Zoo Story Time Starter
Enjoy these books and songs about some of our favorite zoo animals!
- Dear Zoo: A Pop-up Book by Rod Campbell
- 1,2,3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book by Eric Carle
- Animal Strike at the Zoo, It’s True! by Karma Wilson
- Fiona the Hippo by Richard Cowdrey
- Old MacDonald had a Zoo by Iza Trapani
- Life Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
I Went to the Zoo
(tune: My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean)
I went to the zoo to see lions (hands up)
Elephants and tigers and bears (hands down, hands up, hands down)
I went to the zoo to see zebras (hands up)
I love all the animals there (hands up)
Lions, tigers, elephants, zebras and bears and bears (d,u,d,u,d,u)
Lions, tigers, elephants zebras and bears (d,u,d,u,d)
Raise and lower your arms when you hear an animal… for example hands up at “lions” and hands down at “elephants” and hands up again for tigers.”
Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree
Five little monkeys, swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “Can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and
SNAPS that monkey out of the tree!
Repeat with four, three, etc.
The Animals at the Zoo
(tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The lions at the zoo go roar, roar, roar,
roar, roar, roar,
roar, roar, roar
The lions at the zoo go roar, roar, roar, All day long!
The snakes at the zoo go hiss
The penguins at the zoo go waddle
The monkeys at the zoo go oooh