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Category: Admin: Quiet Time

Title: Keeping Journals


On the summer I buy each child a spiral notebook for journal time. We usually do journals right after lunch as a quiet activity. They scatter to their own private spot in the house. I let them be creative; pile pillows in a closet, make a fort under a table, whatever they want for their private space. Some just like to draw a picture, but I encourage all of them to write *something* everyday so they can all practice their writing skills. For the younger ones, to get them started I will write on our white board
whatever we did that morning i.e. I will write the date and 'Today we played mini golf' Then at the end of the summer we have a record of what they did/felt over the summer (I also make extra copies of photos they can put in their journals.


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Category: Alphabet

Title: Adopt-A-Letter


Choose a letter of the alphabet...and show it off!! Draw a fancy design using the letter.....Promote the letter.....Tell what is great about it....Have a beauty contest and enter your letter against other letters.

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Category: Alphabet

Title: Alphabet-Soup Name Bracelet


It's fun to make name bracelets out of alphabet egg noodles. Spell out your name with some uncooked noodles. Then cut out a small narrow strip of thin cardboard, just big enough to fit your name on. Paste the letters of your name on this strip. When the paste is dry, paint the whole bracelt with poster paint. Carefully poke a hole at each end of the bracelet and pas a small string through both ends. Just slip the name bracelet on your wrist and tie the two ends together. You can make name bracelets for your friends too.

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Category: Alphabet

Title: Chalk and Sandpaper Letters


Materials: Sandpaper of different textures cut into different letters, shallow containers, water.
Preparations: Cut sandpaper into desired sizes and pour water into containers. Have the children dip coloured chalk into water and then draw designs on the sandpaper. Encourage them to use several different colours.

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Category: Alphabet

Title: Lacing Letter


Make a twelve inch cardboard set of several letters. Punch holes in the outline of each letter about one inch apart. Attach a two foot piece of yarn to the letter.
Allow children to lace the outline of the letter.

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Category: Alphabet

Title: Pretzel Letters


Prepare pretzel dough:
1 1/2 cups warm water 1 envelope of yeast
4 cups flour 1 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients
Give each of the children enough dough to shape into the first letter of their name.
Brush dough letters with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake at 425 degrees for twelve minutes.

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Category: Alphabet

Title: Use Your Noodles


Here's a game that will make you and your friends use your noodles. The rules are simple. Each player is given a big handful of uncooked alphabet noodles. The idea is to spell out as many names of animals as possible in a five-minute time limit. All kinds of animals count-birds, bees, elepahnts, etc. The winner is the one who spells the most names of different animals by the end of the time period. When you've gotten really good, try it with more noodels and a longer time limit. You might even try different categories: towns, rivers, automobiles. etc. Use your noodles.

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Category: Alphabet

Title: Where Has Our Letter Gone?


Sung to Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Where, oh, wher has our letter 'A' gone?
Oh, where, oh, where can it be?
It is on a card that we had all along
Won't you find it and show it to me?

Hide index cards with the different letters around the room. Then send one child to find that letter. Repeat with all of the letters.

Contributed by Anita N. (jsatt5Zworldnet.att.net)

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Category: Animals

Title: Always Be Kind To Animals


Always be kind to animals,
Morning, noon, and night.
For animals have feelings, too,
And furthermore, they bite.
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If someone offers you a bear,
Bow low
And say no.
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Category: Animals

Title: Eletelephony


Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant -
No, no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone -
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)
Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee -
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)
Contributed by Jean Roberts


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Category: Animals

Title: Five Little Speckled Frogs


Five little speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs.
Yum, Yum.
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four more speckled frogs. Glub, glub!

Five....Four....Three....Two.....One
Squat on the floor like frogs. One by one take it in turns to be the frog that jumps into the pool. Teddy bears and other toys make great frogs if there isn't enough children.

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Category: Animals

Title: Habitats


Prepare a large wall chart divided into three sections. In one section, have a picture of a meadow (or flat, grassy area), in the second section, have a picture of a tree, and in the third section, have a picture of water.
Distribute pictures of animals to children and let them tell where the animal usually lives.
Examples: cows, sheep, goats
birds, squirrels
fish, crabs, lobsters

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Category: Animals

Title: Jump or Jiggle


Frogs jump, Caterpillars hump

Worms wiggle, Bugs jiggle

Rabbits hop, Horses clop

Snakes slide, Seagulls glide

Mice creep, Deer leap

Puppies bounce, Kittens pounce

Lions stalk But - I WALK!


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Category: Animals

Title: Message From the Deep


Earth's prized humpback whales you should value
Their clicks, songs and squeals, all would wow you
When they vocalize,
You think not of their size,
But what on earth are they trying to tell you?

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Category: Animals

Title: Teddy Bears: Going To Bed


This little boy is going to bed.
Down on the pillow he lays his head.
He wraps himself in the covers tight,
And sleeps with his teddy bear all through the night.


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Category: Animals

Title: The Lizard/The Gnat


*The Lizard*
The lizard is a timid thing
That cannot dance or fly or sing;
He hunts for bugs beneath the floor
And longs to be a dinosaur.
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*The Gnat*
Gnats are gnumerous
But small.
We hardly gnotice them
At all.



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Category: Animals

Title: The Turtle


*The Turtle*
The turtle can't go out to play,
Or sell his house or rent it;
For when he moves, his house moves too
And nothing can prevent it.

*Tidy Turtle*
My turtle is a tidy boy!
When he's tired of play
He folds himself up carefully
And puts himself away.

Contributed by Jean Roberts

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Bird Carpenter


Carpenters use nails and hammers,
Planes and levels,
Saws and rulers.

Birds build houses so much simpler -
Beaks are all
They have for tools.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Bird In The Hand


I clean the cage, replenish seeds,
Change the water, watch her needs,
In fact, obey the slightest tweet
From one imperious parakeet!

On the branch outside, the wild birds away,
And sing to me the live long day;
That proverb's fine, but by sonme quirk,
The bird in the hand's a lot of work!

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Bird Songs


Oh, there's music in the forests
And there's music in the glen
As the birds are warbling greetings to the spring that's come again.

All their piping is so merry
That the woodlands seem to ring
With the praises of the bird songs for the coming of the spring.

Join the joyous woodland chorus and raise high your voice
in cheer - Join the bird songs in thanksgiving for the springtime of the year.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Bird Walk (page 1)


Jimmy Sparrow, as I pass,
Goes a-hopping on the grass,
Just as though he had some things
Up inside like little springs.
So he doesn't walk at all,
Just goes bouncing like a ball.
Hippity-hop he goes, then stops.
Hippity-hop,
Hop-hop,
hop, hop!

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Bird Walk (page 2)


Peter Pigeon, while he walks,
Talks his little cooing talks,
Pumping with his head as though
That's what makes his two feet go.
Round the fountain, round and round
Just as though he had been wound,
Pumpity-pump, and then a jump.
Pumpity-pump,
Pump-pump,
Pump, pump!

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Bird's Nest Snack/Craft


Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a saucepan. Add 1 cup of brown sugar. Boil and stir for one minute. Add a 3 oz. can of chow mein noodles. Put the mixture in 12 paper baking cups in a muffin tin. Use your thumb to press noodles into the nest while still warm. DO NOT BAKE. Give children jelly bean eggs to put in their nests.

Contributed from BJ (GEYERBJ@aol.com)

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Birds Fly High


Sung to 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'

Birds fly high and bees fly low,
Caterpillars crawl and river flow,
Cats meow and cows go 'moo'.
Puppies bark and babies 'coo'.
So many things to see and hear,
I use my eyes and I use my ears.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Birdseed Biscuits


Ingred. 2 cups biscuit baking mix, 1/2 cup cold water, 2 T marg., 2 T sesame seeds, 2 T sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 425F Form a soft dough with baking mix and water. Roll out dough to 3/4 inch thick and cut it into shapes with cookie cutters. Using a straw punch a hole in the top of each cookie. Melt the margarine and brush over dough. Sprinkle the seeds and nuts onto the dough and press it in firmly with a fork.
Bake for 15-20 min., until light brown. When cool, thread brightly coloured ribbon through the hole and hang in a tree.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Child's Song in Spring


O bluebird and Robin,
O Catbird and Wren,
I want you to rent
Our bird houses again.

I'm lonely all winter
When you've gone away.
Your song is as welcome
As flowers in May.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Concepts


- Birds live everywhere- city, country, meadow, mountain, marsh, forest, plain, desert, and seashore.
- All birds lay eggs from which their young hatch.
- All birds have feathers.
- Birds differ in size, shape, color, weight, berak or bill, feet, kinds of nests and eggs, communication, flight patterns and diet.

Book for concepts: What is a Bird? by Ron Hirschi
About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Feathered BIrds


Five feathered birds sitting on the door;
One flew away and then there were four.
Four feathered birds singing in the tree,
One flew away and then there were three.
Three feathered birds looking at you,
One flew away and then there were two.
Two feathered birds sitting in the sun,
One flew away and then there was one.
One feathered bird looking like a hero,
He flew away and now there are zero!

Contributed by (Jend011@aol.com)


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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Found A Feather


Sung to 'Oh, My Darlibng Clementine'

Found a feather, found a feather, Found a feather on the ground.
Oh, I am so very lucky a feather to have found.

Picked it up, picked it up, picked it up just like that,
Picked up that pretty feather then I put it in my hat.

Found a feather, found a feather, found a feather on the ground.
Oh, I am so very lucky a feather to have found.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Little Bird


One little bird with feathers of blue;
Flew beside the green one and then there were two.
Two little birds singing in the tree;
The red bird came to join them and then there were three.
Three little birds, wishing there were more;
Along came the purple bird and then there were four.
Four little birds, happy to be alive;
Found a little yellow one, and then there were five.
Five little birds as happy as can be.
Singing beautiful songs - just for you and me!

Contributed by (Jend011@aol.com)



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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Little Bird


I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop.
I told the little bird to stop, stop, stop.
I went to the window to say 'How do you do?'
He wagged his little tail and far away he flew!

Contributed by: Jend011@aol.com

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Mr. Turkey


Mr. Turkey's tail is big and wide.
(Spread fingers)
He sings when he walks.
(Swing hands)
His neck is long,
(Stretch neck)
His chin is red,
(Stroke chin)
He gobbles when he talks.
(Open and close hands - make gobbling sounds)

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Owl Fingerplay


Two little owls (show 2 fingers)
Looking at you (make 2 circles and put to eyes; then point to children)
One named 'Who' (put right hand on right shoulder)
One named 'Boo' (put left hand on left shoulder)
Fly away 'Who' (fly right hand behind back)
Fly away 'Boo' (fly left hand behind back)
Come back 'Who' (fly right hand back to shoulder)
Come back 'BOO!' (Say loudly)

Contributed by Peggy Drake (hmmngbded@aol.com)


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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Pine Cone Bird Feeders


Spread wax paper on the table.
Place a thin layer of smooth peanut butter on the wax paper.
Children roll a pine cone in the peanut butter and then in bird seed.
Attach a string to the pine cone and hang in a tree.


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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Shredded Wheat Nests


Materials: Large shredded wheat biscuits, glue or maybe marshmallow glue and candy eggs
Activity: For each child crumble one large shredded wheat biscuit into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup white glue or melted marshmallow. Help the child pile the mixture on top of a plastic lid. Let child shape into a nest and add the eggs.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Snow Owl


Materials: large paper plates, stapler, children scissors, black buttons(optional), glue, black markers or black crayons, 3 small triangles
What to do: Fold and staple the paper plate and cut along dotted lines being careful not to cut through the back of the plate. Unfold the wings.
Have the children cut finges on wings, head and tail. The children may use a black crayon or marker to make the eyes or use the two black buttons. The children may glue on two yellow triangles for ears and one for the beak.
The owls can be mounted on a large tongue depressors to make owl puppets.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: The Chickadee Song (page 1)


(Fly your fingers away one by one as you sing this song)
Chorus:
Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.

Five little chickadees, no room for more,
One flew away, and then there were four.

Four little chickadees, sitting in a tree,
One flew away, and then there were three.

Three little chickadees, don't know what to do,
One flew away, and then there were two.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: The Chickadee Song (page 2)


Two little chickadees, sitting in the sun,
One flew away, then there was one.

One little chickadee, can't have any fun.
He flew away, and then there were none.

(Sharon, Lois & Bram do a lovely version on their 'Mainly Mother Goose' album, Elephant Records.)

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: The Duck


Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is especially fond.
Of a puddle or pond
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms up.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: The Owl


There's a wide eyed owl
(thumbs and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (forefinger makes a v at end of nose)
Two pointed ears, forefingers extended up from head)
and claws for toes, fingers and arms bent in front of chest)
When he sits up in the tree,(point to tree)
and he looks at you, (point at a child in the group)
he flaps his wings,(fold arms into arm pits and flap)
And he says 'Whoo Whoo.'

Contributed by:

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Two Little Birds


Two little birdies sitting on a hill;
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill;
Come back, Jack, Come back, Jill.


Contributed by (Jend011@aol.com)

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Two Little Blackbirds


Tow little blackbirds
Sitting on a wall;
One named Peter,
The other named Paul.
Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!
Come back Peter!
Come back Paul!

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Way Up In The Sky


Way up in the sky,
The little birds fly,
While down in the nest,
The little birds rest,
With a wink to the left,
And a wink to the right,
The sweet little birds sleep all through the night.....
The bright sun comes up,
The dew falls away,
Good morning, Good morning,
The little birds say.

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Category: Animals: Birds

Title: Winging It!


Colourful scarves or crepe paper streamers can be used to float behind children as wings.
Attach elastic bands to the corners of scarves, or tie the scarves to the children's wris, or just le them hold onto them as they swoop, skim, dart, and dive. Play music of different speeds and rhythms to stimulate their creativity.

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Category: Animals: Creative Movement

Title: Animal Walk


While singing to the melody of 'Did You Ever See a Lassie,' children take turns leading the group in moving like animals: 'Did you ever see a rabbit, a rabbit, a rabbit? Did you ever see a rabbit go hopping like this?'
Continue with bear-walking; snake-slithering; kangaroo-hopping; bird-flying; bug-crawling, etc.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: All About Dinosaurs


Sung to 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'

- Dinosaurs are very big,.....but most are very dumb. - The Tyrannosaurous was a mean ol' thing..Cause he ate all the others. - The Stegosaurous was all bumpy....And he had two brains. - The Brachiosaurous lived in water... Because he only ate plants. - The Trachodon had 2000 teeth...So he was called rough-toothed. - The Ankylosaurous's back was curved..That's how he got his name. - The Brontosaurous was very big...And lived with Fred Flintstone. - Now you know about dinosaurs,...So I think that I am through.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Brontosaurs Soup


This big dinosaur only ate plants, so serve up some vegetable soup with a new name. If you are feeling like cooking with the children you can make up a batch of home made vegetable soup.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Chain Art


Have the children draw dinosaurs in a new an exciting way! Each child draws a line or two on a sheet of paper and then moves to the next persons paper and adds to that page to create a unique dinosaur!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur


Sung to 'Oh, Christmas Tree'

Oh, Dinosaur - Oh, Dinosaur
How big you are to me

Oh, Dinosaur - Oh, Dinosaur
What a wonder you are to me

So heavy, So tall - As you lived long ago.

Oh, Dinosaur - Oh, Dinosaur
How wonderful you are to me.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Bone Hunt!


Have the children hunt for dinosaur bones. You can use dog bones (remind the children these are not to be eaten), popsicle sticks, or any other item you designate as a dinosaur bone. You can play this in any season. Out in the snow, in the sand box, in the garden and even in the house.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Bubbles!


Use pipe cleaners or wire coat hangers to make dinosaur size bubble blowing wands. The kids will have a ball blowing huge bubbles from these special wands!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Cereal Art


Cut out dinosaur shapes form cardboard and have the children glue cereal on to add texture. When the glue has dried the children may paint their dinosaurs.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Cookies


2/3 cup margarine... 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour...
1/3 cup sugar... 1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl beat the margarine with an electric beater until creamy. Add about half the flour, sugar and vanilla. Beat on low speed until thoroughly combined, then beat in remaining ingredients. Divide the dough into four parts and add food coloring (green, yellow, brown and blue).
Give each child a piece of tin foil and let them design their very own dinosaur cookie. Place tin foil on to cookie sheet (make sure each cookie is 1/2 in. thick and 2 in. apart) bake at 300 for 20-25 minutes or until dough set.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Count


Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, how many do you see?
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, count them with me.

One in the grass, (thumb)
One near the tree, (index)
One at the river, (middle)
And that makes three!
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, how many do you see?.....etc

Three at the river, (three fingers up)
One swims away, (index down)
Two dinosaurs (two fingers up)
Can stay and play.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Data (page 1)


Dinosaurs are monsters of the past. The word dinosaur means 'terrible lizard'. There were many types of dinosaurs, below are some of the most recognizable.
Triceratops (TRI SER A TOPS)
Triceratops looked sort of like a tank. It had a big body and a giant head. On it's head were two long horns. Its nose looked like a parrots beak. On the nose was a short horn. Triceratops had a strong ruffle around its neck. Only one dinosaur could beat a triceratops in a fight. That dinosaur was Tyrannosaurus rex.
Pterodactyl - It had very large wings that helped it fly throught the air. It swooped down out of the sky like a kite diving to the ground.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Data (page 2)


Brontosaurus (BRON TUH SORE US)
Was a giant dinosaur. It's name means 'thunder lizard'. That's because it probably shook the ground when it walked. It weighed more than ten elephants. Brontosaurs ate plants.
Tyrannosaurus rex (TIE RAN UH SORE US REKS)
This dinosaur had very sharp teeth. It ate other dinosaurs. Rex had strong back legs and a strong tail. It had tiny arms. Rex was a scary dinosaur.
Stegosaurus (STEG O SORE US)
Stegosaurus was a very big dinosaur. It had sharp plates on its back. It also had very sharp spikes on its tail. They kept the Stegosaurs safe from meat eating dinosaurs.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Days


Tell your children that you are going to be talking and learning about dinosaurs. Ask them what they know about dinosaurs and make a list on a large sheet of paper. Do the same on the last day, you will be surprised at how much they have learned.
Have the children draw a dinosaur, keep them and do the same on the last day of the unit. See how much their drawings have changed.
Listen to 'Let's Sing About Dinosaurs' Wee Sing Dinosaur Tape.
Read a story!
Take the children outside and have them run like dinosaurs.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Eggs


Plain hard cooked eggs become colourful dinosaur eggs.

You will need a hard-cooked egg for each child. Gently tap the hard cooked egg all over, until the shell is cracked.
In a small bowl mix together a package of unsweetened Kool-Aid with water, omit the sugar. Add the cracked eggs to the coloured water.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator, leave the eggs in the bowl overnight. Remove eggs from bowl and peel shells off eggs. Your dinosaur eggs are ready to eat.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Folder


Children glued cut outs of dinosaurs (from construction paper) on to a file folder. The children also drew whatever they wanted on the folder.
Matching cut-out of what they glued were given to them so that they could do a matching activity with these folders.

Contributed by (lilian@zianet.com)

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Riddles


What time is it when a dinosaur sits on a fence?
Time to get a new fence!

What do you get when a dinosaur walks through your garden?
Squash!

What would happen if a dinosaur set in front of you at a game?
You would miss the game!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Shake


2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup coconut
4 cups pineapple juice

Shake and serve!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaur Walk


Dinosaurs walked liked this (walk slowly, heavy movement)
And like that.
They're terribly big and terribly fat!
They have no fingers, but mighty big toes (point to toes)
And goodness gracious, how they grow!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Dinosaurs Five


Five big dinosaurs, five and no more (five fingers up)
One chased a butterfly, and then there were four. (thumb)
Four big dinosaurs, eating on a tree;
One went for a swim and then there were three. (index d.)
Three big dinosaurs, didn't know what to do.
One went fishing and then there were two.
Two big dinosaurs can still have fun,
But one went for dinner and that left one.
One big dinosaur watched the setting sun.
He closed his sleepy eyes, and then there were none!

(fingers go down, one by one)

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Fossil Hunt


Give each child a chocolate chip cookie. The children are then asked to hunt for fossils (chocolate chips). Once the children have discovered all of their fossils have them count them and then for the best part EAT THEM!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Fossils


Older than books, than scrolls,
Older than the first tales told,
Or the first words spoken are stories in the forest that turned to stone in ice walls that trapped the mammoth in the long bones of dinosaurs - the fossils stories that begin ..........Once upon a time.


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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Good Friend Jake


Three baby dinosaurs were playing by a tree,
When they heard a voice say, 'You can't catch me!'
The first baby dinosaur looked behind a rock,
But all she could see was a big blue sock.
The second baby dinosaur looked between some weeds,
But all he could find were some blue and red beads.
The third bay dinosaur looked up in a tree and yelled,
'I can see you, can you see me?'
All of a sudden the tree began to shake,
And out of the tree fell their good friend Jake!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Hiding Dinosaurs


Dinosaur, Dinosaur,
Where can you be?
Hiding behind me (hands behind back)
Where you cannot see.
Now you see one. (bring out one hand)
It's waiting for you.
Here comes another, (bring out other hand)
And now you see two!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: I Can Be A Dinosaur


Ask the children to pretend to be a dinosaur. How did a dinosaur walk? Run? What did they do when they were mad? Happy? How would they get food?

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Ill Mannered Dinosaurs (page 1)


Never go to lunch with a dinosaur.
They're a mean, foul, nasty group.
They burp and slurp and never sit down.
They are likely to step in your soup.

The biggest are called vegetarians,
Which means they eat grass and trees.
But when you are longer than a school bus,
You can eat what ever you please.

The rest are called carnivores,
Which means they eat most meat
If there are not enough hot dogs to go around

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Ill Mannered Dinosaurs (page 2)


They probably will eat your feet.

And when it comes time to clear the plates
They'll try to sneak away.
Instead of helping with the dishes,
They'll try to go out and play.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Life Size Dinosaur


You will need a large sheet of brown kraft paper and lots of paper towel and toilet paper rolls. Lay the kraft paper on the floor and talk about a dinosaur that you would like to make. Once this has been decided, place the paper rolls on th paper to make a dinosaur skeleton, once you are happy with the shapoe glue the paper rolls in place. This is sure to be a HUGE hit with the children.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Macaroni Dinosaurs


Give each child a sheet of construction paper and some macaroni. Let them create their own dinosaur by gluing the macaroni onto the construction paper.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Once A Mighty Dinosaur


Once a mighty dinosaur
Sat down upon a jungle floor
He died, he did, without a name,
And no one cried. (Oh! what a shame)

Then many, many years went by.
The bones he left lay old and dry.
They dug, they did, some time ago.
And found his bones; that's how I know.

Now, somewhere in a big museum,
If you go there, you can see 'em:
Enough to make a dinosaur.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Outside Dinosaur


Make a dinosaur next time it snows instead of a snowman! Wet the sand in the sand box and create a sand dinosaur!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Stegosaurs Hat


Each child will need four paper plates for this activity. Fold the paper plates in half. Have the children add their own designs to the plates. Lay three of the paper plates side by side lengthwise, overlapping about one inch. Make sure the folded edge make a straight line. Stable the paper plates together where they overlap.
To make head piece, slide the last plate over one of the end plates, the hat now looks like a large number seven. Stable securely in place. With adult help punch a hole in each side of the head piece plate and thread yarn through. Tie the yarn under the chin to keep the hat on your head. Now you are ready to have a Dinosaur Party! Do the dinosaur walk and just have FUN!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Ten Huge Dinosaurs (page 1)


Ten huge dinosaurs were standing in a line.
One tripped on a cobblestone and then there were.....

Nine huge dinosaurs were trying hard to skate.
One cracked right through the ice, and then there were...

Eight huge dinosaurs were counting past eleven.
One counted up too far, and then there were.......

Seven huge dinosaurs learned some magic tricks.
One did a disappearing act, and then there were....
Six huge dinosaurs were learning how to drive.
One forgot to put in the gas, and so then there were....

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Ten Huge Dinosaurs (page 2)


Five huge dinosaurs joined the drum corps.
One forgot the drumsticks, and then there were......

Four huge dinosaurs were wading in the sea.
One waded out to far and then there were....

Three huge dinosaurs looked for Mr. Soo.
One gave up the search, and then there were....

Two huge dinosaurs went to the Amazon.
One sailed in up to his head, and then there were...
One huge dinosaur knew his friends had gone.
He found a big museum, and then there was....

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Three Great Dinosaurs


Brontosaurus, Stegasaurus, Tyrannosaurus, too,
Three great dinosaurs with nothing to do.
But three great dinosaurs went for a drink,
But before they got back they'd become extinct!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: True or False


Play a fun little game with your children called true or false. Make a statement about dinosaurs and have the children say whether the statement is true or false.

Some dinosaurs ate plants. (true)
Dinosaurs drove cars. (false)
Some dinosaurs could fly. (true)
Dinosaurs lived in houses. (false)
Continue with more questions....

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Tyrannosaurs Rex Necklace


Give each child a piece of wax paper and playdough about the size of an orange. Have each child make about three to six dinosaur teeth, the thicker the tooth the less chance of breakage. With a pencil the children can poke a hole in the top of each tooth. Place the completed teeth on a cookie sheet and bake at 300F for 40 minutes. When cool, have the children string them onto a piece of yarn (tooth, knot, tooth..) Make sure the necklace can slip over the child's head and knot the ends together.

BAKERS PLAYDOUGH....2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water
Knead until smooth. Put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap until needed.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Tyrannosaurus


Tyrannosaurus was a beast
That had no friends, to say the least.
It ruled the ancient out-of doors,
and slaughtered other dinosaurs.

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Unfortunately


Dinosaurs lived so long ago
they never had a chance to know
how many kids would love to get
a dinosaur to be their pet!

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Category: Animals: Dinosaurs

Title: Volcano


Take an empty glass spice jar. Use playdough to surround the jar into a mountain looking structure. Put a drop of food coloring we used green into the spice jar about a tablespoon of baking soda and add vinigar to it to make an erupting volcano.


Contributed by (lilian@zianet.com)

Another provider does this activity but adds a squirt of dishwashing liquid.

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: All Around The Barnyard


Sung to Pop! Goes the weasel

All around the barnyard,
The animals are asleep.
The cows and horses, pigs and sheep,
Shh! Don't make a peep.

Here comes the rooster, bold and proud,
To sound his daily alarm.
Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo,
Cock-a-doodle-doo.

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Baa Baa Black Sheep page 1


Baa Baa Black sheep have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for your sweater, and one for your rug...
One for your blanket that keeps you warm and snug.

Cluck Cluck red hen have you any eggs?
Yes sir, yes sir, as many as your legs.
One for your breakfast, and one for your lunch. '
Come back tomorrow I'll have another bunch.


Complements of Raffi
Contributed by Trish MI (Luv3kids@aol.com)

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Baa Baa Black Sheep page 2


Moo moo brown cow have you milk for me
Yes sir, yes sir, tasty as can be.
Churn it into butter or make it into cheese.
Freeze it into ice cream or drink it if you please.

Buzz Buzz busy bee is your honey sweet.
Yes sir, yes sir, sweet enough to eat
Honey on your muffin and honey on your cake.
Honey by the spoonful as much as I can make.

Baa Baa Black sheep have you any wool.
Yes sir yes sir three bags full. Complements of Raffi
Contributed by Trish MI (Luv3kids@aol.com)

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Baby Chick


Peck
peck
peck
On the warm brown egg.
OUT comes a neck.
OUT comes a leg.

How
does
a chick
Who's not been about,
Discover the trick
Of how to get out?

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Baby Chicks


Materials: A egg shell with the insides blown out then washed and dried or a plastic egg shell, two yellow cotton balls, black eyes either made from black paper dots or small bought googley eyes, orange paper beek.

Have the children glue the two balls (representing the chicks body and head) into the egg shell.
Now the child glues the eyes and beek and top of the shell onto the baby chicks head.

Contributed by Bobbi (jwagman@inwave.com)

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Farm Animals


For an open-ended language experience, read the story below out loud and let one child fill in all the blanks or let the children take turns filling in the blanks. Accept all answers as correct even the silly ones, to foster children's problem-solving skills, creativity and positive self-esteem.
One day I went to visit a farm. There were animals everywhere
The biggest animal I saw was a...
The oldest animal I saw was a ...
The youngest animal I saw was a ...
The noisiest animals were the...The softest animals were the.
The friendliest animal was the.... I went for a ride on a ...
If I could choose one of the animals to take home,
I would choose the....

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Farm Dog


Sung to:(pop goes the weasel)

All around the barn yard
The doggy chased the chicken.
The doggy thought it was all in fun,
Ouch, said the doggy. (peck your arm)

More Piggy Back Songs
Contributed by GAIL in Ok. ( gail )

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Farm Sounds


Farm Sounds
(Wheels on the bus)

The cow in barn goes moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo. Moo, moo, moo,
repeat
All around the farm.
The pig in the pen goes oink, oink, oink,...........
The hens in the coop go cluck..........
The lambs on the hill go baa,........
The ducks on the pond go quack......

Contributed by GAIL in Ok. ( gail )

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Fingerpaint A Blue Duckpond


Today we fingerpainted with blue paint then cut ducks out and folded the bottom of the paper and stuck the ducks in the blue paint.
Yellow Ducks - Blue Pond!!

Contributed by Leslie in MD (Zeigler )


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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: I Had A Little Rooster


I had a little rooster by the old barn gate
And that little rooster was my playmate
And that little rooster went cock-a-doodle-do
Dee-doodley-doodley-doodley-do


(substitute other animals)

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Jonathan


*Jonathan*
Jonathan Gee
Went out with his cow;
He climbed up a tree
And sat on a bough.
He sat on a bough
And it broke in half,
And Jon's old cow
Did nothing but laugh.
Author???
Contributed by Jean Roberts


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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Mice


I think mice
Are rather nice.
Their tails are long, Their faces small,
They haven't any, Chins at all.
Their ears are pink, Their teeth are white,
They run about, The house at night.
They nibble things, They shouldn't touch
And no one seems, To like them much.
But *I* think mice
Are nice.

Contributed by Jean Roberts


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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Muddy Pigs


Muddy pigs= I ran off copies of a pig on to large pink construction paper,(15+10?) and I or the kids (if they could), cut them out. I give each kid a small cup of shaving cream, added a few drops of brown paint and they mixed it up. Then painted their pink pig with 'mud'.

Contributed by GAIL in Ok. ( gail )

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Category: Animals: Farm

Title: Woolly Lambs


Woolly lambs= Cut 6 inches ovals out of poster board for body, then a 2 inches for head. Kids glue head on to body. Next, kids glue cotton balls on to the lamb. Glue gooly eyes on and put clothes pins on for legs. They should
be able to stand up.

Contributed by GAIL in Ok. ( gail )

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Category: Animals: Fish

Title: Make A Snail Fast


You can't make a fast snail, but you can make a snail fast! Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Nopw place a cellophane tape dispenser on one side of the paper. With the top of the dispenser slightly above the fold, trace around the shape. Draw a small head (circle). Now draw a snail like spiral within the shape. To finish it, all you have to do is keep the paper folded and cut out both sides of the snail at the same time. Be sure not to cut along the fold at the top. Draw the head and spiral design on the other side and your snail will be finished. It will stand up.

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Category: Animals: Pets

Title: Five Little Parakeets Finger Play


Five little parakeets Four little parakeets
Peeking in the door. Perched in a tree
One bumped his beek One lost his balance
then there were four. When he winked at me.

Three little parakeets Two little parakeets
Paddling a canoe Ate a sugar bun
One went fishing One got a tummy ache
Then there were two Then there was one

One little parakeet Come here, little parakeet
Crying, boo hoo.. Until you're older
I'm all alone, what shall I do You can sit upon my shoulder

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Category: Animals: Pets

Title: How Much Is That Doggie In The Window page 1


(Chorus)
How much is that doggie in the window, (Bark Bark)
The one with the waggely
How much is that doggie in the window, (Bark Bark)
I do hope that doggie's for sale.

I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home.

(Chorus)
Continue next page

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Category: Animals: Pets

Title: How Much Is That Doggie In The Window page 2


I read in the papers there are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark.

(Chorus)

I don't want a bunny or a kitty,
I don't want a parrot that talks,
I don't want a bowl of little fishies;
He can't take a goldfish for walks.

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Category: Animals: Pets

Title: I Have A Dog And His Name Is Rags


I have a dog and his name is Rags.
He eats so much that his tummy sags.
His ears flip-flop,
And his tail wig-wags,
And when he walks he goes zig-zag.
He goes flip-flop, wig-wag, zig-zag. (three times)
I love Rags and he loves me.
(hands at eather side of head for flip-flop, hips wiggle for wig-wag, arms cross for zig-zag)
My dog Rags he loves to play.
He rolls around in the mud all day.
I whistle but he won't obey.
He always runs the other way.


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Category: Animals: Pets

Title: Lunch Bag Puppies


Materials: Brown lunch bag, crayons, brown construction paper ears, red construction paper mouth

Have the child draw eyes and a triangle black nose onto the paper bag. Glue the ears and tongue in the proper place.

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Category: Animals: Pets

Title: This Kitty


Start by holding up all 5 fingers - at each line take on away. On the last line have the final finger run through a hole made by the other hand.

This kitty said, 'I smell a mouse'
This kitty said, 'Let's hunt through the house'
This kitty said, 'Let's go creepy creep'
This kitty said, 'Is the mouse asleep?'
This kitty said, 'Meow, meow, I saw him go through
this hole just now'

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Category: Animals: Problem Solving

Title: Where's The Birdie?


Make some bird tracks and some cat tracks out of black construction paper.
Tape the footprints on the floor with bird prints (about three pairs) going vertically and cat prints going horizontally so that the two sets of prints meet at a right angle and then only the cat prints continue. Ask the children what happened.
Children will guess many things, for example, the bird flew away, the cat ate the bird, the bird jumped on the cat's back, etc. Ask the children if there is any way they can know for sure what happened. Talk about clues.

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: Aligator Chant page 1


Chorus:
Alligator, (quiet voice)
Alligator, (medium voice)
Alligator, (loud voice)
Can be your friend; can be your friend;
can be your friend, too!

The alligator is my friend,
And he can be your friend, too.
If only you could understand,
Don't wear him as a shoe!
(Chorus)
Continue


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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: Alligator Chant page 2


The alligator is my friend.
He likes to dance and flirt.
If only you could understand.
Don't wear him as a belt.
(Chorus)

by Jean R. Feldman, PHD
Contributed by Tisha


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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: Crayon Snakes


Materials: Paper plates, Crayons, string for hanging
Procedure: Have the children use crayons to colour designs on both sides of their paper plates. Then cut each plate around and around in a spiral so that when you are finished, it resembles a snake. Draw an eye on one end. Then hang the finished products. If your children are older, they may be able to cut the paper plates themselves.

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: I'm Being Swallowed By A Big Snake


I have been doing the jungle theme and I made a fun circle time project I thought that I would share. Take a twin size fitted sheet. Fold in half right sides together with the elastic parts on the top and bottom. Sew bottom and side to form a tube. Turn inside out and sew a long red felt tongue on one side and put eyes on the other. (a strofoam ball cut in half and glued with large googly eyes on top.) Now you have a big snake with a large mouth.
Have a kid step inside and say the following poem. Gradually pull up the sheet as you say it.


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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: I'm Being Swallowed By A Big Snake Song


I'm being swallowed by a big big snake, a big big snake.
I'm being swallowed by a big big snake, a big big snake.
Won't you help me Please!

Oh no, Oh no he swallowed my toe.
Oh me, Oh me he swallowed my knee.
Oh fiddle, Oh fiddle he swallowed my middle
Oh heck, Oh heck he swallowed my neck.
Oh dear, Oh dear he swallowed my ear.
Oh my, Oh my he swallowed my eye.
Oh see, Oh see, he swallowed all of me.
SLUP!!!! PLOP!!

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: On The Back Of A Crocodile


She sailed away on a bright and sunny day,
On the back of a crocodile,
You see said she he's as tame as he can be,
I'll ride him down the nile,
The croc winked his eye as she waved a fond goodbye
Wearing a happy grin.
At the end of the ride,
The lady was inside,
And the smile was on the crocodile.

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: There Was A Little Turtle


There was a little turtle: he lived in a box
He swam in a puddle and climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped a flea
He snapped at a minnow and
He snapped at me

He caught the mosquito, he caught the flea
He caught the minnow
But he can't catch me!

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: Turtle Song - page 1


Terrific song or poem to use with a turtle puppet.

You can't make a turtle come out,
You can't make a turtle come out,
You can call him,
Or coax him,
Or shake him
Or shout!
But you can't make a turtle come out, come out,
You can't make a turtle come out.

Continue

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: Turtle Song - page 2


If he wants to stay in his shell,
If he wants to stay in his shell,
You can knock on the door,
but you can't ring the bell,
And you can't make a turtle come out, come out.
You can't make a turtle come out.

Be kind to your four-footed friends,
Be kind to your four-footed friends,
A poke makes a turtle retreat at both ends.
And you can't make a turtle come out, come out,
You can't make a turtle come out.
Continue

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Category: Animals: Reptiles

Title: Turtle Song - page 3


So you'll have to patiently wait,
So you'll have to patiently wait,
And when he gets ready, he'll open the gate,
But you can't make a turtle come out, come out,
You can't make a turtle come out.

And when you forget that he's there,
And when you forget that he's there,
He'll be walking around with he head in the air,
But you can't make a turtle come out, come out,
You can't make a turtle come out.

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Category: Animals: Wild

Title: Animal Cracker Collage


Materials: Animal Crackers, Stiff paper or cardboard, glue

Glue animals onto paper.

Expansion: For a unit on zoo animals have the children glue animals onto a meat tray and wrap rope around tray when finished for the bars.
Or
Teach a one to one corrispondence by having the children glue the crackers onto a paper that has square boxes previously drawn on it. One cracker in one box.

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Category: Animals: Wild

Title: Going On A Animal Hunt Obsticle Course


Set up an obsticle course, make binoculars from toilet paper rolls and hang up laminated pictures of wild/zoo animals around the course. Now go on a safari.

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Category: Animals: Wild animals

Title: Elephants Walk



Elephants walk like this and that
They're terribly big and terribly fat,
They have no fingers
They have no toes
But goodness, gracious
What a
NOSE!



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Category: Animals: Wild animals

Title: Feed The Elephant Game


A large cardboard box, construction paper, felt-tip marker, scissors, tape, craft knife, peanuts
Draw an elephant face on construction paper, cut it out and tape it on the side of the cardboard box. (Or draw a face directly on the side of the box.) Use a craft knife to cut out a hole for the elephant's mouth.
Give the children several peanuts each and let them take turns trying to feed the elephant. Have them line up a few feet away from the box and toss the peanuts into the elephant's mouth. At the end of the game, add more peanuts to the box. Then let each child reach into the box and grab a handful of peanuts. Allow the children to keep and eat all the peanuts they can hold.

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Category: Animals: Wild Animals

Title: How Elephants Hold Hands



Elephants walking along the trails
Are holding hands by holding tails,
Trunks and tails are handy things
When elephants walk in circus rings.



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Category: Animals: Wild Animals

Title: Lion


Lion paced the jungle floor.
And then let out a mighty roar.
'My stomach is empty. What can I do?'
'I know what--I'll nibble on you!'

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Category: Animals: Wild animals

Title: One Elephant Went Out To Play


One elephant went out to play,
Upon a spider's web one day.
He had such enourmous fun,
He sent for another elephant to come.

Two......Three......Four

One child is the first elephant and walks in circles or on a line made by masking tape. At the end of the first verse that elephant chooses another. Etc. Etc.

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Category: Animals: Wild Animals

Title: One, One. The Zoo Is Lots of Fun


One, one. The zoo is lots of fun! (Hold up hands with fingers extended; bend down one finger as you say each line)
Two, two. See a kangaroo
Three, three. See a chimpanzee
Four, four. Hear the lions roar.
Five, five. Watch the seals dive.
Six, six. There's a monkey doing tricks.
Seven, seven. Elephants eleven.
Eight, eight. A tiger and his mate.
Nine, nine. Penquins in a line.
Ten, ten. I want to come again.


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Category: Animals: Wild animals

Title: Skunk's Hole


I stuck my head in a little skunk's hole
And the little skunk said, 'Well, bless my soul?'
'Take it out. Take it out. Take it out. Remove it!'
I didn't take it out and the little skunk said,
'If you don't take it out, you'll wish you had....
Take it out, take it out!'
Pshshshshshshshshshshs!........P-U!
I removed it!

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Category: Animals: Wild animals

Title: Sponge Paint Giraffe Spots


Materials: Orange paper in the shape of a giraffe, black paint, small sponges or cotton balls, clothes pegs, styrofoam meat tray

Use the clothes pegs as handles and attach a cotton ball or sponge to the end. Put the paint on a styrofoam meat tray and using the cotton ball/sponge to dip into paint and dab spots onto the giraffe.

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Category: Animals: Wild animals

Title: The Elephant


*The Elephant*
I'm an elephant, as you can see.
I'm big, as big, as big as can be.
My tail is short, my trunk is long.
My feet are big and my back is strong.
- Lois B. McCue



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Category: Animals: Wild Animals

Title: The Elephant




*The Elephant*
The elephant came with his trunk one day
The animals said, 'Unpack and stay.'
The elephant laughed and then he said
'I can't, my trunk is part of my head.'




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Category: Animals: Wild Animals

Title: The Zoo


This is the way the elepant goes. (Clasp hands together, extend arms, and move them back and forth)
With curly trunk instead of a nose.
The buffalo, all shaggy and fat,
Has two sharp horns in place of a hat.
The hippo with his mouth so wide.Lets you see what is inside.
(Hands together and open and close them to simulate mouth movement)
The wiggly snake upon the ground.
Crawls along without a sound. (Weave hands back and forth)
But monkey see and monkey do,
Is the funniest animal in the zoo. (Make funny faces.)

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Category: Animals: Wild Animals

Title: Three Little Monkeys


Three little monkeys,
Swinging in a tree,
Along came a crocodile,
As quiet as can be,
The first monkey said, 'You can't catch me!' SNAP!

Two little monkeys,

One little monkey.......missed me, missed me, now you have to kiss me.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Animal Charades


Play charades with the children. Have each child take a turn acting out an animal from the zoo. The rest of the group will try to guess which animal he is pretending to be.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Animal Face


Make a fun animal face with fruit for a wonderful treat. Give each child: 1/2 canned pear,
2 raisins for eyes,
1/2 cherry for nose,
black licorice for the whiskers,
1/2 canned peach cut in half for ears.
Make a mouse.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Animal Shadows (felt board)


Cut out shadow pictures. Number each piece, to indicate the sequence of use in the story. Glue a piece of sandpaper on the back of each drawing so it will stick to flannel. (Teach first/last, middle/top.bottom)

Will you look and see, Whose shadow this could be?
(Put up animal shadow one at a time & remove after guess.
OR
Elephant, elephant, what will you do? Someone is standing in front of you. (Repeat each animal)
Lion, Lion, what will you do? (finish with lion)
No one is standing in front of you.
I'll lead the parade, that's what I'll do.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Big Gray Elephant


The big gray elephant slowly walks.
She doesn't make a sound.
She swings her trunk from left to right
When she puts her feet on the ground.
Swing, swing, left and right,
She doesn't make a sound.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Brainstorm


Have the children think of animals that belong to the following.
Animals with whiskers.
Animals that are larger than you.
Animals that live on land.
Animals that are smaller than you.
Animals covered with fur.
Animals with a tail, and those without.
Animals that fly.
Animals with a horn.
Animals covered with horns.
Animals that you can hold in your hand.
Animals that live in water.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Count The Zoo Animals In Cages


Collect a set of ten plastic strawberry containers and place a numeral from one to ten on the bottom of each. These will serve as zoo cages when turned upside down. Ask the children to place the appropriate number of plastic animals beneath the cages.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Counting at the Zoo


Count one, 1.
Come and have some fun!
Count two, 1,2.
Let's run to the zoo.
Count three, 1,2,3.
A monkey's in the tree.
Count four, 1,2,3,4.
Hear the animals roar.
Count five, 1,2,3,4,5.
Watch the porpoise dive.
Count six, 1,2,3,4,5,6.
An ape is doing tricks.
Count seven,1,2,3,4,5,6,7. The giraffe is high as heaven.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Dramatic Play With Stuffed Animals


Send a note home - ask for any wild stuffed animals to visit the day care. The children can build a zoo using boxes or big cardboard blocks.


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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Elephants


One little elephant was playing in the sun.
(Child walks around ring)
He thought that playing was such a lot of fun,
He called another elephant and asked him to come.
(A second child joins the first)
Two little elephants were playing in the sun.
They thought that playing was such a lot of fun,
They called another elephant and asked her to come.
(A third child joins in.)
Three elephants were playing in the sun.
Thjey thought that playing was such a lot of fun,
They called another elephant and asked him to come.
(A fourth appears.)

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Get-Together (page 1)


A whooping crane came walking
(keeps legs straight and walk tall)
He wanted to have fun.
But he was very lonesome,
For he was only one.
The whooping crane kept walking,
Till he came to the zoo.
And there he met a camel (Hunch over back and walk)
And he, of course, made two.
The camel and the whooping crane,
They stood beneath a tree.
A huge baboon then came along,
And he, of course, made three.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Get-Together (page 2)


They talked about the friendly zoo.
They heard an awful roar.
A lion with a yellow mane
Came by and there were four.
A great big lumbering animal
Was the next one to arrive.
She said, 'I am an elephant,'
(lean over and swing arms for trunk)
And she, of course, made five.
Next was a monkey-doodle
All full of funny tricks. (Jump up and down)
He said to them, 'Why, howdy-do', (Tip imaginary hat)
And he, of course, made six.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Get-Together (page 3)


And then there came the tall giraffe,
Her neck stretched up to heaven.
She bowed and smiled at everyone,
So she, of course, made seven.
A polar bear came lumbering by. (Walk awkwardly)
She said, 'I'm very late.
If I can stay and play with you,
Of course, we will be eight.'
A great huge hippopotamus
(Arms curled at sides of simulated bulk)
Thought it was time to dine.
He stayed and ate a bale of hay,
And he, of course, made nine.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Get-Together (page 4)


And he, of course, made nine.
A moose with antlers on his head
(Spread fingers on each side of head)
Was kept inside a pen,
But he got loose, the daring moose,
And he, of course, made ten.
The animals all danced around
(Ten children march around room)
They played some zoo games, too.
They were so happy they were friends,
And had their own fine zoo.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Goin' To The Zoo


Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow
We can stay all day.
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo
How about you, you, you,
You can come too, too, too,
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: If You Should Meet A Crocodile


If you should meet a Crocodile
Don't take a stick and poke him;
Ignore the welcome in his smile,
Be careful not to stroke him.
For as he sleeps upon the Nile,
He thinner gets and thinner;
And whenever you meet a Crocodile
He's ready for his dinner.


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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Lion Safari (page 1)


Take the children on an imaginary safari, complete with jungle sound effects and all kinds of jungle dangers. Seat the children on the floor and make appropriate gestures and noises as the story progresses.
We're going on a Lion Safari. Let's not forget our binoculars (hands cupped and held to eyes), cameras, and backpacks! I'm not afraid. Are you? (Noooo!) Bye, Mom! (Start walking by slapping hands alternately on lap.) Whew, it's hot (wipe forehead). What's that? A swamp? Tall, tall grass. Can't go under it, can't go over it...we'll have to go through it. Swish, swish, swish. Hey, a tree. Let's climb it. Hang onto the branch and look through you binoculars. Look up, look down, ......

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Lion Safari (page 2)


look all around. See any lions? (Make jungle noises.) Okay, climb back down - whee! Let's run. Hurry. Uh oh, a fallen tree. We can't go over it. We can't go around it. We'll have to go under it! (Get down close to the floor.) Oh, I made it. Did you?
Who's ready for lunch? Let's have a look in our packs. I've got a peanut butter sandwich. And an orange! What do you have? Yum, yum. I'm thirsty. I see a river. (Walk over.) Scoop up a drink. Aah, cold water. Ouch, mosquitoes! (Slap cheeks.) Hey. we've got to get across the river. Can't go under it, can't go over it. We'll have to swim across it. (Kick, stroke, kick, stroke) Shake off. Let's go. Yuck, it's muddy here.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Lion Safari (page 3)


Schluck, schluck, schluck. Quicksand? Throw me a rope. (Pull hard!) Oh, saved! We've got to climb a tree and take another look. Look up, down, and all around. See a lion? No? Ssssh, uh oh, what's that? A snake! Jump down. Whew! Look ahead....a mountain. Can't go over it, can't go under it. We'll have to go around it. Let's run. Whew, I'm tired (heavy sigh). Look ahead. (Whisper.) I think I hear something. Ssssh. Yikes! A lion! Take a picture. Click. Uh oh, run! Here he comes! (Go all the way back through every hazard of the trip.) Are you exhausted? Did you almost get caught? Did anyone lose their binoculars or camera? Let's go home and tell Mom. I wasn't afraid! Were you???

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Lions


Lions are just kitty cats, don't forget.
But would you want a lion
For a pet?

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Rhinoceros


A rhinoceros, rhinoceros.
Sometimes he makes a dreadful fuss.
He has a big horn on his nose.
He snorts and rumbles as he goes.
He's very long and very wide.
He has a very wrinkled hide.
He has big hoofs on his four feet.
We feed him grass and hay to eat.
A rhinoceros, a rhinoceros
Is surely not a pet for us.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Skipping Rhymes


As I was walking near the lake,
I met a little rattlesnake.
He ate so much jelly-cake,
It made his little belly ache.

Down by the river,
Down by the sea.
Mary went fishing
Daddy and me.
How many fish did Mary get?
One, two, three, four, five.....

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Sorting Zoo Animals


Using small zoo animals (goodie bag stuffers) and berry baskets have the children sort the animals.

Possible classifications could be:
- animals with no legs, two legs, four legs
- animals that have feathers, fur, scales
- animals that live in a pond, forest, jungle, desert
- animals that eat meat, leaves


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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Take A Walk


What animal might you hear....
.....on the way to school?
.....in the forest?
.....in the barnyard?
.....at the seashore?

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Elephant


If you should meet an elephant,
And say, 'How do you do?'
Would you extend your hand to him,
And he his trunk to you?

For when you meet an elephant,
You must be so polite,
Because he's such a mighty beast
You'll want to treat him right!

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Giraffe's Song


With a neck so long,
To hear his song,
You'll have to stay,
Around all day.
He begins his tune,
Just before noon.
And it comes out right,
About midnight!

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Hippo


The hippo should really watch her weight.
It's not healthy to be fat.
But could you get close enough to the hippo
To try and tell her that?

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Menagerie


One big rhinoceros
Yawns politely with no fuss.
Y-awn! Y-awn!
Two gray elephants
Do a very dainty dance.
Brrr-ump! Brrr-ump!
Three little tiger cats
Are waiting for friendly pats. Pat, pat, pat!
Four little crocodiles-
We like their wide and happy smiles.
Aaaa-p! Aaaa-p!
Five lively kangaroos
Are breaking in a pair of shoes. Thump, thump, thump!

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Seal


I could squeal
about the seal.
He's sleek and swift and wet.
He can balance a ball -
If it doesn't fall!
And sing - if he doesn't forget!

He's soft to feel
The lovely seal,
And just as black as jet.
His favorite dish
Is a wiggly fish.
Oh, what a charming pet!

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Silent One


He never makes a sound
To tell when he's around;
Can't sing when he feels sunny
Or laugh when something's funny;
Although he may not mind
Being the silent kind,
I wish that a giraffe
Could laugh.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Zebra


Thank goodness for the zebra!
He's a special animal, you see;
For without the striped zebra,
What word would start with Z?

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: The Zoo


I love the zoo.
There are so many animals to see.
The silliest animal is the _______.
The tallest animal is the _________.
The smallest animal is the _________.
The most friendly animal is the ________.
The fattest animal is the _____.
The noisiest animal is the ________.
The cleanest animal is the _______.
The prettiest animal is the _______.
My favorite animal is the _______________
If we had room, I would like to keep a _______in my yard.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Tiger Walk


Walk, walk, softly - slow -
This is the way that tigers go.
Walk, walk, get out of the way!
Tigers are coming to school today.
Creep, creep, - softly - slow -
This is the way that tigers go.
Creep, creep, come and play.
Tigers are here at school today.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: What Sound Do I Make?


Ask the children to tell you what sounds the following animals make:

- a monkey
- a lion
- an elephant
- a bear
etc.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Where Would You Be


Where in the world would you be if....
penguins slid by.....
a parrot chattered in the trees....
a polar bear slept on ice......
a python slithered up a tree....
a kangaroo jumped over your head.....

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Zoo Animals


Sung to 'Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?'

Have you ever seen the ______, the _______, the ________?
Have you ever seen the _______, That lives in the zoo?

Have the children take turns naming zoo animals for everybody to sing about. Or let each child sing a verse by herself, naming whatever animal she wishes.

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Category: Animals: Zoo

Title: Zoo Cupcakes


Whip up a batch of cupcakes and ice with white frosting. Place an animal cracker on top of each cupcake and you have a fun afternoon snack.

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