Toddler: Under the Deep Blue Sea

Welcome Song: Hello Everybody
(clap hands on lap and then together, clap twice on the word “you”)
Hello everybody, how are you?
Hello everybody, how are you?
It’s such a lovely day, I’m so glad you came to play,
Hello everybody, how are you?

Toddler Yoga: Tall as a Tree
Tall as a tree (Stretch arms overhead)
Wide as a house (Stretch arms out to side)
Thin as a pin (Arms tight against side)
Small as a mouse (Crouch small)
(Repeat)

Action Song: If You’re Ready for a Story
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands!
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands!
If you’re ready for a story,
If you’re ready for a story,
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands!
… sit down please

Feltboard Story: Under the Deep Blue Sea
See the preschool storytime Sharks Under the Sea for details.

Song: Five Little Fishes Swimming in the Sea (with shark puppet and felt fish)
Five little fishes
Swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark,
You can’t catch me
Oh, you can’t catch me!
Along comes Mr. Shark
As quiet as can be…
SNAP!
Four little fishes
Swimming in the sea…

Movement: Bubbles
One little, two little, three little bubbles.
Four little, five little, six little bubbles.
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles go pop, pop, pop!

Action Chant: I like to…
I like to pop, I like to pop, I like to pop, pop bubbles.
I like to pop, I like to pop, I like to pop, pop bubbles.
I like to pop, I like to pop, I like to pop, pop bubbles.
(stomp, clap, blow…)

Action Song: Baby shark Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Baby shark Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, Baby shark Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Mama shark Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo Mama shark Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Daddy shark. . . .
Grandpa shark. . .
Shark’s a comin’. . .
Swam away. . .
Made it to shore…
That’s the end

After I used this song in storytime, I discovered Lisa Murphy’s (aka the Ooey Gooey Lady) rendition which is AWESOME! Watch it, learn it, sing it!

Action Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it,
rub your tummy.
If you’re happy and you know it, rub your tummy.
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it.
It you’re happy and you know it,
rub your tummy.
(…wiggle your wrists)
(…spin around)

Goodbye Song: Wave Hi, Wave Low
I think it’s time, we’ve gotta go
Wave your elbows, wave your toes
Wave your tongue, wave your nose
Wave your knees, wave your lips
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips
Wave your chin, wave one eye
Wave a hand and say “goodbye!”

Early Literacy Tip:
Remember to share nonfiction, factual books with your children. Follow their interests: a particular animal, how things work, machines, or anything that piques their curiosity. Information in nonfiction books introduces new vocabulary words and we learn right along with our children. Encouraging their curiosity encourages a love of learning. (modified from : The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards by Betsy Diament-Cohen and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, 2010)

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