Storytime: The Beach

This was my last storytime before I take a summer storytime break. I will start again in mid-September. In the meantime, I’m running six weeks’ worth of science programming – three sessions for ages 2-5, and three sessions for ages 6-12.

Books

to the beach ashman beach day lakin beach play
beach day llama sand

To the Beach! by Linda Ashman
Beach Day! by Patricia Lakin (family storytime only)
Beach Play by Marsha Hayles (toddler time only)
Beach Day by Karen Roosa (family storytime only)
Llama Llama Sand & Sun by Anna Dewdney (toddler time only)

Song

“Waves at the Beach” (from Perry Public Library)
(Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)
The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, up and down,
the waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth, back and forth, back and forth,
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth, all day long.

The lobsters at the beach go, snap, snap, snap;
snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap
The lobsters at the beach go snap snap snap, all day long

The clams at the beach will open and shut, open and shut, open and shut,
The clams at the beach will open and shut, all day long.

The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble;
wibble, wobble, wibble, wibble, wobble, wibble,
The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble, all day long

Rhyme

“Five Little Seashells” (from Perry Public Library)

Five little seashells sitting on the shore,
Woosh! went a wave and then there were four.
Four little seashells pretty as could be,
Woosh! went a wave and then there were three.
Three little seashells colored pink and blue,
Woosh! went a wave and then there were two.
Two little seashells sitting in the sun.
Woosh! went a wave and then there was one.
One little seashell looking so alone
I picked it up in my hand, and then I took it home.

Activities
1. Parachute Play – We played with my parachute and several beach balls.

2. Shells and Sand – I brought out some seashells and sand I found in our supply closet for the children to play with.

sand ed

 

 

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