Tidy Up Time Song
Posted 22 March 2004 - 12:43 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 01:15 PM
There's a lovely tidy-up time song on the Kindescope "Holding Hands" CD; we review the Kindescope products on this site, in the resources section.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 01:30 PM
First though, having had their 5 minute warning, we count down from 5-0 and then say 'statues'. Everyone freezes where they are and after a lovely quiet moment or two (!) everyone starts to sing the tidy up song and the kids then whizz off to tidy away! The y have a real sense of ownership and will often ask to sing the song or countdown for us. We sometimes vary it by starting a whisper 'tidy up' song to a child or group who then tiptoe off and spread the song to the next group.... etc.
Hope this is helpful.
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Posted 22 March 2004 - 03:04 PM
tidy up time seems to bring out the worst in some children. I'll try this idea as what we do is not really working that well.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:55 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 06:15 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 06:20 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 06:49 PM
Don't tell me to relax, it is only the tension that is keeping me together.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 08:10 PM
1st one is sung to "Farmer in the dell"
Let's clean up today, Let's clean up today. We've had our fun, Our day is done. So, let's clean up today.
2nd one is sung to "Frere Jacques"
Are you helping, are you helping. Pick up toys, pick up toy. Let us all be helpers, Let us all be helpers. Girls and boys, girls and boys.
3rd one Improvise a tune.
Clean-up, clean-up. Everybody get some toys. Clean-up, clean-up. All the little girls and boys. Clean-up, clean-up. Everybody do your share. Clean-up, clean-up. Everybody, everywhere.
Posted 03 April 2004 - 09:32 AM
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