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Summer Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

beach feet

 

Song: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)
I’m going to the beach, I’m going to the beach,I think I’ll see a (insert summer thing and show picture) there,
I’m going to the beach.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly (roll arms slowly)
Roly poly faster, faster, faster (roll arms quickly)

Book/Song: Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Scott Burroughs

take me out

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Rhyme: Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse,
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug)

Book: Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, illlustrated by Buket Erdogan

mouses first summer

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!

Song/flannel: (Tune: “If you’re happy and you know it”)
If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit, (show picture)
If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit,
If you’re going to the pool, then a suit will keep you cool,
If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit.

…then a hat will keep you cool
…then your shoes will keep you cool
…then your shades shades will keep you cool

(credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Baby Loves Summer by Karen Katz

baby loves summer

Song (with shaky eggs): “Mr. Sun” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Closing rhyme

 

Beach Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: Beach

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)
Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle baby)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her tummy where the hot dog goes!

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)
I’m going to the beach, I’m going to the beach,
I think I’ll see a (insert summer thing and show picture) there,
I’m going to the beach.
Credit: Mel’s Desk

Song: Ants go marching

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Book: Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

beach feet

Song: “The Sea” (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

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 crabs in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The boats on the sea go toot, toot, toot…
Credit: Perpetual Preschool

Book (choral): Where is Baby’s Beach Ball? by Karen Katz

Where is Baby's Beach Ball? book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, The Big Red Boat!

Closing Rhyme

Beach Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language: Swim

Book:  Beach Day! by Patricia Lakin, illustrated by Scott NashHey, how about you?

Beach Day!

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.
(verses: swimming, reading)

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Flannel: Five Little Sandcastles

5 little sandcastles

Five little sandcastles built by the shore,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were four.

Four little sandcastles built by you and me,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were three.

Three little sandcastles built by me and you,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were two.

Two little sandcastles built in the sun,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there was one.

One little sandcastle built just for fun,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were none.

(Source: Story Tree)

Movement: Octopus (Slippery Fish) – Charlotte Diamond: 24 Carrot Diamond (with scarves)

Movie: Chicka Cicka Boom Boom

chicka chicka boom boom

Song: The Fish in the Sea (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
C
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish,
G7
Swish swish swish, swish swish swish,
C
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish,
G7   C
All day long.

Verses
The jellies in the sea go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp…
The crabs in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch….

(Source: Storytime Ukulele)

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Closing rhyme

Craft: Crab

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Summer Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Summer

Book: Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Buket Erdogan

mouses first summer

Rhyme: 1 ant, 2 ants, 3 and 4,
Our picnic is their grocery store.
5 ants, 6 ants, 7 ants, 8,
They are crawling on my plate!
8 ants, 7 ants, stomp around.
6 ants, 5 ants, on the ground.
4 ants, 3 ants, on the run.
2 ants, 1 ant, no more fun!

Song: “Going on a Picnic” – Raffi: The Corner Grocery Store

Book: Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

beach feet

Flannel: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”

I’m going to the beach,
I’m going to the beach!
I think I’ll see a ___ there,
I’m going to the beach.
repeat with other beach accessories
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

 Song: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, the Big Red Boat

 Book: Just One More by Jennifer Hanson Rolli

justonemore

Rhyme:  Five Ice Cream Cones

Five little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, “I’m a summer time treat.”
The second one said, “It’s such a hot day.”
The third one said, “I’m melting away.”
The fourth one said, “Don’t lose your top.”
The fifth one said, “Oh dear, ker-plop!”

 Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Craft: Coloring ice cream cones with pom-pom cherrries and tissue paper sprinkles

 

Beach Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Song: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)
I’m going to the beach, I’m going to the beach,I think I’ll see a (insert summer thing and show picture) there,
I’m going to the beach.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: “Having Fun at the Beach” by The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, Big Red Boat!

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” by Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “crab”

Play video “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Social Story: “Pointing at Stuff”

Closing song

Craft: Paper plate seagulls

seagull

 

Beach Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Beach Day by Karen Lakin

beachday

Song: This is the Way We Play at the Beach
This is the way we play at the beach,
Play at the beach, play at the beach.
This is the way we play at the beach,
So early in the morning.

This is the way we dig in the sand…
This is the way we splash in the waves…
This is the way we lie in the sun…
(can take suggestions for other verses)
Source: http://www.prekfun.com/A-F/Beach/Beach_Songs.htm

Book: At the Beach by Dana Meachen Rau (with words and pictures on the flannel board)

atthebeach

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Song: “The Sea” (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

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 crabs in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The boats on the sea go toot, toot, toot…
Credit: Perpetual Preschool

Book: Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

tenlittlefish

Song: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, the Big Red Boat

Flannel Activity: I’m Going to the Beach (tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)

I’m going to the beach,
I’m going to the beach!
I think I’ll wear my swimsuit there,
I’m going to the beach.

repeat with other beach accessories

Closing Song

Craft: Paper plate jellyfish

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