July 7th, 2015
The Books We Read:Duck's Vacationby Gilad SofferPig Kahuna Pirates! by Jennifer SattlerChu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman
Song:The Animals at the BeachThe sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!chomp, chomp, chomp!chomp, chomp, chomp!The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!All through the day!
The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim...The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch...The octopus in the sea go wiggle wiggle wiggle...The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth...The whale in the sea goes quirt squirt squirt...The clam in the sea goes open and shut...The crabs in the sea go click click click...The jellyfish in the sea go "bloop bloop bloop"!
Project—Bubblewrap Print Starfish and Fish:
We added sparkly "sand" at the Glitter Station--super fun!
July 5th, 2016
The Books We Read:I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin SherryBig Al and Shrimpy by Andrew ClementsThis is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenSongs & Activities:
The Waves on the BeachTo the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"The waves on the beach go up and down, up and down, up and down.The waves on the beach go up and down, all through the day.The clams on the beach (open and shut)...The crabs on the beach (snap, snap, snap)...The swimmers on the beach (splash, splash, splash)...The lifeguard on the beach (yells "Swim on back!")...Credit: perpeptualpreschool.com
Five Little FishFive little fishies swimming in the sea, teasing Mr. Shark, saying,"You can't catch me!"Along comes Mr. Shark, gliding silent as can be, and he SNAPS that fish right out of the sea!!Repeat, counting down.Credit: Various sources
The kids made fish, octopus, and starfish prints using bubblewrap and tempera paints. They also added glitter at the end for the straight-from-the-beach look!