Jungle Storytime 9-28-16

Last week I didn’t have a chance to write up my storytime, but here it is in a nutshell:

Books I chose were It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle & Oh, No! by Candice Fleming.

It's a TigerOh, No!

My puppet friend Chester Chimpanzee visited and brought the letter C with him.  He also helped us talk about where chimps live and brought his friends with him to help us sing

Do You Know the Jungle Animals

(Sung to: “The Muffin Man”)

Do you know the chimpanzee, the chimpanzee, the chimpanzee
Oh do you know the chimpanzee that lives deep in the jungle?

Do you know the scaly snake, the scaly snake, the scaly snake
Oh do you know the scaly snake that lives deep in the jungle?

Do you know the anteater, the anteater, the anteater
Oh do you know the anteater that lives deep in the jungle?

Do you know the chameleon, the chameleon, the chameleon
Oh do you know the chameleon that lives deep in the jungle?

Do you know the fierce tiger, the fierce tiger, the fierce tiger
Oh do you know the fierce tiger that lives deep in the jungle?

Since we finished with the tiger, it was a perfect segue into It’s a Tiger.  The kids did all the actions required in the book.  Then we did the flannel Five Elephants In a Bathtub and talked about the colors of the elephants.

Five Elephants in a Bathtub

One elephant in a bathtub going for a swim
Knock, knock (clap, clap)
Splash, splash (slap hands on knees)
Come on in! (make a big “come on” gesture)

Two elephants in a bathtub, etc.
(End) And they all fell in!

Then we chanted

Down In The Jungle

Down in the jungle with the beat in your feet,
Think of an animal that you’d like to meet.
That you’d like to meet (have a child yell out an animal name)
A (Lion), A (Lion) She wants to see a (Lion)!
Note: continue the chant until everyone has had a chance to name an animal

Everyone seemed to want to say “tiger” which kind of defeated the purpose.  And each time a child named an animal, we made the sound that animal makes.  And just what sound does a rhinoceros make?  I have no idea.  But we made bellow-y noises and stuck our hands in front of our faces like horns anyway!

But, since everyone wanted tigers, we read Oh No!.  Because I’m so freaky good, I just knew that everyone would want another tiger story.  Riiiiiight.  We’ll go with that.  At any rate, everyone hollered “Oh, no!” with the animals in the story as people kept falling into the big hole.

Chester came out again and helped us sing

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet
The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet

Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands

Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey turns, turns, turns around
The monkey turns, turns, turns around

Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
The monkey jumps, jumps, jumps around
The monkey jumps, jumps, jumps around

Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!
Note: Add additional verses (sits down, stands up, covers his eyes, etc) as desired.

I got a lot of good feedback from this storytime.  I love doing jungle!

 

 

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