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EHS Jungle Animals

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Changes to Environment

Rain stick Animal print paper Jungle Animal Masks Books about jungle animals Jungle Animal Paper plates Stuffed Animals (jungle) Plastic Animals (jungle) Puppets (jungle) Different Colors of Tissue Paper Binoculars (can make using toilet paper rolls) Jungle animal stamps Jungle animal cookie cutters Jungle animal stickers Jungle print material Jungle animal costumes Jungle hat and vest Jungle vehicle Water Table: blue green water, crocodiles, large smooth rocks, fake greenery, canoes, etc Sensory Table: fake greenery, dirt, jungle animals, large smooth rocks, sticks, etc *allow children to wear jungle hat and vest while playing in this center


Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences

1. Look at pictures of a jungle using magnifying glass talk about what you see 2. Look at pictures of animals that live in the jungle as well as types of plants, etc 3. Look at pictures of where the jungle animals live (in a tree, hole in the ground, nests and types of nests, etc) 4. Decorate vests cut out of brown paper bags 5. Color and decorate a paper plate, draw a spiral on plate then cut on line to make a snake 6. Snake tracks (run yarn, no longer than 12inches, through paint or sand) 7. Tiger stripes (let children glue black strips of paper onto orange paper), count the stripes 8. Paint an egg carton green to look like a crocodile

9. Make a jungle mask with paper plate 10. Turn the rainstick up and down, listen to the sounds 

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1. Animal parade 2. Nature Walk using binoculars 3. Animal find 4. Pretend to be a monkey swinging from a vine through the “jungle” 5. Stomp like an elephant 6. Rain dance

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. A Little Monkey A little monkey likes to do just the same as you and you: When you stand up very tall, Monkey stands up very tall. When you go to throw a ball, Monkey goes to throw a ball. When you try to touch your toes, Monkey tries to touch his toes. When you wrinkle up your nose, Monkey wrinkles up his nose. When you jump up in the air, Monkey jumps up in the air. When you sit back on the floor, Monkey sits back on the floor. 2. I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor And I don’t like it very much Oh no! He’s got my toe! I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor And I don’t like it very much Oh Gee! He’s got my knee! I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor And I don’t like it very much Oh My! He’s got my thigh! I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor And I don’t like it very much Oh Fiddle! He’s got my middle! I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor And I don’t like it very much Oh Heck! He’s got my neck! I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor And I don’t like it very much Oh Dread! He’s got my – GULP 3. Jungle Rain Dance 4. Move Like an Animal 5. Out In The Jungle (tune: Down By The Station) Out in the jungle, early in the morning, See the little monkeys, swinging to and fro. See the lepard family out for a walk, Mother and father, with babies in tow. Out in the jungle, early in the morning, See the pretty parrots, sitting in a row. See the giant snakes, sneaking up the tree. Bye, bye birdies, off you go!

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 2. 5 Monkeys Swinging from a Tree 3. One Little Elephant One little elephant went out to play, Upon a spider’s web one day. He had such enormous fun, That he called for another little elephant. Two little elephants went out to play… Three little elephants went out to play… Four little elephants went out to play… Five little elephants went out to play, Upon a spider’s web one day. The web went creak, the web went crack, And five little elephants came running back! 4. Monkey Fingerplay The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands ( clap hands) The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands ( clap hands) Monkey see, monkey do The monkey does the same as you! (point to children) Repeat, changing motions (monkey wiggles his fingers, covers his eyes, raises hands high, etc.) 5. 5 Little Speckled Frogs

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