story time

Fish Story Time (2018)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

Book: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen; pictures by Dan Hanna

pout pout

A little fish is convinced he can only be dreary-weary because of his pout. Can his pals cheer him up?

Song: Slippery Fish
Slippery fish, slippery fish, (scrape hands together back and forth)
Swimming in the ocean.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Glub, glub, glub.
Oh no!
The slippery fish was eaten by —

A tuna fish, a tuna fish // (hold hands like a diamond, open and close ‘mouth’)
An octopus, an octopus // (wiggle waggle arms at sides)
A great white shark, a great white shark // (arms snap up and down)

A humongous whale, a humongous whale, (hands on hips, sway back and forth)
Swimming in the ocean.
A humongous whale, a humongous whale,
Glub, glub, glub.
Oh no!
The humongous whale was eaten by a kid. …
Was it you?? (point to kid)
Source: Laptime Songs

Song/Rhythm Sticks: This is the Way We Tap Our Sticks (to the tune of Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we tap our sticks,
Tap our sticks, tap our sticks,
This is the way we tap our sticks,
So early in the morning.

Scrape our sticks // Hammer our sticks // Tap them soft // Tap them loud // Drum the floor
Source: 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children by Abigail Flesch Connors

Song/Rhythm Sticks: The Wheels on the Bus
Source: Jbrary 

Song/Rhythm Sticks: Tick Tock Goes the Clock
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock, (swish sticks back and forth)
Waiting for someone to knock, (tap sticks together)
My oh my,
It’s a cat! (hold sticks to face like whiskers)

Bunny (hold sticks to head like ears) // Duck (hold sticks at mouth like a duck bill) //
Walrus (hold sticks at mouth like tusks) // Alien (hold sticks to head like antennae)
Source: Jbrary

This song went considerably better today. I had a few more regulars which always helps.

Book: Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway

fidgety-fish

A little fish can’t sit still so his mama sends him out into the ocean to tire him out. What trouble will he find?

Flannel/Song: Bubble Bubble Pop
One little red fish swimming in the ocean,
Swimming in the ocean, swimming in the ocean.
One little red fish swimming in the ocean,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP!
(Two little blue fish // Three little orange fish // All of the fishies)
Source: Jbrary

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

hooray for fish.jpg

Little Fish introduces us to all his fishy friends in this large, colorful book. I love to use it for story time.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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