(Folk song)

Don’t want your weevily* wheat,
Don’t want your barley.
Take some flour in half an hour
To bake a cake for Charlie.

Five times five is twenty-five,
Five times six is thirty,
Five times seven is thirty five,
Five times eight is forty.

*A weevil is a beetle-like insect that can be harmful to crops.

Motions / Play Party

Formation: Students stand in circle groups of 4. Before starting, each student gets a number 1,2,3 or 4.

Section A
Measures 1-2 – All circle left
Measures 3-4 – All circle right

Section B
All face center.
Measure 5 – On each beat, each person adds right hand to the middle, stacking hands on top of each other. (1,2,3,4)
Measure 6 – On each beat, each person adds left hand to the stack. (1,2,3,4)
Measure 7 – On each beat, each person takes off left hand (top hand first). (4,3,2,1)
Measure 8 – On each beat, each person takes off right hand. (4,3,2,1)


or purchase here (printables only)

  • Song with chords in 2 keys with Solfege, Instrument parts for Rhythm (syncopation, quarter notes & rests, quarter & eighth notes) & Melody (pentatonic), Orff arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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