story time

Fish 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: Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway

clumsy crab.jpg

Crab hates his big, clumsy claws. But when they prove useful in helping a friend, he finds out they’re not so bad after all.

Song: Slippery Fish
Slippery fish, slippery fish, (scrape hands together back and forth)
Swimming through the ocean.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Glub, glub, glub! (tap knees)
Oh no! (hands to face)
The slippery fish was eaten by …

A tuna fish (hold hands like a diamond, open and close ‘mouth’) //
An octopus (wiggle waggle arms at sides) //
A great white shark (arms snap up and down) //
A humongous whale (hands on hips, sway back and forth)
The humongous whale was eaten by a kid! Was it you? (point to kid)
Source: Laptime Songs

Flannel: Five Little Fish
Five little fish swam ’til they were sore,
The blue one swam away and then there were four.
Four little fish went into the big sea,
The red one swam away and now there are three.
Three little fish were looking for their school,
The green one swam away and now there are two.
Two little fish were having so much fun,
The purple one swam away and now there is one.
One little fish just wanted to be a hero,
The yellow one swam away and now there are zero!
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

Book: Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

way down deep in the deep blue sea

A little boy goes deep sea diving (in his bathtub!) and encounters all sorts of ocean creatures.

Song: Bubble Bubble Pop

Scarf Song: The Fish in the Sea (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish, (wave scarf side to side)
Swish, swish, swish; swish, swish, swish,
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish,
All day long!

The dolphins in the sea swim round and round (circle scarf in front of you) //
The sand in the sea drifts down, down, down (throw and catch scarf) //
The waves in the sea go up and down (wave scarf up and down)
Source: Jbrary

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

hooray for fish

Bright, colorful book about all kinds of silly fish.

Song: Baby Shark

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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