story time

Beach Story Time (2019)

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 tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch,
Reach for the stars,
There goes Jupiter,
There goes Mars!

Bend and stretch, 
Reach for the sky,
Stand on tip-e-toes,
Oh so high!
Source: King County Library System

Action Rhyme: Story Time Stretch
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap,
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump,
Two little legs go jump, jump, jump,
One little body turns around,
And everyone sits quietly down. Shhhhh …

I got this rhyme from the children’s librarian where I did my practicum for grad school. 

Book: Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway by Tim McCanna; illustrated by Tad Carpenter

big beach getaway.jpg

Rhyming book about Bitty Bot making friends and constructing an awesome submarine at the beach.

Song: The Sea (to the tune of The 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.

Sharks in the sea go snap, snap, snap //
Fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish //
Crabs on the beach go pinch, pinch, pinch //
Boats on the sea go toot, toot, toot
Source: Storytime Katie

Flannel: Five Little Seashells
Five little seashells lying on the shore,
Swish! went the waves and then there were four.
Four little seashells pretty as can be,
Swish! went the waves and then there were three.
Three little seashells all pearly and new,
Swish! went the waves and then there were two.
Two little seashells lying in the sun,
Swish! went the waves and then there was one.
One little seashell lying all alone,
I picked it up and took it home!
Source: Anne’s Library Life

The kids really liked making big, exaggerated hand movements for the waves. (I made this flannel last year and it came out really well.)

Book: To the Beach! by Linda Ashman; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

to the beach

Rhyming book about a family trying to go to the beach for the day but they never quite make it.

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Beach Day by Karen Roosa; illustrated by Maggie Smith

beach-day

Short, rhyming book about everything kids love to do at the beach.

Song: Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly,

Up and down, up and down,
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly,
Up and down, up and down.

In and out // Fast and slow // Loud and soft
Adapted from King County Library System

Closing Song: Goodbye Song (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
My fingers wave goodbye,
My fingers wave goodbye,
When it’s time for me to go, 
My fingers wave goodbye!

My fingers blow a kiss,
My fingers blow a kiss,
When it’s time for me to go,
My fingers blow a kiss!

I got this song from the children’s librarian where I did my grad school practicum.

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