Playing Together – Seaside

Jun 23, 2020

Starting with a Song! Some Ideas to try at home whilst we are not able to meet face to face.

Please send me any ideas, suggestions or favourites to include for next time!

Seaside

Music

Musical play

Go for an imaginary
swim under the sea and
see who else might be
there to discover.

Make

Mermaid tails
A shark headband
A fishing boat out of an old box
or washing basket.
A stick or egg box boat
A magnetic fishing game

Lots of ideas and templates on
Rachel’s Ocean board

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Listen & Move

Music of the Sea

Click to listen

Under the Sea

Click to listen

Story

The Snail and the Whale

Click to listen

Commotion in the Ocean

Click to listen

Outdoors

Take a boat that you have built outdoors and find some water – see if it floats!

If you’ve made a cardboard box or washing basket boat, fill it with your favourite soft toys and decide where you might want to sail off to together.

Practice some Commotion in the Ocean yoga outside.

See Rachel’s Ocean board for more details.

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Focus

Fishing!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Once I caught a fish alive
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Then I let it go again

Make some magnetic fish and a rod to practice counting to ten and explore and build developmental skills and coordination!

Fishes in the Sea

A dancing game

Fishes in the sea, Fishes in the sea
Splishing here, Splashing there
Fishes in the sea, we see
Fishes in the sea
Jellyfish in the sea, jellyfish in the sea
Wibbling here, wobbling there,
Jellyfish in the sea, we see
Jellyfish in the sea
Crabs – clicking here, clicking there
Sharks – munching here,
munching there
Octopus – tickling here, tickling there
Mermaids – dancing here,
dancing there

The sea is always moving

The sea is always moving
Even when it’s calm
It laps the shore
And strokes our toes
It’s kind
It’s warm
The sea is always moving
When the tempest blows
It beats the shores
and roars and foams
It’s cruel, it’s cold

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1,2,3,4,5
Once I caught a fish alive
6,7,8,9,10
Then I let it go again
Why did you let it go
Because it bit my finger so,
Which finger did it bite
This little finger on my right

Row Row

Row Row Row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily merrily, oh
Life is but a dream

My Bonnie

My Bonnie lies over the ocean
My Bonnie lies over the sea
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me,
to me
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me