Is Everybody Happy?
Activities from Dr. Jean to go with songs

The Vowel Song
(Tune: "Are You Sleeping?")

A makes two sounds. (Echo each line.)
/A/ and /a/.
/A/ for apron, /a/ for apple.
/A/ and /a/.

/E/ and /e/ - eagle and elephant...
/I/ and /i/ - ice cream and inchworm...
/O/ and /o/ - open and octopus...
/U/ and /u/ - ukulele and uncle...

The Gummy Bear Song
(Tune: "Six Little Ducks That I Once Knew")

Down at the candy store, what did I see?

Five little gummy bears smiling at me.

Along came child's name with a penny one day.

They bought a red one and they took it away.


Continue singing children's names as you call out
orange, yellow, green, and purple.

The Letter Dance
(In this song we're going to form letters with our bodies. Just use your imagination and have some fun!)

The letter dance.
Here's your chance.
Learn sounds and letters,
There's no way better.

Make an A /a/, /a/, /a/, /a/, /a/ B...C...D...E...F...F...H...
The letter dance. Here's your chance.
You've got the beat.
It's really neat.

Make an I - /i/, /i/, /i/, /i/, /i/
J...K...L...M...N...O...P...
The letter dance.
Here's your chance.
It's a ball,
For one and all.

Make a Q /q/, /q/, /q/, /q/, /q/
R...S...T...U...V...W...X...Y...Z...
Now we're done.
And we had fun.
And when you need,
These sounds you'll need.
The letter dance!
Whoo!

The Compound Boogie
(Tune: "Ball in the Jack")

Take the word "rain" and the word "coat."
Put them together and get "raincoat."
Dog house... foot ball... cup cake...
Sun shine... lunch box...
The compound boogie is easy to do.
You make one word out of two!
And now you can join in the fun.
I'll say two words and you make them one.

Play ground...side walk...bath tub...
Tree house... some thing... sail boat...
Bed room... snow man...cow girl...
Door bell...

Seven Little Letters
(Tune: "Five Little Ducks")

Seven little letters went out one day
Over the hills and far away.
When the teacher called /m/, /m/, /m/, /m/,
Only the letter "M" came back.

Continue with /t/, /f/, /g/, /d/, /s/, /p/...

The More We Get Together
(Sing in sign language.)

The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we'll be.
For your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we'll be.

The more we play together...
The more we learn together...
The more we sing together...

Activities from Dr. Jean to go with songs

 

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