Blogging A to Z: Tigers

23 Apr

Letter T.jpgDuring 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!

Booklist:

  1. Tigers: A True Book by Ann O. Squire
  2. Read to Tiger by S.J. Fore
  3. Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue
  4. It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle
  5. Who is the Beast? by Keith Baker
  6. Close Your Eyes by Kate Banks
  7. Oh No! by Candace Fleming
  8. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Songs & Rhymes”

Tiger
(To the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Tiger, tiger in the night, With his eyes so burning bright.
Look and see his tail so long, Swish, swish, swish with a song.
Look and see his eyes so bright, Blink, blink, blinking in the light.
See his stripes upon his back, Just like so, orange and black.
Tiger, tiger in the night, With his eyes so burning bright.

Down in the Jungle
(clap hands on knees and clap them together
to set the rhythm of the chant.)
Down in the jungle with the beat in your feet, Think of an animal that you’d like to meet. That you’d like to meet!
(have child name a jungle animal)
A tiger, A tiger , I want to see a tiger! ROAR!

Animals in the Jungle Say
(To the tune of: The Wheels on the Bus)
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, 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 day long.
The tigers in the jungle say grrr, grrr, grr,
grrr, grrr, grr, grrr, grrr, grr,
The tigers in the jungle say grrr, grrr, grr, all day long.

The Tiger
(To the tune of: Frere Jacques)
Orange and black, Great big cat, (hold hands out wide to side)
Four big paws, (hold up hands)
Long sharp claws, (curve fingers like claws)
Through the jungle running, (pretend to run)
Do you see her coming? (shade eyes with hand pretending to look)
What a sight! Will she bite?

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One Response to “Blogging A to Z: Tigers”

  1. Nicola April 23, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    I love William Blake’s ‘The Tyger’. I studied that poem with the kids in my class a few years ago. It creates such wonderful imagery.

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