Roaming Rainforest



Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here

 

Read: We’re Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs; Publisher: Barefoot Books

 

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)
 Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

 

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
A little mouse is creeping
In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)
A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)
A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…
An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
An old grey cat comes creeping in the house
 And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)

 

Read: Swing, Sloth! Explore the Rain Forest by Susan B. Neuman

 

Rhyme: Alligator on a Log

There once was an alligator sitting on a log,
Down in the pool he saw a little frog
In jumped the alligator, and around went the log
 Splash went the water, and away swam the frog

 

 

Song: Song: Rainforest Animals

Oh, do you know the sleepy sloth, the sleepy sloth, the sleepy sloth.

Oh, do you know the sleepy sloth that lives in the rainforest.

 

Oh, do you know the poison dart frog, the poison dart frog, the poison dart frog.

Oh, do you know the poison dart frog that lives in the rainforest.

 

Oh, do you know the mountain gorilla, the mountain gorilla, the mountain gorilla.

Oh, do you know the mountain gorilla that lives in the rainforest.

 

Oh, do you know the scarlet macaw, the scarlet macaw, the scarlet macaw.

Oh, do you know the scarlet macaw that lives in the rainforest.

 

Oh, do you know the orangutan, the orangutan, the orangutan.

Oh, do you know the orangutan that lives in the rainforest.

 

Rhyme: Two Little Parrots

Two little parrots squawking in a tree

One named Polly and the other named Bree.

Fly away Polly. Fly away Bree.

Come back Polly. Come back Bree.

 

Song: I Went to the Jungle

I went to the jungle one day, one day, one day.

I saw a monkey on the way, and this is what he said, “Oooh, ooh, ooh!”

I went to the jungle one day, one day, one day.

I saw a jaguar on the way and this is what he said, “Roar, roar, roar!”

I went to the jungle one day, one day, one day.

I saw a snake on the way and this is what he said, “Hiss, hiss, hiss!”

 

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
 you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
 If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.
This is the end of storytime.
I’m glad you were here.
 I’m so glad you were here.