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Animals at Night

Five Nocturnal Animals

Five nocturnal animals.
Sitting by the door.
The firefly flashed away.
And then there were four.

Four nocturnal animals.
Sitting by the tree.
The beaver started gnawing.
Then there were three.

Three nocturnal animals.
Sat on tractor new.
Bat hung upside down.
Then there were two.

Two nocturnal animals.
Looking for some fun.
Hungry owl caught a mouse.
Then there was one.

One nocturnal animal.
Watching for the sun.
Raccoon went home to bed.
Then there was none.

At Night It Is Dark

(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)

At night, it is dark.
At night, it is dark.
The sun has gone, the moon has come.
At night, it is dark.

I can see the stars.
I can see the stars.
They twinkle softly in the sky.
I can see the stars.

Owls are awake.
Owls are awake.
They are busy in the night.
Owls are awake.

Raccoons are awake.
Raccoons are awake.
They are looking for some food.
Raccoons are awake.

Bats are awake.
Bats are awake.
They flying here and flying there.
Bats are awake.

Fireflies are awake.
Fireflies are awake.
Their little lights go on and off.
Fireflies are awake.

Opossums are awake.
Opossums are awake.
They hang from trees by their tails.
Opossums are awake.

I’m getting very sleepy.
I’m getting very sleepy.
I don’t need to be awake.
I’m getting very sleepy.

Goodnight, moon and stars.
Goodnight, moon and stars.
I’ll see you tomorrow night.
Goodnight, moon and stars.

Five Little Raccoons

One little raccoon looking for things to do,
Along came another and then there were two.

Two curious raccoons trying so hard to see,
Along came another and then there were three.

Three clever raccoons trying to open the door,
Along came another and then there were four.

Four happy raccoons glad to be alive,
Along came another and then there were five.

Five little raccoons as tired as can be,
Looked up for a place to rest and scurried up the tree.

Activities originally developed by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation [1]