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Clark the Shark Storytime Kit

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale! Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Tuesday, September, 8th, the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.

"Clark the Shark" by Bruce Hale

Clark is a shark with zingbang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life — but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark's teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down.

You will have the book read to you by actor Chris Pine! He does such a great job, we hope you enjoy his reading as much as we did!

Kits include:

  • a copy of Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale (Make sure to return the copy to the library when you are done!)

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored sharks)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 2 activity pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (egg rattle included)

  • a shark craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included shark handouts

Can You Show Me…?

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)

Can you show me the blue shark?

Blue shark, blue shark?

Can you show me the blue shark?

And wave it in the air?

Gray… purple… pink… green

Hold It High – Choose one shark from handouts

Hold your shark high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your shark below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your shark against your nose

Now touch the shark to your toes

Touch your shark to the ground

Now wave that shark all around!

Hold your shark in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your shark and jump up high!

Now let your shark fly fly fly (throw it in the air)

SONG & INSTRUMENTuse included rattler

Baby Shark by PinkFong

Down in the Deep Blue Sea by Super Simple Songs

Shark Song by JunyTony

The Sea by kidslove2learn

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

Five Jellyfish

Five jellyfish, five jellyfish,

(wiggle five fingers)

Five jellyfish sitting on a rock.

One jumps off!

(bounce baby in lap)

(Repeat with:)

Four jellyfish, four jellyfish… (wiggle four fingers)

Three jellyfish, three jellyfish… (wiggle three fingers)

Two jellyfish, two jellyfish… (wiggle two fingers)

One jellyfish, one jellyfish… (wiggle one finger)

No jellyfish, no jellyfish,

No jellyfish sitting on a rock. But then!

(bounce baby in lap)

One jumped up! Hooray!


The Waves in the Sea

(tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The waves in the sea go up and down,

(make a rolling wave by moving one hand up and down)

Up and down, up and down,

The waves in the sea go, up and down,

All day long.

The sharks in the sea go, snap, snap, snap…

(hold two hands together to form a mouth, snap open and shut)

The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish…

(swim hands around as fish)

The crabs in the sea go click, click, click…

(click fingers)

Teasing Mr. Shark

Five little fishes swimming in the sea.

Teasing Mr. Shark, “You can`t catch me!”

Along comes Mr. Shark, ss quiet as can be...

Snap! (clap hands together)

(Repeat with:)

Four little fishes… Three little fishes… Two little fishes… One little fish…

Five Little Seashells

Five little seashells sleeping on the shore,

(hold up five fingers)

Swish went a big wave,

(swish a wave with second hand)

Then there were four!

(tuck one finger down)

Four little seashells quiet as can be,

(hold up four fingers)

Swish went a big wave,

(swish a wave with second hand)

Then there were three!

(tuck one finger down)

Three little seashells, pearly, white and new,

(hold up three fingers)

Swish went a big wave,

(swish a wave with second hand)

Then there were two!

(tuck one finger down)

Two little seashells having great fun,

(hold up two fingers)

Swish went a big wave,

(swish a wave with second hand)

Then there was one!

(tuck one finger down)

One little seashell, lying in the sun,

(hold up one finger)

Swish went a big wave,

(swish a wave with second hand)

Then there were none!

(tuck all fingers down)

Here is an example of the types of activities we will have planned. We will also have a make your own shark craft to color and glue together! If you require special accommodations, please give us a call at 419-826-2760 and let us know!

Let us know what your little ones thought of Clark the Shark. What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

We look forward to continuing story time with Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen on September 21!

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