Story Time

Lions and Tigers
Submitted by: Rosemarie, Cy-Fair
• Pre-school
Tiger, Tiger by:Dee Lillegard
A bored young boy uses a magic feather to form a tiger, and then must use the feather to save his village when the tiger gets hungry.
Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by:Pamela Edwards
A lion cub's roar frightens away other colorful animals, from one red monkey to eight brown gazelles, that he wants to come play with him--until he encounters nine other lion cubs.
The Loudest Roar by:Thomas Taylor
Clovis, a small tiger with a loud roar, disturbs the peace and calm of the jungle until the day that the other animals put their heads and voices together.
Close Your Eyes by:Kate Banks
A mother tiger entices her child to sleep by telling of all that can been seen with one's eyes closed.
Heart of a Tiger by:Marsha Arnold
As the Name Day celebration approaches, a young kitten tries to deserve a noble name, by following the path of the beautiful Bengal tiger.
I?m a Tiger Too by:Marie Louis Fitzpatrick
A boy tries to play imaginative games with a cat, a dog, and a fish, but he does not find a cooperative playmate until he meets another boy.
We?re Going on a Lion Hunt by:David Axtell
Two girls set out bravely in search of a lion, going through long grass, a swamp, and a cave before they find what they're looking for.
Who is the Beast? by:Keith Baker
When a tiger suspects he is the beast the jungle animals are fleeing from, he returns to them and points out their similarities.
Dandelion: story and pictures by:Don Freeman
Dandelion overdresses for a come-as-you-are party and is turned away because the hostess does not recognize him.
Quiet! by:Paul Bright
When Papa Lion threatens to eat any jungle animal who wakes Baby Leo from his nap, he finds himself getting very hungry.
I'm A Lion (Sung to Three Bling 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
Tiger, Tiger
Tiger, tiger, striped orange and black,
Tiger, tiger, swish the tail on your
Through the jungle you do walk
What would you say if you could talk?

Once Upon a Childhood,Fingerplays,ActionRymes
& Fun Times for the Very Young

by Dolores Chupela
I?m A Lion
I love to sleep out in the sun,
(Rest cheek on folded hands.)
And chase other animals just for fun.
(Run in place)
In all the jungle, I?m Number One.
(Hold up pointed finger.)
I?m a lion!

1001 Rhymes & Fingerplays for working with young children / compiled by the Totline staff ; illustrated by Gary Mohrmann.

Guess Who ?!?
Growl, growl%0
Thud, thud
(slap floor)

Roar, roar
Who's that knocking at the door?Pound, pound
(hit floor)

Stamp, stamp
Scratch, scratch
(scratch floor)
Who's that wiggling at the latch?

Can a pig be at my door?
No pigs don't roar!

Can a cow be wiggling my latch?
No, cows can't scratch.

Roar, roar
Scratch, scratch
Growl, growl

It's not an owl
(hoot, hoot)

I know who it can be
A friendly lion visiting me!
(point to self)
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
Eeny, meeny, miney, mo
(point to each finger)
Catch a tiger by the toe
(catch a finger following the rhyme)When he hollers let him go
(let go of finger)
Eeny, meeny, miney, mo
Paper Plate Lion

Small Paper Plate (6?)
Yellow and Brown Construction Paper
Assorted Colored Crayons
Glue Stick
Child Safety Scissors

Copy and transfer the pattern of the lion?s head onto yellow construction paper.
Cut out the head and add the facial features with crayons.
Cut strips of brown construction paper (1? x 2 ??).
Glue strips of brown construction paper around the edges of the paper plate such that approx. ?? overhangs the plate.
Glue the lion?s head over the strips on the center of the plate.