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5 Minute Fillers: Settling Down Rhymes


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Hi,

Has anyone got any good ideas of quick little rhymes/action rhymes to do with the children in between sessions as fillers. I have done 'can you do what I do?' and clapping patterns to death and in need of some other ideas to grab the childrens attention. I am in FS1 but also work a lot with FS2.

Many thanks

Lorraine

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my children like this rhyme (can't remember where i got it from) - we clap a beat on hands and knees as we chant it...

 

salt and pepper, birds and bees

put your hands upon your ... knees

 

salt and pepper, buttons and bows

put your hands upon your ... nose

 

i usually start the clapping rhythm first (hands, knees...) to get their attention then start the chant

 

you can make up as many verses as you can think of rhymes

 

jam and bread - head

potatoes and meat - feet

table and chair - hair

carrots and leeks - cheeks

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Hi - I like jelly on the plate - we make up our own verses ie jelly on the floor, jelly on the floor - mop it up = mop it up jelly on the floor - jelly on your hair, jelly on your hair - flick it off flick it off jelly on your hair etc etc - sure I know more - but only tomorrow to go til half term so brain really not working much now Dot

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This one of our favourites - hope it's not too 'young' for your children

 

A wise old owl (make owl eyes - fingers in a circle round eyes)

With a pointed nose (index fingers at either side of nose)

Two pointed ears (make with fingers off top of head)

And claws for his toes (curl fingers into claws)

He sits in the tree

And looks at you (point to a child - they can point to each other)

He flaps his wings (obvious movement)

And he says ..............Twhit Twhoo

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many of us will know lots but a bit concerned they may be too young for your age group

 

but one I used to settle children down

 

sometimes my hands are by my side

then behind my back they hide

I can wiggle my fingers too

wiggle them fast wiggle them slow

sometimes my hands go clap clap clap

then I lay them in my lap

where they are as quiet as quiet can be

because now its xxxxx time now you see...

 

Inge

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hi one we do is 'please and thank you' to the tune of 'I hear thunder'

 

please and thank you

please and thank you

we must say

we must say

when we ask for something

when we ask for something

every day

every day

 

works a treat and children are heard reminding each other of the song through out the session

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Hi, I use this - might have come from this site originally

 

"Eyes are watching,

ears are listening,

lips are closed,

hands are still,

feet are very quiet,

you should really try it,

listening well, listening well."

 

I sing it to the tune of Frere Jacques - actions self explanatory?

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Thanks everyone, these are great-just what I need. None of them seem to young my class is Nursery, so they are ideal.

I'm going to make a booklet up for my TAs to use too.

Thanks again

Lorraine

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Hi - I like jelly on the plate - we make up our own verses ie jelly on the floor, jelly on the floor - mop it up = mop it up jelly on the floor - jelly on your hair, jelly on your hair - flick it off flick it off jelly on your hair etc etc - sure I know more - but only tomorrow to go til half term so brain really not working much now Dot

 

not sure if i've included the jelly post as a quote properly? but with the jelly on a plate after we've sang the jelly version we then do each child (we choose who is sitting nicely or joining in beautifully) i.e thomas on a plate, thomas on a plate, wibble wobble, wibble wobble, thomas on a plate - we encourage and praise their lovely wobbling too..

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