Friday, November 4, 2016

Toddler Playschool: J is for Jungle Animals Lesson Plan {free printable}

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J is a tough letter to come up with a theme that is broad enough to supply a week's worth of opportunities for learning. With the popularity of the show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, I finally settled on Jungle Animals because, well, tigers live in the jungle... You get the connection. When I started planning, I couldn't believe how many ideas came popping up in my brain or through Pinterest.  It's going to be a fun week with this toddler lesson plan for jungle animals!
 
 
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.

Books
Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom


Songs and Fingerplays
The Jungle Room
(Imagination Movers)

5 Little Elephants
One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
He called for another elephant to come… “Oh, ELEPHANT!”
(repeat up until 5 elephants)

Five elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
The web went creak, the web went crack.
And all of the elephants went KERSPLAT!

The Itsy Bitsy Monkey
(Itsy Bitsy Spider tune)
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree
Down came a coconut and hit him on his knee
Ouch!
Out came a lion shaking his mighty mane
And the itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again
 
 
Literacy
J Page for Alphabet Book
Create a page for the alphabet book. Each page is blank except for the week's letter. Children can be provided with an open-ended activity to decorate the page of their book.  Or you can use the suggested activities to set up an activity to create the page. Once done, pages can be laminated and bound with spiral binding or rings. You can find a template for this book here
 
 
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