20 Ocean-Themed Books For Preschoolers


I know that I said that I was going to do the theme of Community Helpers next week, but I left my folder at the school so I am moving on to the next theme which is-UNDER THE SEA! I hope no one is too disappointed.  Don’t worry, I will get to Community Helpers the following week.

While preparing for our “Under The Sea” adventure, I gathered up an awesome collection of books on the theme and decided to share them with you.  I will have the following books available for my students and parents this week…

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Preschool Theme: Favorite Children’s Books

I was so excited to start my summer session of class!! It is an abbreviated six-week series that started this week.  I loved meeting all of the kids and parents!  Since I absolutely love children’s books, I thought that having some of my favorites, as our first theme, was a great place to start!  Here is what we did…

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Pinkalicious inspired treat

Since we have been reading “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink” lately (see my review here), we decided to make our own “pink drink.”  First, my daughter dressed like Pinkalicious from the book.  She happen to have the exact outfit!

First we made "pretend" lemonade from powder.  Of course there was a lot of stirring and tasting!

First we made “pretend” lemonade from powder. Of course there was a lot of stirring and tasting!

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Book Review: “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink” by Victoria Kann

pink drink

A couple of weeks ago we visited another independent book store.  I have said that I always purchase something every time I go to one and this time was no different.  I let my three-year-old pick out something and she chose “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink.”  Now, I am unfamiliar with the Pinkalicious book series.  I know that there are several because I have seen them around, but I always thought they were a bit gimmicky for a book (I tend to be a bit judgmental about books).  However, it was what my daughter wanted and the price was right, so there you go.  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  Here is my review…

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Preschool Author Study: Anna Dewdney


We had a ton of fun learning about the books written by Anna Dewdney!  We primarily focused on the Llama, Llama series, however, I had a couple of other books available for the kids to read if they wanted to.  This was the final class of my “Awesome Authors” series which was really a shame, because it was such a fun class!  I am thinking that I may offer it again in the fall. Here is what we did…

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Llama Llama Color Pajama Bingo! Printable


Today we focused on the “Llama Llama” series by Anna Dewdney.  I will post my lessons and pictures in a bit, but I wanted to give you a game that we played first.  I found llama clip art, created a table in word, and placed the llamas in the rectangles.  Then, I printed eleven copies (one per child in my largest class and one extra for me to keep track of what I have called out).  I colored each llama on each board a different color.  Ninety-nine llamas later, I had a fun bingo game!  The coloring took a bit, but I am planning on using this game with my Awesome Authors class and my Preschool Prep class as well.  I also laminated it so I could use it year to year.  You could cut off the title and fit different sight words, opposite words, or letters on the llamas, if that fits what you are learning.  I bought a bunch of pencils and erasers from the dollar store for prizes.  I’m glad that I had a lot of prizes, because we had a lot of winners!  After they got the hang of the game, they loved shouting BINGO!

Llama Llama Bingo!


~Miss Jenny