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Animals at the Zoo

A Trip To The Zoo
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may sing along.
2. The child/children may clap his/her/their hands to the music.
3. The parent/teacher may ask the child/children to name his/her/their favorite animal in this song.
4. The parent/teacher may show the child/children pictures of animals at the zoo from magazines, picture books, posters, etc.

Come on everybody we’re going
to take
a trip to the zoo
The monkeys will be jumping
and the birds are going to sing for you
The lions will be roaring
And hop goes the kangaroo

The elephants and zebras were brought
to us from Africa
The parrot that keeps talking came
all the way from Aruba
We’ll even see a turtle
That once lived in Florida

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The seal will be swimming and splashing
water on the floor
And Alice the giraffe has the longest
neck you ever saw
The animals are such fun
So what are we waiting for

Come on everybody we’re going
to take
a trip to the zoo
The animals will love us and
we’re going
to love them too
We’re going to take a trip to the zoo
We’re going to take a trip to the zoo
We’re going to take a trip to the zoo
We’re going to take a trip to the zoo

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A Parrot Can’t Keep A Secret
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may join in
and sing the line “A parrot can’t
keep a secret”.
2. If the setting is appropriate and safe the child/children may want to dance to the song.
3. The parent/teacher may want to ask the child/children the question, “What is a secret?”
4. The parent/teacher may want to ask the child/children if he/she/they have a friend who can keep a secret.

A rabbit could keep a secret
A carrot could keep a secret
But everybody knows that they
talk talk talk
So a parrot can’t keep a secret
A parrot can’t keep a secret
Everybody knows that they
talk talk talk
So a parrot can’t keep a secret
A parrot can’t keep a secret

I had a real surprise
for my brother’s birthday
Just the perfect size
a friendly dog named JJ
I made just one mistake
and told it to my parrot
Who told my brother Jake
a dog’s behind the cabinet

Oh no no no no
Oh no no no no
Oh no no no no
Oh no no no no

A rabbit could keep a secret
A carrot could keep a secret
But everybody knows that they
talk talk talk
So a parrot can’t keep a secret
A parrot can’t keep a secret
Everybody knows that they
talk talk talk
So a parrot can’t keep a secret
A parrot can’t keep a secret

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A Joey
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may join in
the chorus.
2. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may hop around and pretend to be a mommy kangaroo with a joey in its pouch.
3. The parent/teacher may display pictures of joeys in the pouch of kangaroos.

Da Da Da
Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

I know that this may sound confusing
It may even sound a little funny to you
But a baby kangaroo is called a Joey
Even if the baby’s name is Jimmy or Sue

A Joey
A Joey
A Joey is a baby kangaroo
A Joey
A Joey
A Joey is a baby kangaroo

Today I saw a little Joey
Sleeping in the pouch
on the mommy kangaroo
And so comfy in the pouch
on mommy’s belly
The baby slept
while mommy hopped around the zoo

What a beautiful sight
What a beautiful sight
A kangaroo hopping all around
With her baby sleeping safe and sound

A Joey
A Joey
A Joey is a baby kangaroo
A Joey
A Joey
A Joey is a baby kangaroo

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The Friendly King Of The Jungle
(Hi There)
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may join in the chorus or just sing, “Hi There”.
2. The parent/teacher should ask the child/children to name the animal (lion) known as the king of the jungle.
3. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may want to march around in a circle and pretend to be the friendly king of the jungle.
4. The child/children may roar like
a lion.
5. The parent/teacher may display various pictures of lions and/or read a lion picture book to the child/children.

Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
He walks with his head up high
He roars `cause he’s proud to be the king
His golden hair is pretty from his nose
right to his tail
Imagine what he’d say if he could sing

Hi there
Hi there
I am the friendly king of the jungle
Hi there
Hi there
I am the friendly king of the jungle
I am the friendly king of the jungle

He knows you can’t play with him
So he puts on a daily show for you
He dribbles a basketball
from his left side to his right
I wonder what else he can really do

Hi there
Hi there
I am the friendly king of the jungle
Hi there
Hi there
I am the friendly king of the jungle
I am the friendly king of the jungle

Hi there
Hi there
I am the friendly king of the jungle
Hi there
Hi there
I am the friendly king of the jungle
I am the friendly king of the jungle
Hi there

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A Turtle Named Tommy
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may join in
the chorus.
2. The child/children may draw a picture of Tommy the turtle.
3. If the child’s/children’s age and maturity has reached a readiness, the parent/teacher may want to discuss the concept, that we can reach our goals even though we may come upon personal or external stumbling blocks. And that we can accomplish what we plan to do just like Tommy the turtle.
4. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may want to slowly walk around and pretend to be Tommy the turtle.

He’s something that you’ve never seen
And at first you might think it’s
a dream
He weighs about one thousand pounds
So it takes a lot longer for him to walk around

A turtle named Tommy
He loves to eat salami
A turtle named Tommy
Slowly walks
But always on time time time

There’s something that we all
should know
He gets to where he wants to go
And even if he takes a fall
He gets back up on his big fat feet
and starts to crawl

A turtle named Tommy
He loves to eat salami
A turtle named Tommy
Slowly walks
But always on time time time

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A turtle named Tommy
He loves to eat salami
A turtle named Tommy
Slowly walks
But always on time time time

If you think you can’t do your stuff
When you feel that something’s too tough
Just think of what Tommy can do
You can do anything
that you really want to do

A turtle named Tommy
He loves to eat salami
A turtle named Tommy
Slowly walks
But always on time time time

A turtle named Tommy
He loves to eat salami
A turtle named Tommy
Slowly walks
But always on time time time

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An Elephant Named Ed
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may sing along.
2. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may pantomime
the song.
3. The parent/teacher want to tell the child/children that elephants are the largest animals that live on land.
4. The parent/teacher may want to discuss with the child/children things an elephant can do with its trunk, like breathes and smells with it, uses it to eat and drink (carries food and water to its mouth with its trunk), and grasps objects with it just as a person does with a hand.
5. The parent/teacher may tell the child/children that elephants are very smart and have excellent memories. Then ask the child/children to draw a picture of an elephant that is doing something that it learned.

There’s an elephant named Ed
With a big big head
And he once said
I wish that I could fit my head
in a real soft bed

He can tickle his round toes
With his long long nose
It’s not a hose
This real long trunk we call his nose
that can touch his toes

He’ll remember every name
In his big smart brain
He learns hard games
Learns hard games and remembers names
in his big smart brain

And he has such different friends
Like the mouse and hen
Named Ben and Gwen
He has so many different friends
like the mouse and hen

You can see much more of Ed
With his big big head
Just go ahead
Right to the zoo where you’ll see Ed
with his big big head

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Matthew The Monkey
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may join in
the chorus.
2. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may want to jump and dance like Matthew the monkey.
3. The child/children may draw a picture of a monkey and a red rocking chair.
4. The child/children may want to pantomime a monkey in the zoo who is happy to see an old friend visit them.

He looked in my eyes and waved at me
And then he jumped way up high
I thought as I watched now could this be
The one I saw last July
He swung on a bar from here to there
He clapped his hands in the air
Then he slowly walked and sat right there
In his great red rocking chair

Matthew the monkey
Matthew the monkey
No one else can rock that chair
No one else can sit right there
No one else has his name there
But Matthew the monkey

Matthew the monkey
Matthew the monkey
No one else can rock that chair
No one else can sit right there
No one else has his name there
But Matthew the monkey

He jumped and he danced
and smiled at me
He jumped and danced all around
I did believe he remembered me
He looked at me up and down
It’s great to see a friend somewhere
Someone who really cares
Someone you know who is always there
In his great red rocking chair

Matthew the monkey
Matthew the monkey
No one else can rock that chair
No one else can sit right there
No one else has his name there
But Matthew the monkey

Matthew the monkey
Matthew the monkey
No one else can rock that chair
No one else can sit right there
No one else has his name there
But Matthew the monkey

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A Horse With Stripes
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may sing the line, “Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes”.
2. The child/children may clap hands to the song.
3. The parent/teacher may want to tell the child/children that zebras’ stripes make them different than all other members of the horse family. And that some zebras have dark brown and white stripes.
4. The parent/teacher may want to read a picture book about zebras to the child/children.

Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes
Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes
Black and white
Black and white
Like the keys of a piano
Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes

Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da
Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes
Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes
Black and white
Black and white
Like the keys of a piano
Zach the zebra is a horse with stripes

Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da
Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

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Alice The Giraffe
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may join in
the chorus.
2. The parent/teacher may display a poster of a giraffe.
3. The parent/teacher may tell the child/children that the giraffe is the tallest of all animals, taller than the great big elephant which is the second tallest animal.
4. The child/children may draw a picture of Alice the giraffe with its long neck and big brown eyes.

I still can’t see your face
I still can’t see your face
Bring it down to my face
Bring it down to my face
So I can see you smile

Alice Alice
Alice the giraffe
Alice Alice
I have to look so high
High up to the sky
To see your big brown eyes

You’re taller than some trees
You’re taller than some trees
Just sit down next to me
Just sit down next to me
So I can see you smile

Alice Alice
Alice the giraffe
Alice Alice
I have to look so high
High up to the sky
To see your big brown eyes

If I stand on my toes
I still can’t touch your nose
Bend on down to my toes
So I can touch your nose
And I can see you smile

Alice Alice
Alice the giraffe
Alice Alice
I have to look so high
High up to the sky
To see your big brown eyes

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There’s A Seal At The Zoo
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may sing the line, “There’s a seal at the zoo”.
2. Some children may wish to sing, “Mmm mmm mmm”, before each verse and at the very end.
3. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may pantomime the song.
4. The parent/teacher may show the child/children pictures of seals so he/she/they can draw a seal. Some children may want to draw pictures of a seal with slippers.

Mmm mmm mmm
There’s a seal at the zoo
And he swims all around
With his four big flippers
There’s a seal at the zoo
And he walks on the ground
On his four big flippers
No he has no slippers
Mmm mmm mmm

There’s a seal at the zoo
And he swims up to you
With a splish splash splashing
There’s a seal at the zoo
And he nods how are you
With a splish splash splashing
And he sends you dashing
Mmm mmm mmm

There’s a seal at the zoo
And he claps just for you
With his two front flippers
There’s a seal at the zoo
And he jumps up for you
On his two back flippers
No he has no slippers
Mmm mmm mmm

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The Birds Fly And Sing
by Bobby Susser

1. The child/children may sing the lines, “And they go flying singing all the way”. Some may sing the entire song, and some may just listen.
2. If the setting is appropriate and safe, the child/children may pretend to be a bird spreading its wings, flapping its wings, flying, and singing.
3. The parent/teacher may want to display pictures of various birds such as sparrows, blackbirds, robins, bluebirds, cardinals, etc., as well as some pet birds found in homes like the parakeet and canary.

The birds spread their wings
The birds flap their wings
And they go flying
Singing all the way
And they go flying
Singing all the way
It makes you feel so easy
It makes you feel so easy
The sound of singing birds flying
in the air
The sound of singing birds flying
in the air

There are some other things
that look real nice
There are some other things
that sound real nice
But there’s something special
about the sight and sound
The sound of birds singing from the sky
to the ground

The birds spread their wings
The birds flap their wings
And they go flying
Singing all the way
And they go flying
Singing all the way
It makes you feel so easy
It makes you feel so easy
The sound of singing birds flying
in the air
The sound of singing birds flying
in the air

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