Jungle Animals

TODDLER STORYTIME

OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together

OPENING RHYMES:

FLANNEL RHYME: Elephants in the Bathtub

You can print my clipart file here.

One Elephant in the bathtub,
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock (slap knees twice)
Splash, splash (clap hands twice)
Come on in! (motion ‘come’ with hands)

Continue until 5 Elephants…..
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
They all fell in!

SONG: If You’re a Lion 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!

BOOK 1:
Jungle Boogie by Sally Crabtree
This book has a great beat and children love that the animals move!

ACTION SONG: I Went to the Jungle One Day
(sung to the tune: “London Bridge)
I went to the jungle one day,
jungle one day, jungle one day.
I saw a lion on the way
and this is what he said,
“ROAR”!

Repeat with other jungle animals (snake/HISS, monkey/OO OO AAH, frog/RIBBIT…) Ask children for suggestions “What did you see in the jungle?  What did he say?”


BOOK 2/ FLANNEL BOARD:
From Head to Toe
by Eric Carle
Pattern for flannel board available here.


ACTION SONG:
Animal Action from Greg and Steve’s CD: Kids in Motion
Act out the animal movements along to the lyrics!



BOOK 3:
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig

CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This

CRAFT: A simplified version of this lion craft from Family Fun.

Click here for my lion template
1. Cut out lion’s mane from orange construction paper.
2. Cut lion’s face and ears from yellow construction paper.
3. Color face & add eyes
4. Glue 2 clothespins to the back side of the lion’s mane; these serve as the lion’s legs.  Now your lion can stand on a table and can also double as a note holder.

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