Story Time in the Park: Ocean Fun

Story Time in the Park: Ocean Fun

We’ve been having a great time doing story time at Whitford Park this summer. This week’s theme was Oceans.

Books We Read:

The kids really loved Max and Ruby and listened well for Beach Day, but Seashells by the Seashore seemed a little too advanced for our 3-5 year old crowd.  Older kids would really enjoy it though.

Songs and Fingerplays

Five Little Fishies

There Was a Little Turtle

1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive

We also did a few songs from previous weeks such as “Shh! Be Quiet” and “Open Close Them“.   Kids LOVED the “Five Little Fishies song.  My two year old wants to sing it every chance she gets and I’m pretty sure she was singing it in her sleep the other night!

Craft Time!

We started with this template:

Beach Scene

We had mini stamps and these ocean stamps from Oriental Trading available for the kids to customize their beach scene.

You’ll notice the fish tattoos on the table — a big hit!

Here a stamp! There a stamp!

Which stamp to choose?

Miss Anne’s finished product (example craft!)

For more story time ideas, check out my Story Time Pinterest board, or head to this super cool website someone just tweeted about called

What About You?

How are your summer programs going?

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  1. Oh my goodness…how FUN!!! This is our first visit to your site, and we’re already in love! You’ve done some wonderful tings here. We’ll definitely be back for ideas for our family! 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I know I’m always looking for fun activities for the family, so I’m glad I could help you in this area as well!

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