Jungle Animals Incursion

Preschool children will feel like they are living in the jungle during our JUNGLE ANIMALS incursion.

Dressing up as Tarantulas, Scarlet Macaws, Iguanas, Howler Monkeys and Jaguars they will go on a jungle adventure and learn the importance of sharing!

The use of music and movement during the incursion will transport them into the jungle to give them an understanding of the environment whilst exploring the basic needs of living things.

Suitable for 3 year olds & older.

Addresses Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes.

“The Jungle Animals workshop was very engaging for all needs of children. It was interactive, filled with lots of movement to music and storyline well crafted. The teacher  was very enthusiastic and adaptive to meet children’s needs.”

Huntingtower Pre-Prep

Curriculum Suitability

Links to Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes

The “Jungle Animals” incursion addresses the following Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes (Birth to 5 years):

Outcome 1: IDENTITY

Children have a strong sense of identity, when they:

  • cooperate and work collaboratively with others eg. pretending to be jungle animals given the task of hunting for treasures to share.
  • use drama to interact and engage by becoming the different inhabitants of the jungle, adopting their movement and habits.

Outcome 2: COMMUNITY

Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:

  • use drama to broaden their understanding of the jungle environment, its features and inhabitants;
  • use drama to develop an understanding of the interdependence between plants and animals eg. the monkeys require trees to swing from, to get from one place to another.

Outcome 3: WELLBEING

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:

  • use physical activity and skills to move like jungle animals eg. the scarlet macaws pick up their food with their feet;
  • respond through movement to a range of music and storytelling.

Outcome 4: LEARNING

Children are confident and involved learners, when they:

  • use role play to become animals and investigate the jungle environment gaining an understanding of their features, eating habits, movement and survival instincts.


Children are effective communicators, when they:

  • use drama and creative movement to show that they can follow instructions, make meaning of a story and demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sharing.