For storytime this week we took a trip under the sea! We explored three fantastic books all about sea creatures.
We started with A Home for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.
This is the fun story of a hermit crab who has grown out of his home and is looking for a new home. When he finds his new home he needs to make it feel more homey. Overall, it seemed that the kids enjoyed it however it didn’t have as great a reception as some of Carle’s other books that I have shared with them in the past.
After that, we explored Swimmy by Leo Lionni.
One of my all time favorites, Swimmy is about a brave fish who overcomes fear after losing his brothers and sisters and teaches another group of fish how to swim together and scare the big fish.
We closed up with another favorite, I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry.
This was, by far the most popular selection for today. The kids had a blast identifying each of the smaller things in the ocean such as shrimp and the scary shark.
We continued to work on our songs this week. It seems that most of the children have had very little exposure to many songs and stretchers. Head Shoulders Knees and Toes was a huge success and I am going to continue to introduce physical songs into our repertoire.
For the craft this week we made a modified version of this craft:
Instead of using bowls, we used red plates. It also provided a great opportunity to use googly eyes, always a crowd pleaser!
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