Jungle 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: Are You A Monkey? A Tale of Animal Charades by Marine Rivoal; Publisher: Flying Eye 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: Are You a Monkey? A Tale of Animal Charades by Marine Rivoal; Publisher: Phaidon Press Inc.

 

Rhyme: Ten Little Monkeys

One banana, two bananas, three bananas, four                (Hold up a finger for each banana.)

All the little monkeys look around for more.                      (Hold palm over eyes looking for more.)

Five bananas, six bananas, seven bananas, eight              (Hold up fingers for each number.)

The monkeys are so hungry, they can hardly wait!           (Shake hands, acting excited.)

Nine bananas, ten bananas, one for every tummy.           (Hold up fingers for each number.)

What do the monkeys say? “Yummy, yummy, yummy!”   (Rub tummy for yummy, yummy.)

 

Song: Animals in the Rainforest

The parrots in the jungle say 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 oo-oo, ah-ah, oo-oo, ah-ah, oo-oo, ah-ah,

The monkeys in the jungle say oo-oo, ah-ah, oo-oo, ah-ah, oo-oo, ah-ah all day long.

 

The snakes in the jungle say hisss, hisss, hisss, 

Hissss, hissss, hissss, hisss, hisss, hisss.

The snakes in the jungle say hisss, hisss, hisss all day long.

 

Rhyme: Three Little Toucans

Three little toucans sitting in a tree.

The first on turned and squawked at me.

Three little toucans sitting like kings.

The second one said, “Watch me flap my wings.”

Three little toucans sitting side-by-side

The third one said, “I can open my beak wide.”

Then, a chameleon the toucans spied

But he changed his color so he could hide.

 

 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.