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Winter Beach Party

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Weather

Content:

Science

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

Lawn chair
Sunglasses
Seashells
Other books about beaches, oceans and fish
Sand bucket and shovel
Beach towels
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Paper
Hula hoop
Paper fish, with paper clip attached to each
Dowel
Magnet
String for fishing pole
Crayons or markers



Instructions:

1. Greet children wearing sunglasses and sitting in a lawn chair.
2. Display books about fish, sea and beaches on a table decorated with the bucket, shovel and seashells.
3. Children can sit on beach towels on the floor.
4. Read The Rainbow Fish with the children.
5. Create an ocean using a hula hoop on the floor. Put the paper fish, each containing a paper
clip in the “ocean.” Each child now has the opportunity to go fishing. The pole is a wooden
dowel with string and a magnet used to catch the fish. Children can color fish now or at home.
6. Sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Pair the children and ask each pair to join hands and sit faceto-
face on the floor. Sing the song as the children rock back and forth, rowing their boats.
7. Complete the beach party by giving each child a seashell and the fish caught earlier.
Original poem
The Whale
(adapted from Juba This, Juba That by Virginia Tashjian)
If you ever, ever, ever (clap each word which repeats)
Meet a whale, whale, whale,
You must never, never, never
Touch its tail, tail, tail.
If you ever, ever, ever
Touch its tail, tail, tail,
You will never, never, never
Meet another whale, whale, whale.


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