Wild Animals – Preschool

 

Introduction Good Morning
Action Rhyme Monkey See, Monkey Do
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you! (point to children)The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands (clap hands)
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands (clap hands)
(Let the kids pick what the monkey does… stomp feet, cover eyes, jump up and down, etc.)
Source: Miss Meg’s Storytime
Book  Animal Soup by Todd H. Doodler
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Board Rhyme I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much
Oh no! He’s got my toe!
Oh Gee! He’s got my knee!
Oh My! He’s got my thigh!
Oh Fiddle! He’s got my middle!
Oh Heck! He’s got my neck!
And I don’t like it very much
Oh Dread! He’s got my – GULP
Source: King County Library SystemThe kids and adults really enjoyed this activity. My tunnel is kind of pain to put back, so we talked about the kids’ favorite animals while I wrestled the tunnel.
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Book  Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
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Sign Language Lion, Zebra, Elephant
Action Rhyme Now I’m Up, Now I’m Down
Now I’m up (stand up)
Now I’m down (crouch)
See me waddle all around.
Put my hands behind my back…
Like a duck I’ll say “Quack, quack”. (waddle around room, quacking)
Source: King County Library System
Action Song I’m a Little Lion
I’m a little Lion, nice and brown
I’m in the field wearing my crown
When I feel like talking I will roar
It’s very loud want to hear some more?
Roar!
Source: The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks by Nina Schatzkamer Miller
I modified it slightly.
Action Song Great to be Wild and Free
I’m running with the zebras, I’m running with the zebras.
Isn’t it great to be wild and free? I’m running with the zebras.
I’m slithering with the snakes; I’m slithering with the snakes.
Isn’t it great to be wild and freed? I’m slithering with the snakes.
I’m howling with the wolves. I’m howling with the wolves.
Isn’t it great to be wild and free? I’m howling with the wolves.
I’m chomping with the crocs. I’m chomping with the crocs.
Isn’t it great to be wild and free? I’m chomping with the crocs.
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year’s Worth of Ready-to-go Programming by Carol Garnett Hopkins
Dance Song  The Animal Hokey Pokey by Jack Hartman
Dance Song See Ya Later Alligator by Laura Doherty
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 15
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft:
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Source: I Heart Crafty Things

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