Rumble in the Jungle 22.02.21
Project - Animals
Text - Rumble in the Jungle
Literacy Activities to support 'Rumble in the Jungle'
- Look at and discuss the front cover - What animals can you see? What is the setting? Can you find the title and the authors name?
- Read the title and discuss what you know about the jungle
- Can you think of any other jungle animals that might be in the story?
- Listen / read together. Listening and joining in with the rhyming words
- Practise describing an animal at a time.
- Encourage descriptive vocabulary. Open the book on a page or use images (in resources). Describe an animal - eg Play I spy. eg I spy an animal that begins with a 'r' It is big, strong and tough. It has skin that is baggy. Who do I spy?
- Cut out and sequence the characters as you go through the jungle.
- Select an animal and use non fiction and the internet to find out facts.
- Can you find where African animals live using a globe. If you visited the jungle what would you see, hear, feel, smell? What plants and flowers grow in the jungle? What is the weather like?
- Make masks and wear them as you introduce yourself eg I'm a gazelle. I can leap, run and gallop. - can you use actions to demonstrate your character? Can you change the tone of your voice to suit the different animals.
- Ask an adult to write the names of the animals. Can you hear the initial sounds. Using the initial sound can you match the word to the animal.
- Read/ listen to additional stories about jungle animals. eg Elmer, Giraffes Can't Dance, The Lion who wanted to Love, Monkey Puzzle...
- Develop pencil control - following paths or lines to draw animals (resources)
- Count the animals in the story
- Create different senarios around the animals to encourage counting, adding, subtracting and matching amounts to numbers. Eg 8 animals having fun one day, 2 were hungry and they went away. How many are left? 4 animal basking in the sun called for another 1 to join the fun. How many are basking in the sun?
- Look at and describe patterns on animals eg striped zebra, spotty leopard, diamonds on the snake. Discuss repeating patterns of two colours or two shapes.
- Cut out lengths of paper for snakes and design your own pattern. You could use crayons or print with paints, Can you make different repeating patterns?
- Count and record using the worksheets in resources.
- Learn and perform counting songs eg 5 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head ...
- Five little elephants balancing, step by step on a piece of string...
- Use different materials such as - fabric, paper, sticks, leaves etc to create a textured collage jungle picture.
- Make masks - act out the story. Move creatively for different animals.
- Listen to and learn jungle songs - eg Animal Boogie & Walking through the Jungle (see web links)
- Colour, draw and paint animals and jungle pictures
- Paper chain snakes - can you make the patterns repeat?
- Milk carton elephants. Can you make a patchwork pattern, like Elmer or Wilbur?
Phonics & Handwriting Activities and ways to support at home can be found by clicking on and browsing the 'Handwriting' and 'Phonics' folders.