January 17, 2023

Oceans Week Morning I Spy (1-17-2023)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

What is this rainbow colored garden that we spy under the waves? Can you figure out our I Spy?

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Rise and shine it's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. Get your toothbrush ready and start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, but don’t brush too hard

>> Kids: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>> Rachel: It's Oceans Week on Chompers, and today we’re playing I-Spy. I'll describe something, and you have to tell me what it is. Here’s your first one: 

I’m swimming in the ocean (SFX SPLASH), and near the beach I can see a beautiful garden of colors underwater! But this garden isn’t made out of plants, It’s made of creatures that LOOK like plants and rocks. And they provide a home for small fish. What IS this??? What do I spy??

Find out after you switch to the other side of the top of your mouth and brush the molars in the back too

So what do I spy? 

>> Kids: A Coral Reef! 

>> Rachel: A coral reef! Coral reefs are a type of underwater ecosystem. An ecosystem is a community of plants and animals all living together. And coral reefs are one of the most beautiful ecosystems under the sea. Corals kind of look like a plant, but they are actually animals that never move. Corals come in all shapes and sizes, and when lots of them grow together in one place, it’s called a coral reef.

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too. 

Here’s your next I-Spy: 

Here in the coral reef I see hundreds of different kinds of fish, but one funny little fish stands out. This silly fish has big orange and white stripes, and little black stripes. It looks like someone painted big stripes on a goldfish!

 What kind of fish is this? Shout it out


>> GROUP: A clown fish! 

>> Rachel: A clown fish!  Clown fish may not be funny, but they do have another skill that's pretty useful

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and brush in little circles around each brush

Clown fish live in coral reefs, and love to hang out with an animal called a sea anemone. Sea anemones look kind of like a plant, but they have tentacles that sting like jellyfish (SFX ZAP). clownfish have a special trick that keeps them from getting stung by the anemone. Clown Fish cover their bodies with a special mucus, kind of like the snot in your nose (SFX NOSE BLOW) and that mucus keeps them from getting stung! 

That's it for Chompers today, but come back tonight for another dive into the deep blue sea. Until then, 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit.