story time

Fish Story Time (2017)

Fish is one of my favorite themes. There are so many great songs and rhymes out there, I could have filled two story times!

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 wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Apples & Bananas

Book: The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen; illustrated by Dan Hanna

pout pout.jpg

Flannel: Five Little Fishies
One little fishy swimming in the ocean blue,
Along comes another and now there are two.
Two little fishies swimming in the sea,
Along comes another and now there are three.
Three little fishies swimming near the shore,
Along comes another and now there are four.
Four little fishies swim around and dive,
Along comes another and now there are five.
Here comes a shark, looking for some fun,
Look out little fishies! And away they run.
Source: Perry Public Library

Flannel/Song: Bubble Bubble Pop
One little red fish swimming in the ocean,
Swimming in the ocean, swimming in the ocean.
One little red fish swimming in the ocean,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP!
(Two little orange fish // Three little blue fish // All of the fishies)
Source: Jbrary

Song: Slippery Fish
Slippery fish, slippery fish, (scrape hands together back and forth)
Swimming in the ocean.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Glub, glub, glub.
Oh no!
The slippery fish was eaten by —

A tuna fish, a tuna fish // (hold hands like a diamond, open and close ‘mouth’)
An octopus, an octopus // (wiggle waggle arms at sides)
A great white shark, a great white shark // (arms snap up and down)

A humongous whale, a humongous whale, (hands on hips, sway back and forth)
Swimming in the ocean.
A humongous whale, a humongous whale,
Glub, glub, glub.
Oh no!
The humongous whale was eaten by a kid. …
Was it you?? (point to kid)
Source: Laptime Songs

Book: Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway

fidgety-fish

Action Rhyme: Five Little Fishies
Five little fishies swimming in a pool. (hold up five fingers)
First one said, “This pool is cool.” (hug self and shiver)
Second one said, “This pool is deep.” (point downward)
Third one said, “I think I’ll sleep.” (closed eyes, rest head on hands)
Fourth one said, “Let’s swim and dip.” (do swim and dip motions)
Fifth one said, “I see a ship.” (hold hands over eyes)
The fisherman’s line went splish, splish, splash, (clap, clap, clap)
And away the five little fishies dashed. (quickly put hands behind back)
Modified from SurLaLune Storytime

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

hooray-for-fish

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “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,
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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