Saturday, July 20, 2013

Beach Songs, Fingerplays, and Games





I'm a Beach Bunny


I'm a little beach bunny

Look at me, living on an island by the sea
I like to dive and I like to swim
The fish and the sea stars are my friends
 
I'm a little beach bunny
Look at me, climbing to the top of a coconut tree
I'll pick a coconut to share with you
Kiwis and bananas and pineapples too
I'm a little beach bunny
Look at me. . .Dancing the hula. . .One, two, three
Aloha, means hello and good-bye, too
So now I'll say aloha . . .Aloha . . .To you.

Fishy Pokey
(to the tune of the Hokey Pokey)

Put your left fin in, take your left fin out
You do the fishy pokey and you turn yourself around that's what it’s all about
Put your right gill in, take your right gill out (etc.)

I'm A Little Fishy
(tune of I'm a little tea pot)
I'm a little fishy
Watch me swim
Here is my tail
Here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail an dive right in  
 






Five Little Lobsters
(to the tune of 5 Little Pumpkins)

Five little lobsters sitting on a rock.
The first one says, “I don't have time to talk"
The second one says, "There are fishies over there."
The third one says, "But we don't care"
The fourth one says, "Let's swim and swim and swim"
The fifth one says, "We don't have any fins!"
Then swish went their tails and snap went their claws.
The five little lobsters strolled out of sight.


Sally Seashell Saleswoman

Silly Sally sells seashells
Sells sea shell, sells, sea shells
Silly Sally sells seashells
Sells sea shell, sells, sea shells
Down by the sea shore

 
Down by the Shore

Down by the shore
In the sand and in the sun
I like to dive and splash and run
And as the waves roll out and in
I'll get warm in the sun and
Have lots of fun
Down by the shore

 
Dolphin in the Sea

Dolphin dolphin in the sea
Dolphin dolphin wild and free
Swimming swimming in the sea
Just as free as you can be
Dolphin dolphin in the sea
Swimming swimming wild and free

 
Pretty Shells
Tune: "Jingle Bells"

Pretty shells, pretty shells
Laying all around.
What a lovely sight to see
Shells upon the ground.
Pick one up, its good luck!
Listen to the roar
Of the never ending waves
That beat upon the shore.
~ by Jean Warren


Five Little Fishies in the Sea
 
Five little fishies in the sea
Teasing Mr. sharky
You can't catch me
You can't catch me
Well along came Mr. Sharky (softly) as quiet as can be
He snapped! A fish up
Right out of the sea.

Four little fishies in the sea
Teasing Mr. Sharky
You can't catch me
You can't catch me
Well along came Mr. Sharky (softly) as quiet as can be
He snapped! A fish up
Right out of the sea.

Three little fishies in the sea
Teasing Mr. Sharky
You can't catch me
You can't catch me
Well along came Mr. Sharky (softly) as quiet as can be
He snapped! A fish up
Right out of the sea.

Two little fishies in the sea
Teasing Mr. Sharky
You can't catch me
You can't catch me
Well along came Mr. Sharky (softly) as quiet as can be
He snapped! A fish up
Right out of the sea

One little fishy in the sea
Teasing Mr. Sharky
You can't catch me
You can't catch me
Well along came Mr. Sharky (softly) as quiet as can be
He snapped! That fish up
Right out of the sea
Now Mr. Sharky is lonely, can't you see?

 
I’m a Little Sea Star

I’m a little sea star,
Out in the sun.
I have five arms
But I can’t run.
When I want to go –o
Back to the sea
I must wait
‘Til the tide comes for me!
~ by Jean Warren


Beach Shape Musical Chairs


Arrange the chairs in a circle. If you have younger children it is best to have too many chairs. This can be a game where everyone wins. Place different beach shapes on each chair. Have the children walk around the chairs until the music stops. Then everyone finds a chair. Ask who is sitting on a chair with a ____?

 
Musical Beach Shapes

Cut out large beach shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor. It is best for younger children to have more shapes than children. Play music and have the children walk around the room. When the music stops each child needs to find a shape to stand on.


Sand Castle
Tune: "The Hokey Pokey"

You put some sand in.
You take some sand out.
You put some sand in
And you shape it all about.

You make a sand castle
With towers all around.
That's what it's all about!

 

You put some shells in
You take some shells out.
You put some shells in.
And you place them all about.

You make a sand castle
With shells all around.
That's what it's all about!
~ by Jean Warren


My Beach Ball Song
Sung to "Mary had a Little Lamb"

Once I had a beach ball
A beach ball
A beach ball
Once I had a beach ball
Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce
 

Take Me Out to the Ocean
Sung to: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Take me out to the ocean
Take me out to the sea
There goes a starfish and sand dollar,
I'm having such fun, I've just got to holler
Oh, it's swim, swim, swim, underwater
Catch a ride on a whale, don't fear,
For the sea animals are our friends,
Let's give a great big cheer!


Five Cranky Crabs

Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore.
One swam into a net and then there were four.
Four cranky crabs were floating in the sea.
One got tangled up in seaweed then there were three.
Three Cranky crabs were wondering what to do.
One dug a deep, deep hole. Then there were two.
Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun.
One got scooped up in a cup. Then there was one.
One cranky crab was smarter than his friends.
He hid between the jagged rocks.
That's how the story ends.


The Octopus
Sung to: "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.

 

 

Once I saw an octopus

Once I Saw An Octopus
In the deep blue sea.  (Point downward)
I called, "Mr. Octopus,
Won't you swim with me?"  (Cup hands around mouth)
Then out came his tentacles,
So very long and straight,  (extend eight fingers.)
One and two and three and four,
Five and six and seven and eight.  (count on fingers.)


Slippery Fish

Slippery Fish, Slippery Fish....
Swimming through the water ( use hands to act out fish swimming through the water)
Slippery Fish , Slippery Fish
Gulp, Gulp ( Each time you say Gulp...use hands on either side of mouth and slide down throat)
OH NO ! (When you say this, put hands on face)
He got eaten by........
A Tuna Fish, A Tuna Fish.....
 
Swimming through the water ( use hands to act out a tuna fish swimming through the water)
A Tuna Fish, A Tuna Fish
Gulp, Gulp
OH NO!
He got eaten by........
An Octopus, an Octopus....

Swimming through the water ( use arms and wave them up and down for Octopus arms)
An Octopus, an Octopus...
Gulp, Gulp
OH NO !
He got eaten by.......
A Great Big Shark, A Great Big Shark....

Swimming through the water (use arms from elbows to hands to look like a shark mouth opening and closing)
A Great Big Shark, A Great Big Shark.....
Gulp, Gulp
OH NO!
He got eaten by....
A Big Fat Whale, A Big Fat Whale.....

Swimming through the water ( Use a deep voice and hold arms out to your sides to look like a Big Fat Whale)
A Big Fat Whale, A Big Fat Whale....
Burp, Burp....
EXCUSE ME! ( use a higher voice to say this part)

 
Animals in the Sea
Tune: “The Farmer In The Dell

The whales live in the sea.
The whales live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, watch them blow.
The whales live in the sea.
 
The crabs live in the sea.
The crabs live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, they scurry so.
The crabs live in the sea.
 
The octopus live in the sea.
The octopus live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, they live in holes.
The octopus live in the sea.

The sharks live in the sea.
The sharks live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, watch them go.
The sharks live in the sea.

The oysters live in the sea.
The oysters live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, they burrow below.
The oysters live in the sea.
~ by Jean Warren

 

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