Beach


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: How Will We Get to the Beach? by Brigitte Luciani; Publisher: North-South Books

 

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: Stella Star of the Sea by Marie Louise Gay; Publisher: A Groundwood Book Douglas & McIntyre

 

Song: We're Going to the Beach (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

We're going to the beach,

We're going to the beach.

I think we'll see some flip-flops there!

We're going to the beach.

 

We're going to the beach,

We're going to the beach.

I think we'll see a sandcastle there!

 We're going to the beach.

 

We're going to the beach,

We're going to the beach.

I think we'll see a starfish there!

 We're going to the beach.

 

We're going to the beach,

We're going to the beach.

I think we'll see a beach ball there!

We're going to the beach.

 

We're going to the beach,

We're going to the beach.

I think we'll see a seashell there!

We're going to the beach.

 

RhymeThe Sandcastle

Sandcastle on the beach,

I built you big and strong.                      (Raise arms high.)

A wave washed in upon the sand.

Whoosh! You were gone.                      (Swing hands down, then up.)

 

Song: Sand and Sun (Tune: Row, Row Your Boat)

Beach, beach sand and sun

Playing by the sea.

Summertime is just for fun.

A special time for me.

 

Dig, dig in the sand.

Happy as can be.

Summertime is just for fun.

A special time indeed!

 

Song: The Ocean (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The waves on the sea go up and down,

Up and down, up and down.

The waves on the beach go up and down

All day long.

 

More verses: Fish in the ocean go swish, swish swish….

                         Boats in the ocean go toot, toot, toot

 

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.