Pre-K

Down By the Bay

Lyrics Down by the bay Where the watermelon grow, Back to my home, I dare not go. But if I do, My mother will say: Did you ever see a bear combing his hair? Down by the bay! 2. …moose …

Three Little Muffins

Lyrics Spoken: Three little muffins in the bakery shop Whispered: You know the kind with the honey and the nuts on the top. Spoken:  Along came a boy with a penny to pay, Bought one muffin and ran away. Spoken: And there …

Long & Short Sounds

I teach this in Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade. It’s important for them to feel, hear, and see visual representations of long and short. So, I over-exaggerate examples on the keyboard when I play one or the other. When students listen, they …

Bickle Bockle

Lyrics Bickle bockle blue bottle Fishes in the sea If you want a partner Just choose me. Game Put an odd number of students in an specified space (I put them inside a circle on the floor). Students walk around …

Two Little Black Birds

Info This is a finger play like “Where is Thumbkin?” I have heard it sung to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” but I wrote my own tune. There are lots of resources. My favorite ideas have to do …

Bought Me a Cat

Lyrics 1. Bought me a cat, the cat pleased me, I fed my cat under yonder tree. The cat said “fiddle-i-fee.” 2. hen…chimmy chuck chimmy chuck 3. duck… quack, quack 4. goose… hissy, hissy 5. pig… oink, oink 6. sheep… …

Allison’s Camel

Info This song has another version called Alice the Camel. Lyrics Allison’s camel has one hump, (repeat twice) So go, Allison, go! Allison’s camel has two humps… [continue counting down to one] Allison’s camel has no humps, so Allison has …

Chants

A Dillar a Dollar A la lata al latero Alligator Chant Allô, allô, monsieur Apple Tree chant As I Was Walking Atal matal Baby in the Cradle Bate Bate Chocolate Betty Botter Boom Chicka Boom Bubblegum in a Dish Cat’s …

Rig-a-Jig-Jig

Lyrics As I was walking down the street, down the street, down the street, A pretty girl (nice young man) I chanced to meet. Hi-ho, hi-ho, hi-ho! A-rig-a-jig-jig and away we go, Away we go, away we go, A-rig-a-jig-jig and …

Marching ‘Round the Levee

Lyrics 1. We’re marching ’round the levee, (repeat twice) As we have done before. 2. Go in and out the window, (repeat twice) As we have done before. 3. Go forth and face your partner, (repeat twice) As we have …

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