Lion and Lamb Theme: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

A collection of stories, poems and songs about lions and lambs. And a craft at the end!

Books: The Lion and the Mouse retold by Bernadette Watts, Digby Takes Charge by Caroline Jayne Church, One Yellow Lion by Matthew Van Fleet, Do Lions Live on Lily Pads? by Melanie Walsh, Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson, Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, Do Lions Like Lettuce? by Moira Butterfield, The Lamb Who Came to Dinner by Steve Smallman, Hugaboo, I Love You by Hans Wilhelm, We’re Going on a Lion Hunt adapted by Margery Cuyler, The Mightiest by Keiko Kasza, Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Hale, Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, What Makes the Seasons by Megan Montague Cash

Fingerplays:

I’m a Lion

I love to sleep out in the sun, (rest cheek on folded hands)

And chase other animals for fun. (run in place)

In all the jungle, I’m number one, (hold up one finger)

I’m a lion! (ROAR)

Five White and Fluffy Sheep (to the tune of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”)

Five white and fluffy sheep, (hold up 5 fingers)

In the pasture fast asleep, (rest cheek on folded hands)

Their wool kept them cozy all night long. (wrap arms around body)

Snore, snore! (pretend to snore)

The farmer slipped away with one,

And sheared the wool ‘til he was done. (move hand up and down one arm, then the other)

Then there were four white fluffy sheep. (hold up 4 fingers)

Baa, baa!

(Continue counting down…)

Music:

“Walking, Walking” by Sara Hickman (Toddler CD)

“Wimoweh” by Laurie Berkner (Whaddaya Think of That CD) 

Books and compact discs can be found using our catalog at

www.alpl.org

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