Preschool Storytime – The Jungle

Hi everyone! This  week we will explore the jungle and talk about jungle animals.

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here – by Hap Palmer

Book- “Rumble in the Jungle” – by Giles Andreae – A poetic exploration of the hippos, leopards, chimpanzees, and other animals found in the jungle.

 Action Rhyme: “I’m a Giraffe”
I’m a big tall giraffe stretching way up high (reach arms up)
A big tall giraffe, I almost reach the sky (stand on tiptoes)
I eat the leaves from the tallest tress (pretend to eat)
And when I run, I move with ease (pretend to run)
I’m a big tall giraffe stretching way up high (reach arms up)
Way…up…high! (reach on tiptoes)
Credit: Perry Public Library

Flannelboard/Song – “The Animal Boogie” – by Debbie Harter -In the jungle, the animals’ toes are twitching, their bodies are wiggling, and their wings are flapping–as they teach children how to do the Animal Boogie.

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Book – “Roar! a Noisy Counting Book” by Pamela Duncan Edwards – A lion cub’s roar frightens away other colorful animals, from one red monkey to eight brown gazelles, that he wants to come play with him–until he encounters nine other lion cubs.

Flannelboard/Song – Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAP!

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Two little monkeys sitting in a tree…

One little monkey sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and….SNAP!
And away swims Mr. Crocodile as full as he can be!

Credit -http://wiki.kcls.org/index.php/Five_Little_Monkeys_Sitting_in_a_Tree

Book – “If You’re Happy and You Know It – Jungle edition – by James Warhola Jungle animals sing the verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.

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Song – “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Disney presents The Lion King -Original Broadway Cast Recording – Children will march around in a circle using scarves.

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Closing song – Shout and Whisper by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

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