Story Time

Island and Beach Fun
Submitted by: Carolyn Dial, North Channel
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Grandma's Beach by:Beardshaw, Rosalind
When Emily cannot go to the beach, her grandmother comes up with a wonderful idea.
A Day at the Beach by:Briant, Ed
Two young pandas dive back and forth to get needed items like goggles and shovels until their dad comes up with a creative idea.
An Island Grows by:Schafer, Lola
An island is born, lava flows, waves pound and sands mound as the island becomes inhabited.
Spot Goes to the Beach by:Hill, Eric
Spot finds all kinds of things to do at the beach including catching a fish and meeting a new friend.
Bats at the Beach by:Lies, Brian
On the night of the full moon, the bats pack their moon-tan lotion and baskets of treats before flying off for fun on the beach.
Hamsters to the Rescue by:Walsh, Ellen
Two hamsters find a feather on the beach so they set off to find the seagull who lost it. They meet new friends and have many adventures!
Castaway Cats by:Wheeler, Lisa
Fifteen cats find themselves marooned on an island and they are not sure what to do.
Songs
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
Teasing Mr. Crocodile
Five little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be
SNAP

Four little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be
SNAP

Three little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be %0
SNAP

Two little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be
SNAP

One little monkey
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be
SNAP

No more little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
There Were Some Itty Bitty Fishes
There were some itty bitty fishes
In an itty bitty pool
There was a momma fish
A daddy fish
A baby fish too
They swam and they swam just as fast as they can
And they swam themselves right over the dam.
Craft
Island Coloring sheet: see www.first-school.ws

Newspaper Sailors Hats: see www.dltk-kids.com
Other
Also see this excellent website for coloring sheets:

www.ivyjoy.com
Notes
Other craft ideas include:

1. sand art
2. sea shell art