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Fish Story Time (OUTDOOR 2021)

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: The Wheels on the Bus

Book: Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway

Fidgety Fish gets sent out of the house to get his wiggles out! But what will he find in the deep, dark cave?

Song: Bubble, Bubble, Pop!
One little red fish swimming in the water, (hold up one finger)
Swimming in the water, swimming in the water. (swim hands)
One little red fish swimming in the water, (hold up one finger)
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP! (clap hands over head)

Two little blue fish // Three little yellow fish // All of the fish
Source: Jbrary

Song: Slippery Fish
Slippery fish, slippery fish, (swim hands)
Swimming through the ocean.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Glug, glug, glug. (clap, clap, clap)
Oh no!
The slippery fish was eaten by …

A tuna fish, a tuna fish, (make tuna mouth open and close with hands)
Swimming in the ocean.
A tuna fish, a tuna fish,
Glug, glug, glug. (clap, clap, clap)
Oh no!
The tuna fish was eaten by …

An octopus, an octopus, (wiggle arms around)
Swimming in the ocean.
An octopus, an octopus,
Glug, glug, glug. (clap, clap, clap)
Oh no!
The octopus was eaten by …

A great white shark, a great white shark, (chomp arms)
Swimming in the ocean,
A great white shark, a great white shark,
Glug, glug, glug. (clap, clap, clap)
Oh no!
The great white shark was eaten by …

A humongous whale, a humongous whale, (arms out at sides, rock back and forth)
Swimming in the ocean,
A humongous whale, a humongous whale,
Glug, glug, glug. (clap, clap, clap)
Oh no!
The humongous whale was eaten by …

A kid!
Was it you?? (point to kid)
Adapted from Laptime Songs

Book: Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

Barnacle is bored. Every day is the same. He wishes he could be as free as a fish he sees swimming in the water. But then a bigger fish comes along … maybe he’s not so bored after all! This was my first time reading this one and I really liked it. The ending got a good laugh.

Song: The Fish in the Sea … (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish, (swim hands)
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish,
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish,
All day long.

The dolphins in the sea go round and round (move arm around and around) //
The sand in the sea drifts down, down, down (flutter fingers down) //
The waves on the sea go up and down (arms up and down)
Source: King County Library System

I usually do this song with scarves but I didn’t want to get into the whole thing with COVID lurking so we just used our hands this time.

Recorded Song: The Goldfish — Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

Short, colorful book about all the different creatures in Little Fish’s world.

Goodbye Song: It’s Time To Say Goodbye to All Our Friends
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, (tap knees)
Goodbye!
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends,
Goodbye!
It’s time to say goodbye …
Wave your hands and wink your eye!
Oh, it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends,
Goodbye! (wave)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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