The American Library Association’s 2022 Summer Reading theme is Oceans Of Possibilities!
I love it. Yes, we find oceans of possibilities within books. Different places to visit, learn about and discover; interesting characters, new-to-us ideas…. books an libraries are just amazing.
And, well, it being summer and all, it’s a great time of year for an Ocean theme for our classes! So in support of ALA’s Summer Reading theme, and the summer in general, I’ve got 6 Fish and Ocean themed songs for you today! So Scroll down for some preschool music and movement fun with:
1. I’m A Little Fish
2. 1 2 3 4 5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive
3. Bubble Bubble POP!
4. Three Little Fishies
5. Blue Fin (by and with Suzi Shelton)
6. Like A Crab
Oceans of possibilities for fun ahead! So, let’s get started:
I’m A Little Fish: to the tune of I’m A Little Teapot, this move-along song is a great circle time song and a wonderful song for helping you transition from sitting to standing.
2. 1 2 3 4 5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive: Practice counting to 10! There’s a fun social/emotional component to this song that is either just silly fun, but can also be a great way to start a conversation about feelings and emotions.
3. Bubble Bubble POP!: A fun circle time song for getting our hands and upper bodies moving, while also talking about different kinds of sea animals! Highly adaptable song and kids love the “bubble bubble bubble bubble POP! part.
4. Three Little Fishies: I’ve used this song in my classes for the last 15 years! This is my cover of the old Andrews Sisters song and kids love jumping and clapping along while hearing the whole story of the 3 little fishies!
5. Like A Crab: Inspired by the book “Don’t Worry, Little Craby” by Chris Haughton, have fun crab walking with me and Piper! (OMG – it’s so much more tiring than I remember! LOL!)
6. Blue Fin: I had the pleasure of having Suzi Shelton and her bass player, Jeff, on my show several years back! This is her song, Blue Fin, which is a fun, jazzy shaker and color identification song.