Wild Animals – Toddler

 

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Activity Zoo Noises
I’m a bear – hear me growl!
I’m a lion – hear me roar!
I’m a snake – hear me hiss!
I’m a zebra – hear me neigh!
I’m an elephant – hear me grunt!
I’m a monkey – hear me squeak!
I’m a giraffe – I don’t make a sound!
I’m really a child – Hear me laugh!!
Source: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes 
Book Do Crocs Kiss by Salina Yoon
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Activity 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  If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola
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Traditional Rhyme This is Big Big Big
This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Source: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again
Sign Language Lion, Zebra, Elephant
Action Rhyme Alligator, Alligator
Alligator, Alligator, swim around
Alligator, alligator, don’t make a sound.
Alligator, alligator, if we tap,
You close your jaws with a big great snap.
Source: Storytime Magic with a slight modification on my part.
Dance Song  Wag Your Tail by Super Simple Songs
Dance Song  The Animal Hokey Pokey by Jack Hartman
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarin

Craft:
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Source: I Heart Crafty Things

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