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Sing

Fingerplay:

5 baby kangaroos all in a row (Hold up five fingers.)
When they see their mother they kick just so (bend and unbend fingers quickly)
For their mothers they have missed (Hold up other hand.)
So they run and give her a great big kiss (Wiggle fingers going towards other hand)

You Can Hear (to the tune of “She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”):

You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR ROAR!
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR ROAR!
You can hear the lions roaring, you can hear the lions roaring,
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR ROAR!

Additional verses:
tigers growling
elephants stomping
hippos splashing
crocodiles yawning

I Went to the Zoo:

I went to the zoo
And what did I see?
100 animals
Looking at me.
There were,
10 tall giraffes, eating from the trees.
10 silly monkeys, scratching on their knees.
10 sleeping snakes, lying in the sun.
10 munching elephants, eating peanuts one by one.
10 leaping tigers, performing in the shows,
10 pink flamingos, standing on their toes.
10 grouchy bears, trying to get some sleep.
10 happy hippos, in the water deep.
10 roaring lions, walking two by two.
10 galloping zebras, all living in the zoo.

Watch/Listen

After reading the book, watch Zoo Zen on Hoopla Digital.

Activity

Check out the Virtual Vitamin Z features at the Detroit Zoo. They even have webcams to watch some of the animals in action from home!

 

Click here to view a printable version of this story time: DIY Story Time Zoo

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