Story Time

Boats/Sailing
Submitted by: Charity, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Sail Away by:Donald Crews
A family takes an enjoyable trip in their sailboat and wathces the weather change throughout the day.
This Boat by:Collicutt, Paul
In this book you will find out about a sailboat, a steamboat, a boat that carries, and many other boats all painted in vivid color.
There's Always Room for One More by:Schubert, Ingrid
More adventures await Beaver, Hedgehog, Bear, and Badger when industrious Beaver builds a boat for himself. When he learns that all of his friends want to come along for a ride, he must fashion a raft large enough to fit everyone. As each friend climbs aboard, the raft sinks deeper into the water. When the raft reaches a precarious balance, Butterfly lands softly on it, tipping it over.
Sailing Home: a Story of a Childhood at Sea by:Rand, Gloria
Captain Madsen's four children fondly recall their exciting experiences sailing with their father and mother on the bark John Ena at the turn of the twentieth century.
Songs
Canoe round
Canoe round
3 part round, begin at bar 1,2 and 3. A D drone accompaniment works well with this.


My paddle's clean and bright,
Flashing like silver
Follow the wild goose flight,
dip, dip and swing

Dip dip and swing it back,
Flashing like silver,
Follow the wild goose track,
Dip dip and swing.

music at http://www.mtrs.co.uk/rounds.htm
A Sailor Went to Sea
http://australianjoeyscouts1.4t.com/sea/shanty.html
A Sailor went to sea


A sailor went to sea sea sea , to see what he could see see see
And all that he could see see see ,
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea


A sailor went to chop chop chop , to see what he could chop chop chop
And all that he could chop chop chop ,
was the bottom of the deep blue chop chop chop


A sailor went to knee knee knee , to see what he could knee knee knee
And all that he could knee knee knee
Was the bottom of the deep blue knee knee knee


A sailor went to foot foot foot , to see what he could foot foot foot
And all that he could foot foot foot
Was the bottom of the deep blue foot foot foot


A Sailor went to Timbuctoo , to see what he could Timbuctoo
And all that he could Timbuctoo
Was the bottom of the deep blue Timbuctoo


A Sailor went to Sea , Chop , Knee , Foot , Timbuctoo
To sea what he could See , Chop , Knee , Foot , Timbuctoo
And all that he could See , Chop , Knee , Foot , Timbuctoo
Was the bottom of the deep blue Sea, Chop , Knee, Foot , Timbuctoo !


Actions...
for every "See" hand held over brow in a look out action , from side to side
Chop, chop one hand down onto the other palm
Knee , lift knee and tap with hand
Foot , lift foot and tap with hand
Timbuctoo, Tim..Slap buttock/hip , buctoo.. hands on hips swing side to side
Each time the word 'Bottom' is sung , bend down and touch the floor between your feet
My Big Blue Boat
(sung to the tune of "Buffalo Gals")

I love to sail in my big blue boat, big blue boat, big blue boat;
I love to sail in my big blue boat out on the deep blue sea.

My big blue boat has 2 red sails, 2 red sails, 2 red sails,
My big blue boat has 2 red sails, 2 red sails.

So come for a ride sail in my big blue boat,
big blue boat, big blue boat;
So come for a ride in my big blue boat
out on the deep blue sea.


Can also say "row" instead of "sail"
Can have children hold hands w/ a partner and row back and forth. Wave hands in air for 2 red sails.
The Lighthouse Song
(to the tune of : "Twinkle, twinkle little star")

Twinkle, twinkle little light,
Flashing brightly through the night,
When it's stormy you must show,
All the sailors where to go,
Twinkle, twinkle little light,
Flashing brightly through the night.
The Crocodile
She sailed away on a sunny summer day, on the back of a crocodile.
?You see,? said she, ?he?s as tame as he can be; I?ll ride him down the Nile.?
The croc winked his eye as she bade them all goodbye, wearing a happy smile.
At the end of the ride, the lady was inside and the smile was on the crocodile.