Early Childhood Activity Bank
A Day at the Beach
Read the poem A Day at the Beach and discuss the activities taking place at the beach that day.
- Listening. Children can listen for the rhyming words -- splash, crash; reach, each -- and almost rhyming words -- sand, can -- and identify the action words.
- Beach art. Write the poem on a long piece of craft paper, then ask children to illustrate the poem, including feet, breaking waves, rocks, boys, seashells, girls, sand, sand castles, outstretched arms...
- Memorize. Memorize the poem. This is short and sweet, easy to memorize.
- Finger Play. Introduce the poem's finger-play actions. Teach them to students.
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Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.
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