Layers in the Forest

by Debby DePauw

 

 



 

Sing this song to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It."

 
 
 

 

There are layers in the forest, yes indeed.

Yes indeed!

There are layers in the forest, yes indeed.

Yes indeed!

Emergent, canopy, and the understory.

There are layers in the forest, yes indeed.

Yes indeed!

 

The emergent's home to birds, and butterflies.

Butterflies!

The emergent's home to birds and butterflies.

Butterflies!

The trees are so high that they almost touch the sky.

The emergent's home to birds and butterflies.

Butterflies!

 

The canopy is like a big umbrella.

Big umbrella!

The canopy is like a big umbrella.

Big umbrella!

Monkeys, sloths, orangutans, eat all the fruit they can.

The canopy is like a big umbrella.

Big umbrella!

 

The understory's home to many snakes.

Many snakes!

The understory's home to many snakes.

Many snakes!

They eat cats and bats and rats,

And they like the gnats for snacks.

The understory's home to many snakes.

Many snakes!

 

The forest floor is dim and dark and wet.

Dark and wet!

The forest floor is dim and dark and wet.

Dark and wet!

Oh, the ants go marching by,

As they watch the birds up high.

The forest floor is dim and dark and wet.

Dark and wet!

 

Source: Fun in the Rainforest by D. DePauw (1993)

 
 
 
 

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