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Adventure for Little Ones
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Toddler • Pre-school
Stripe by:Joanne Partis
Stripe, a little tiger cub, strolls into the jungle on his own and finds more adventure than he hoped for when he's chased by stinging bees and snapping crocodiles and ends up inside the mouth of a whale.
The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by:Meghan McCarthy
Patty and her younger sister have exciting adventures, from deep under the ocean to Mars, in a magical bus.
Cinnamon's day out : a gerbil adventure by:Susan L. Roth
A gerbil escapes from his cage and enjoys a day on his own before being happily returned
The little hippos' adventure by:Lena Landstrom
Note: this book is for older toddlers.
Ted, Bo, and Diz : the first adventure by:Jason Chapman
Three friends go to the beach, where they encounter a family of polar bears and a baby seal, adrift in the ocean on a bed of ice.
Here is the Beehive
Here is the Beehive
(hold up fist)

But where are the bees?

They're hiding inside
(point to fist)

Where nobody sees

Soon they'll come crawling out of the hive
(unfold fingers)

(flutter fingers away)
Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice.
(Hold up both index fingers)

One bows once, the other bows twice.
(Make index fingers bow)

Waddle little penguins. Waddle away.
(Put fingers behind back)

Come back penguins. Time to play.
(Bring fingers to the front)
Five Perky Penguins
Five perky Penguins,
Stood on the shore.
One went for a swim,
And then there were four.

Four Perky penguins,
Looked out to sea.
One went swimming,
And then there were three.

Three perky penguins,
"What can we do?"
One jumped in the water,
And then there were two.

Two perky penguins,
Sat in the sun.
One swam off,
And then there was one.

One perky penguin said,
"This is no fun!'
He dived in the water,
And then there was none.
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
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
(rub hands)

I'm going to the moon
(fly hands upward)

If you want to take the trip,

Climb aboard my rocket ship
(pretend to climb imaginary ladder)

Zoom, zoom, zoom
(rub hands)

I'm going to the moon!
Crocodile Puppet

Craft Project Directions:
"Cut out a crocodile and fast-moving crocodile feet using a template from green paper. Take two clothes pins and attach them to the base of the crocodile and tape the feet over them so the clothes pins are hidden from view. Decorate with scales, add eyes, and fierce looking crocodile teeth."

* Toddlers will need help with this project.