This is a
simple finger play, and can also be use with the felt board. I’ve
included a pattern for sea stars on the
Here are some simple facts you can share with children before you
The correct name for “Starfish,” is sea star. Most have five arms, and
if one breaks off, it will grow a new one!
Here in Washington State Where I live, there are more different kinds
of sea stars here than anywhere else in the world!
“Cling” means to hang onto.
When the tide goes out you can see animals in tide pools, so you get
to see those animals where they live too.
One Little Sea Star
One pretty sea star
up one finger)
Spreads its arms
hand to show five fingers)
And clings to the rocks
open hand on closed fist in front of body)
Beneath my feet
hand and fist to ground)
The tide rolls in
hands towards body as you lean back)
And rolls out again
hands away from body as you lean forward)
Two little sea stars
up two fingers )
I can see
eyes as if holding binoculars)
Repeat with 3, 4, and 5.