Animal Activities for PreK and Kindergarten

Its a jungle out there! Here are some fun animal activities to use in your classroom or at home!

A Lion Puppet Craft – Based on the book, Dandelion by Don Freeman

This cute lion puppet craft includes a free printable lion template for you to download and print. The inspiration for this craft came from the children’s book, Dandelion by Don Freeman, a book about a lion who nobody recognizes.

Lion Puppet Craft ImageFor this craft you will be using brown and yellow construction paper to make a lion puppet that is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

For this craft you will need:

Directions

1. Download the Lion Face Template.pdf.

2. Print the Lion Face Template.pdf on yellow construction paper. Each page has two lion faces on it so you will only need half as many copies of the  Lion Face Template.pdf.

3. Cut the paper down the middle so there is one lion face on each half and one for each student.

4. Download and print the Lion Mane Template.pdf onto light brown construction paper.

5. Cut out the mane piece and snip carefully around the edge, towards the middle,  to create the look of fur.

6. Cut out the lion face and glue the face onto the mane.

7. Finally, tape a straw onto the back side to complete your lion puppet!

Get your copy of Dandelion by Don Freeman

Dandelion by Don Freeman Book

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Baby Shark Song

Here are the lyrics and movements for The Baby Shark Song – a song about a family of sharks on the attack!

While you are singing the Baby Shark Song, cup your hands and open and close them to make a baby shark.

Clap your hands for mama shark, and keep making bigger and bigger shark jaws with your arms until you get to grandpa shark. For the rest of the movements, see the notes in the Baby Shark Song lyrics!

Baby Shark Song

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-dobaby shark image

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Baby Shark!

 

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark!

 

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark!

 

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark!

 

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark!

 

(swimming motion)

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People swimming!

 

(make a shark fin with your hands together above your head)

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark!

 

(Faster swimming motion)

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster!

 

(Both hands up, swinging frantically)

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack!

 

(Slower and more quietly, as if sneaking away)

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away!

 

(Original tempo, jazz hands)

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last!

 

Printable Baby Shark Song Lyrics

Click here to download and print The Baby Shark Song Printable Lyrics from my TeachersPayTeachers store.

baby shark song printable lyrics

Baby Shark Song Music Video on YouTube

Here is a YouTube video of the Baby Shark Song.  The lyrics are a little different then the ones above but I think it will give you the gist of the song!

 

Baby Shark Related Books

This Little Shark Finger Puppet Book on Amazon includes a little baby shark puppet so you can move it around with your finger as you read! You could read this before or after singing the Baby Shark Song to create a nice literacy connection.

baby shark book

 

Check out these Easy Shark Crafts from KindergartenNation.com

You might also be interested in my Ocean Activities for Kids Pinterest Board.  This is where I post my favorite ocean-themed activities, including shark and baby shark activities!

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