Songs and fingerplays

Discussion in 'Preschool' started by SamIAm, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. SamIAm

    SamIAm Companion

    Jan 12, 2010
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    Oct 27, 2010

    Hi everyone,
    Everyday, I let my super helper pick the song of the day from a box. We've been working on learning 5 songs/ fingerplays: I'm a little teapot; Twinkle, twinkle; Row, row, row your boat; 10 little indians; and Itsy bitsy spider. I am trying to start adding new songs - approximately 2 a month, I've been working on the songs with the children for a week, then adding them to the box. I have now added: hand, shoulders, knees and toes, and ring around the rosie, but I am starting to have a hard time coming up with new songs. I'd like to keep them short, and I'd really like it to be something with an activity attached because my kids like that. I'm trying to stick to more traditional songs, but I'm open to anything cute. I was thinking about adding "My bonnie lies over the ocean" and maybe "The wheels on the bus," but that's a little longer than I wanted. They're only three so I don't have the longest attention spans here. Anyway, any ideas would be much appreciated..
  3. teacher12345

    teacher12345 Cohort

    Mar 3, 2010
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    Oct 27, 2010

    Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
    Where is Thumbkin?
    I'm a little Teapot
    Ten in Bed
    Down on Grandpa's Farm
    Five Little Speckled Frogs
    Six Little Ducks
    The Farmer and the Dell
    Mary had a Little Lamb
    Do your Ears Hang Low?
    If you're Happy and you Know it
    Pop Goes the Weasel
    Baa, Baa Black Sheep
    Old McDonald has a Farm
    The Muffin Man
    The Ants Go Marching
    The More We Get Together
    This Old Man
    London Bridge is Falling Down
    Down By The Station
    Skip to my Lou
    The Hokey Pokey
    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
    The Green Grass Grows All Around
    Are You Sleeping?
    Did You Ever See a Lassie?
    I've Been Working on the Railroad
    If All the Raindrops
    Hickory, Dickory Dock
    A Tisket, A Tasket
    Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
    Shoo Fly-Don't bother me!
    I'm H-A-P-P-Y
    I'm Brining home a Baby Bumble Bee
    Looby Loo
    Alice the Camel
    Rain, Rain Go Away
    You are My Sunshine
    Here We Go 'Round The Mullberry Bush
    She'll be coming round the Mountain
    Down by the Bay
    Apples and banannas
    I'm a Nut
    The Grand Old Duke of York
    The Bear Went Over the Mountain
    Going on a bear Hunt
    Are you Sleeping Brother John?
    Shake your sillies out
    Row, Row, Row your boat
    Ring Around The Rosey
    The More we get together
    It's Raining, It's Pouring
    Polly-Wolly Doodle
    Down by the station
  4. missbianca

    missbianca Rookie

    Aug 21, 2010
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    Oct 27, 2010

    Super list!! I am going to copy this for me!
  5. Maxadoodle

    Maxadoodle Comrade

    Jul 23, 2008
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    Oct 27, 2010

    My 3's love The Acorn Song (tune: I'm a Ford).
    I'm an acorn, small and round (hands make a small circle)
    Lying on the cold, cold ground (shiver)
    Everybody steps on me (stomp feet)
    That is why I'm cracked, you see (keep stomping)
    I'm a nut (click tongue and knock top of head with fist 2x)
    I'm a nut (repeat)
    I'm a nut, I'm a nut, I'm a nut (click & knock 2x)
  6. clarnet73

    clarnet73 Moderator

    Apr 4, 2002
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    Oct 28, 2010

    Hey MAx-

    MY kids love that song, but they like the 2nd verse better:

    I'm so nutty I don't know
    Why the squirrels love me so
    I'm decended from an oak
    Nuts to YOU and that's no joke
    I'm a nut...
  7. mkate

    mkate Comrade

    Jan 31, 2009
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    Nov 5, 2010

    My kids love Open Them Shut Them (when I was little we only did the first verse but they love the second one, too.) We also do Humpty Dumpty (not sung, just recited) with gestures that go along with it.

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