Preschool Zoo Songs and Music



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We're Going to the Zoo Today!
Submitted by Shell
We're going to the zoo today,
Going to the zoo
To see lots of animals,
That's what we're gonna do!

Going to the Zoo!
Submitted by Julie
I'm going to the zoo, zoo, zoo
How about you-o-oo?
We're gunna see a monkey (insert any zoo animal here)
At the zoo-o-oo!
The Elephant
Submitted by Jenni
The elephant goes like this and that, this and that, this and that.
(Walk heavily and stomp feet loudly)
The elephant goes like this and that, cause he's so big and fat!
(Puff up cheeks and stretch out arms)

He has no fingers and has no toes, He has no fingers and has no toes.
(Wiggle fingers; wiggle toes)
He has no fingers and has no toes, But goodness, gracious, what a nose!
(Stick arms out like a long trunk.)

I Went to the Zoo
Submitted by Carol
Oh I went to the zoo, And what did I see?
I saw a great big tiger, Lookin' at me
He went Raaar, raaar He went Raaar, raaar
He went Raaaar raaar raar, And that's what he said to me

Oh I went to the zoo, And what did I see?
I saw a great big monkey, Lookin' at me
He went Ooo-ooo-o Ooo-ooo-o, He went Ooo-ooo-o Ooo-ooo-o
He went Ooo-ooo-o Ooo-ooo-o, And that's what she said to me!
Underneath the Monkey Tree
Submitted by Debra
Come and play a while with me, Underneath the monkey tree.
Monkey See and Monkey Do, Just like monkeys in the zoo.

Swing your tail, one, two, three, Underneath the monkey tree.
Monkey See and Monkey Do, Just like monkeys in the zoo.

Jump around and smile like me, Underneath the monkey tree.
Monkey See and Monkey Do, Just like monkeys in the
Alligator on a Log
Submitted by Linda
There once was an alligator sitting on a log,
Down in the pool he saw a little frog
In jumped the alligator, and around went the log
Splash went the water, and away swam the frog
The Animal Fair
Submitted by Debra
I went to the animal fair, the birds and beasts were there.
The big baboon by the light of the moon, was combing his auburn hair.
You ought to have seen the monk, he climbed up the elephants trunk,
The elephant sneezed and fell to his knees
And what became of the monk, the monk, the monk.
Five Little Monkeys
Submitted by Barbra
Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

Four little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

Three little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

Two little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

One little monkey swinging in a tree,
Teasing the alligators, you can catch me, you can catch me....
Along came a alligator quiet as can be.......
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

No little monkeys swinging in a tree
Koala Bear
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Koala bear, koala bear, Turn around, (Turn around)
Koala bear, koala bear, Touch the ground (Touch the ground)
Koala bear, koala bear, Dance on your toes, (Dance on tip toes)
Koala bear, koala bear, Touch your nose (Touch your nose)
Koala bear, koala bear, Give a little clap, (clap)
Koala bear, koala bear, Take a nap (Put head on hands like sleeping)
Alligator Noise
Submitted by Jen

(Softly) Alligator (Make alligator mouth with fingers)
Looking for some food in the morning
(Louder)Alligator (Make alligator mouth with hands)
Looking for some food in the morning
(Louder) Alligator (Make alligator mouth with arms)
Looking for some food in the morning
Yawning Yaks
Submitted by Paula
Five yaks yawned a lot (Sing Sleepily while Holding up Five fingers)
Time for bed believe it or not (Pretend to sleep by laying head on top of hands)
For your mother you must obey (Put Hands on Hips and Shake finger)
And when you get up, just yell....Yea (Jump up and yell)
Zebras in a Zoo
Five zebras in a zoo (Wiggle fingers.)
The first one said, I need new shoes (Touch thumb with other hand)
The second said, I do, too (Touch index finger with other hand)
The third one said, My name is Sue (Touch middle finger with other hand)
The fourth one said, It’s nice to meet you (Grab ring finger and shake hands with it)
The Fifth one said, How do you do? (Wave with little finger.)
Ten Baby Kangaroos
Submitted by Bonnie
Ten baby kangaroos standing in a row
When they see their mama, they bow just so (bow)
They kick to the left (hop to the left)
They kick to the right (hop to the right)
Then they close their eyes & sleep all night. (Put head on hands and pretend to sleep)

Continue with Nine Baby Kangaroos, Eight Baby Kangaroos, etc
The Animals In The Desert
(Sung to: The Wheels On The Bus)
Submitted by Debra
  • Verse 1: Jackrabbit - have your children jump in place
    The jackrabbit in the desert hops like this, hops like this, hops like this
    The jackrabbit in the desert hops like this, all night long
  • Verse 2: Cuff hands and howl
    The coyote in the desert howls Awwww, Awww, Awww
    The coyote in the desert howls Awww, all night long
  • Verse 3: Have your children hiss exaggerating their tongue movement
    The rattlesnake in the desert goes hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss
    The rattlesnake in the desert goes hiss, hiss, hiss, all night long
  • Verse 4: Have your children run in place
    The roadrunner in the desert runs fast like this, fast like this, fast like this
    The roadrunner in the desert runs fast like this, all night long!
Itsy Bitsy Monkey (Sung to: Itsy Bitsy Spider)
The Itsy Bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree (climb up with hands.)
Down came a coconut & hit him on his knee ...Oww! (Hit hands on knee)
Out came a lion shaking his mighty mane...AND.. (use hands to make mane)
The Itsy Bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again (Climb up with hands)
Elephant's Trunk
Submitted by Tina
The elephant has a trunk for a nose (bend at waist, hold arms down like trunk)
And up and down is the way it goes (sway arms)
He wears such a saggy, baggy hide (sway arms)
Do you think two elephants could fit inside? (shrug)
Five Little Koala Bears
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Five little koala bears in a eucalyptus tree
The first one dais, hey look at me.
The second one said I’m a pretty furry bear.
The third one said, I don’t have a care.
The fourth one said, Australia is my home.
The fifth one said, I will never roam.
Five little koala bear in a eucalyptus tree
Climbing and playing and happy to be free!
An Elephant Went Out To Play (Action Song)
Submitted by Carol
An elephant went out to play
On a spider web one day
He (she) was having so much fun
He (she) invited another one
Come on (name)
Note: Have your children stand in a circle with one in the middle, each verse have them invite another student in.
Sally The Camel
(Sung to:Dem Bones)
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Sally the Camel has two humps,
Sally the Camel has two humps,
Sally the Camel has two humps,
so Ride Sally, Ride!
Boom, Boom, boom.

Sally the Camel has one hump,
Sally the Camel has one hump,
Sally the Camel has one hump,
so Ride Sally, Ride!
Boom, Boom, Boom.

Sally the Camel has no hump,
Sally the Camel has no humps,
Sally the Camel has no humps,
Now Sally is a Horse!!
Yickity-Yackity, Yickity-Yak
Submitted by Tawnya
Yickity-yackity, yickity-yak, the yak has a scriffily, scraffily back,
Some yaks are brown yaks and some yaks are black, yickity-yackity, yickity-yak.

Sniggildy-snaggildy, sniggildy-snag, the yak is all covered with shiggildy-shag;
He walks with a ziggildy-zaggildy-sag, sniggildy-snaggildy, sniggildy-snag.
Kangaroos
Submitted by Charlette
5 baby kangaroos all in a row (Hold up five fingers.)
When they see their mother they kick just so (bend and unbend fingers quickly)
For their mothers they have missed (Hold up other hand.)
So they run and give her a great big kiss (Wiggle fingers going towards other hand)
Circus Elephant
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
A circus elephant I went to see (Hold hand over eyes like binoculars)
He had four legs and was bigger than me. (Hold up four fingers and then point to self)
He had two ears big and round (Show two fingers and make a circle with hands)
And one long nose that made a sound errrrr (Make elephant trunk with arm)
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Submitted by Cindy
Sung To: For He's a Jolly Good Fellow

The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
To see what he could see

To see what he could see,
To see what he could see

The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see

Was all that he could see,
Was all that he could see,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see!
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