One Fish, Two Fish

by Vicky on March 17, 2012

During the birthday week of Dr. Seuss, I taught my colleague’s two preschool story times because she was on vacation.  It was hard to face the dismay on the children’s faces as it dawned on them that their beloved Mrs. Jones was absent.  But a lot of aerobic music and movement activities soon won them over!

Because some of the kids come to my family story time, I didn’t want to repeat my Green Eggs and Ham puppet show, so I gave them a flannelboard telling of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.  They had fun chanting along.  Then we practiced counting backwards.  It was a bit hard to count backwards from twelve, but everyone knew how to count down from ten. 

When we got to “Blast Off!” I zoomed my Cat in the Hat hat into the air like a rocket.

We also had a lot of fun with Hooray for Fish, by Lucy Cousins.

Hello, hello, hello, fish!
Red, blue, and yellow fish.

The kids were soon filling in the fish descriptions for me.

There were LOTS of fish to count in Hooray for Fish, and the kids proudly counted them all.

The kids picked out gauzy scarves and pretended to be fish swimming in the sea to the music of Saint-Saëns’ “Aquarium” from Le carnaval des animaux.

We enjoyed ourselves hugely.

HOORAY for fish!

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