Rainforest


This week’s featured books: “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth by Jane Goodall

                                                    Orangutanka by Margarita Engle

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: “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth by Jane Goodall

 

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: Orangutanka by Margarita Engle

 

Rhyme

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

All the orangutans look around for more                        (Hold hands over eyes looking for more.)

Five bananas, six bananas, seven bananas, eight!           (Hold up a finger for each banana.)

 The orangutans are so hungry, they can hardly wait!               (Act like an excited monkey.)

Nine bananas, ten bananas, one for every tummy.                  (Hold up a finger for each banana.)

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

 

 

 

 

Song: I Went to the Rainforest One Day (Tune: "London Bridge") 

I went to the rainforest one-day, rainforest one day, rainforest one-day
I saw a monkey on the way and this is what he said, "oh-oh-oh-oh"
I went to the rainforest one-day, rainforest one day, rainforest one-day
I saw a mccaw on the way and this is what he said, "squawk!!"
I went to the rainforest one-day, rainforest one day, rainforest one-day
 I saw a snake on the way and this is what he said, "hiss"

  

SongRainforest Animals

Do you know the sleepy sloth, the sleepy sloth, the sleepy sloth?

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

Do you know the sneaky snake, the sneaky snake, the sneaky snake?

Oh, do you know the sneaky snake that lives in the rainforest?

Do you know the orangutan, the orangutan, the orangutan?

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

Do you know the toucan bird, the toucan bird, the toucan bird?

Oh, do you know the toucan bird that lives in the rainforest?

Do you know the red-eyed frog, the red-eyed frog, the red-eyed frog?

Oh, do you know the red-eyed frog that lives in the rainforest.

 

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.