Zoo Storytime

I am so ridiculously far behind in posting.  This is actually a current storytime!  Hoping to get around to posting the past 4 months worth.  Sheesh.

Zoo Storytime
Zoo Ah-Choooo by Peter Mandel and illustrated by Elwood Smith

Dear Zoo by Rod Cambell

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Batty by Sarah Dyer

I wish that I had read Batty instead of Zoo Ah-chooooo!  That book just did not go over well. I kept trying to save it but really, I should have stopped and moved on.  Oh well, lesson learned.

Flannelboard Activity and Song:
The Lions at the Zoo Go Roar, Roar, Roar! (To the tune of Wheels on the Bus)

I had the kiddos help me match up what the animals said before we sang this song.

The lions at the zoo go roar, roar, roar.
Roar, roar, roar.
Roar, roar, roar.
The lions at the zoo go roar, roar, roar.
All day long!

The snakes…go hiss, hiss, hiss.
The monkeys…go eee, eee, eee.
The birds…go tweet, tweet, tweet.
Found at Falling Flannelboards

Action Rhymes:

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 woof 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.
Found at So Tomorrow.  

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! (swing your arm like a trunk) 
Found at:  http://elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com/file/view/WCLS+2010+Theme_Handbook.pdf

Zoo Animals- (To the tune of:  If you are happy and you know it)

If you want to be a monkey, jump up high!
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high!
If you want to be a monkey, if you want to be a monkey,
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high!
Parrot - flap your wings
Elephant - wing your trunk
Lion - roar out loud
Giraffe - stand up tall 


Head on over to Storytime ABCs and she has the templeate all ready for you!  It was adorable and so easy.

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