Story Time Theme: Seahorses

16 Jul

Mr_SeahorseI wanted to do a beach/ocean theme for summer, but I’ve done something similar each summer for the past couple of years, so I thought I’d mix it up a little.  My traditional story time on Monday was pretty wild (I have a number of children who have trouble sitting for the story and listening), but my Parachute group loved the stories and did really well!

In the Sea worked really well because I didn’t read every poem about each animal, some pages we just talked about the animal instead.  The Eric Carle story, Mr. Seahorse, was a little long so I took the liberty of cutting out lines in order to get through the whole story, and the kids loved trying to find the seahorse in The Secret Seahorse.


  • Traditional: Put Your Hands Up In the Air & Open Shut Them
  • Parachute: Parachute Bop (Shakin’  the Chute)

Book 1: In The Sea by, David Elliott


  • Traditional: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Parachute: Popcorn (Battu ~ Putumayo Kids Presents: African Playground)

Book 2: Mister Seahorse by, Eric Carle

Transition (changes weekly)

  • Traditional: Bubbles (Three Little Birds ~ Putumayo Kids Presents World Playground)
  • Parachute: Bubbles (Three Little Birds ~ Putumayo Kids Presents World Playground)


Book 3: Secret Seahorse by, Stella Blackstone


  • Traditional: Shake Your Sillies Out Puppet Show
  • Parachute: Freeze!! (Shakin’ the Chute)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: