This week we learned about sloths, jaguars, toucans, poisonous tree frogs, and other animals that live in the rainforest.
We’re Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs
Rainforest Romp by Tony Mitten
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
Rhymes & Fingerplays:
Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree
Five little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile as quiet as can be
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!
Continue with 4, 3, 2, 1 monkeys…
No more monkeys swinging in a tree
Only Mr. Crocodile
Happy as can be (rub stomach)
*I used a cute glove puppet to recite this rhyme and the kids were amazed! Definitely worth investing in one!
Monkey See, Monkey Do
When you clap, clap, clap your hands
The monkey clap, clap, claps his hands
Monkey does the same as you
Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet
Jump, jump, jump up high
Turn, turn, turn around
Make, make, make a funny face
Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack
And the other named Jill
Fly away, Jack
Fly away, Jill
Come back, Jack
Come back, Jill
We made a Quetzal, a colorful bird that lives in the rainforest:
The Quetzal is Guatemala’s National Bird. It lives in Central and South America and is on the verge of extinction.
We made this bright bird using markers, toilet paper rolls, and this template from DLTK. Kids colored the template however they wished, cut it out and pasted it onto the toilet paper tube.