Water Story Time – Preschool

Opening song

Show sign for water in sign language.

You can find water in all kinds of areas- can you think of some water you find outside? (Ocean, lakes, rivers, etc). Oceans are the largest body of water on our planet. This first book is about a fish in the ocean who is very grumpy.

Book: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

pout pout fish

Song: “It’s raining/Itsy-bitsy spider medley” – Music for Little People: 101 Toddler Favorites

Rain is part of a water cycle, where the water comes up from the oceans, lakes, and rivers and evaporates into the sky. It turns into clouds, and when the clouds get full, it rains again down onto the ground. Our next book is about this water cycle. (Monday only)

Book: Water Dance by Thomas Locker (Monday only)

water dance

Activity: Make a rainstorm

Sometimes, it sprinkles a little bit of rain and sometimes we have big thunderstorms. Let’s make our very own rainstorm today. Grownups, I think we’re going to need your help today to make a really great rainstorm.

Start by rubbing hands together to make wind, the wind is rustling the leaves in the trees

Snap fingers for raindrops. The raindrops start falling.

Pat hands on lap/legs- The raindrops are falling faster!

Stomp feet- there’s some thunder too

Pat hands on lap/legs- the rain is slowing down

Snap fingers– now we have just little raindrops

Rub hands together- the rain stopped, and now all we have is the breeze through the leaves on the trees

Water can come from the earth and the sky but there is also water in your house. Can you think of some places you find water at home? (Sink, faucet, bathtub**)

Book: Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli


Flannel: What’s in the bathtub?

Fill the tub with water, what do you see? I see bubbles floating with me.

…a washcloth, shampoo bottle, soap, a little boat, rubber ducky

Song: Row, row, row your boat
Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Rock, rock, rock your boat
gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile,
don’t forget to scream (“Ahhhh!”)

Row, row, row your boat
gently to the shore
If you see a lion there,
don’t forget to roar (“Rawwwwr!”)

Song: The Goldfish – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Craft: Rainclouds made with small paper plates, cut in half; blue construction paper, cut into strips for rain; cotton balls for clouds