Posts tagged ‘zoo’

Going to the Zoo

Tuesday, Sept 12th, 2017

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Music

At The Zoo by Merry Music Maker -On The Move
The Animal Lunch by Caspar Babypants -Hot Dog!

 Activities

Craft:
We made a lion and an elephant mask with a fun blower.

Felt Board:
We did the story of the Mixed Up Chameleon

We played with puppets during ‘Animal Lunch’

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair
(pretend to walk like a bear)

We saw a lion in a cage
He was in an awful rage.
(pretend to be a angry lion)

We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh
(everybody laugh)

But my favorite animal at the zoo
Is the elephant–how about you?

An elephant goes like this and that
(stomp feet)
He’s terribly big
(raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat
(stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers
(wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes
(wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(make arm a pretend trunk in front of nose) 

 

 

 

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September 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Going to the Zoo Storytime

Tuesday,  April 26th, 2016

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
What’s New at the Zoo? by Betty Comden
Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Music

Going to the Zoo by Raffi – Singable Songs for the Very Young
At the Zoo by Merry Music Maker – Kids on the Move

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a kangaroo planter

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair (pretend to walk like a bear)
We saw a lion in a cage
He was in an awful rage. (pretend to be a angry lion)
We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh(everybody laugh)
But my favorite animal at the zoo Is the elephant–how about you?

An elephant goes like this and that (stomp feet)
He’s terribly big (raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat (stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers (wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes (wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(pull on pretend trunk in front of nose) 

April 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Going to the Zoo

Tuesday,  Feb.24th, 2015

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

Music

At the Zoo by Merry Music Maker – Kids on the Move

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made a Mixed Up Animal Zoo book

Props:
Animal Puppets joined us for a dance at the Zoo

We had a Mixed Up Chameleon Felt Board story

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Elephant

An elephant goes like this and that (stomp feet)
He’s terribly big (raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat (stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers (wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes (wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(pull on pretend trunk in front of nose)

Rhyme: At The Zoo

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair
  pretend to walk etc. like a bear
We saw a lion in a cage.
He was in an awful rage.
  pretend to be a angry lion
We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh
   everybody laugh
But my favorite animal at the zoo
Is the elephant–how about you?

 

February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

Books

“Dancing Feet” by Lindsay Craig
“The Animal Boogie” by Debbie Harter
“I Feel a Foot” by Maranke Rinck

Music

Going to the Zoo by Raffi – Singable Songs for the Very Young
The Animal Boogie by Fred Penner & Debbie Harter
You’re An Animal Too by Anna Moo – Anna Moo Crackers

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It (Jungle Edition)

If you’re Happy and you Know It clap your hands
If you’re Happy and you Know It clap your hands
If you’re Happy and you Know
And you really want to show it
If you’re Happy and you Know It clap your hands.

If you’re Happy and you Know It Stomp Your Feet…
If you’re Happy and you Know It Scratch Your Fur..
If you’re Happy and you Know It Give a Roar…
If you’re Happy and you Know It Flap Your Wings…
If you’re Happy and you Know It do all five…
Flap your wings, Give a Roar, Scratch your Fur, Stomp your Feet, and Clap your Hands

Rhyme: Do Not Touch the Animals

Never pet a porcupine.
Never poke a skunk.
Never grab a tiger’s tooth,
Or squeeze an elephant’s trunk.

WHY NOT?
Porcupines have prickly spines.
A skunk’s scent smarts and stings.
Tigers’ teeth are razor sharp.
Elephants remember things.

Never punch a crocodile.
Never pinch a rat.
Never whack a sleeping bear,
Or tickle a bob-tailed cat.

WHY NOT?
Crocodiles have mighty tails.
Rats have strong, sharp claws.
Bears don’t like to wake up fast.
Bob-tailed cats have wicked jaws.

Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle

Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Movement Activities

Dancing with Animal Puppets


November 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 18, 2013

Books
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
1,2,3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle

Music
“You’re an Elephant” by Geof Johnson, Exercise Party
“Going to the Zoo” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
5 little monkeys sitting in a tree (hold up five fingers)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “Can’t catch me!” (put thumbs in ears and waggle fingers)
Along came the alligator quiet as can be (put palms together like an alligator mouth and weave back & forth)
And SCARED that monkey right out of the tree! (open palms wide and clap loudly on “scared”_

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go!
Alice the camel has 1 hump…
So go, Alice, go!
Alice the camel has no humps…
Because Alice is a horse!

Giraffe
The giraffe is tall as tall can be
(stretch arms up)
He eats the leaves right off the trees
(hold hand over head & “eat” with the fingers)
His neck is long and his legs are too
(point to neck and legs)
And he can run faster than me or you
(run in place)

One Elephant Went Out to Play
One elephant went out to play
On a spiderweb one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another elephant to come: “Oh, Elephant!”
(Raise hands to cup mouth, and call loudly, then slap hands on thighs to make “running” sounds)
Two elephants went out to play…
Three elephants…
Four elephants…
Five elephants went out to play
On a spiderweb one day
They had such enormous fun
That they played until the day was done!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw an X on child’s back with fingers)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up child’s back)
Cool breeze (blow gently on back of child’s head)
Tight squeeze (give child a big hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle child gently all over)

September 18, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Thursday Storytime – Zany Zoo!

April 18th

Books

Actual Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton

Music

Six Little Monkeys by Yosi
At the Zoo by Merry Music Makers

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: Clap and Sing Hello
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello,
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We sit and say hello!

Fingerplay: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
then behing my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so.
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap.
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Flannelboard: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock, (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock.”)
Splash, splash, (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash.”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in.)

Two elephants in the bathtub…etc.
(Until…)

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock,
Splash, splash,
Oh no! They’ve ALL fallen in!

Song: The Seals on the Bus
The seals on the bus go
errp, errp, errp (clap along)
errp, errp, errp (clap along)
errp, errp, errp (clap along)
The seals on the bus go
errp, errp, errp
All around the zoo.

The bears on the bus go
grrr, grrr, grrr (one hand paw)

The monkeys on the bus go
eeeh, eeeh, eeeh (tickle armpits)

The snakes on the bus go
hiss, hiss, hiss (wave hands together)

The tigers on the bus go
roar, roar, roar (two hands paw)

Action Rhyme: An Elephant
An elephant goes like this and that!
(stomp your right foot and then left)

He’s terribly big and terribly fat!
(draw arms out wide)

He has no fingers. He has no toes.
(wiggle fingers and toes)

but goodness gracious, what a nose!
(clasp hands and swing arms like a trunk)

Let’s hear you roar like a lion!
Let’s see you jump like a frog.
Let’s see you snap your jaws like a crocodile.
Let’s hear you howl like a dog.
Pretend you’re an elephant with a big, long trunk.
Pretend you’re a monkey; let’s see you jump, jump, jump.
And now you’re a mouse. Just let me see
How very, very quiet you can be.

Six Little Monkeys
(music by Yosi)
Six little monkeys
swinging in a tree (swing arms)
teasing Mr. Alligator
“can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me” (wag finger)

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
Annnd SNAP! (clap)

Scared one monkey right out of that tree

Closing Rhyme: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds.
Tickle your toes.
Turn around,
and tickle your nose.
Reach down low,
and jump up high!
Storytime’s over
so wave goodbye.

April 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Animal Sounds

Books
Meow said the Cow by Emma Dodd
Life-Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound? by Mo Willems

Music
Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi, The Singable Songs Collection

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Animals in the Jungle
The Elephant in the jungle has a great big trunk
Great big trunk, Great big trunk,
The Elephant in the jungle has a great big trunk
All through the jungle

The Snake in the Jungle goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…
The Monkey in the Jungle goes climb, climb, climb…
The Turtle in the Jungle has a hard, hard, shell…
The Leopard in the jungle has spots, spots, spots…
The Frog in the jungle goes jump, jump, jump…
The Bird in the jungle goes flap, flap, flap…

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

The Lady With the Alligator Purse
Miss Suzie had a baby, His name was Tiny Tim.
She put him in the bathtub, To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub, But it wouldn’t go down his throat.
Miss Suzie called the doctor,
Miss Suzie called the nurse.
Miss Suzie called the lady
With the alligator purse.
In came the doctor
In came the nurse
In came the lady
With the alligator purse.
“Measles,”  said the doctor.
“Mumps,” said the nurse.
“Nonsense,” said the lady
With the alligator purse.
“Penicillin” said the doctor
“Castor oil” said the nurse
“Pizza” said the lady
With the alligator purse
A penny for the doctor
A dime for the nurse
A dollar for the lady
With the alligator purse.
Out went the doctor.
Out went the nurse.
Out went the lady
With the alligator purse.

Ba Ba Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full.

One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm w/ flannelboard
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
With a “moo-moo” here and a “moo-moo” there
Here a “moo” there a “moo”
Everywhere a “moo-moo”
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Continue with other animals.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

January 31, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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