Deep in the Rainforest

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

We’re Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs

Rainforest Romp

Rainforest Romp by Tony Mitten

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth

Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle


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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 see

Monkey do

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.




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