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Ocean Fun
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
How Will We Get To The Beach? by:Luciani, Brigitte
The reader is asked to guess what Roxanne must leave behind (ball, umbrella, book, turtle, or baby) as she tries various means of transportation to get to the beach.
Beach Bunny by:Selby, Jennifer
Because of careful preparation, Harold the bunny enjoys an active morning at the beach, but the outing is almost ruined when he thinks that he forgot to prepare for lunch.
Down By The Bay by:Raffi
In this song, Mother asks her son, "Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose, a fly wearing a tie, or llamas eating pajamas down by the bay?"
Fish Wish by:Barner, Bob
A young boy's dream sends him on an underwater journey through a coral reef. Includes factual information on coral reefs and the animals that live in them.
Sally Goes To The Beach by:Huneck, Stephen
Sally, a black Labrador retriever, goes to the beach, where she enjoys various activities with other visiting dogs.
Swimmy by:Lionni, Leo
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies
Blue Sea by:Kalan, Robert
Several fishes of varying size introduce space relationships and size differences.
Flip-Flops by:Cote, Nancy
Even though Penny is annoyed that she can only find one of her flip-flops on the day she goes to the beach, she discovers a number of uses for it and enjoys her time there.
Going On A Journey To The Sea by:Barclay, Jane
A young boy is excited when his older sister takes him on his first trip to the beach.
Somewhere In The Ocean by:Ward, Jennifer
A counting book in rhyme presents various marine animals and their children, from a mother manatee and her little calf one to a mother octopus and her little babies ten. Numerals are hidden in each illustration.
Songs
Five Little Shells
5 little shells lying on the shore,
Crash went the waves and then there was four.
4 little shells down by the sea,
Crash went the waves! Then there was three.
3 little shells, smooth as new,
Crash went the waves! Then there were two.
2 little shells, sparkling in the sun,
Crash went the waves! Then there was one.
1 little shell, left by itself,
I took it home, and put it on my shelf.
Waves At The Beach
Sung to: Wheels On The Bus

The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, up and down.
The waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth, all day long.

The lobsters at the beach go, snap, snap, snap! Snap, snap, snap! snap, snap, snap! The lobsters at the beach go snap, snap, snap, all day long.

The clams at the beach will open and shut, open and shut, open and shut.
The clams at the beach will open and shut, all day long.

Craft
Japanese Hanging Koi
Other
CD: Come Dance by the Ocean Ella Jenkins Note: This is a classic cd. It will work in several different types of activities. ================================================== CD: Catch a Wave Beach Songs For Kids Music for Little People Note: This cd is best for music and movement activites. It would also work for background music during your craft project. I would not use it for a sign-a-long cd.
Notes
The fingerplays I used are from preschooleducation.com. For additional ocean fingerplays go to: http://www.preschooleducation.com/sbeach.shtml