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.

Opening

  • 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

Transition

  • 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

Closing

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