Story Time

Funny Fish!
Submitted by: Ann, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Faucet Fish by:Fay Robinson
Elizabeth can never get her parents' attention even after she has filled the house with fish tanks to hold the creatures that keep coming out of her bathroom faucets.
Big Al by:Andrew Clements
A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance-until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.
Fidgety Fish by:Ruth Galloway
Sent out for a swim in the deep sea, Tiddler, a young fish who just can't keep still, sees many interesting creatures and one very dark "cave".
The Fish Who Cried Wolf by:Julia Donaldson
Tiddler the fish is always telling tall tales about why he is late for school, but when he is actually caught in a net and taken far from home, it is his stories that help him find his way back.
The Pout-Pout Fish by:Deborah Diesen
The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.
Songs
Fish Song (
A slippery fish, a slippery fish, swimming through the water.
A slippery fish, a slippery fish, gulp, gulp, gulp. OH NO! He got eaten by........

A tuna fish, a tuna fish, swimming through the water. A tuna fish, a tuna fish, gulp, gulp, gulp. OH NO! He got eaten by........

An octopus, an octopus, swimming through the water. An octopus, an octopus, gulp, gulp, gulp. OH NO!  He got eaten by........

A great big shark, a great big shark, swimming through the water. A great big shark, a great big shark, gulp, gulp, gulp. OH NO!  He got eaten by........

A big fat whale, a big fat whale, swimming through the water. A big fat whale, a big fat whale, BLURP, BLURP, BLURP!
I'm A Little Fishy (
I'm a little fishy watch me swim. Here is my tail. Here are my fins.
When I want to have fun with all my friends. I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my tail and dive right in!
5 Little Fish (fingerplay)
5 little fish swimming in the sea,
teasing Mr. Shark “you can't catch me, you can't catch me” Along swam Mr. Shark as quiet as can be and he snapped one fish right out of the sea.
Count down, 4, 3, 2, 1,
final verse:
No little fish swimming in the sea, now Mr. Shark is as lonely as can be!

What Do You See? (
Red fish, red fish, what do you see? I see a blue fish swimming with me.

Blue fish, blue fish etc...

note: I made a large cut out of a fish tank and die cuts of different colored fish. Each child received a fish. When they heard the color of their fish, they came up and put the fish into the tank.
My Darling Little Fish
My darling little fish hasn't any toes
He swims around without a sound
and bumps his angry nose.
He can't get out to play with me.
I can’t get in to him.
When I say “come out and play”, he says, “no, you come in!”
Craft
Cut out of a fish bowl for each child (size: one fishbowl per 8 1/2 x 11 piece of construction paper). Each child chose and glued on 2 fish die cut and then colored in sea weed, other fish, bubbles etc... Using a glue stick, they rubbed glue on the bottom area of the bowl and then sifted blue sand onto it. Shake off excess sand and the remaining sand gives the appearance of blue water. Glue sticks are the perfect medium for sand to adhere to.
Other
All of the songs and fingerplays can be "acted" out according to the lyrics.
Notes
This was a really fun storytime!