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Beach!
Submitted by: Jen, Stratford
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by:Sherry
A giant squid believes he is the "biggest thing in the ocean"...until he meets a whale.
(Could also read I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean by same author)
Spot Goes to the Beach by:Hill
Spot and his family enjoy a day at the beach. He buries his dad in the sand, gets a sailor hat, falls in the water, and makes a new friend.
Looking Closely Along the Shore by:Serafini
Beautiful photographs display common creatures/things found along the shoreline. Sand dollars, mussels, a crab, anemones and more.
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by:Pfister
Rainbow Fish, his friends, and a big blue whale learn how to get along and share the krill of the ocean. (Could also read Rainbow Fish to the Rescue)
Songs
Inchy Pinchy Crab
(to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider)

The inchy pinchy crab (wiggle fingers, moving hand sideways)
Scurrying down the beach

Up comes a big wave (sweep arms right to left)
And carries him out to sea (sweep them back again)
Swimming and swimming (swimming motion)
He gets back to shore
And the inchy pinchy crab (wiggle fingers moving hand sideways)
Goes up the beach once more!

(use crab puppet if possible)
A Sailor Went to Sea
A sailor went to sea sea sea
To see what he could see see see
But all that he could see see see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea!
Row Row Row Your Boat
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream
Craft
Cockleshell critters from Family Fun - http://familyfun.go.com/summer/summer-crafts/summer-beach-crafts/shell-crafts/cockleshell-critters-668514/