Script: The teacher is the narrator and is included in the play action. Thus the teacher can help, prompt and set the pace of the play while following the easy script. This format will allow the teacher and the children to concentrate on singing together and performing the fun movements of the songs.
The ZOO entrance is a scenery suggestion; you select what elements you would like to include.
Print the invitation template and have the children color and fill it out or you can print it ahead of time to send home. It is a digital file so it can be emailed.
Make your own unique Program by taking a group photo of your children with a cell phone; drop it into the Text Box on the digital Program template. Then list the names of the children and the songs to be performed; print it and you’re done!
Print any of the 10 Animals masks and have the children color them to wear, or tape the masks to paint stirs.
As an alternative, use face paints to create the look of the animals in the play on your children’s faces.
You can also make or buy animal costumes.
Don’t want costumes? An alternative is to print the iron on t-shirt template and make a t-shirt for everyone or print it on heavy stock paper and pin it to his or her shirt the day of the performance, they’ll look great.
15 simple questions to lead a discussion about a Zoo.
“Which Zoo Animal am I? ” Is a word activity that can be done as a group or individually?
10 Pairs of Memory cards with Zoo characters to play a game of concentration or Bingo.
Animal identification is a one-page word activity.
“My Trip to the Zoo” is a 5-page word activity that gives children an opportunity to express what they learned about a Zoo in their own words and drawings.
A 15 page Zoo Coloring Book you can send home with each child.
Play a game of Animal sounds. Children find their partners by listening for the animal sounds their partners are making.
Learn more about Seals.
Find out about the San Diego Zoo
Teacher Tools contains tips on how to teach performance and how to adapt this play to your classroom needs.
Use the individual student identification to help you identify the strengths of your students.
MEET MR. RHYTHM’S ZOO
KEEPER OF THE ZOO
WE ARE ELEPHANTS
MONKEYS ARE HAPPY
FUNNY FUNNY PENGUINS
BIG RED BUS
TERRIBLE MISTER “T”
TALL TALL GIRAFFE
LION IN THE CAGE
Tall Tall Giraffe
Lion In the Cage