Sunday, March 30, 2014

Storytime - Jungle


Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards - This one is great for participation. The kids just LOVED roaring!
Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins
We're Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs

Other Books to Share:


Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae
If You're Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera
Starry Safari by Linda Ashman
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow
If I Were a Jungle Animal by Tom and Amanda Ellery


"I Went to the Jungle One Day” (I did this song with puppets)
(Tune: London Bridges)

I went to the jungle on day, 
Jungle one day, jungle one day.
I saw a lion on the way
And this is what he said, “ROAR!”

(Other animals: snake, monkey, elephant, frog, etc.)

"If You’re an Elephant and You Know It"
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

If you’re an elephant and you know it, STOMP your feet
If you’re a monkey and you know it, JUMP up and down (ooh ooh aah aah)
If you’re a crocodile and you know it, SNAP your jaws (motion with arms)
If you’re a lion and you know it, give a ROAR!

"Five Monkeys and Alligator"

Five little monkeys swinging from a tree (hold up 5 fingers and swing hand)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, "Can't catch me!" (wave hands next to temple for teasing motion)
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be (make small, quiet "chomping" motion with hands)
And SNAPPED that monkey right out of the tree! (make big clapping motion on "SNAPPED")

“Monkey See, Monkey Do”

Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey at the zoo
Monkey, monkey in the tree
Can you ________ like me?
(jump around, swing your arms, scratch an itch, eat a banana, screech)

Craft: Elephant Finger Puppet w/ Party Blower

This one is super easy. I just found this pattern online and blew it up 175% on the copier onto cardstock. Then I cut out the elephants ahead of time and used a craft knife to cut an "x" in the middle of each nose. The kids just colored their elephants any way they wanted and then they got to pick a party blower to thread through the nose and make elephant sounds. This craft was a HUGE hit!

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