Discussion in 'Preschool' started by BBDC, Dec 3, 2008.
Dec 3, 2008
I'm in need of a new CLEAN UP song. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :thanks:
Here is a link to some ideas for that transtion to clean up time.
We sing: Hi Ho, Hi Ho, A cleaning we will go, so everybody do your part, Hi Ho, Hi Ho.
I love the website. The binoculars are cleaver.
Dec 4, 2008
It's time to pick the toys up now,
toys up now, toys up now.
It's time to pick the toys up now,
let's see who does the best.
If you are looking for music to play at clean-up time, you could play The Flight of the Bumblebee (classical music) it is fast moving music.
It's clean up time, it's clean up time it's put away and pick up time. something like that
oh that is interesting. I've never even given that a thought before. Thanks
I saw a speaker say that the Flight of the Bumblebee makes the cleaning children clean faster and the wandering children that she had ran in place really, really fast - therefore staying out of the way. She loved that song for clean up-but generally didn't have a clean up song (only once in a while) - the last few posters reminded me of that.
Dec 5, 2008
I like the song "Oh My Goodness Look at This Mess" by Sweet Honey in the Rock. You can get it on iTunes for $0.99. I love the beat.
Ditto that! I started using "Oh My Goodness Look at This Mess" last year or the year before on Karen's recommendation and it's awesome! The kids just love the beat and the words are hilarious. It's a long song so I would challenge them to clean-up before it was over.
Dec 12, 2008
Everybody do your share...
(is this from Barney? EEEK!!)
Play "Help!" by the Beatles because everyone needs to "help" until the job is done.
I was just about to post this suggestion. It's what we used at the child care center I used to work at. I found it way easier than having to sing a song, and the kids knew exactly what to do as soon as they heard the music.
Dec 14, 2008
I just downloaded this song....I'll try it this week. Flight of the Bumblebee
Dec 21, 2008
Twinkle Twinkle clean up time
twinkle, twinkle little star)
Twinkle, twinkle little star
stop and clean up where you are
time to put the toys away
we'll bring them out another day
twinkle, twinkle little star
stop and clean up where you are.
I usually remind my kids they have 5 fingers left for clean up time(five minutes). Then at the end of the 5 fingers i just start singing. They usually just stop and stare then they start to clean up. Hope it helps :woot:
I looked at the clock and what did it say? its time to put the toys away its clean up time, clean up time, clean up, clean up, clean up time.
Dec 24, 2008
I don't use a clean up song. I announce taht it's almost time to clean up and I set the timer. whent he timer goes off they know they have to clean up Then I count to 20 and they know that they need to bed oen cleaning u before Ir each 20. If not then next time they can't take out so much. I read themthe book Pigsty and now they tell each other--if we take out too much and don't clean it up this classroom willbe a pigsty! LOL
I use this song AND ...
If you don't, TIME OUT IN A CHAIR
They get it!
They clean up, AND they tend to do it faster too.
The other way that we have done with our current class is....
We tell them that we are going to have a race. We're going to see which Center is going to be done first. We tell them that which ever Center is done first; everyone in it will get their STAR moved on our POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT CHART. (Bribery Chart, IF you ask me.:lol We make sure that we got everyone's attention and then count down....5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0...BEGIN!
This works GREAT and it hasn't gotten old yet.
It's their favorite way of cleaning up.
Rebel - I should do the "time out in a chair" part - the same child with the potty issues (post you also responded to) REFUSES to clean up even when I give him 1 or 2 minute warnings to let him know that the clean-up song is coming...I have to physically remove toys from his hands & lead him (at times, kicking & screaming) over to the carpet for our end-of-day activities.
Our clean-up song came with our curriculum (High Reach from last year) but it sounds strangely like Dr. Jean...the words go..
"Now it's time to stop our play, so come and put your toys away. Come on girls, come on boys, everyone pick up toys!"
"When the toys are where they go, when you need them you will know, how to find, and where to look, for those toys and those books"
And at the end it says, "Now the room is looking bright, what a super, super-duper sight! Go ahead, take a bow, you've made your teacher very proud!"
It's really cute - if you're interested let me know & I will look for the author/singer
i like the song by barney:
clean up clean up everybody everywhere
clean up clean up everybody do your share.
I like your song.
I would love to put into a chant deal.
I posted a while back about a chant that I made up to that Military one of SOUND OFF, etc.
It goes like this...
We like to come to school
(The children have to repeat after me.)
Where it is fun and cool.
We learn our ABCs
Count, 0, 1, 2, 3
Children: 0, 1, 2
Children: 3, 4
All together; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, TEACH ME MORE!
Now! With my class that moved on last year, I was drilling them so much abt the FIRST NUMBER IS 0, that when I started teaching them the chant, I didn't have 0 in it. They asked me why I didn't have it in the chant SO I had to include it in EVEN though it sounded WAY better without it.
OOOOPS! Did I do that again? SORRY y'all!
Now! This is why I was always told to Shut up, stop laughing & focus! :lol:
I play "Spiderman" by the Ramones or some other punk song with G rated lyrics (there are many). For longer jobs, I'll play "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group. I tell them they must be done by the end of he song. I assign one kid to monitor how much time is left.
I tell them each kid must find X pieces of garbage off the floor.
The best part is watching first graders play air guitar.
LOL Sarge - I agree - I used to play ABC Disco (Jack Hartman) for my clean-up song when I taught kindergarten & they loved it...the only reason I don't do it now is because I like the song that came w/ the preschool curric. They Might Be Giants have some great G-rated funky songs, too! (and some actual children's CDs) Check them out!
Mar 2, 2009
The song we use and the kids love it and sing on their own when the hear the bell to clean up. Clean up clean up, everybody everywhere, clean up everybody do your share clean up, clean up. repeat
Mar 3, 2009
Barney must have adopted the clean up song, as it has been around longer than Barney has.
i usually sing the one in barney. i like the song but i added to it.
Outside: clean up, clean up everybody clean up
pick paper all around the ground.
clean up, clean up so we could go inside
to play and learn.
and every time we do a transtion i change the wording.
I don't use a clean up song. I count instead or recite the alphabet. I tell the children in advance that they will ahve to clean up soon and then I tell them it's time to clean up and that I want them to try to finish before I finish counting to 25 or finish reciting the alphabet---