Circle Time, Early Literacy

Five Little Hippos Chip Clip Poem

I have created a “Five Little Hippos” Poem to use in my preschool circle time and my students love it!  I love it so much that I am sharing it for FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop!

I was gifted some adorable Jungle Animal Chip Clips from my mother and I knew I had to use them in my preschool classroom.  The set consisted of a Hippo, a Monkey and a Giraffe.  She found the sets at a Tuesday Morning store, but you can also find them on Amazon or Ebay.   And if you cannot find the Jungle Animal Chip Clips you could always create hippos with clipart from Etsy.


Five Little Hippos

Five little hippos swimming in the river.

One went to shore and then there were four.

Four little hippos swimming in the river.

One started to flee and then there were three.

Three little hippos swimming in the river.

One went to the zoo and then there were two.

Two little hippos swimming in the river.

One wanted to run and then there was one.

One little hippo swimming in the river.

She went off to have some fun and then there were none.

You can find my Five Little Hippos Poem on Teachers Pay Teachers for FREE!

Here’s another fun activity for the start of the school year:  Wooden Alphabet Block Matching Game.  I love these simple ABC and 123 activities in our classroom, they make assessing skills in the beginning of the school year fun and easy!

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