Friday, September 29, 2017

Kangaroos Theme

Kangaroos Theme

Show them the picture of the kangaroo and ask if they know what animal it is? Yes, It’s a Kangaroo now what do you think Kangaroo starts with-? K
So today our stories are going to have Kangaroos in them.

Kangaroo Facts article

Katy No-Pocket By Emmy Payne and H.A.Rey
Kathy’s Pocket By Helen Lester
Pouch By David Ezra Stein
Who ate all the cookie dough By Karen Beaumont
Does a Kangaroo have a mother too? By Eric Carle
Elmer and the Kangaroo By David McKee
Where are you Blue Kangaroo? By Emma Clark Chichester

I love it when you smile By Sam Mcbratney
Polly Hoppers Pouch By Louise Rampersaud Bonnet
Mcgillycuddy could By Pamela Ducan Edwards
Marsupial Sue By john Lithgow
Do Kangaroos wear seat Belts?By Jane Kurtz

If your happy and you know it – (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)

# 2 Can’t wait to Celebrate –Blue Jim Gill (irrational anthem disc)-
  • clap our hands,
  • stamp feet,
  • wave hello,
  • bounce up and down,
  • clap hands along with the song
Egg shakers or rhythm sticks  with ABC song and Itsy Bitsy Spider

# 5 Toe, Leg Knee Song -Green Jim Gill CD

Dr. Jean Silly Songs Cd # 3 Cool Bear Hunt Song

#2 Hands are clapping Yellow Jim Gill CD ( Hands are clapping, toes are tapping, fingers are snaping/wiggling, knees are for slapping, teeth are brushing, hands are for clapping

#8 Silly Dance Contest Jim Gill Yellow CD use with colorful scarves 

NEW # 6 Jim Gill Orange CD – Your Face will surely show it
PLAY: Put up the laminated Kangaroos and a few K’s and let them search for them and bring them to you – use either black flannel board or the a frame white board and tape them up and count them.
Sing counting song and use fingers--
1 little 2 little 3 little kangaroos
4 little 5 little 6 little kangaroos
7 little 8 little 9 little kangaroos
10 little kangaroos Hop! Hop! Hop!

Jump, jump, jump (Jump)
Goes the kangaroo (Jump)
I saw only one (Hold up one finger)
But now I see two! (Hold up two fingers)
Momma and her baby
With his head popping out (Make a fist, have other hand pop out)
He holds on tight (Hug yourself)
As they jump all about! (Jump)


I had baby kangaroo hide behind different colored shapes so that I can use this for a colors or a shapes storytime
As for how the flannelboard works:  I hide baby kangaroo behind a shape and have the children pick a shape and say, “Baby kangaroo, where are you?  Are you behind the ______?” credit:

 Where is My Joey Matching Activity Printable
Feel free to use the parachute if the kids need to move around – I usually do for about ten minutes or so. if no parachute use a large flat sheet or tablecloth

  • Have kids Raise it up above their heads 2-3 times
  • Down all the way to the floor 2-3 times
  • Let big people hold it and little ones go under it 2-3 times
  • Have kids lay down under the parachute facing it and go down toward them seeing if it will touch their bellies 2-3 times
  • Have kids practice shaking fast and slow
  • Have kids help put balls on the parachute and shake them up like popcorn

Toddlers: Put together the pieces the kangaroo, pouch and baby together with glue and then color them with markers or crayons.

Kangaroo Mask Template to Color Printable
Preschool group- we are making a pouch using two brown half circles and glue them most of the way around leave a little edge for hole punches to let the kids wear their pouches. Use a marker and put a K on the front. see photo below


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