need a months of the year song

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  1. Butterfly4

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    I sing a "there are seven days" song with the children to learn the seven days of the week. I don't know one to learn the months. We have just said the months, but I think they would remember them easier with a song.

    If someone has one and can give me an idea of the tune, I would appreciate it.
     
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    hmm. I don't know any ones that we ever did in school, but try taking a tune thats familiar and just having them list the months.

    For example, do you know that song "Had a peanut"? (had a peanut, had a peanut, had a peeeeanut last night. Last night I had a peanut had a peanut last night.)
    using that tune, try this one:
    January, January, it's the fiiirst month of the year
    next comes February, it's the second month of the year.
    March, yes march, it's the thiiiird month of the year
    next comes April, it's the fourth month of the year
    Then there's May, yes May, it's the fiiiith month of the year
    Next comes June, it's the sixth month of the year
    Then July, yes july, it's the seventh month of the year
    Next there comes august, it's the 8th month of the year
    Then september, yes september, it's the niiiinth month of the year
    next there comes october it's the 10th month of the year
    Then November, yes november, it's the eleventh month of the year,
    And last there is December it's the 12 month of the year!
    The kids can hold up fingers to symbolize what number month it is (for November, they can hold up ten fingers, then one finger, and for december they can hold up 10 fingers, then two fingers)

    When they get the hang of it, see if they can do the song backwards!
    (December, December, it's the twelfth month of the year,
    before that came november, the 11th month of the year,
    October, october was the 10th month of the year,
    before that came September....)
     
  4. Giggles1100

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    I use the tune to 10 little indians and I just say the months of the year, nothing else. except when we get to the month we are in we yell that month, the kids love this, I make it more fun because if they scream it really loud without me telling it, I normally fall off my chair, so for Septemeber you can see them getting ready to yell at July.
     
  5. kinderkids

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    I do a chant....that is put to a rhythm :

    January, February, March, April, May
    June July and August are heading our way
    September, October, November and then
    December makes a year and we start over again.
     
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    I like Macarena Months from Dr. Jean and friends. The kids do the motions of the macarena dance and there is one for each month. The kids really like this song.
     
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    Oh my son does the macarena months in his 1st grade class, it is funny.
     
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    I do the months of the year song to the tune of "Ten Little Indians." The children pick it up very quickly.
     
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    I do macarena months as well. It's fun and the kids love it, even though it is seriously out of date. It's also not too fast for them to learn it.
     
  10. clarnet73

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    We've done months to the Adam's family, also... days work better, but months are do-able.

    There's January, February
    Ma-arch, April, May
    June, July, and August
    and Se-ep-te-ember
    don't forget October!
    Don't forget November!
    and don't forget December

    (the last 3 lines are each sung quickly, they're all the same tune)
     
  11. buterfly

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    To "10 little Indians"

    January, February, March and April
    May, June, July, August and September
    October, November and December
    These are the months of the year
     
  12. mrs.oz

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    I use Greg & Steve. One volume has the Months of the Year and one has the Days of the Week.
     
  13. teach4Knsc

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    I sing mine to the same tune as the days of the week! (Tune- Clementine)

    There are 12 months,
    there are 12 months,
    there are 12 months in a year.

    There are 12 months,
    there are 12 months,
    there are 12 months in a year.

    January, February,
    March and April,
    May and June.

    July and August,
    September, October,
    November and December, too.
     

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