Ocean Life

 

It’s summer and how we long to be under the sea!  So why not an Explorastory about ocean animals?

 

Books:

I Spy under the Sea

I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs

The Pop-up Commotion in the Ocean

The Pop-Up Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

Who's in the Sea?

Who’s in the Sea? by Charles Reasoner

 

Click Here to Find These Books on the Heights Library Catalog

 

Rhymes & Fingerplays:

I’m a Little Fishy

I’m a Little fishy, I can swin

Here is my tail, here is my fin

When I want to have fun with my friends

I wiggle my tail and dive right in

 

Catch a Fish (tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Catch, catch, catch a fish

Hook it on your line

Reel it, reel it, reel it

This one will be mine

 

Five Little Fishes

Five little fishes swimming in the sea

Teasing Mr. Shark, “You can’t catch me”

Along comes Mr. Shark as quiet as can be

And he SNAPS that fish right out of the sea!

Continue with 4, 3, 2, 1, o fishes

* This can be done as a flannel story, with paper cutouts or with puppets

 

I Caught a Fish

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, then I let him go again

Why did you let him go?

Because he bit my finger so

Which finger did he bite?

The little finger on the right

 

Fish in the Sea (great with puppets!)

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim

Swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, swim

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim

All through the day

Lobsters…pinch, pinch, pinch

Octopus…wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

Crabs…click, click

 

Clown Fish Lives in the Ocean (another one that’s great with puppets)

The clown fish lives in the ocean

The clown fish lives in the ocean

The clown fish lives in the ocean

His neighbor is the seahorse

 

The seahorse lives in the ocean

The seahorse lives in the ocean

The seahorse lives in the ocean

His neighbor is the shark

Continue with jellyfish, octopus, starfish, dolphin, whale, etc.

 

 

Art:

We provided the kids with die-cut fish and frog shapes to use to make a sea scape scene.

Children pasted the fish and frogs onto a blank piece of paper and then pasted blue cellophane to create the ocean and ocean waves.  They could also add in other sea creatures, shells, or whatever else they wanted to their seascape scene.

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