Story Time

Fish
Submitted by: Holly Koile, Freeman
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Rainbow Fish by:Pfister, Marcus
The most beautiful fish in the ocean learns a valuable lesson about the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
Rainbow Fish 1, 2, 3 by:Pfister, Marcus
Count from one to ten with Rainbow Fish as he swims under, over, around and through different numbers of undersea creatures and plants.
Rainbow Fish A, B, C by:Pfister, Marcus
Join Rainbow Fish on an undersea adventure by swimming under, over, around and through all the letters of the alphabet.
Swimmy by:Lionni. Leo
Swimmy, a small black fish in a very large oceandiscovers a world of underwater beauty and finds a way to help others overcome their own fears with Courage, Leadership, Teamwork, Cooperation, and Creativity.
Ten Little Fish by:Wood, Audrey
Rhyming text invites the reader to come along with ten little fish as they swim in a line in the ocean. One by one they find reasons to leave until there is only one little fish left all alone.
Gilbert Goldfish Wants A Pet by:DiPucchio, Kelly
Gilbert is a happy goldfish that has everything he could possibly want ... except his very own pet. None of the animals that venture near his fishbowl seem quite right until Fluffy comes along with whiskers and a long, fluffy tail...
Songs
I'm A Little Fish (tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little fish in the ocean blue,
There are so many things that I can do.
I can swim around with my tail and fins,
The water's fine - just jump right in.
I'm A Little Fishy (tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little fishy, I can swim,
Here is my tail and here are my fins, (swim hand in the air)
When I want to have fun with my friends,
I wiggle my tail and jump right in. (wiggle hand and make a downward diving motion)
Five Little Fishes (tune: 5 Little Monkeys)
Five little fishes swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me."
Along comes Mr. Shark as silent as can be and CHOMP!

Four little fishes swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me."
Along comes Mr. Shark as silent as can be and CHOMP!

Three little fishes swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me."
Along comes Mr. Shark as silent as can be and CHOMP!

Two little fishes swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me."
Along comes Mr. Shark as silent as can be and CHOMP!

One little fish swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark, "You can't catch me."
Along comes Mr. Shark as silent as can be and CHOMP!

No more fishes swimming in the sea!


Craft
Cut out fish shapes from colorful construction paper and let children glue on colorful scraps of paper (including one shiny scrap for each child) to make their own Rainbow Fish. If you glue or tape the fish to a craft stick, it becomes "a fish stick".