Ocean Storytime- Pre School

Last week in storytime we explored the deep ocean blue! One little boy happened to wear a shark t-shirt to storytime and he was very proud of the fact that his shirt went with the theme!

Ocean Picture Books

Breathe
Breathe by Scott Magoon… such a beautiful book with great illustrations
Pete at the Beach
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean…
Like many of the Pete the Cat early readers this fell short but the kids love Pete the Cat so they still enjoyed it
pout pout fish
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna … easily the biggest hit with the group– they loved it!

Ocean Songs & Rhymes

Waves in the Sea
Source: Surlalune Storytime
(Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)

The waves on the sea go up and down,
[Raise and lower arms.]
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long.

The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap..
[Clap your hands.]

The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..
[Swish back and forth.]

The boats in the sea go toot toot toot…
[Make blowing horn motion.]

Three Little Fish

(Tune: “Three Blind Mice”)

Three little fish, three little fish
(hold up three fingers)
See how they swim, see how they swim
(make swimming motion with arms)
Round and Round and fast they go
(“swim” fast – sing fast)
Now they are going very slow
(“swim” slow-also sign slow)
Three little fish, three little fish
(hold up 3 fingers again)

Disney’s Under the Sea with egg shakers or scarves

Extension Activity

I did this story/song from Everything Pre-School and had some ocean clip art to go along with it… click the link at the bottom for the clip art.

Clown Fish Lives in the Ocean
(Tune: Bear Goes Over the Mountain)

The clown fish lives in the ocean
The clown fish lives in the ocean.
The clown fish lives lives in the ocean….
His neighbor is the seahorse.
The seahorse lives in the ocean
The seahorse lives in the ocean.
The seahorse lives lives in the ocean….
His neighbor is the shark.
The shark lives in the ocean
The shark lives in the ocean.
The shark fish lives lives in the ocean….
His neighbor is the jellyfish.

Continue with: jellyfish, octopus, starfish, sea urchin, dolphin, whale, etc.

Ocean Clip Art PDF