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Down in the Jungle

What you need

Your singing voices and some space to move about the room.

Benefits

Language development and increased vocabulary.

The experience

The Down in the jungle song is a great tune to enjoy together, with lots of actions and fun voices. Enjoying songs with actions associated with different words will help develop vocabulary and increased understanding of language, as well as helping engage your child as the experience becomes physical and more interesting – great for little ones with lots of energy! 

 

Words to the song (can be found on YouTube if you’re unsure!) 

 

Down in the jungle where nobody goes

There’s a great big gorilla washing his clothes

With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there

This is the way he washes his clothes

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie boo!

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie boo!

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie boo!

That’s the way he washes his clothes

Down in the jungle where nobody goes

There’s a slithery snake washing his clothes

With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there

This is the way he washes his clothes

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie sss

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie sss

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie sss

That’s the way he washes his clothes

Down in the jungle where nobody goes

There’s a great big crocodile washing his clothes

A rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there

This is the way he washes his clothes

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie snap

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie snap

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie snap

That’s the way he washes his clothes

Down in the jungle where nobody goes

There’s a great big elephant washing his clothes

A rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there

This is the way he washes his clothes

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie bop

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie bop

Boom boodie, boom boodie, boogie-woogie bop

That’s the way he washes his clothes

Boogie-woogie woogie woogie woo! 

 

With each new animal, try moving like that animal around the room. Slither on the floor like a snake, stomp like an elephant or snap your arms together like a snapping crocodile! Add new animals and get creative at making up new words and actions to the down in the jungle song.

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