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    Good Creative Thoughts
    By TeacherLinda

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    WOW!!! What some wonderufl creative ideas!!! We have some creative teachers out there!!! I will be using some of the ideas. What about piggyback songs to go with the theme.

    I Went to the Jungle One Day
    (Sung To: "London Bridge")


    I went to the jungle one-day, jungle one day, jungle one-day
    I saw a monkey on the way and this is what he said, "oh-oh-oh-oh"
    I went to the jungle one-day, jungle one day, jungle one-day
    I saw a lion on the way and this is what he said, "roar"
    went to the jungle one-day, jungle one day, jungle one-day
    I saw a snake on the way and this is what he said, "hiss"

    Do You Know the Jungle Animals
    (Sung to: "The Muffin Man")

    Do you know the slimy snake, the slimy snake, the slimy snake
    Oh do you know the slimy snake that lives deep in the jungle?
    Do you know the chimpanzee, the chimpanzee, the chimpanzee
    Oh do you know the chimpanzee that lives deep in the jungle?
    Do you know the wildebeest, the wildebeest, the wildebeest
    Oh do you know the wildebeest that lives deep in the jungle?
    Do you know the crocodile, the crocodile, the crocodile
    Oh do you know the crocodile that lives deep in the jungle?
    Do you know the mountain lion, the mountain lion, the mountain lion
    Oh do you know the mountain lion that lives deep in the jungle?

    Note: Add Additional Animals


    I'm a Little Zebra
    (Sung To: "I'm a Little Teapot")
    Submitted by Susan
    I'm a little zebra white and black
    With a bush mane running down my back
    I like to gallop and run and play
    Out on the African plains all day.



    Monkey See, Monkey Do

    The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet
    The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet
    Monkey see, monkey do
    The monkey does the same as you!
    The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands
    The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands
    Monkey see, monkey do
    The monkey does the same as you!
    The monkey covers, covers, covers his eyes
    The monkey covers, covers, covers his eyes
    Monkey see, monkey do
    The monkey does the same as you!
    The monkey jumps, jumps, jumps up and down
    The monkey jumps, jumps, jumps up and down
    Monkey see, monkey do
    The monkey does the same as you!

    Note: Add additional verses (sits down, stands up, turns around, etc)



    Tigers and Lions
    (Sung To: "London Bridge")

    Lions and tigers come out to play, out to play, out to play,
    Lions and tigers come out to play, Tigers and lions
    Lions stand up and tigers sit down, tigers sit down, tigers sit down,
    Lions stand up and tigers sit down Lions and tigers!
    Tigers all walk and lions jog, Tigers all walk and lions jog
    Tigers all walk and lions jog, Lions and tigers
    Lions twist and tigers hop, Lions twist and tigers ho
    Lions twist and tigers hop, Lions and tigers.



    I'm a Little Monkey
    (Sung To: "I'm a Little Teapot")

    I'm a little monkey in the tree,
    Swinging by my tail so merrily
    I can leap and fly from tree to tree
    I have lots of fun you see.
    I'm a little monkey watch me play
    Munching on bananas every day
    Lots of monkey friends to play with me
    We have fun up in the tree.



    The Animals In the Jungle Say
    (Sung To: "The Wheels on the Bus")

    The parrots in the jungle say squawk, squawk, squawk,
    Squawk, squawk, squawk, squawk, squawk, squawk,
    The parrots in the jungle say squawk, squawk, squawk, all day long
    The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh, all day long.
    The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh,
    ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh,
    The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh, all day long.
    The tigers in the jungle say grrr, grrr, grr,
    grrr, grrr, grr, grrr, grrr, grr,
    The tigers in the jungle say grrr, grrr, grr, all day long.

    I'm A Lion
    (Sung to: "Three Blind Mice")

    I'm a lion, I'm a lion
    Hear me roar, hear me roar
    I love to sleep out in the sun
    And chase other animals just for fun
    In all the jungle I'm Number One, I'm a lion

    Down In The Jungle
    (chant)

    Down in the jungle with the beat in your feet,
    Think of an animal that you'd like to meet.
    That you'd like to meet (have a child yell out an animal name)
    A (Lion), A (Lion) She wants to see a (Lion)!
    Note: continue the chant until everyone has had a chance to name an animal

    Five Little Monkeys in a Tree

    Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,
    Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
    Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
    And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!
    Four little monkeys swinging in a tree,
    Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
    Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
    And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

    Three little monkeys swinging in a tree,
    Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
    Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
    And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

    Two little monkeys swinging in a tree,
    Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
    Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
    And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

    One little monkey swinging in a tree,
    Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
    Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
    And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!
    No little monkeys swinging in a tree


    Underneath the Monkey Tree

    Come and play a while with me, Underneath the monkey tree.
    Monkey See and Monkey Do, Just like monkeys in the zoo.
    Swing your tail, one, two, three, Underneath the monkey tree.
    Monkey See and Monkey Do, Just like monkeys in the zoo.
    Jump around and smile like me, Underneath the monkey tree.
    Monkey See and Monkey Do, Just like monkeys in the



    Alligator on a Log

    There once was an alligator sitting on a log,
    Down in the pool he saw a little frog
    In jumped the alligator, and around went the log
    Splash went the water, and away swam the frog



    Alligator Noise

    (Softly) Alligator (Make alligator mouth with fingers)
    Looking for some food in the morning
    (Louder) Alligator (Make alligator mouth with hands)
    Looking for some food in the morning
    (Louder) Alligator (Make alligator mouth with arms)
    Looking for some food in the morning
    Three Layers in the Jungle
    (Sung To: "If Your Happy and You Know It")
    There are three layers in the Jungle, Yes indeed.
    There are three layers in the Jungle, Yes indeed.
    The Emergents, Canopy, and the Understory.
    There are three layers in the Jungle, Yes indeed!


    Jello Jungle Animals

    Children can make jello jungle animal figures, this way they can see the process the jello takes(liquid to solid)
    materials are jello, cookie cutters, cookie sheet and a bowl for mixing. Also, a paper plate can be decorated with the jungle jello animal for presentation.

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