Nocturnal Animals

Nancy Stewart recorded the song “Nocturnal Animals“. It is a good opportunity to pull out puppets. You can go through with song with or without the puppets. All of these puppets came from Folkmanis.

On a moonlit night when the stars come out.
There are nocturnal animals all about.

Whoo, whoo, what do I see?
A wise old owl looking at me.

Meow, Meow, what do I see?
A big black cat looking at me.

Eee, eee, eee, what do I see?
A little bat just looking at me.

Ribbit, Ribbit, what do I see?
A big green tree frog looking at me.

Squeak, squeak, squeak, what do I see?
A garden dormouse looking at me.

Five Little Bats

I have two different rhymes that can be used with this set of bats. I love how the expressions turned out on their faces.

1.0
Five black bats
Ready to soar;
One stayed behind
Now there are four.

Four black bats
Hiding in a tree;
One flew away
and that left three.

Three black bats
Wondering what to do;
One flew away,
Now there are two.

Two black bats
Hiding from the sun;
One flew away
and that left one

One black bat
hanging all alone;
It flew away
and then there were none.

2.0
Five little bats on a dark, dark night.
Five little bats are quite a sight.

Five little bats are you keeping score?
One flew away and then there were four.

Four little bats as happy as can be.
One flew away and there were three.

Three little bats are swooping towards you.
One flew away and that leaves two.

Two little bats having lots of fun.
One flew away and that leaves one.

One little bat and we’re almost done!
He flew away and then there none.