Great Big Cat

Lyrics

(Traditional chant)

A great big cat and a wee little mouse
Went round and round in a high, high house
But that wee little mouse got caught at last
‘Cause the great big cat ran around so fast!

Motions

  • “great big cat” = speak with low voice, stretch arms out
  • “wee little mouse” = speak with high voice, two fingers close together
  • “round and round” = speak quickly, rolling motion with two fists
  • “high, high house” = speak with high voice, arms up
  • “wee little mouse” = speak with high voice, two fingers close together
  • “caught at last” = pretend to catch mouse
  • “great big cat” = speak with low voice, stretch arms out
  • (optional – add dramatic pause) “Ran around so fast!” = speak quickly, rolling motion with two fists

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  • Printable & Digital Visuals
  • Downloadable chant, Lesson ideas for Melody (High & Low) and Tempo (Fast & Slow) (PDF)

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