Beach Day by Karen Roosa
Other Book Suggestions:
One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews
Sea, Sand and Me by Patricia Hubbell
Summer Days (from Hummingbird Educational Resources)
In the summer, when days are hot (wipe forehead)
I like to find a shady spot (sit)
And hardly move a single bit (stay still)
And sit, and sit, and sit, then ZIP! (jump up)
Swimming (from Hummingbird Educational Resources)
Swimming in the water cool and bright (pretend to swim)
I kick my feet with all my might (kick feet)
And when I'm tired I turn and float (lie on back)
Pretending that I'm a boat.
I like to hold my breath and dive (pretend to take breath and dive)
I swim beneath the water and count to five. (count to five on fingers)
Wow! What a dive!
Waves at the Beach (to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus") (from Preschool Education)
The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, (move up and down)
The waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.
The crabs at the beach crawl back and forth, (crawl)
The lobsters at the beach go snap, snap, snap, (clap hands together)
The jellyfish at the beach go wibble, wobble wobble, (sway back and forth)
Beach Balls (from Perry Public Library)
A little beach ball (make small circle with hands)
A bigger beach ball (make a bigger circle)
A great big beach ball (make even bigger circle)
Now let's count them.
Are you ready?
One, two three (make three circles again)
Throw the balls!
Let's Go Swimming by the Wiggles
If you're happy and you know it (with parachute, from Laughter and Literacy)
If you're happy and you know it, lift it high!
If you're happy and you know it, shake it fast!
If you're happy and you know it, shake it slow!
If you're happy and you know it shake it low!
Literacy tip of the week:
Using imagination (like many of the songs we do in storytime require) is an important literacy skill. Being able to imagine is a critical element of reading and writing.
Craft: We used bingo daubers and turned paper plates into beach balls.