STORYTIME WITH MICHAELA – Crocodiles

Never smile at a crocodile! There are so many words to describe these creatures – scary, prehistoric, hungry, awesome – and no doubt that they are fascinating to kids and adults alike. If you ever have the opportunity to watch a crocodile feed (such as in the Northern Territory or at Perth Zoo during the warmer months), you will be astounded by the strength of their bite. But did you know that the muscles that open their jaw are very weak? Even a strong rubber band can hold their mouth closed.

Interesting facts like this can be found in our kids non-fiction crocodile books or, for stories about these amazing animals, check out the kids fiction collection.

Cover Image for Solomon Crocodile
Cover Image for Crocodile beat
Cover Image for Crocs closeup
Meet Solomon Crocodile!  He just wants to play but all of the other animals think he is a pest and a nuisance. Poor Solomon has nobody to play with until he meets another croc and it’s DOUBLE TROUBLE.
Crocodile beat by Gail Jorgensen and Patricia Mullins starts with the sleepy crocodile snoozing in the river. But soon, the other animals add their own sounds and the loud noise wakes him. Which of the noisy animals will be his lunch?
Crocs closeup is a non-fiction book about these dangerous and fascinating creatures. The close range photographs add detail to the informative text, encouraging kids to learn more about the bodies and behaviour of crocodiles.

A crocodile rhyme

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is such a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
But if you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to scream!
AAAAHHHHH!

Photograph of crocodile by Frontierofficial

Croc craft

What you need:

  • Green card or paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Green pipecleaner or felt
  • Paper fastener
  • Popstick
  • Glue

 

What to do:

  • Draw the parts of the crocodile onto the card or paper
  • Cut out the parts of the crocodile
  • Glue the legs and eyes onto the body
  • Attach the tail using the paper fastener
  • Add pipecleaner or felt as bumpy skin
  • Attach popstick (if desired)