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Cait's fruit based song on a different thread got me thinking - at the end of lunch club, sometimes we have a good few minutes spare, children are ready to go etc. but not ready to open the door yet.

 

Would like to use some familiar songs with the children but new funny lyrics, such as

 

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar

My dad drives a rusty car

 

etc.

 

anymore I can add to my collection anyone?

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two little caterpillars sitting on a leaf

one called Geoffrey and one called Keith

Crawl away Geoffrey, crawl away Keith

come back Geoffrey, come back Keith

 

We've done loads over the years as mine love nonsense rhymes - I'll try and remember some

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Row row row your boat

gently down the river

if you see a polar bear

don't forget to shiver (and everyone shivers)

 

I did have quite a few variations on this, obviously including a crocodile, but I can't think of any at the mo...

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We've done loads to "The wheels on the bus"

 

the dinosaurs in the woods go stomp stomp stomp (fists banging knees), or in the sky go flap flap flap.

 

the bucket on the digger goes up and down

 

the wheels on the train go clatter clatter clatter ("Get your piston rods ready") piston arm action at the side of the body

 

the rockets in the sky go whoosh whoosh whoosh (one for bonfire night, as well as lots of other firework whizzes and bangs) all night long

 

the dogs at the pub (behind preschool - sigh) go woof woof woof ALL (B*****Y) DAY LONG!!!! (haha)

 

the spiders in the house go creep creep creep (tickle neighbour)

 

we even had a laugh with 'the phones on the train went (nokia ring) all journey long, but thankfully that one has passed out of memory of the children!

 

lots following a farm visit with associated noises 'cows on the farm, pigs etc'

 

 

ten green bottles is also a useful tune -

 

five big dinosaurs playing in the breeze, five big dinosaurs playing in the breeze

and if one big dinosaur hid between the trees (cover eyes with hands) there'd be ..... etc

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We sing

 

Twinkle, twinkle Butterfly

How I wounder where you fly

Up above the trees so tall

Like a sunshine in the sky

Twinlke twinlke butterfly

How I wounder where you fly

 

Also

 

1,2,3,4.5, Once I caught a snake alive

6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again

Why did you let it go? Because it bit my little toe

Which toe did it bite, this little toe on my right

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I sometimes do the hop little bunnies song but with different animals, probably not really suitable for lining up times tho!

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incy wincy spider

climbed up the trees

down came the snow and made poor incy freeze

out came the sunshine

and melted all the snow

so incy wincy spider could have another go

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I love these songs - Incey is so sweet. Thanks Cait, will try hard and have a play about with those and I have ordered the book Rea. Also like the baa baa ones as this is always the first song the chlidren say , when I say, what shall we sing today?

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there's the white sheep one which you probably know

 

Baa baa white sheep have you any wool

yes sir, yes sir three bags full

one for the badger, and one for the fox

and one for the little girl

with holes in her socks

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Also like the baa baa ones as this is always the first song the chlidren say , when I say, what shall we sing today?

Ros Bayley was talking about this at our early years conference a few weeks ago. She says she uses a song bag for just this reason, because every child wants to sing baa baa black sheep or twinkle twinkle when asked. So she thrust her song bag towards a practitioner sitting at the front and she pulled out... a shiny silvery star finger puppet! :o

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we have a song mug with all the titles written on strips of paper and every now and then we pass the mug round so we refresh the 'song base' a bit. It's also helful on Friday singalongs when Grans, uncles etc have come to join in and don't have a clue what songs to choose

 

 

but I digress .................... sorry Panders

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Guest lou73

Hi,

with my class i talk about things we would never see or do on a bus....i.e have a shower, go to the toilet ( which techically we do on coaches I know), take on a dinosaur.....we then talk about the people we see on a bus, grannies, driver and children etc....I then explain we are going on the silly bus! Where silly things hapen. the children then decide what happens and to who as we have already given them clues....we then sing for example

 

The driver on the silly bus, takes a bath,

Takes a bath, takes a bath,

The driver on the silly bath, takes a bath,

all night long....

 

My class love this song and its good as it gets them talking.......hope i have explained well and its useful.

 

Lou X

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Guest lou73

Hi again,

another one is, to the tune of baa, baa, black sheep.

 

Moo, moo jersy cow have you any milk?

Yes sir, yes sir, three pints full.

1 for the baby, 1 for the cat and 1 for the children to make them big and FAT!!!

 

The children love this one as well

 

lou x

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we do

moo moo brown cow have you any milk

yes miss three jugs smooth as silk

one for you and one for me and one for the little cat who sits in the tree.

 

two bumble bees buzzing round the hive

one named clifford one named clive.

buzz away clifford buzz away clive

buzz back clifford buzz back clive.

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  • 1 month later...

My children like:

 

Baa baa white sheep look over there

See all the nanny goats going to the fayre

With white socks and white shoes and white curly hair

See all the nanny goats going to the fayre

:o

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Two little caterpillars sitting on a leaf

One called Geoffrey and one called Keith

Crawl away Geoffrey, crawl away Keith

Come back Geoffrey, come back Keith

 

 

One two three four five

bees come buzzing from the hive

six seven eight nine ten

all around and back again

 

please tell me busy bee

why you buzz so busily

look in the hive and see

we're making honey for your tea

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our version of baa baa white sheep

 

baa baa white sheep have you any wool

no sir, no sir no bags full

none to mend the blankets, none to mend the frocks

and none to mend the little boys holes in his socks..

 

used this one for long long time.. well before anyone started saying black sheep was non pc!

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