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Activities from Dr. Jean to go with songs

Nursery Rhyme Medley

Let's all play a rhyming song.
The first time you can sing along.
Then I'll leave off the end of each line,
And you fill in the word that rhymes.

Humpty Dumpty...

Little Boy Blue...

Jack and Jill...

Twinkle, Twinkle...

Hickory Dickory Dock...

Baa Baa Black Sheep...

Ride That Pony

(Each child will need a partner
     before doing this line dance.)

Ride, ride, ride that pony,
    (clap to beat)
Get up and ride that big, black pony.
Ride, ride, ride that pony.
This is what they told me.
Front, front, front, my baby.
    (clap hands in air)
Side, to side, to side, my baby.
    (bump hips)
Back, back, back, my baby,
    (touch backs)
This is what they told me.
    (find a new partner)

The Itsy Bitsy Spider  

(Traditional Tune)

(Fingers pretend to
climb up in front of you.)
(Wiggle fingers down.)
(Cross arms.)
(Make circle above head.)

(Take fingers and climb
in front of you.)

(Sing this version in a loud voice and make large, exaggerated movements.)

(Sing in a quiet voice and make very
small motions with your fingers.)

The itsy bitsy spider
Went up the water spout.
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider
Went up the spout again.

The big, fat gorilla...

The teensy weensy ant...

Hand Dancing
(This is a dance children can do with their arms.)

Monkey - Put your fists out in front of you and
    pretend to climb a vine like a monkey.
Pony Pretend to hold your reins and bounce.
Swim Move arms around as if swimming.
Hitch hike Stick up thumbs and move them
    back and forth in front of you.
Twist Bend elbows and twist body at waist.
Funky Chicken Make arms like wings and flap.
Batman Make V's with hands and sweep in
   front of your eyes.
Jerk Jerk arms in the air.

Junior Birdmen
(Make circles with index fingers and thumbs and hold around eyes like goggles.)

Up in the air, Junior Birdmen.
Up in the air, upside down.
Up in the air, Junior Birdmen.
Keep your noses off the ground.

And when you hear the grand announcement
That their wings are made of tin.
Then you will know the Junior Birdmen
Have sent their box tops in.

It takes five box tops,
   Four labels,
      Three coupons,
         Two bottle caps,
            And one thin dime.

J U N I O R, B I R D M E N.
Junior Birdmen!

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