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Story Time Starter: Jungle

May 27, 2019 0 comments

Welcome to the Jungle!

A Jungle theme is a great way to explore the animals kids love! If You're Happy and You Know It (Jungle Edition) by James Warhola shares the familiar childhood song with a fun Jungle spin! If I were a Jungle Animal by Tom Ellery tells the story of a boy named Morton.  On the baseball field, Morton imagines all the animals he could be if he were in the Jungle instead of the boring field!  Will he be too distracted to play the game?!  I love Giles Andreae's Rumble in the Jungle which highlights various animals with delightful and catchy rhyming text and fun illustrations.  Join in the action with the Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr.   The book lets kids actively participate with stomps, claps and cheers!       

                

Here are some great jungle songs and rhymes!
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 trees (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)

I Went to the Jungle One Day
 (London Bridge)
I went to the jungle one day,one day, one day.
I saw a lion on the way
And this is what he said, “ROAR!”
(Other animals: snake, monkey, elephant, frog, etc.)

The Animals in the Jungle Say
(Wheels on the Bus)
The parrots in the jungle say "squawk, squawk, squawk,,squawk,
squawk, squawk,,squawk, squawk, squawk.
The parrots in the jungle say "squawk, squawk, squawk," all day long.
The monkeys in the jungle say "ooh, ooh, ooh", all day long.
The monkeys in the jungle say "ooh, ooh, ooh,ooh, ooh, ooh,ooh, ooh, ooh,"
The monkeys in the jungle say "ooh, ooh, ooh," all the day long.
The tigers in the jungle say "grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr."
​The tigers in the jungle say, "grrr, grrr, grrr, " all the day long.

We’re going to the Jungle (The Farmer in the Dell)
We're going to the jungle!
We're going to the jungle!
I think we'll see a parrot there,
We're going to the jungle!

Funky Spunky Monkey
(Itsy Bitsy Spider)
The funky spunky monkey climbed up the coconut tree
(climbing motion)
Down came a coconut and bonked him on his knee
(wave hand down and slap knee)
Along came his mama and kissed away his pain
(blow a kiss)
And the funky spunky monkey climbed up the tree again
(climbing motion)

Paper Plates are awesome for jungle animal crafts! Check out these TWO crafts!
Paper Plate Elephant
Paper Plate Tiger

                                                 

 


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