Blogging A to Z: Jungle

12 Apr

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During the month of April, I’ll be participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  My theme for the month is Storytime Plans From A to Z.  Each plan will have eight stories as well as four songs, fingerplays or rhymes to match the theme!  As you can see, I’ll try and attribute where I found all of this fun (and often you can find it in multiple places).  My goal is to make storytime planning a little easier on myself in the future and to make storytime planning for other librarians easy as well!

Book List:

  1. “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
  2. If You’re Happy And You Know It: Jungle Edition by James Warhola
  3. Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes
  4. We All Went on Safari: A Counting Adventure Through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs
  5. If I Were a Jungle Animal by Amanda Ellery
  6. A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke
  7. Tall by Jez Alborough
  8. The Parrot Tico Tango by Anna Witte

Songs & Rhymes:

I’m a Giraffe
I’m a big tall giraffe stretching way up high (reach arms up over head)
A big tall giraffe, I almost reach the sky (reaching on tiptoes)
I eat the leaves from the tallest trees (pretend to eat)
And when I run, I move with ease (pretend to run)
I’m a big tall giraffe stretching way up high  (reach arms up over head)
Way …Up…High! (reaching on tiptoes)

Five Little Parrots
One little parrot, not knowing what to do
Along came another and then there were two!

Two little parrots, as chipper as could be
Along came another and then there were three!

Three little parrots, high above the jungle floor
Along came another and then there were four!

Four little parrots, glad to be alive
Along came another and then there were five!

Five little parrots, no room for more
One flew away and then there were four!

Four little parrots, getting quite hungry

One flew away and then there were three!

Three little parrots, red and green and blue
One flew away and then there were two!

Two little parrots, when the day is done
One flew away and then there was one!

One little parrot, far away did roam
He was lonely, so he went home!

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey at the zoo
Monkey, monkey in the tree
Can you ________ like me?

(Fill in the blank with different actions for each verse: jump around, swing your arms,
scratch an itch, eat a banana, screech)

The Animals in the Jungle Say
The parrots in the jungle say “squawk, squawk, squawk,squawk, squawk, squawk,squawk, squawk, squawk.”
The parrots in the jungle say “squawk, squawk, squawk,” all day long.
The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,ooh, ooh, ooh,ooh, ooh, ooh,”
The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,” all the day long.
The tigers in the jungle say “grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr, grrr.”
The tigers in the jungle say, “grrr, grrr, grrr, ” all the day long.

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