The LAST Story Time for this school year…the theme was OCEAN!
I picked this theme because it was actually what I was doing with my Kindergarten students and it occurred to me that I should try to streamline my life a little and make what I’m doing ANYWAY work with my preschool story time. Worked out just fine with a few changes.
Beach theme playlist on Spotify.
Shell shaped nametags.
I started the story time with Guess who Bites by Dornfeld
We talked about what sharks like to eat and then I did the fingerplay below from this website as a flannel board: http://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z (I printed out pictures of five little fish and stuck some velcro on the back).
Five Little Fishes
Five little fishes were swimming near the shore;
One took a dive and then there were four.
Four little fishes were swimming out to sea;
One went for food, and then there were three.
Three little fishes, “Now what shall we do?”
One swam away, and then there were two.
Two little fishes were having great fun;
But one took a plunge, then there was one.
One little fish, “I like the warm sun.”
Away he went and then there were none.
I read The Pout-Pout Fish by Dieson
We sang this fun little song together (“Daddy Shark”) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL7r7VuGIWA
And then I read Hooray For Fish! by Cousins
After that, it was time for our craft…a toilet paper roll octopus! I got the idea from this blog: http://learncreatelove.com/?p=4039 To make things a little easier, we did not paint the rolls, we just colored them with markers or crayons. Then, we cut the legs and glued on googly eyes. Our octopi were very cute.
We had Shark Bites for snack.
So fun! See you at the beach!