(Put hands in arm pits and
flap like a chicken.)
- chicken. All you lucky children,
Well, that's O.K.
- peanut butter
(Extend left hand and spread peanut
butter with right hand.)
Tuesday - snap beans
Wednesday - soup
(Pretend to slurp soup.)
Thursday - ice cream
(Pretend to lick a cone.)
Friday - hotdogs
(Slap hands together.)
Saturday - pizza
(Extend palm in air as if
carrying a pizza.)
little monkeys swinging from a tree,
(Hold up five fingers.)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, "Can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be,
And snatched a monkey right out of that tree!
(As you continue, hold up appropriate
number of fingers on hand.)
Four little monkeys . . .
little monkeys . . .
Two little monkeys . . .
One little monkey . . .
(After the last monkey, stick thumbs in ears and tease.)
Say, "Missed me, missed me.
Now you gotta kiss me!"
Glue round felt circles to plastic
headbands to make monkey ears. Let
five children pretend to be monkeys, and
choose one child to be the alligator as
they act out the song.
(Cup hands around mouth.)
Swimming on a rubber band.
(Swing arms in air.)
Fell into a frying pan. (Pretend to hold frying pan.) Now Tarzan
has a tan.
Flying in an airplane. (Extend arms as if flying.)
Crashed into a freeway lane.
Now Jane has a pain. (Bend back.)
Rocking to the beat - a. (Snap fingers.)
Got caught by an amoeba.
Now Cheetah is Velveeta.
(Pretend to spread on left arm.)
Elephants walk like this and that.
They're terribly big and terribly fat.
They have no hands, they have no toes.
But goodness, gracious, what a nose!
(Tune: "Father Abraham")
Mother Goony Bird had 7 chicks.
And 7 chicks had Mother Goony Bird.
And they couldn't swim - NO!
And they couldn't fly - NO!
All they did was go like this - right arm.
(Flap right arm.)
Add left arm . . . right foot . . . left foot . . .
(Add other movements.)
Nod your head . . . turn around, sit down!
Use this song to help children line
up or to move to a new activity.