Water Friends

Our story time this month is going to be about our Furry Friends. This week though we are going to talk about our aquatic friends. Our stories are Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, Good Thing You’re Not An Octopus, and Billy Twitters Blue Whale Problem.

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All three books have great illustrations and an excellent story. The usual audience in my story time is roughly 3 years old to 5 years old and these books kept everyone entertained.

Our songs and rhymes this week were:

Slippery Fish

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an…

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a…

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a…

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a…

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
Pardon me!

Five Little Fish

Five Little Fishes
Use fingers or finger puppets
Five little fishes were swimming near the shore.
One took a dive and then there were four.
Four little fishes were swimming out to sea.
One went for food and then there were three.
Three little fishes said, “Now what shall we do?”
One swam away and then there were two.
Two little fishes were having great fun,
But one took a plunge and then there were one.
One little fish said, “I like the warm sun.”
Away he went and then there was none.

After our stories and songs we brought out the play dough. I handed out all sorts of cookie cutters for them to play with.

(Play dough is a great  tool to work on small motor functions. It requires them to use all the muscles in their hands. Adding cookie cutters helps tune their small motor functions.)

Our craft this week was to make our very own fish bowl. Use a white paper plate and have them color it or cover it with tissue paper. Next use yarn or more tissue paper to create the seaweed. Then have them create their own fish. They can make it any shape or color they like. You can use stones, beaded, or glitter to make the stones in the bottom of the bowl. Making small dots of glue and adding glitter is a great way to imitate bubbles. Lastly, have fun with your craft. Sometimes things get messy but those are the times the kids remember most. Sometimes creativity requires getting a little messy!

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