Did you ever see a zoo animal,
Each day sing about a different animal and do the movements that you sing about.
The animals in the zoo, the animals in the zoo
Each day ask the children which animal they want to sing about. Talk about that animal for a minute and decide what you want to mention in the song. (Like the monkey swings in the trees, or the lion roars like this - roar!)
Five little monkeys swinging in the trees
Hang a paper tree on the wall and put 5 monkey cutouts on the tree. Use a crocodile puppet or cutout taped to a stick. Each day use the crocodile puppet in the song to take one monkey off of the tree.
Polar bear, polar bear turn around
Each day sing about a different bear found in the zoo. Have pictures to show. Before you sing, make up verses by talking about what the children know about the bear. Begin with the first two verses, replace the middle verses with those that apply and end each song with the last verse.