Thursday, September 24, 2009

Movement for Halloween

I have used several songs from this great CD for movement (as well as finger plays and songs). http://www.amazon.com/Sing-Halloween-Pamela-Conn-Beall/dp/0843116447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253805373&sr=8-1#noop


Here is a list of my favorites for Movement.


Halloween, Halloween We use this for Marching


Spooky Loo This is like the Hokey Pokey


Fly Little Bats Here we have the children act out the animal and creatures actions.


The Ghost Go Flying I have taken Dumm Dumms and rapped them in a tissue to look like ghosts. We then get a big sheet/blanket/ parachute and bounce the ghosts to the song. On the last week we give each of the children a ghost sucker to take home.


Halloween Night Have the children walk around in a circle and act out the actions.


Halloween Candy Another great marching song.



Monster Mash-Bobby Pickett


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V3VT7Y/sr=1-3/qid=1253807437/ref=sr_digr_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1253807437&sr=1-3


You can do a number of things with this song. Following the leader, free dance, and instructional movement.


We also let the children and adults if they feel so inclined dress up for the last Thursday in the month and have a Halloween parade.



Please share any Halloween songs that you have used or think might work great for movement.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Books

We are going to post some of our favorite books, and in turn would love your favorite children's books for story time. You know the ones that captivate and engage the children. We will add new books often as our themes change. We thought this would be useful so when you go to the library you can have a list of tried and true.
Click on the picture for a link to amazon. Some of these books will be at your library, if they are not you can always request them. My brother-in-law illustrated this first book, every time I read it, it quickly becomes one of the children's and adult's favorites.

20 Hungry Piggies- By Trudy Harris
A number book that plays off of the three little piggies and "this little piggy went to market".
The illustration is fun and colorful with cleverly hidden images.
Knick Knack Paddywhack- by Paul O. Zelinsky
Another number book that is sing-song. This is a pop-up book that is great for story time.

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea- by Valeria Petrone
An adventure story that shows children the wonder of using their imaginations.
Starry Safari-by Jeff Mack
Another colorful adventure book showing children the excitement of using their imagination.

The Great Stroller Adventure- by Denis Markell
If it isn't obvious my kids love going on imagination adventures,
this is another well loved book in my home and music makers.
My Many Colored Days-by Dr. Seuss
This is a whimsical colorful book about feelings,
and unlike other Seuss books, it is a quick read.

How Big is a Pig?- by Clare Beaton

This beautifully crafted book teaches children about farm animals and opposites as the pig takes you through the story to the final spread where the answer is final told.

These are just a limited few, PLEASE comment with your all time favorite books for story time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Video Fun!

I thought that these videos might help to put a tune to the words which we have printed in Our Music Makers Songs post.
Enjoy!

This first video is the Welcome Song.

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This next video is our What do we do when we come to sing?

video

This last video is our Good-bye Song!

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I hope that this is helpful. I did sing some of the lyrics incorrectly, but that is how I sing it sometimes, so that is what works, right? I would love to here if your songs are sung to a different tune. Send me a video and I can post it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Favorites- songs for Movement

Marching Feet (for marching time) - Brite Music, Watch Me Sing
See Me Run - Brite Music, Watch Me Sing
http://www.britemusic.com/watch-me-sing-1-cd-mp3
Just follow the instructions in the song. The kids love this song. Some people use this every week the whole year long to help the kids get their wiggles out.


The Goldfish (Let's go swimming) - Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TE6ODY/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk12 We love to imagine we are fish and dance and move around to the ques of the music.

Let's go Fly a Kite- Marry Poppins Sountrack, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013HYKNC/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk17?ie=UTF8&qid=1252953163&sr=1-5

For this song you can assemble recycled grocery bags with a string and make kites. The kids love these kites!


Here are some more great ideas from our readers:

playing following the leader to the peter pan song, and freeze dancing (freeze when the music stops) Thanks "me" in FL

from The Singer family: There are also some good ones from Greg and Steve: We All Live Together, Volume 5 CD (we like A Walking We will Go and Get up and Go) you follow the actions!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Year, New Posts- Music & Books

As we start out the new school year we would like to do new posts on some of our favorite kids movement cd's or songs, and some favorite books that go along with the themes. As part of this effort to add to our youngsters experience, and all of our efforts to make things run smoothly, we would like your suggestions/favorites as well.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Body - Songs

My Hands

My hands upon my head I'll place,
Upon my shoulders, on my face,
At my waist and by my side,
Then behind me they will hide.
Then I'll raise them way up high,
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly,
Then clap, clap, clap them--
One - Two - Three!
Just see how quiet they can be.


Hinges

I'm all made of hinges, 'cause everything bends
From the top of my neck way down to my ends.
I'm hinges in front and I'm hinges in back;
But I have to be hinges or else I would crack!


If You're Happy

If you're happy and you know it clap you hands
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it stomp your feet...
...tap your head
...jump up and down.
any action that is appropriate


This Is The Way

This is the way we wash our hands,
Wash our hands, wash our
hands.
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning.

substitute:
....Brush our teeth
...Comb our hair
...Give a hug etc.


Thumbkin

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well I thank you.
Run and play. Run and play.
Where is Pointer
...Tall Man
...Ring Man
...Pinky
...the whole family


Put Your Finger in the Air

Put you finger in the air, in the air.
Put you finger in the air, in the air.
Put you finger in the air, and hod it up there,
Put you finger in the air, in the air.

Put you finger on your toe, on your toe.
Put you finger on your toe, on your toe.
Put you finger on your toe and leave it a day or so,
Put you finger on your toe, on your toe.

Put you finger on your tummy ... and think of something yummy.
Put you finger on your nose ... see if it grows.
Put you finger on your chin ... that's where the food slips in.
Put you finger on your knee ... and bend it just like me.
Put you finger on your ear ... leave it there a year.
Put you finger on your heart ... it's a great body part.

Put you finger on your finger, on your finger.
Put you finger on your finger, on your finger.
Put you finger on your finger, on your finger, on your finger,
Put you finger on your finger, on your finger.


Show Me If You Can
Sung to: "In and Out The Window"

Where is your finger?
Where is your finger?
Where is your finger?
Show me if you can.
Good, now where's your nose?
Now, where is your nose?
Now, where is your nose?
Show me if you can. (Use other body parts.)


Parts that Bend
Sung to: "B-I-N-G-O"

My arms have parts that bend and move
Every time I use them.
Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
And this is how I move them!

My legs have parts that bend and move
Every time I use them.
Knee, ankle, heel and foot
Knee, ankle, heel and foot
Knee, ankle, heel and foot
And this is how I move them!

My trunk has parts that bend and move
Every time I use them.
Neck, back, waist and hips
Neck, back, waist and hips
Neck, back, waist and hips
And this is how I move them!

I'm made of parts that bend and move
Every time I use them.
Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand..
Knee, ankle, heel and foot.
Neck, back, waist and hips
And this is how I move them!


Scrub A Dub-Dub Song
Sung to: "The Mulberry Bush"

This is the way we scrub our hands,
(Pretend to wash hands.)
Scrub our hands, scrub our hands.
This is the way we scrub our hands,
So early in the morning.
This is the way we scrub our faces,
(Pretend to wash face.)
Scrub our faces, scrub our faces.
This is the way we scrub our faces,
So early in the morning.
This is the way we scrub our elbows,
(Pretend to wash elbows.)
Scrub our elbows, scrub our elbows.
This is the way we scrub our elbows,
So early in the morning.
This is the way we scrub our stomachs,
(Pretend to wash stomachs.)
Scrub our stomachs, scrub our stomachs.
This is the way we scrub our stomachs,
So early in the morning.

Continue with additional verses ~ other body parts


My Body
Sung to: "Where is Thumbkin"

This is my body.
This is my body.
It's the only one I've got.
It's the only one I've got.
I'm going to take good care of it.
I'm going to take good care of it.
Yes I am. Yes I am.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Body - Fingerplays

Head to Toe

Wiggle fast; then wiggle slow.
Let's learn about the body-from head to toe!


One Fine Face

I've got 2 EYES
So I can see.
I've got 2 EARS
To listen to what you say to me.
I've a MOUTH
So I can speak.
I've got a CHEEK right here.
And here I've got another CHEEK.
I've got a NOSE, a little NOSE
So I can smell.
I've got a CHIN
But what a CHIN does I just can't tell.
I've got EYES, EARS, NOSE, MOUTH, CHEEK
and CHIN.
Each in its place
and they're all part of one fine face.


Blink Your Eyes

Blink your eyes,
Blow a kiss with your lips,
Move your shoulder,
Put your hands on your hips,
Wiggle your bottom,
And wiggle your toes,
Touch your ear,
And touch your toes.


Put Your Arms

Put your arms up high, high, high,
Put your arms down low.
Make your arms go stiff, stiff,
Now you let them go.

Swing your arms back and forth,
Swing them just like that.
Make your arms go around and around,
Now your arms are flat.


Touch Your Nose

Touch your nose,
Touch your chin;
That's the way this game begins.
Touch you eyes,
Touch your knees;
Now pretend you're going to sneeze.
Touch your hair,
Touch one ear;
Touch your two red lips right here,
Touch your elbows
Where they bend;
That's the way this touch game ends.


It's Me Again!

Here are my ears.
Here is my nose.
Here are my fingers.
Here are my toes.
Here are my eyes,
Both open wide.
Here is my mouth
With white teeth inside.
Here is my tongue
That helps me speak.
Here is my chin,
And here are my cheeks.
Here are my hands
That help my play.
Here are my feet
For walking today.


Eye Winker

Eye Winker, (Point to eyes.)
Tom Tinker , (Point to ears.)
Nose Smeller , (Point to nose.)
Mouth Eater, (Point to mouth.)
Chin Chopper, (Tap chin.)
Chin Chopper, Chin Chopper,
Chin Chopper, Chin.


Fingers

Fingers, fingers, everywhere (Suit action to words.)
Fingers blinking in the air.
Fingers making little holes.
Fingers tying little bows.
Fingers learning to button & snap.
Fingers on hands that like to clap.


Fingers

Fingers like to wiggle waggle,
Wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle,
Fingers like to wiggle waggle
On your head!

...your knee, your toe, your nose, ect.


Hands On Shoulders

Hands on shoulders, hands on knees,
Hands behind you if you please.
Touch your shoulders, now your nose,
Now your chin and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides and touch your hair.
Hands up high as before,
Now clap your hands--one, two, three, four.


Me

Here are my fingers and here is my nose.
Here are my ears, and here are my toes.
Here are my eyes that open wide.
Here is my mouth with my white teeth inside.
Here is my pink tongue that helps me speak.
Here are my shoulders and here is my cheek.
Here are my hands that help me play.
Here are my feet that go walking each day.


My Wiggles


I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose.
Now the wiggles are out of me,
And I'm just as still as can be.


Ten Little Fingers

I have ten fingers and they all belong to me (hold hands up)
I can make them do things Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight (form fist)
Or open them wide (hold fingers out)
I can put them together or make them all hide (Close both fists)
I can make them jump high (put hands over head)
I can make them go low (put hands down)
I can fold them quietly and hold them just so (put hands in lap)


What's on a Face?

Here's a face, Now let's begin
It has two ears, a nose and chin.
A mouth, two eyes, with a bushy brow
What's on a face? We all know now!


Right Hand, Left Hand

This is my right hand (raise hand)
I raise it up high (lift up over head)
This is my left hand (raise hand)
I touch the sky (lift up over head)
Right hand, left hand (raise one then other)

Roll them round and round (Roll hands)
Right hand, left hand (raise one then other)
Let's all sit down (sit down)


My Head

This is the circle that is my head
(make large circle with both hands)
This is my mouth with which words are said
(point to mouth)
These are my eyes with which I see
(point to eyes)
This is my nose that's a part of me
(point to nose)
This is the hair that grows on my head
(point to hair)
And this is my hat all pretty and red
(place hands on head, fingers pointing up and touching)


I Have Two Eyes

I have two eyes to see with,
I have two feet to run,
I have two hands to wave with,
And nose I have but one.
I have two ears to hear with,
And a tongue to say "Good day".


Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them, Open, shut them,
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them, Open, shut them,
Put them in you lap.
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin
(Open wide your little mouth, hesitate)
But do not put them in.


Point to the Right
Use both arms to point for all the movements.

Point to the right of me.
Point to the left of me.
Point up above me.
Point down below.
Right, left, up.
(Increase speed in pointing)
And down so slow.
(Decrease speed).


Pat Your...

Pat your head, pat, pat, pat
Pat my head, pat, pat, pat
Where's your tummy? Pat, pat, pat
Where's my tummy? Pat, pat, pat
Pat your head, pat, pat, pat
Pat my head, pat, pat, pat.

Pat your head, pat, pat, pat
Pat my head, pat, pat, pat
Where's your knee? Pat, pat, pat
Where's my knee? Pat, pat, pat
Pat your head, pat, pat, pat
Pat my head, pat, pat, pat.


Knees up

Knees up, Mary Muffet.
Knees up, Mary Brown.
Knees up, Mary Macaroni.
Take your mommy's hand, Oh!

Toes up...
Fingers up...
Arms up...
Head up...


When

When I was a little kid
little kid, little kid
When I was a little kid
I could jump like this.

repeat with dance, sway, rock, bend, kick, ect.


I'm Being Eaten...

I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor,
a boa constrictor, a boa constrictor,
I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor
and I don't know what to do:
Oh no, he's got my toe!
Oh gee, he's got my knee!
Oh my, he's got my thigh!
Oh yip, he's got my hip!
Make haste, he's got my waist!
Be calm, he's got my arm!
That bum, he's got my thumb!
Oh yes, he's got my chest!
Oh heck, he's got my neck!
Oh dread, he's got my head!
Uuggghhh!


Brow Binker
tap on child's face

Brow Binker,
Eye Winker,
Cheek Cherry,
Mouth Merry,
Nose Nippy,
Chin Choppy.
Gully, gully gullly.

Summer Music Makers= My two cents

In years past participants have loved and wanted to continue Music Makers through the summer months. I have had friends take it on, and some that would like to this year. So I will post two other themes that have been used and are fun for reference. If you are considering continuing, I would consult your group to find out if there is interest. I would also find out if those interested are willing to participate so you are not a one man show(this can be very exhausting).

For some of the people who have attempted summer months they have found it a little discouraging as people are on vacation, or want to spend time at the pool, or just need a break so that they can look forward to it in the fall(absence make the heart grow fonder). So with all those factors, #'s can be few, and the time you take out of your day then feels wasted.

If you have a successful summer session please share your experiences with the rest of us.

Thanks!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Food Fingerplays

Five Little Hotdogs

Five little hotdogs frying in the pan,
the grease got hot and one went BAM!

Four little, three little, two little, one little

NO little hotdoge frying in the pan,
the grease got hot and the pan went BAM!


Five Fat Peas

Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed
(hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
They grew and grew
and did not stop,
Until one day
the pod went POP!
(clap hands)


The Food Chant

Apples on a tree
Apples on a tree
Pick them off
Eat them up
Apples on a tree

Carrots in the ground
Carrots in the ground
Pull them up
wash them off
Carrots in the ground

Food in your tummy
Food in your tummy
Lick your lips
Mmm Mmm Mmm
Yum yum yummy


Five Cookies

Five little cookies in the bakery shop.
Shining bright with the sugar on top.
Along comes _________ with a nickel to pay.
He/She buys a cookie and takes it away.
(continue with four, three, two and one.)


Donut Shop

Down on the corner in the Donut Shop
There were (Number of children in the class) little donuts with sugar on top.
Along came (child) with the penny to pay and
he/she took the (color) donut and ran away!
Then we count the remaining donuts and start again.


Ten Red Apples

(Both hands high) Ten red apples grow on a tree
(Dangle one hand and then the other) Five for you and five for me.
(Shake body) Let us shake the tree just so
(Hands fall) And ten red apples will fall below
(Count ea. finger) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.


POP

You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle
POP!


Ice Cream

I scream,
You scream
We all scream
For ice cream!


I Eat

I eat apples-
crunch, crunch, crunch
I eat sandwiches-
munch, munch, munch
I eat lollipops-
lick, lick, lick
But I eat ice cream
quick, quick, quick!


Patty Cake

Patty cake patty cake,
Bakers man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it
Pat it
Mark it with a E
And put it in the oven for everybody!


Five Red Apples

Five red apples hanging in a tree (Hold up five fingers)
The juiciest apples you ever did see.
The wind came by and gave an angry frown (Fingers flutter downward)
And one little apple came tumbling down (One finger falls)
Four red apples, hanging in a tree, etc.


I Like to Eat!

I like hotdogs
I like beans,
I like eating in my jeans.
I like french fries
I like ham
I like eating in my jams.
I like cookies
I like pie
I like eating in my tie.
I like bagels
I like lox
I like eating in my socks.
I like pancakes
I like molasses
I like eating in my glasses.
I like veggies
I like fruit
I like eating in my boots.


My Garden

This is my garden;
(extend one hand forward, palm up)
I'll rake it with care,
(make raking motion on palm with other hand)
And then some flower seeds, I'll plant
(planting motion)
The sun will shine
(make circle with hands)
And the rain will fall,
(let fingers flutter down to lap)
And my garden will blossom
(cup hands together, extend upward slowly)
And grow straight and tall.


Pancake


Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry a pancake,
Toss a pancake,
Catch it if you can!


Potato

One potato, two potato,
Three potato, four;
I like mashed potato,
May I please have some more?

Other verses:
I like potato chips,
I like roast potatoes,
I like potato cakes,...


One, One Cinnamon Bun

One, one
Cinnamon bun
Two, two
Chicken stew
Three, three
Cakes and tea
Five, five
Honey in a hive
Seven, seven
Straight from heaven
Eight, eight
Clean our plate
Nine, nine
Look at mine
Ten, ten
Start over again!

Food Songs

Peanut Butter and Jelly

First you take the peanuts
And you crunch 'em,You crunch 'em
First you take the peanuts
And you crunch 'em,You crunch 'em


Chorus 1:For your peanut, peanut butter
And jelly
Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly

Then you take the grapes
And you squish 'em, You squish 'em
Then you take the grapes
And you squish 'em,You squish 'em
Chorus 1
Then you take the bread
And you spread it, You spread it
Then you take the bread
And you spread it, You spread it
Chorus 1
Then you take your sandwich
And you eat it, You eat it
Then you take your sandwich
And you eat it, You eat it

Cause’ it’s good peanut, peanut butter
And jelly Good peanut, peanut butter And jelly


Apples and Bananas

I like to eat, I like to eat, I like to eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, I like to eat, I like to eat apples and bananas
I like to ate, I like to ate, I like to ate
ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, I like to ate, I like to ate
ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to eat, I like to eat, I like to eat
ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, I like to eat, I like to eat
ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to ite, I like to ite, I like to ite
i-ples and by-ny-nys
I like to ite, I like to ite, I like to ite
i-ples and by-ny-nys
I like to ote, I like to ote, I like to ote
oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, I like to ote, I like to ote
oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to oot, I like to oot, I like to oot
oo-ples and boo-noo-noos
I like to oot, I like to oot, I like to oot
oo-ples and boo-noo-noos


One Bottle O’ Pop

One bottle o'pop,Two bottle o'pop
Three bottle o'pop,Four bottle o'pop
Five bottle o'pop,Six bottle o'pop
Seven bottle o'pop, more!
Don’t throw your junk
In my backyard, my backyard, my backyard
Don’t throw your junk in my backyard
My backyard’s full.
Fish and chips and vinegar,Vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips and vinegar Vinegar and Pop


Bananas Unite

Bananas unite!(Put hands together over head)
Bananas split!(Hands at side)
Go bananas!Go go bananas!Go bananas!Go go bananas!(Turn in circle, moving arms up and down during these four lines)
Bananas to the left(Point left) Bananas to the right(Point right)
Peel your banana and, mmmmmm, take a bite!(Motion of peeling banana and biting it)


Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut (make a Circle with your arms),
Pizza Hut (make a Circle with your arms),
Kentucky Fried Chicken (Do the Chicken Dance),
And a Pizza Hut (make a Circle with your arms),
Mc Donald's (make the golden arches with your finger),
Mc Donald's (make the golden arches with your finger),
Kentucky Fried Chicken (Do the Chicken Dance),
And a Pizza Hut (make a circle with your arms).


Orange As A Carrot

ORANGE as a carrot, YELLOW as a pear,
PURPLE as a plum, BROWN as a bear, GREEN as the grass,
BLUE as the sky, BLACK as a cat RED as cherry pie


Pop Corn Popping

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring has brought me such a nice surprise
Blossoms popping right before my eyes.
I can take an armful and make a treat
A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.
It wasn’t really so
But it seemed to be
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.


Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns
One a penny,Two a penny,Hot cross buns


Popcorn Song
(tune: Frere Jaqua)

Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels,
in the pot, in the pot.
Shake them, shake them, shake them
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
'til they POP, 'til they POP


Take Me Out for Some Ice Cream

Take me out for some ice cream,
Take me out to the store.
Buy me a triple scoop jumbo cone.
I won't share, I'll eat it alone!
For it's scoop, scoop up the ice cream-
three kinds I adore!
For it's one, two, three scoops to go
At the ice cream store.


Vegetables
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

We are string beans, green and fine,
green and fine, green and fine.
We are string beans, green and fine,
growing on a vine.

Carrots, orange and long
Help us sing our song.

Cabbage, green or red
See our funny head.

We are cornstalks, tall and straight.
Don't we just taste great.


Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar ?

Who took the cookie from the cookie jar?
________ (Name) Tool the cookie from the cookie jar.
(Named person) Who me?
(Others) Ya you!
(Named person) Couldn't be!
(Others) Then who?
Repeat*
Two Red Apples Sung to: "This Old Man"
Way up high, in a tree (raise hands over head)
Two red apples smiled at me (smile)
So I shook that tree as har-r-d as I could (Pretend to shake tree)
Down came the apples, Ummm, they were good!!!! (Rub tummy)


Strawberry, Bananas, Watermelon
Sung to: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Strawberries, bananas, watermelon too;
Good for me and good for you!
They are tasty; they are sweet.
All are such a yummy treat.
Strawberries, bananas, watermelon too;
Good for me and good for you!


Soup,Salad, Sandwich
Sung to: "Are you sleeping"

Soup, salad, sandwich Soup, salad, sandwich
What do you choose? What do you choose?
They are all delicious! So many good dishes?
Slurp,crunch, munch! Slurp, crunch, munch!


Pancakes
Sung To: “Clementine”

Mixing pancakes,
Stirring pancakes,
Then you POP them in the pan;
Frying pancakes,
Flipping pancakes,
Then you catch them if you can!


On Top of Spaghetti

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.


Are You Eating
Sung to: "Are You Sleeping"
Are you eating, are you eating
Healthy foods, healthy foods?
For your body needs them, for your body needs them
Everyday, everyday.


Hug Sandwich
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot"
Gather children in a circle with two children in the middle.

I'm the peanut butter,
(first child points to their chest)
I'm the jam,
(second child points to their chest)
We stick together
When we can.
(children hug each other)
Bread will gently squeeze us,
(outside circle of children gently hugs the two in the middle
Squish, squish, squish,
We make a yummy
Hug sandwich!


The Donut Song

Well, I woke up this morning and I went around the block
And I walked right in to the donut shop
And I picked three donuts right out of the grease
And I handed the lady a five cent piece.

Well, she looked at the nickel and she looked at me
And she said, “This nickel’s no good, you see
There’s a hole in the middle and it goes right through.”
I said, “Oops, there’s a hole in the donuts, too.”

Thanks for the donuts,
Good-bye!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Insects/Spring - Songs

Bugs
Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

Big bugs, small bugs, big bugs, small bugs,
See them crawl on the wall?
Creepy, creepy, crawling, never, never falling.
Bug, bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs.


Flutter, flutter, Butterfly
Sung to: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Flutter, flutter, butterfly.
Floating in the summer sky.
Floating by for all to see,
Floating by so merrily.
Flutter, flutter, butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky.


Can you move with me?
Sung to: "Do Your Ears Hang Low"

Can you wiggle like a worm?
Can you squiggle? Can you squirm?
Can you flutter? Can you fly like a gentle butterfly?
Can you crawl upon the ground
Like a beetle that is round?
Can you move with me?
Can you flip? Can you flop?
Can you give a little hop?
Can you slither like a snake?
Can you give a little shake?
Can you dance like bee
Who is buzzing round a tree?
Can you move with me?


Oh, the ants are busy!
Sung to: "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain"

Oh, the ants are busy, busy as can be.
Oh, the ants are busy, busy as can be.
See them dig and dig and dig.
Lots of tunnels, oh, so big.
Oh, the ants are busy, busy as can be.



Ladybug Fly
Sung to: "Three Blind Mice"

Fly, fly, fly
Ladybugs fly Fly over here
Fly over there
They fly up high and they fly down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They fly fast, and they fly slow.
Oh, ladybugs fly


A Fly is on my toe
Sung to: "Farmer in the Dell"

A fly is on my toe,
A fly is on my toe,
Hi-ho, just watch me blow.
A fly is on my toe

Other verses: A fly is on my nose ,my head, my ear, my elbow, my knee,etc..


Insect
Sung to: "The Wheels on the Bus"

The firefly at night goes blink blink blink
Blink blink blink blink blink blink
The firefly at night goes blink blink blink
All around the town
The bees in the flowers go buzz buzz buzz....
The ants in the grass go march march march...
The crickets in the leaves go chirp chirp chirp...
The caterpillar in the field goes creep creep creep....


Little Black Bug

Little black bug, Little black bug
Where have you been?
I've been under the rug,
Said little black bug.
Bug-ug-ug-ug.

Little green fly, Little green fly,
Where have you been?
I've been way up high,
Said little green fly.
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Little old mouse, Little old mouse,
Where have you been?
I've been all through the house
Said little old mouse.
Squeak-eak-eak-eak-eak.


Plants
Sung to: "The Farmer In The Dell"

The farmer plants the seeds
The farmer plants the seeds
Hi, Ho and Cherry O
The farmer plants the seeds
The rain begins to fall
The sun begins to shine
The plants begin to grow
The buds all open up
The flowers smile at me


Dandelions
Sung to: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Once there was a dandy lady,
Dandy lady, dandy lady,
Once there was a dandy lady,
Who loved to dance, they say.
She had beautiful hair of gold,..................
And loved to dance all day.
As time passed by and she grew old,.................
Her hair all turned to grey.
Now when the dandy lady dances,.................
Her hair all blows away.


Spring
Sung to: "The Mulberry Bush"

What a lovely time of year,
Time of year, time of year.
What a lovely time of year
In our springtime garden.
See the flowers swing and sway,
Swing and sway, swing and sway.
See the flowers swing and sway
In our springtime garden.


Spring Song
Sung to: "Are You Sleeping?"

I see robins, I see bird's nests
Butterflies too, flowers too
Everything is growing
The wind is gently blowing
Spring is here, spring is here


Parts of the flower
Sung to: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

Do you know the parts of plants, parts of plants?
Do you know the parts of plants, parts of plants?
All kinds of plants that grow and grow and grow.
Do you know the parts of plants, parts of plants?
The roots hold the plant in place, plant in place.
The roots hold the plant in place, plant in place.
The roots store food and water too.
The roots hold the plant in place, plant in place.
The stem moves water up the plant, up the plant.
The stem moves water up the plant, up the plant.
The stem brings water to the leaves.
The stem moves water up the plant, up the plant.
The leaves soak up the sun, soak up the sun.
The leaves soak up the sun, soak up the sun.
The sun helps the plant to grow and grow and grow.
The leaves soak up the sun, soak up the sun.
The flower grows into a fruit, into a fruit.
The flower grows into a fruit, into a fruit.
Inside the fruit are little, tiny seeds.
The flower grows into a fruit, into a fruit.


Ants Go Marching
(Students walk in pairs of 2 side by side each other in a circle)

The ants came marching two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants came marching two by two
The little one stopped to tie his shoe.
They all go marching down around the town.
Boom, Boom, Boom.
Other Verses:The ants came marching three by three...The little one stopped to climb a tree.
The ants came marching four by four....The little one stopped to shut the door....
The ants came marching five by five...The little one stopped to take a dive....
The ants came marching six by six....The little one stopped to pick up sticks....
The ants came marching seven by seven....The little one stopped to go to heaven...
The ants came marching eight by eight...The little one stopped to shut the gate...
The ants came marching nine by nine...The little one stopped to scratch his spine...
The ants came marching ten by ten
The little one stopped to say THE END!


We're going on a bug hunt
Tune: "We're going on a bear hunt"

We're going on a bug hunt!
We're going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh my! A bee!
A black & yellow bee,
Flying over the flowers.
BUZZ.....

We're going on a bug hunt!
We're going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh, my! An ant!
A tiny, black ant,
Crawling through the grass.
Shh...

We're going on a bug hunt!
We're going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh, my! A grasshopper!
A big, green grasshopper,
Hopping around the tree.
Boing, boing...

We're going on a bug hunt!
We're going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh, my! A butterfly!
A pretty, orange butterfly,
Floating in the sky.
Whoosh, whoosh...

We're going on bug hunt!
We're going to catch some big ones.
What a sunny day!
Are you ready? OK!

Oh my! A spider!
A big black spider,
Creeping on the tree. Creep, creep...



Baby Bumblebee

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ouch! It stung me!

I'm squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
I'm squishing up a baby bumblebee,
Ooh! It's yucky!

I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won't be mad at me!


The Bee and the Pup

There was a bee-i-ee-i-ee
Sat on a wall-i-all-i-all
And he went buzz-i-uzz-i-uzz
And that was all-i-all-i-all

There was a pup-i-up-i-up
Sat on a bee-i-ee-i-ee
Someone went ki-yi-yi-yi-yi
And that was he-i-ee-i-ee


There's A Spider on the Floor
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know it
There's a spider on the floor, on the floor
There's a spider on the floor, on the floor
Who could ask for anything more
than a spider on the floor?
There's a spider on the floor on the floor.

There's a spider on my shoe, on my shoe
There's a spider on my shoe, on my shoe
Oh, I don’t know what to do,
there’s a spider on my shoe.
There's a spider on my shoe on my shoe.

Repeat with:
Knee- He’s as big as he can be. Just look over here and see
Hip- Oh, I think I’m gonna flip. I got a spider on my hip
Tummy- Oh, it isn’t very funny, there’s a spider on my tummy
Neck-Oh I'm goinna be a wreck! I've got a spider on my neck
Face - Oh, what a big disgrace! I've got a spider on my face
Head –Oh, the spiders on my head I want to hide up in my bed
"But he jumps off"
There's a spider on the floor on the floor (repeat first verse)


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

Repeat With:
Great Big Spider
Rockin Roll Spider

I Know An Old Lady

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird,
How absurd to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat,
Imagine that, to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog,
My, what a hog, to swallow a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat,
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I wonder how she swallowed a cow?!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse,
She's dead, of course!!


Millipede
Tune: Polly Wolly Doodle

Said the millipede,
As he gave a little squirm,
"Has anybody seen a leg o' mine?
If it can't be found,
I'll have to hop around
On the other nine hundred ninety-nine."

"Hop around, hop around,
On the other nine hundred ninety-nine;
If it can't be found,
I'll have to hop around
On the other nine hundred ninety-nine."

Insects/Spring - Fingerplays

Ant Hill

Once I saw an anthill with no ants about. (fingers curled under, concealed)
So I said, "Dear little ants, won't you come out?"
Then, as if the little ants had heard my call,
One, two, three, four, five come out? (as numbers are called, fingers are extended)
And that was all!


Ladybugs

I saw a little ladybug flying in the air,
But when I tried to catch her, two bugs were there.
Two little ladybugs flew up in a tree.
I tiptoed very quietly, and then I saw three.
Three little ladybugs--I looked for one more.
I saw one sitting on the ground, that made four.
Four little ladybugs--another one arrived.
I saw her sitting on a flower, and that made five.
Five little ladybugs, all red and black--
I clapped my hands and shouted, and they all flew back!


Bugs

1, 2, 3 ( hold up fingers)
There is a bug on me! (point to shoulder)
Where did it go? ( brush off)
I don't know ( Shrug Shoulder and look really puzzled)

Caterpillar
Let the words describe the actions

Little fuzzy caterpillar
In your warm cocoon
The cold winter's over and you'll be hatching soon.
Then you'll spread your wings on a warm summer's day
and wave us all goodbye as you fly, fly away.



Bunny in the Ground

Here is a bunny with ears so funny (make bunny ears)
And here is his hole in the ground (make a circle with fingers)
When a noise he hears (put hand to ear)
He pricks up his ears, (hold bunny ears up straight)
And he jumps in his hole in the ground! (make hole with one hand and stick finger in it)


Five Little Ladybugs

Five little Ladybugs climbing up a door
One Flew away then there were four
Four Little ladybugs sitting on a tree
One flew away then there were three
Three little ladybugs landed on a shoe
One flew away and then there were two
Two little ladybugs looking for some fun
One flew away and then there was one
One little ladybug sitting in the sun
She flew away and then there were none


Roly-Poly Caterpillar

Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle right pointer finger)
Into a corner crept, (place right pointer finger in left cupped hand)
Spun around himself a blanket (spin around)
Then for a long time slept. (place head on folded hands)
Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle right pointer finger)
Wakening by and by, ("stretch" right pointer finger)
Found himself with beautiful wings
Changed to a butterfly. (flutter arms like wings)


A Beetle
Action poem

I know a beetle
Who lives down a drain
His coat's very shiny
But terribly plain
When I take a bath
He comes up the pipe
Together we wash
Together we wipe


Here is a Beehive

Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive
1-2-3-4-5! BUZZ!


Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log,
eating the most delicious bugs, Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool,
Now there are four, green and speckled frogs.
(Repeat 4, 3, 2, 1)


Ladybug

Ladybug, ladybug, where will you land?
(Flutter fingers in the air)
Ladybug, ladybug, come to my hand.
(Hold palm out of other hand)
Then you can crawl all the way up my arm,
(Land fluttering fingers in outstretched palm)
And I will assure you I'll do you no harm.
(Crawl fingers up arm)
When you fly away, when you fly away,
(Flutter fingers of on hand from palm)
I hope that you'll come back another fine day>
(Hold hand over heart while looking up)


Little Miss Muffet

Traditional nursery rhyme

Little Miss Muffet,
Sat on her tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened
Miss Muffet away.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weather Songs

What’s the Weather?
(Tune: “Oh, My Darling Clementine”)

What’s the weather, what’s the weather?
What’s the weather outside?
Outside, what’s the weather?
What’s the weather outside?

(Insert different types of weather:
sun is shining, rain is falling,
wind is blowing, it is cloudy)


Mister Sun

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree. . .

These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you

Oh Mister Sun, Sun,
Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on…
Please shine down on…
Please shine down on me.


Once There was a Snowman

Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman
Once there was a snowman tall, Tall, TALL
In the sun he melted, melted melted
In the sun he melted small, Small, SMALL



If all the Raindrops

If all the raindrops
were lemon drops and gum drops
Oh what a rain that would be!

Standing outside with my mouth open wide
Ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah

If all the raindrops
Were lemon drops and gum drops
Oh what a rain that would be!

If all the snowflakes
were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh what a snow that would be!

Standing outside with my mouth open wide
Ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah

If all the snowflakes
were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh what a snow that would be!


You are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away!


Rainbow Colors
Sung to: "Hush, Little Baby"

Rainbow purple, rainbow blue
Rainbow green and yellow, too
Rainbow orange, rainbow red
Rainbow smiling overhead.

Come and count the colors with me
How many colors can you see?
One, two, three, down to green,
Four, five, six can be seen

Rainbow purple, rainbow blue,
Rainbow green and yellow, too.
Rainbow orange, rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.


Blow, Blow, Blow the Wind
(Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")

Blow, blow, blow, the wind
Gently through the trees.
Blow, and blow, and blow, and blow.
How I like a breeze!
Blow, blow, blow the clouds,
Blow them through the sky.
Blow, and blow, and blow, and blow.
Watch the clouds roll by!


Rain Is Falling

Rain is falling all around,
On the housetops, on the ground.
Rain is falling on my nose.
On my head and hands and toes.

Repeat:
Snow is falling ... , Wind is blowing...
Sun is shinning...


The Wind
(Tune: "Skip to my Lou")

The wind is full of tricks today
It almost blew me far away
It almost blew me off my feet
As I went walking down the street!
The next time that I go outside
The wind won't take me for a ride
Cause I know just what I will do. . .
I'll put some glue on the bottom of my shoe!


Sunny
(Tune: "Bingo")

There was a day,
When it was hot and sunny was the weather
S U N N Y
S U N N Y
S U N N Y
And sunny was the weather.
**Other Verses
When it was wet and rainy was the weather
When it was cold and snowy was the weather
When I got blown and windy was the weather


Rain is Falling on You
(Tune: "Happy Birthday")

Rain is falling on you,
Rain is falling on me,
Rain is falling on everyone,
Rain is falling, YIPPEE!!


Snowflakes Falling Down
(Tune: "Row, Row, Row your Boat")

Snowflakes falling down,
Falling to the ground.
Big, white fluffy flakes
That do not make a sound.


I'm a Little Sunflower
(Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little sunflower bright and yellow
Here is my stem and here are my petals.
When the sun comes out, just watch me grow.
I'll come out and say "Hello"!


Flower Garden
(Tune: "The Farmer in the Dell")

The farmer plants the seeds
The farmer plants the seeds
Hi, Ho, Cheery O
The farmer plants the seeds
**Other Verses
The wind begins to blow...
The rain begins to fall...
The sun begins to shine...
The plants begin to grow...
or
The seeds begin to grow...
The flowers smile at us...
or
The farmer cuts the grain...


The Rain
(Tune: "Sing a Song of Sixpence")

Pitter patter raindrops
falling from the sky.
Here is my umbrella
to keep me safe and dry.
When the rain is over
the sun begins to glow.
Little flowers start to bud
and grow and grow and grow.


Did You Ever See a Cloud?
(Tune: "Did You Ever See a Lassie")

Did you ever see a cloud,
a cloud, a cloud.
Did you ever see a cloud
that looked like a bear?
A big one, a little one
a lazy one, a funny one.
Did you ever see a cloud
that looked like a bear?

Did you ever see a cloud
a cloud, a cloud.
Did you ever see a cloud
that looked like a plane?
A big one, a little one,
a fast one, a slow one.
Did you ever see a cloud
that looked like a plane?


Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way.
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Mr. Bluebird's on my shoulder.
It's the truth, it's actual.
Everything is satisfactual.
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!


One Little Raindrop
(Tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")

One little raindrop hit the ground,
and another little raindrop hit the ground.
And another, and another, and another, and another.
Until we hear, a very different sound!
SPLASH!!!


Snow Pants
tune: Here we go round the mulberry bush

This is the way we put on snow pants,
Put on snow pants, put on snow pants.
This is the way we put on snow pants,
All on a snowy morning.

This is the way we put on ...
our boots
our coat
our scarf
our hat
our mittens

Sun is peeking out
(wiggle fingers down, slap both thighs on Splash!)
Rain is falling down, splash
rain is falling down, splash
pitter patter, pitter patter
rain is falling down, splash

(cover face with hands and peek-a-boo on Peek!)
Sun is peeking out, peek
sun is peeking out, peek
peeking here, peeking there
sun is peaking out, peek!

LOOK OUTSIDE
tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle"

Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?
Is there sunshine, is there rain?
Is wind blowing down the lane?
Look outside now, can you say
what the weather is today?

Look outside now, can you say
what the weather is today?
ARe there snowflakes falling down,
are there big clouds floating around?
Look outside now, can you say
what the weather is today?


Prop idea: have old big box cut out like a house
with a window kids can stand "inside" and look
out and have other kids hold up appropriate props
outside of house.




Weather fingerplays

Boom, Bang!

Boom, bang, boom, bang;
Rumpety, thumpety, bump!
Zoom, zam, zoom, zam;
Clippety, clappety, clump!
Rustles and bustles, swishes and zings-
What wonderful noises a thunderstorm brings!


Touch Your Nose

Touch your nose, touch your chin;
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees;
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear;
Touch your two lips right here
Touch your elbows where they bend;
That’s the way this touch game ends.


Trickery

The big round sun in the morning sky,
Winked at a cloud that was passing by.
The gray cloud laughed as it scattered rain,
Then out came the big round sun again.


Falling Raindrops

Raindrops, raindrops, falling all around.
Pitter-patter on the rooftops,
Pitter-patter on the ground.
Here is my umbrella,
It will keep me dry;
When I go walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high.


A Rainbow Fair

When the rain falls from the sky,
Don’t forget to look up high.
If the sun is shining there,
You may see a rainbow fair.
Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue
And you’ll see there’s purple too.


I Will Build a Snowman

I will build a snowman,
Make him big and tall.
See if you can hit him
With a big snowball.


Kite Flying

On a windy day,
Pick a kite, I say!
Send it on its way.
Give it lots of string to play,
Watch it dip and sway.
Hold tight! Don’t let it get away!


Spring

Put up your umbrella
When the rain comes down
Wear a happy smile
Wipe away a frown.
Splash in all the puddles,
Do a little dance.
Rain is just the thing we need
For new spring-time plants


Five Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen, fat.
Each with a funny hat.
Out came the sun and it melted one.
What do you think of that?
Down, down, down, down.
What do you think of that?
**(Repeat four, three, two, one)


Five Little Flowers

Five little flowers standing in the sun,
See their heads nodding, bowing one by one?
Down, down, down falls the gentle rain
And the five little flowers lift their heads again.


Rain

With a drip, drip, drip
And a drop, drop, drop
See the rain on the pane:
Will it stop, stop, stop?

With a wink, wink, wink,
And a blink, blink, blink,
Will we see sun again,
Do you think, think, think?


Falling Raindrops

Raindrops, raindrops, falling all around.
Pitter-patter on the rooftops,
Pitter-patter on the ground.
Here is my umbrella,
It will keep me dry;
When I go walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high.


Snow

Snow on my forehead, (touch forehead)
Snow on my knee, (touch knee)
Snow on my glasses, (touch eyes)
Getting hard to see.
Snow on my boots, (touch shoes)
Snow on my hair, (touch hair)
Snow on my mittens, (touch hands)
Snow everywhere. (Wave hands all over)


March Rhyme

March winds blow kites around,
Blow them right up off the ground. (swing hands down, then up)
March means spring is almost here,
Sounds of birds you soon will hear. (cup hand behind ear)
Watch the leaves sprout on the trees,
Soon you'll see some honeybees. (Make buzzing sounds)


The big round sun

The big round sun in a springtime sky (circle with arms)
Winked at a cloud that was passing by (Wind eye)
The little cloud laughed as it scattered rain, (flutter fingers downward)
Then out came the big round sun again. (Circle with arms)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

valentine cookies

I found this idea on Crafty Crow and thought it would be fun to make for music makers. I used them during fingerplays (5 pretty valentines). The kids loved them! They were really easy to make, all hand sewn, and my kids had fun putting on the "sprinkles".

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Love & Family - songs


Happy Family

I love you
You love me
We're a happy family
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you
Won't you say you love me, too!

Skinnamarink

Skinnamarink a-dink a-dink
Skinnamarink a-doo
I love you!
Skinnamarink a-dink a-dink
Skinnamarink a-do
Yes, I do!

I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening
And 'neath the silvery moon.

Skinnamarink a-dink a-dink
Skinnamarink a-doo
I love you!


With My Family
(tune: "The Muffin Man")

Tell me what you like to do
Like to do, like to do
Tell me what you like to do
With your family.

_______likes to play with toys
Play with toys, play with toys
_______likes to play with toys
With his family.

(ask children what they like to do
with their family...fill in blanks)


5 Little Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed

5 little monkeys jumpin' on the bed
One fell off and broke his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
"No more monkeys jumpin' on the bed"

4 little monkeys jumpin' on the bed....

H-E-A-R-T
(tune: "Bingo")

There is a shape and it means love,
and heart is its name-o
H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T
And Heart is its name-o!


Valentines Say I love you
(tune: "London Bridge")

Valentines say I love you,
I love you, I love you
Valentines say I love you.
Yes, they really do.


Happy Family

I love mommy, she loves me
We love daddy, yes sir-ree
He loves us and so you see
We are a happy family

I love grandma, she loves me
We love grandpa, yes sir-ree
He loves us and so you see
We are a happy family

I love sister, she loves me
We love brother, yes sir-ree
He loves us and so you see
We are a happy family


A Bushel and a Peck

I love you a Bushel and a Peck
a Bushel and a Peck and a hug around the neck
a hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
a barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep
About You!

Doodle-doodle-doodle
Doodle-doodle-doodle
Doodle-doodle-doodle-do!
I love you!


I’m a Little Valentine
(Tune: I’m a little teapot)

I’m a little valentine red and white
With ribbons and lace I’m a beautiful sight.
I can say, “I love you” on Valentine’s Day,
Just put me in an envelope and give me away!


Yes, I do
(Tune: Three Blind Mice)

I love you, I love you
Yes, I do, yes, I do
I love every night and day,
I love you when I work and play,
I love you in so many ways,
I love you!

May There Always Be Sunshine

May there always be sunshine
May there always be blue skies
May there always be mama (papa, good friends, family)
May there always be me!

Spanish
Que haya siempre sol
Que haya siempre cielo
Que este (estan) siempre mi mama (padre, amigos, familia)
Que este siempre yo.

Little Red Valentine
(tune: Skip to my Lou)

Little red valentine, I love you
Little red valentine, I love you
Little red valentine, I love you
Blue one says, I do too!

Little blue valentine, I love you
Little blue valentine, I love you
Little blue valentine, I love you
Red one says, I do too!

Ten Little Valentines
(tune: Ten little Indians)

One red, two red, three red valentines,
Four red, five red, six red valentines,
Seven red, eight red, nine red valentines,
Ten red Val-en-tines.

Ten red, nine red, eight red valentines,
Seven red, six red, five red valentines,
Four red, three red, two red valentines,
One red Val-en-tine.


Daddy’s Homecoming

I’m so glad when Daddy comes home,
Glad as I can be.
Clap my hands and shout for joy,
And climb upon his knee.
Put my arms around his neck,
Hug him tight like this!
Pat his cheeks and give him “what?”
A great big KISS! (make kiss sound)


Thank You Dad
(tune: Row, Row, Row your boat)

Thanks, thanks, thank you Dad,
Thanks for loving me!
Hugs and kisses, Hugs and kisses,
Come to you from me!

I Love My Mommy
(tune: Up on the Housetop)

I love my mommy, Yessiree!
She is very good to me!
She makes me cookies and yummy treats,
That’s my mom and she’s real neat!
Oh, oh, oh, who wouldn’t know?
Oh, oh, oh, who wouldn’t know?
I love my mommy and she loves me,
That’s the way it’s supposed to be!


The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be,
For your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

Family
(this is a chant)
F-A-M-I-L-Y
That’s Us!
We’re together its true!
Me and you and you and you and you!
I-love-you!

A Great Big Hug
(tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

Oh, I just love your hugs and kisses,
Hugs and kisses hugs and kisses.
Oh, I just love your hugs and kisses,
Come and give me some.

A great big hug and lots of kisses,
Lots of kisses, lots of kisses.
A great big hug and lots of kisses,
Ready? Here I come!

You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear
How much I love you.
Please don’t take
My sunshine away.

(this is fun for kids to do as solos, also to prep to sing to mommy’s all by them selves by the end of the month)

Home

Home is where the heart is
And warmth and love abound.
Home is where warm circling arms
Go all the way around.

Smile Song

I have something in my pocket
That belongs across my face
I keep it very close at hand
In a most convenient place

I’m sure you wouldn’t guess it
If you guessed a long, long while
So, I’ll take it out and put in on
It’s a music maker’s smile!

I Love You
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Suzy, Suzy, I love you,
I love you, yes I do.
Suzy, Suzy, I love you,
Yes I do.

Substitute the names of the children for the names in the song.

Love & Family - Fingerplays

Five Pretty valentines

5 pretty valentines waiting in the store,
(child's name) bought one,
And then there were 4
4 pretty valentines for you and me,
(child's name) bought one,
And then there were 3
3 pretty valentines wondering what to do,
(child's name) bought one,
And then there were 2
2 pretty valentines thinking up some fun,
(child's name) bought one,
And then there was 1
1 pretty valentine said “buy me and run!”
(child's name) did that,
And then there were none

My Family

If you peak into my room at night
My family you will see
They kiss my face and tuck me in tight.
Why? Because they love me!

This is mother

This is the mother, kind and dear,
This is the father, sitting near.
This is the brother, strong and tall
This is the sister, who plays with her ball
This is the baby, the littlest of all
See my whole family, large and small.


This is the Father

This is the father short and stout.
This is the mother with children about.
This is the brother, tall you see.
This is the sister with doll on her knee.
This is the baby sure to grow,
And here is the family all in a row.


This is the Mother

This is the mother,
This is the father,
This is the brother tall.
This is the sister,
This is the baby,
Oh, how we love them all!


Heart
I put my hands together,
This is how I start.
I curve my fingers right around,
And I can make a heart!

The love Bug
It begins with a grin (smile Broadly)
It turns to giggle (put both hands on mouth and giggle)
You start to laugh (throw head back and laugh out loud)
Your legs start to wiggle (put feet in the air and shake)
You look all around for someone to hug (move eyes back and forth)
What can you do (shrug shoulders)
You've caught the love bug (hug another child or yourself)
ACHOOO!

5 Little Hearts

5 little hearts, all in a row
The first one said, "I love you so."
The second one said, "Will you be my Valentine?"
The third one said, "I will, if you'll be mine,"
The fourth one said, "I'll always be your friend."
The fifth one said, "We'll all be friends until the very end."

How Many Valentines?

Valentines, valentines,How many do you see?
Valentines, valentines:
One for Father, (hold up thumb)
One for Mother, (hold up finger)
One for Grandma (middle finger)
One for Sister, (ring finger)
One for Brother, (little finger)
And here is one for you! (make heart shape with thumbs and pointer fingers)

Bee My Valentine

Won't you "bee" my valentine (point to friend)
And buzz away with me? (pretend to fly)
We'll bumble along together
Because you're my Honey Bee. (throw kiss)
Bzzzzzzzzzz!

Valentine Valentine (a silly chant)

Valentine Valentine
Gooshy Gooshy Gooooooooooo
Valentine Valentine
Always saying I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

I Made Three Valentines Today

I made three valentines today,
I'll give them all away.
The one for Mommy is red.
The one for Daddy is blue.
It's really pretty, too!
And here's a big one just for you.

My Valentine Heart

(point to lips) When I say I love you
(hand on heart) It comes from my heart
(point to ear) You hear it in your ear
(point to head) And it sounds very smart
(stand very tall) I love it when you're proud of me
(stretch arms wide) You say it all day long
(point to ear) And when I hear you say it
(hand on heart) My heart sings a merry song

Where is Family

Where is mommy, where is mommy?
Here she is, here she is.
How are you today sir, very well and thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is daddy, where is daddy...

where is brother, where is brother...

where is sister, where is sister...

where is baby, where is baby...

where is family, where is family...


Five Fancy Valentines

Five fancy valentines for people I adore
I gave one to Mommy; now there are four.
Four fancy valentines all made me
I gave one to Daddy; now there are three.
Three fancy valentines that say, "I Love You"
I gave one to sister; now there are two.
Two fancy valentines to give away for fun
I gave one to brother; now there is one.
One fancy valentine my story's almost done
I gave it to baby; now there is none.

Ten Little Friends

Two little houses across the street
Open the doors, and ten friends meet.
How do you do? And how are you?
Such lovely sunny weather
Off they go to Music Makers
Ten little friends -- together.

Will You Be my Valentine?

Will you be my V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E?
If you will you surely know how happy I will be!
Sugar, spice and all things nice that's what you are to me.
Will you be my V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E?