DIY Storytime
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Under the Sea

Hello, Storytime Friends!
We are so excited to have you join us for another DIY Storytime with the Helen Plum Library! Today we’re going to read, sing and rhyme about Under the Sea!
If you enjoy these books and songs, you can always find more with your Helen Plum Library card on Hoopla, TumbleBooks and Just for Kids. If you don’t currently have a library card, you can sign up here.
Settle in for Storytime! At the Library, we always start and end storytime the same way — with music! Through this repetition each week, children can begin to predict events and better engage in these activities. Choose your cozy spot and let’s get started.

Sing: “I'm a Little Fishy”

(Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a little fishy, (hold up one hand with thumb up)
Watch me swim. (move hand back and forward)
Here is my tail, (wriggle fingers)
And here is my fin. (wriggle thumb)
When I want to have fun with my friends,
I swish my tail and dive right in. (swish fish hand around and dive)

Read: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

There are so many kinds of fish in Hooray for Fish!

Sing: “Down by the Ocean”

Enjoy this flannel story “Down by the Ocean” and learn a new ocean song!

Read: The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
by Ken Geist

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark: Does this story sound familiar? Listen carefully and see.

Move: “Baby Shark”

Look out! It’s a baby shark!

Goodbye Song

Thanks for being a DIY Storytime family! Until next time, happy reading!

Tickle the clouds.
Tickle your toes.
Turn around,
And tickle your nose.

Reach down low.
And reach up high.
Storytime’s over — wave goodbye!

More Under the Sea Crafts and Activities

Would you like an ocean animal for a pet? Make your very own starfish!
Check out our DIY Storytime Pinterest page for more fun crafts and activities related to this theme. If you try anything, share with us using #DIYStorytimeHPL!
We hope you enjoyed storytime! Look for our next storytime on Thu, Oct 1.
Can’t wait for more? Enjoy previous DIY Storytimes today!
Librarian favorites from our storytimes can be found as playlists on YouTube.
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