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Giraffes in the Jungle Prop Rhyme

Three Giraffes in the Jungle
 (adapted from the Mansfield/Richland Public Library) 
One giraffe in the jungle going for a swim Knock, knock (clap twice) Splash, splash (slap knees twice) Come on in! (motion with both hands to come in)
[Repeat, adding one giraffe each time until...]
Three giraffes in the jungle going for a swim Knock, Knock, Splash, Splash They all fall in!

Prop Source: Zippy Paws Giraffe Lodge. Contains 3 giraffes.

Nesting Dogs

Nesting Dogs Puppy, Puppy I hear a sound Who is it? Woof!
A quick re-write of Nesting Cats for all your dog fans.  This set is from Oriental Trading.

Baby Shark Prop Song

Baby Shark

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo (Repeat 2x) Baby shark!
Repeat with mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa shark
Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo (Repeat 2x) Let’s go hunt!
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo (Repeat 2x) Run away!
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo (Repeat 2x) Safe at last!
It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo (Repeat 2x) It’s the end! Prop source: Zippy Paws Shark
I also purchased an additional 3 sharks sold separately from the set to be able to do all of the verses. 

Butterfly Sorting Action Activity

Before storytime, hide the butterflies around the room. Have the 8 sorting containers assembled into a flower petal (white is the center).
During storytime, have the children find the butterflies around the room. Have them place the butterflies in the same color container as the butterflies’ wings.
Prop Source: Skoolzy Rainbow Butterfly Garden from Amazon. You could recreate something similar with colored containers from a dollar store and butterfly cutouts if you are on a strict budget. This is a nice set though and has other hands on STEM activities in the free eBook
Please note: Product Packaging indicates that this activity is for ages 2+. 

Puppy Mixup Action Game

I saw these little stuffed dogs while browsing online and thought they would be great for a storytime activity. Since taking this photo, I have seperated the puppy half from their grownups (I found twisting and pulling them off worked better than cutting them apart) and the kids will reunite the pairs.

For extra fun, I plan to put a picture of the breed on these favor boxes and have the kids match them up to the correct "dog house". You could easily make something with shoe boxes but the favor boxes are only $4.59 for a dozen, so I figured it would cost more in staff time to make something cute.

Prop Sources: 
Dog House Favor Boxes (a dozen, only need 6 for this game so you can save half for replacement pieces). These will be covered with tape to reinforce and sent through our internal delivery van in a plastic bin.

Stuffed Dogs Holding Puppies (dozen, includes 2 sets of 6 different dog breeds)