A travel in a Jungle with children.
First of all we need to prepare the binoculars in order to see animals.
Provide seeds, potting soil and paper cups. The children should fill the cup 3/4 full and then sprinkle seeds. Then lightly cover the tops. Water and watch for growth.
Provide seeds that will germinate and grow quickly in your area.
Then we can go there by boat or by train.
Row, row row your boat,
Gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to scream.
And then walking…
Animals to imitate: frog, monkey, tiger, snake, kangaroo, parrot, lion, elephant, zebra.
All the children are in a big circle. On person goes around the circle taking in his hands a rope. When this child throws this rope in the middle of the circle, all the participants have to stand up and stamp their feet on this rope “snake”. A person who has not place on a rope “snake” is a next game leader.
In advance, cut out and laminate 10 monkeys with the numerals 1-10 on them. Then make mini bananas and laminate for the children to feed the monkeys the numbers you have written on them!
Provide these jungle animals for the children to sort by type, color, size, etc.
THREE TALKING TOUCANS (fingerplay)
Three talking toucans sitting in a tree.
The first one turned and squawked at me!
Three little toucans sitting in a row
The second one said “I flap my wings and go!”
Three litle toucans sitting side by side
The third one said “My bright beak, I open wide!”.
5 LITTLE MONKEYS
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree.
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Crocodile as hungry as could be and…SNAP!
Four little monkeys sitting in a tree…..etc.
Hole Punching Activity
Fun activity that works on small motor skills and build hands muscles for writing.
Cut leaves from construction paper, make some holes with a hole puncher on the border of the leaf and put the thread into them.
There are leaf cutter ants in the jungle. Cut large pieces of paper into leaves (each a different color), then cut the leaves in half.
Play music. The children dance around holding their leaf half. When the music stops, they should find their partner with the same color leaf.