Jungle Songs


I Went to the Jungle One Day

(sung to the tune: “London Bridge)

I went to the jungle one day, jungle one day, jungle one day.
I saw a lion on the way and this is what he said, “ROAR”!

Keep adding other jungle animals and their sounds!


Just in case someone hasn’t heard this one, don’t forget: Five Little Monkeys (finger play)

5 little monkeys up in a tree (show 5 fingers on one hand)
Teasing a big crocodile, “You can’t catch me, you can’t catch me”.
Along came the big crocodile as mean as he could be (use other hand to make a mouth opening and shutting) And SNAP (“bite” off one of the fingers )

4 little monkeys up in a tree…etc


The animals in the jungle (sung to The wheels on the bus)

The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, aah, ooh, ooh, aah, ooh, ooh, aah,
The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, aah, all day long.

continue with parrots say squawk tigers say grrr …


There are 3 layers in the Jungle

Tune: If Your Happy and You Know It

There are 3 layers in the Jungle, Yes indeed.
There are 3 layers in the Jungle, Yes indeed.
The Emergents, Canopies, and the Understory.
There are 3 layers in the Jungle, Yes indeed!


Down In The Jungle (chant)

Begin by having children slap their hands on their knees and then clap them together to set the rhythm of the chant.

Down in the jungle With the beat in your feet, Think of an animal That you’d like to meet. That you’d like to meet ________! (Call out a child’s name and have them name a jungle animal)

A (Monkey), A (Monkey) She wants to see a (Monkey)!

Then have all of the children imitate a monkey. Keep repeating and naming different animals for the children to imitate and don’t forget the growls, screeches, and roars! This is also great for large motor indoors on rainy days. I change it to Down on the Farm when we do our Farm theme.


Jungle Song I’m A Lion Sung to tune of Three Blind Mice

I’m a lion, I’m a lion
Hear me roar, hear me roar
I love to sleep out in the sun
And chase other animals just for fun
In all the jungle I’m Number One, I’m a lion!


Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.