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Kinder Songs

Routine Songs
Sit down on the mat. (3 Year olds)Come and sit down on the matCome and join me now.

Come and sit down on the mat

And come and have a chat.

Hold hands in a circleLets hold hands in a circle.Lets hold hands in a circle.

Lets hold hands in a circle, and everyone touch their nose.

Continue this with different body parts.

Hi ho the dairy oh.We’re sitting on the mat.We’re sitting on the mat

Hi ho the dairy oh we’re sitting on the mat.

We’re taping on the mat.

We’re taping on the mat.

Hi ho the dairy oh we’re taping on the mat.

We’re rocking on the mat

We’re rocking on the mat

Hi ho the dairy oh we’re rocking on the mat.

We’re clapping on the mat

We’re clapping on the mat

Hi ho the dairy oh we’re clapping on the mat.

*Adding other actions as the children think of them.

Finger Rhymes
Two Fat Gentlemen (4 Year olds) Two fat gentlemen met in the lane,
Bowed most politely, bowed once again.
How do you do? How do you do?
How do you do again?Two thin ladies met in the lane,
Bowed most politely, bowed once again.
How do you do? How do you do?
How do you do again?

Two tall policemen met in the lane,
Bowed most politely, bowed once again.
How do you do? How do you do?
How do you do again?

Two little schoolboys met in a lane,
Bowed most politely, bowed once again.
How do you do? How do you do?
How do you do again?

Two little babies met in a lane,
Bowed most politely, bowed once again.
Goo goo gooah? Goo goo gooah
How do you again?

This is a simple rhyme that uses your thumbs and all your fingers.
Two fat gentlemen – thumbs
Two thin ladies – forefingers
Two tall policemen – middle fingers
Two little school boys – ring fingers
Two little babies – little fingers

Start with your thumbs held up, facing each other so that they can bend towards each other to bow.
Bow, twice and then alternately when you say ‘How do you do?’ and then together again for the last line.
Repeat using other fingers.

Mousie Brown
Up the tall white candlestick
(Make left arm into candlestick)Crept little Mousie Brown
(Two fingers of right hand run up the candlestick)

Right to the top but he couldn’t get down
(Fingers wiggle at top)

So he called to his Grandma
(Call through cupped hands)

Grandma! Grandma!
But Grandma was in town
So he curled himself into a ball
And rolled himself right down
(Clench both fists and roly-poly them round each other)

10 little teddies10 little teddies standing up straight10 little teddies making a gate

10 little teddies making a ring

10 little teddies bow to their king

10 little teddies dancing all day

10 little teddies, quick hide them away!

Action Songs
Skidamarink (4 Year olds) Skidamarink a dink a dink,
Skidamarink a doo,
I love you.
Skidamarink a dink a dink,
Skidamarink a doo,
I love you.I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon,
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon;
Oh, Skidamarink a dink a dink,
Skidamarink a doo,
I love you!
A Ship Sailed From China (4 Year olds)A ship sailed from China with a cargo of tea, All laden with presents for you and for me. They brought me a fan, just imagine my bliss.When I found myself going like this,

And this, and this, and this….

(move right arm as though fanning self)

A ship sailed from China with a cargo of tea, All laden with presents for you and for me. It brought me a fan, just imagine my bliss.

When I found myself going like this,

And this, and this, and this….

(move right and left arms as though fanning self)

Sing the verse again add one leg, sing verse again add other leg.

Dancing Face (Justine Clark)You can walk and talkYou can dance and sing

Round and round in a rosy ring

You can swim in the sea

You can fly through space

 

But can you make a dancing face?

Wiggle your nose – blink your eyes

Lift your eyebrows – and look surprised

Wriggle your mouth – make a funny sound

Poke out your tongue – move it around

Now you’ve made a dancing face!

 

Ruffle your hair – puff your cheeks

Pull your ears – click your teeth

Eyebrows up – eyebrows down

Make a smile – make a frown

Put it together – it’s all it takes

For you to make a dancing face

Dancing face

Dancing face

Bo-ke (HEBREW)Bo-ke, Bo-ke,Bo-ke, Bo-ke, Bo-ke

 

Bo-ke Bo-ke, Bo-ke

Bo-ke bye

 

Boke Bye

La Avoo Die

 

Bo-ke bye

La Avoo Die

 

Bo-ke bye

La Avoo Die

Bo-ke, Bo-ke bye

Molly Golly

Molly Golly  x5 (point to each finger as you say it)

 

Molly Golly went for a walk,

She found it was snowing but she kept on going,  until she heard

(1st pincers opening and closing) “little voice call”

(2nd hands palms together opening and closing) “a bigger voice call”

(3rd large crocodile hands opening and closing) “Great big voice call”.

Oh  Molly, Ah Molly don’t go far Molly

Don’t get lost or frozen by the frost,

You better go home instead.

Run, run….. patting knees

 

3rd time close the door (clap hands).

 

Heads and shoulders (French)La tête (tet) HEADLes épaule (eh paul) SHOULDERS

Des genoux (jeh noo) KNEES

et Pieds (eh peyeh) FEET

En tap les mains ensembles.

WE ALL CLAP HANDS TOGETHER.

X2

 

Les yeux (yeu) EYES

Les Oreilles (or rays) EARS

La Bouche (bush) MOUTH

Et nei (eh Neigh) NOSE

 

En tap les mains ensembles.

WE ALL CLAP HANDS TOGETHER.

 

In Upsy Down TownIn Upsy Down Town the sky is in the sea,
The rabbit’s in the nest where the birds should be.
The rain is falling up, instead of down.
Down, In Upsy Down Town.
There’s a chocolate cake as white as snow,
The more you eat, the bigger it grows!

You walk upon your nose instead of on your toes
Down, In Upsy Down Town

 

Down in the Valley Where Nobody GoesDown in the valley where nobody goes,
There’s a gredt big crocodile washing his clothes,
With a scrubba scrub here, and a scrubba scrub there,
That’s the way he washes his clothes.With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
That’s the way he washes his clothes.

 

Down in the valley where nobody goes,
There’s a great big bumble bee washing her clothes,
With a buzzy-wuzz here, and a buzzy-wuzz there,
That’s the way she washes her clothes.

Add on as many different animal sounds as you can (or want)

Action Songs for circle time
One gorilla (3 and 4 Year olds)One gorilla in the zoo the finest in the land,And people come from miles around to see what he can do.

He claps his hands (clap hands 3 times)

He turns around

He stomps with 4 feet on the ground

And then he picks another friend to come and join him too.

* Add to numbers as children get up in circle

One flamingo

One flamingo in the zoo the finest in the land,

And people come from miles around to see what he can do.

He claps his hands (clap hands 3 times)

He turns around

He stands with 1 leg off the ground

And then he picks another friend to come and join him too.

* Add to numbers as children get up in circle

One kangaroo

One Kangaroo is in the zoo, the finest in the land,

And people come from miles around to see what he can do.

He claps his hands (clap hands 3 times)

He turns around

He boing’s with 2 feet off the ground

And then he picks another friend to come and join him too.

* Add to numbers as children get up in circle

There was a princess (4 Year Olds)Long ago, long ago, long ago;
There was a princess long ago,
Long, long ago.And she lived in a big high tower,
A big high tower, a big high tower;
And she lived in a big high tower,
Long, long ago.

A wicked fairy cast a spell,
Cast a spell, cast a spell;
A wicked fairy cast a spell,
Long, long ago.

The princess slept for a hundred years,
A hundred years, a hundred years;
The princess slept for a hundred years,
Long, long ago.

A great big forest grew around,
Grew around, grew around;
A great big forest grew around,
Long, long ago.

A handsome prince came riding by,
Riding by, riding by;
A handsome prince came riding by,
Long, long ago.

He chopped the trees down with his sword,
With his sword, with his sword;
He chopped the trees down with his sword,
Long, long ago.

He woke the princess with a kiss,
With a kiss, with a kiss;
He woke the princess with a kiss,
Long, long ago.

So everybody’s happy now,
Happy now, happy now;
So everybody’s happy now,
Happy now.

Sandy Girl (3 and 4 Year olds)See the little sandy girl, sitting on a stoneShe’s crying, she’s crying

‘cause she’s all alone.

Stand up sandy girl (or child’s name), and wipe your tears away.

Choose a friend you like the best and take them out to play.

I’m going to Kentucky(4 Year Olds)I‘m going to KentuckyI‘m going to Kentucky, I‘m going to the fair.

To see the senorita, with flowers in her hair.

So, shake it, baby, shake it.  Shake it if you can.

Shake it like a milkshake and drink it if you can.

Oh, rumble to the bottom, and rumble to the top.

And around and around and around

And around and around and around, until you stop!

The Rattlin’ Bog
hi ho the rattlin’ bog
the bog down in the valley-o
hi ho the rattlin’ bog
the bog down in the valley-oand in that bog, there was a tree
a rare tree a rattlin’ tree
tree in the bog and the bog down in the valley-o

chorus:
hi ho the rattlin’ bog
the bog down in the valley-o
hi ho the rattlin’ bog
the bog down in the valley-o

and on that tree there was a limb
rare limb a rattlin’ limb
limb on the tree and the tree in the bog
and the bog down in the valley-o

and on that limb there was a nest…
and in that nest there was a goose…
and on that goose there was a hat…
and on that hat there was a fish…
and on that fish there was a clock…
and on that clock there was a puppet…

A child-centred 3 and 4-year old kindergarten program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education