Toddler Time: Ocean Animals!

Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here


Read: Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan; Publisher Viking


Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)

Open, shut them

Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)


Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

A little mouse is creeping 

In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)

A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)

A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…

An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

An old grey cat comes creeping in the house

And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)


Read: I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs; Publisher Templar Books


Rhyme: Once I Caught a Fish

1 ,2 ,3 ,4, 5

Once I caught a fish alive

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on the right!

Song: The Octopus (Tune: Little White Duck)

There are eight tentacles

Swimming in the ocean,

Eight tentacles making a commotion

Who could belong to so many feet?

The octopus does and they help him eat.

He has eight tentacles

Swimming in the ocean,

Swim, Swim, Swim. 

 Rhyme: Two Big Sharks

Two big sharks swimming in the sea

One named Sam, the other named Sari

Swim away Sam, swim away Sari.

Come back Sam, come back Sari.


Song: The Animals in the Sea (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp

Chomp, chomp, chomp

Chomp, chomp, chomp.

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp

All around the sea.


The octopus in the sea go squiggle, squiggle, squiggle

squiggle, squiggle, squiggle

squiggle, squiggle, squiggle

The octopus in the sea go squiggle, squiggle, squiggle

All around the sea


The clams in the sea go open and shut

Open and shut

Open and shut

The clams in the sea go open and shut

All around the sea.

 

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it

you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it

If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the end of storytime.

I’m glad you were here.

I’m so glad you were here.