Monday, May 2, 2016


Alligator Action Rhyme for Preschool

Lots of animals have babies in the spring, including alligators!! Explore an egg hatching with this fun action rhyme for kids!

Actually, alligators are born in the late spring or early summer--usually June or July.  As they emerge from their eggs, their mother will carry them to shallow water where she can protect and feed them.  Alligators are amazing mothers!  They will take care of their babies for several months, up to a year!

Today, I'm sharing an alligator action rhyme!  Go outside, pretend to be baby alligators, and do this rhyme!  Use the suggested actions, or some of your own!

Alligator Action Rhyme for Preschool!

by Carla at Preschool Powol Packets

Baby alligator rolled up in an egg. {Bend down and wrap arms around legs in a "ball."}
Baby alligator breaks out its arm and leg!  {Point to head and stretch out arm.}
Then stretch and stretch all around,  {Stretch up with both arms to the sky.}
And crawl away on the ground!  {Crawl away!}

Action rhymes for kids help preschoolers develop important pre-reading and early literacy skills while using large muscles and muscle groups.  Gross motor activities paired with literacy activities actually lead to faster and more fun learning!

Are you learning about alligators or the letter A?  Be sure to print our FREE Letter A Animal Dots page!  It's an alligator too!

And do you LOVE spring learning!!  Today we're joining with some of our favorite kid bloggers to bring you A-Z Spring Outdoor Activities!  There is one for every letter of the alphabet!!  So go ahead, go outside, and enjoy learning in the fresh air!!

Alligator Action Rhyme from Preschool Powol Packets
10 Favorite Outdoor Ball Games from Creative World of Varya
Chalkboard Pretend Play from Our Whimsical Days
Dandelion STEM Activities from My Bright Firefly
Froggy Fun Outdoors from Mrs. LeBlanc's Learners
Growing Tuff Spot from Adventures and Play
Ice Play from Kori at Home
Jungle Gym Fun  from Something 2 Offer
Let’s Go Fly a Kite from Something 2 Offer
Mud Kitchen Tuff Spot from Clare's Little Tots
Obstacle Course from Play & Learn Every Day
Exploring Life at the Pond from Natural Beach Living
Rock Painting for Kids from Something 2 Offer
Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk from Crafty Mama in ME
Underground Scavenger Hunt from Preschool Powol Packets
Water Play from My Bored Toddler
Xylophone Jars from CraftCreateCalm
Y is for Yellow Photography from Preschool Powol Packets
Our Zoo Atlanta Visit and Review from Crafty Mama in ME

Happy educating, Carla
I may share at any of these parties!

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Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

We love action rhymes - and this sounds like a cute one! (You know, the kind of song that will get stuck in my head for days, lol!)

MyBright Firefly said...

Little alligators will love rolling in grass with these rhymes - how cute!