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Songs

 

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

When all the cows are sleeping and the sun has gone to bed,

(Children lying down imitating sleep)

up jumped the scarecrow (children jump up)

and this is what he said.

‘I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat.

I can shake my hands like this (shake hands),

and shake my feet like that’ (shake feet)

 

Hokey Pokey

You put your right hand in.

You put your right hand out.
You put your right hand in,

and you shake it all about.

You do the hokey pokey

and you turn yourself around.

That what it's all about.

Wow, the hokey pokey!

Wow, the hokey pokey!
Wow, the hokey pokey,

and that’s what it’s all about!

(left hand, right foot,left foot, head,bottom, whole self)

 

Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Itsy, Bitsy Spider went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed poor Itsy out.

Up came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.

So Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the spout again.

 

If You’re Happy and You Know it

If you’re happy and you know it,

clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it,

clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it,
then you really ought to show it.

If you’re happy and you know it
clap your hands.

 

Old MacDonald had a Farm

(Sing the following song filling in the blanks with the children’s choices of animals and associated noises.)

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-eye, ee-eye oh!

And on that farm he had a (duck).

Ee-eye, ee-eye oh!

With a (quack quack) here,

and a (quack quack) there.

Here a (quack), there a (quack).

Everywhere a (quack quack),

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-eye, ee-eye oh!

(Repeat with a new animal)

 

Open, Shut Them

(Use hands to follow instructions of song.)

Open, shut them, open, shut them.

Give a little clap, clap, clap.

Open, shut them, open, shut them.

Lay them on your lap, lap, lap.

Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them.

Right up to your chin, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth,

but do not let them in. (Put hands behind back.)

 

Shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them.

Shake them just like this, this, this.

Roll them, roll them, roll them, roll them,

and blow a little kiss! (Blow a kiss.)

 

Ring Around the Rosies

Ring a-ring o' roses, a pocketful of posies.

A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down.

The cows are in the meadows, eating buttercups

A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all jump up!

 

Transition songs

Words or sound to indicate a change in routine. If singing, can be coupled with the music of a popular nursery rhyme such as ‘Polly Put the Kettle On’

Everybody pack away, pack away, pack away

Everybody pack away for me please.

 

Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

round and round, round and round.

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

all through the town.

(Roll hands over each other)

 

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,

swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish.

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish.

All through the town.

(Put arms together in front of you and 'swish' like windshield wipers)

 

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep

beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep.

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep.

All through the town.

(Pretend to honk horn)

 

The people on the bus say, "Shh, shh, shh,

shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.”

The people on the bus say, "Shh, shh, shh.”

All through the town.

(Put finger to mouth to 'sh)

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