February 21st, 2017
The Books WeRead:Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad HillsOtto Goes to the Beach by Todd ParrBeach Feet by Kiyomi KonagayaSongs & Activities:The Waves on the BeachTo the tune of "Wheels on the Bus"The waves on the beach go up and down...The clams on the beach go snap, snap, snap...The sharks on the beach go chomp, chomp, chomp...The crabs on the beach go pinch, pinch, pinch...The lifeguard on the beach says "Swim on back..."Credit: perpeptualpreschool.com
Craft—Bubblewrap Starfish and Glittery Beach Feet
July 7th, 2015
The Books We Read:Duck's Vacation by 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!
February 20th, 2018
The Books We Read:Bear & Hare Snow! by Emily GravettBeach Feet by Kiyomi KonagayaAll You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
Songs & Activities:We Clap and Say HelloWe clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!
We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...Credit: Jbrary
Snowflake DanceSnowflakes, snowflakes all around. In the air and on the ground.Some are big and some are small. Roll them into a snowball.When the sun comes out to play, all the snowflakes melt away!Credit: IntellidanceMy Chubby Little SnowmanMy chubby little snowman, had a button nose.When along came a bunny, and what do you suppose?That chubby little bunny was searching for some lunch;And he ate my snowman's nose: nibble, nibble, crunch!Credit: Various
Craft—Hot & Cold Collage:We took a yummy approach to the theme and made ice cream cone and hot cocoa collages:
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!