Leo The Lion

Animal & Farm Rhymes

Children will love to sing and dance along with this fun Animal song!

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Leo The Lion Lyrics

Leo the lion is the king of the jungle
and his jaws are big and wide.
Leo the lion when he roars it 's a warning
that you'd better run away and hide.

So run, run as fast as you can,
'cos Leo is the leader of his clan.
He wears a proud mane of hair,
look into his eyes if you dare!

Terrence the tiger proudly prowls
through the jungle with his mighty
powerful paws.
Terrence the tiger when he pounces
it's a warning that you 'd better run
away and hide.

So run, run as fast as you can,
'cos Terrence always has a clever plan.
He wears a majestic set of stripes,
look into his eyes if you dare.
So run, run as fast as you can!

Leo The Lion Learning Activities


  • Feel the beat (the steady pulse). Play the song and slap your knees in time to the beat.
  • Play the song again and play the beat on a drum, plastic bucket, pot or pan, home-made drum or use a desk or the floor. Use drum sticks, pencils, chop sticks or spoons.


  • Watch the video song of "Leo the Lion". Focus on the movements of the lions and the tigers.
  • Create a list describing the movements of a lion and tiger.
  • Use the description words to move around like a lion or tiger.


  • What is the difference between a lion and tiger?
  • Why are lions and tigers an endangered species?


  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.
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