ALLIGATORS all AROUND Links, facts, crafts & also alligator titles in story & song.
“…alligator mamas float babies on their backs…”
from SHE SANG PROMISE: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader. One of the many amazing aspects of Betty Mae Jumper’s life is that she wrestled alligators. This is explained in She Sang Promise. For more on her, look here.
How many times is in the United States is alligator used in a place name? Use a favorite place name or gazeteer source to learn the answer.
Trick question: Are alligators green?
SOUND BITES: Alligators are one of the few repitiles that make a vocal sound. What is their talk like? Click on AUDIO at the National Geographic link for some gator sound bites.
A letter-perfect Alligator CRAFT. Thank you No Time for Flash cards by way of MS. HEGNA’s STORYROOM.
An alligator info accumulation from FLORIDA experts FWC
ALLIGATOR MAN, a Cajun song, from YouTube
More ALLIGATOR crafts are here and also try, here.
Alligator titles (books for the younger gator set)
Hooray for Amanda and her Alligator, by MO WILLEMS a portrait of the relationship between a girl and her stuffed alligator.
SWAMP SONG & THREE LITTLE GATORS/ Helen Ketterman
THERE’s AN ALLIGATOR UNDER MY BED / Mercer Mayer
ALLIGATORS ALL AROUND/ Maurice Sendak
ALLIGATOR TALES/ Miles Smeeton