Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jungle Storytime, Friday, July 7 at 10:30

  • Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae. 
  • One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Bernstrom. Just a bit long, but the older kids here today really liked it -- maybe as a good starter, and its sing-song quality really appealed.  Don't hesitate to pause and ask how much longer this can go on and point out how fat the snake is getting -- DOES he have room for more?
  • Oh, No! by Denise Fleming
  • Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen. Love making that buzzing sound. Tried to get the kids to buzz in chorus.
  • You Are a Lion by Yoon.  Very fun.
  • Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo by Laura Murray. Boy, do we love that Gingerbread Man.
  • Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter
  • The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman OR 
  • Jungle Drums by Graeme Base. I USED my jungle drum, and shortened a couple of pages. 
  • Giraffes Can't Dance Andreae
  • Ananse's Feast by Tololwa M. Mollel.
  • 5 Little Monkeys teasing Mr. Crocodile, of course
  • Down in the Jungle (with the drum, so you can't go wrong)
  • The Wheels on the Bus goes through the jungle -- and the animals are all on board. snake, monkey, gorilla, tiger, squawking parrot, snapping crocodile
  • Row, Row, Row, Your Boat 
    Gently down the stream
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
    Life is but a dream

    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the stream,
    If you see a crocodile,
    Don’t forget to scream.

    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the Nile,
    If you see a camel,
    Don’t forget to smile.

    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the river,
    If you see a polar bear,
    Don’t forget to shiver.

    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently to the shore,
    If you see a lion there,
    Don’t forget to roar!

    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the creek,
    If you see a little mouse,
    Don’t forget to squeak.

Game: Lion Says

Here's a variation on Simon Says: Give commands to your kids. They ARE supposed to do what the lion tells them, and they AREN'T supposed to do what the monkey says. I'VE TRIED DOING JUST LION and then NOT LION, but this age group really needs that introductory monkey -- maybe even Naughty Monkey vs. Lord Lion. Silly Simon Says activities

Painting "Jungle colors and patterns". We squiggled a few lines on the paper with markers and then filled in the different areas with paints, experimenting with colors and different kinds of brushes.

Jungle Beads
Materials: 72" long piece of thin, strong string, floss threaders from the drugstore, beads.

  1. String on large eyed needle  and double back. Even up the ends of the two threads and tie a small bead there to hold the end about 3" from end, so there will be room to tie final knot.
  2. The child can then thread on the beads of their choice. 
  3. When they finish, thread the needle back through the end bead and tie in a knot.  
  4. If desired, glue threads together with Elmers, just to give a finished look.  Animal Boogie

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