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Rainbow Fish: Puppets & Props

RainbowFish.StorytimeStory: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Need:
– felt: various shades of blues, greens, purples, pinks
– craft sticks
– craft foam: plain for backing on stick puppets and the glitter foam to create the shiny scales
– Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Participation Age Range: 2 to 8 years old

Method: Some of the fish are on craft sticks while others make use of the felt board.

As story goes on and rainbow fish shares the shiny scales, the storyteller pulls a shiny scale out of one of the rainbow fish pockets and slides it into the pocket of one of the other fish.

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Bathtub: Fingerplay

Bathtub filled with bubblesI Saw You
Words Traditional as compiled by Joanna Cole & Stephanie Calmenson
Actions by CK Emanuel

I saw you in the ocean.
POINT TO EYES; MOVE FLAT HAND UP AND DOWN LIKE A WAVE OF WATER
I saw you in the sea.
POINT TO EYES; MOVE FLAT HAND UP AND DOWN LIKE A WAVE OF WATER
I saw you in the bathtub.
POINT TO EYES; KEEP HANDS FLAT AND STILL
Oops, pardon me!
OVER EYES WITH HANDS.

Source: Cole, Joanna, and Stephanie Calmenson, comps. The Laugh Book: A New Treasury of Humor for Children. Garden  City, NY: Doubleday, 1986. Print.

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Shark Visor: Prop

A crafted visor in the shape of a shark's faceNeed:
Light Gray construction paper
Dark Gray paper
White paper (eyes)
White cardstock (teeth)
Black foam or paper (eye pupils)
Ellison Visor die (head)
Ellison Rod die, (eyebrows)
1 ⁵/₁₆  dia circle die/punch (eyes)
AccuCut Owl die (eye pupils)
Scissors to cut quick triangles (teeth)
Yarn  45 inches

Story: Yummy! Yummy! Food for My Tummy! by Sam Lloyd

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Sailor Went to Sea: Clapping Rhyme

A Sailor Went to Sea
Text Traditional; Actions Traditional

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea
To see what he could see, see, see;
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

Sailor.Sea
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Fish and Sea Creatures: Story Props

ThisIsNotMyHat

Need:
Felt of various colors
Google eyes (5 sets various sizes)
doll rods
velcro (inside of hat brim so can move from fish to fish)
2 bendy straws (crab arms; so crab can point)

Story:
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen; was created for this particular story though the characters were made more colorful and more generic for ease of reusing puppets later.
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