It’s Summer!

Beach Days are finally here! To celebrate, at Storytime we read books about the ocean and the beach. Miranda’s Beach Day by Holly Keller told about a child and her mom spending time at the beach and showed a beautiful sand castle. Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey was about the daughter of a famous surfer and how hard she worked to learn to surf like her dad. Our last story, Bats At The Beach┬áby Brian Lies told about all the fun things bats did when they flew to the beach one night.

Using a paper plate as a base, we made ocean scenes showing some of the things you might find at the beach. A sandpaper strip at the bottom was the beach sand, then strips of tissue paper in blues and greens were glued on to make the water. Some fish and a crab could be colored to add to the scene, but plain paper was also provided so kids could add their own creatures – an octopus, a dolphin, a starfish, even some seaweed and a mermaid were all drawn, colored, cut out, and glued to the scene.
Have fun at the beach – Happy Summer!

Published by elacroixnhs

Director of Technology, New Hampton School

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