Monday, June 27, 2011
Fish - Ocean - Beach - Water - Storytime
(sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The fish in the ocean go swish, swish, swish, (Make swimming motions).
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The fish in the ocean go swish, swish, swish
All through the sea!
The lobsters…snip, snip, snip (Make pinching motions with fingers.)
The sharks…chomp, chomp, chomp (Chomp with your arms)
The stingray…flap, flap, flap (Move arms in slow, flying motions.)
The crabs…skit, scat, skit (Run in place.)
FIVE LITTLE FISHES
(Tune: 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree)
Five little fishes, Swimming in the sea.
Teasing Mr. Shark, You can`t catch me!
Along comes Mr. Shark, As quiet as can be... Snap!
Four little fishes, etc...
Three little fishes, etc...
Two little fishes, etc...
One little fish, etc...
I was looking around for felt board ideas to use with my fishy storytime and happened upon this website: http://www.childcareland.com/feltboard.html They had a GREAT idea for doing a colorful fish version of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Bill Martin. Instead of felt, I used 9 different colors of craft foam for my fish and attached velcro to the back of each. I thought it would be neat to include a "rainbow" fish, but didn't have a chance to get to the store to pick up any multi-colored foam sheets! Check out the Childcareland.com website for tips on how to go about doing this creative felt board activity.