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Jungle Fun

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 9 years, 10 months ago

Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from PUBYAC contributors. Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!


INVITATIONS:

  • Come Monkey Around

 

DRESS:

  • Camouflage
  • Khakis
  • Flowers
  • Binoculars (may be a craft)

 

REFRESHMENTS: see Recipes for Storytime

 

DECORATIONS:

  • Green leaves; flowers; butterflies
  • Small plastic jungle animals

 

MUSIC:

  • Jungle drums
  • Animal sound-effects
  • Lion King soundtrack

 

FAVORS/CRAFTS:

  • Lion Paper Plate Faces
  • Binoculars
  • Drums
  • BIG flowers
  • Snake/Jungle Mobiles
  • Gator Craft 

 

GAMES:

  • PIN—feathers on parrot
  • TOSS—coconuts; bananas; frogs; spiders
  • FLOOR--One Elephant Went Out to Play…
  • Crocodile Alley Obstacle Course 

Encourage kids to cheer each other on through the course by chanting the upcoming obstacle.

               Quicksand: set a blanket across a section for kids to leap over

               Poisonous vines: tape a towel in a doorway to crawl under

               Bat cave: bring together a few chairs and throw a blanket over them for crawling under

               Crocodile territory: warn kids not to step on the floor off the tape

               Spider nests: make dashes with the tape that kids have to hop over

               Piranha pond: lay an area rug on the line for kids to jump over

               Hungry jungle creatures: line up stuffed toys all along the way for kids to avoid

  • RELAY--Animal Walk
  • Crocodile Dentist

 

PROGRAM:

  • Have various stations for crafts & games before ending with campfire sing-along 
  • Read books, poems or share stories about various or specific jungle animals 

 

VOLUNTEERS:

  • Get adult help to “serve” 

 

COST:

  • Most supplies can be purchased in bargain bins at craft stores or Dollar Stores. 

 

TIME:

  • About an hour-and-a-half should be sufficient.(Dependent on the number of families passing through; and how many stations are offered.)

         

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