Storytime: Sharks

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
Shark and Lobster’s Amazing Undersea Adventure
by Viviane Schwarz
Smiley Shark
by Ruth Galloway
Smiley Shark and the Great Big Hiccup
by Ruth Galloway
Sharkabet
by Ray Troll
Never Take a Shark to the Dentist
by Judi Barrett
Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea
by Steve Metzger
The Great White Man-Eating Shark
by Margaret Mahy
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea
by Jan Peck

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Flannelboard
  4. Action Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Action Rhyme
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Flannelboard
  9. Action Rhyme
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. ASL Goodbye Song
  12. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Shark Storytime Books

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
by Ken Geist
Shark vs. Train
by Christ Barton
I’m a Shark
by Bob Shea

ACTIVITIES

Flannelboard: Teasing Mr. Shark (via Youth Literature)
Five little fishes
Swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark
You can’t catch me
Along comes Mr. Shark
As quiet as can be…
SNAP!
Four little fishes
Swimming in the sea
(continue until there are no fish left)

Action Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers (via Kings County Library System)
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your finger to the side
Dance your fingers all around
Dance your fingers on your tummy
Dance your finger on your head
Dance your fingers on your shoulders
Now put them all to bed

Action Rhyme: Sharks (via Harris County Public Library)(tune: Ring Around the Rosie)
Swimming through the ocean (place hands on head like a dorsal fin)
Caudal fin in motion (wiggle your bottom like a shark’s tail)
Splashes! Splashes! (clap hands)
All get out! (jump out of the water)

Flannelboard: Five Sharks in the Bathtub (via Artfelt.net)
One shark in bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock (knock motion)
Splash, splash (slap your knees)
Come on in! (wave to enter)
Two sharks in bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
Come on in!
Three sharks in bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
Come on in!
Four sharks in bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
Come on in!
Five sharks in bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
It all fell in!

Action Rhyme: Boys and Girls, Boys and Girls (via King County Library System)
Boys and girls, turn around
Boys and girls, touch the ground
Boys and girls, reach up high
Boys and girls, blink your eyes
Boys and girls, touch your nose
Boys and girls, wiggle your toes
Boys and girls, slap your knees
Boys and girls, sit down please

CRAFT: Shark on a Stick!

Shark Storytime Craft

I created a simple cardboard template, and had my interns use it to trace and cut out dozens of little blue and gray sharks. Then I had them free cut triangular shaped teeth. “Kits” were paper clipped together to facilitate distribution and assembly. Googly eyes were provided as were markers (for gills) and jumbo popsicle sticks.

REVIEW:

Storytime was a big hit! Everyone enjoyed shark themed storytime. Children and parents alike laughed at the read-aloud-stories…which I find extremely pleasing, and the kiddos couldn’t get enough of sharks and their terrifyingly sharp teeth. The munckins were so hopped up on sharks they couldn’t resist attacking one another with their Sharks on a Stick.

 

. . .  May 22-23, 2014 . . .

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