1. Hop old squirrel, eidledum, eidledum…
2. Jump old squirrel…
3. Run old squirrel…
4. Hide old squirrel…
One student is the “squirrel” who acts out the lyrics we sing. On last word, student freezes behind someone, that person becomes the next “squirrel”.
On “hide,” students sitting in the circle close eyes while “squirrel” hides behind one of the risers. At the end of the song, students in circle ask, “Where are you, Old Squirrel?” The hiding squirrel makes a squeak, students in circle point to where they think the sound came from. Squirrel stands up and shows if they are correct.
Extras for Plus Members
Song with chords, Lesson ideas (PDF)