The following song/dance has an action for each part of the penguin added at each stage. Arms flapping are the flippers. The children should be able to show you the rest!

Penguin Dance

Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea?

Take a look at me, a penguin you will see.

Penguins attention! Penguins begin!

Right flipper!

 

Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea?

Take a look at me, a penguin you will see.

Penguins attention! Penguins begin!

Right flipper! Left flipper!

 

Have you ever seen…..

Right foot!

Left foot!

Bob your head!

Stick out your tongue!

Turn in a circle!

Penguins attention! Penguins dismissed!

 

How’s the Weather?

How’s the weather, how’s the weather, How’s the weather today?

Is it sunny, is it rainy, is it cloudy, is it snowy?

How’s the weather today?

Let’s look outside, how’s the weather?Is it sunny today?

Let’s look outside, how’s the weather? Is it rainy today?

Let’s look outside, how’s the weather?Is it cloudy today?

Let’s look outside, is it snowy today?

How’s the weather, how’s the weather, How’s the weather today?

Is it sunny, is it rainy, is it cloudy, is it snowy?

How’s the weather today?

 

The following song, unique to Hope Pre-school, was specially written to help the children to recognise numerals by comparing them to pictorial images. Learning the song will help children to tell the numbers apart by thinking of their shape.

1-10 Sing-a-long

1 is like a magic wand: ping, now you’re a clown!

2 is like a number 5, when it’s upside-down.

3 looks like a letter m, M for mummy and mine,

4 is like a little cross, with an added line.

5 is wearing a flat cap, straight back and big tummy,

6 is like a snail’s shell, hiding when it’s sunny.

Two sides of a triangle makes a number 7,

8 is like a racing track, two loops put together.

9 is like a bouncy ball rolling up a wall,

10 is like a hoop and stick, now we’ve sung them all!

 

For the following song, hide your hands behind your back then bring each finger forwards-tucking the others away- in turn, to wave.

Tommy Thumb

Tommy Thumb, Tommy Thumb, where are you?

Here I am, here I am, how do you do?

Peter Pointer, Peter Pointer, where are you?

Here I am, here I am, how do you do?

Toby Tall……………..

Ruby Ring………………

Baby Small……………..

Fingers all, fingers all, where are you?

Here we are, here we are, how do you do?

 

Use the following song as an aid to learning about shapes and how to draw them. Your finger acts as a magic pencil in the air, drawing the shape as you sing! Let your child suggest which shape to do next…

The Shape Song

Draw a square in the air, in the air,

Draw a square in the air, in the air,

Draw a square in the air,

Draw it here, draw it there,

Draw a square in the air in the air!

Draw a circle in the air………..

(tune: Happy and You Know it)

The Gruffalo Song

He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, 

and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws

 He’s the Gruffalo, Gruffalo, Gruffalo.

He’s the Gruffalo!

He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes

and a poisonous wart at the end of this nose

He’s the Gruffalo, Gruffalo, Gruffalo.

He’s the Gruffalo!

 His eyes are orange,  his tongue is black,

he has purple prickles all over his back

He’s the Gruffalo, Gruffalo, Gruffalo (x2)

He’s the Grrrr Grrrr Grrrr Grrrr Gruffalo!

He’s the Gruffalo!

The More We Get Together
The more we get together
Together, together,
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be.
‘Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be.

 

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But none of the five little ducks came back.

No little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, (in a sad voice!)”Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
And five little ducks came swimming back!

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar song

I’m a very hungry caterpillar crawling around, eating everything in sight that can be found.

I’m weaving a cocoon on a good size twig and I’m starting to get real big.
I’m eating so much you can hear me chew, chomp, chomp, chomp’s all I want to do

so much that I just can’t stop. I’m afraid that I might pop!
POP!
I’m a butterfly, flying about. I’m beautiful, I want to twist and shout. HEY!
A butterfly, it’s a brand new day and I still hear my little friends say:
Repeat verse
I’m a very hungry caterpillar crawling around, I’m a butterfly.

(See you tube for tune and animation. You’ll love this one!!)

 

The Pirate song

When I was 1 I ate a bun (mime action)
The day I went to sea
I jumped aboard a pirate ship (cover one eye with hand)
And the Captain said to me (salute)
We’re going this way, that way (sway from side to side)
Forwards and backwards (sway forwards and backwards)
Over the Irish Sea (use hand to make wave actions)
A bottle of rum (mime drinking)
To fill my tum,(rub tummy)
And that’s the life for me (thumbs up)
Oy! (slap thigh like pantomime principal boy)

When I was 2 I buckled my shoe (mime action)

When I was 3 I banged my knee (mime )

When I was 4 I slammed the door (mime)

When I was 5 I learnt to dive (mime)

When I was 6 I built with bricks (mime)

When I was 7 I sailed from Devon (mime ‘look-out’)

When I was 8 I jumped the gate (mime)

When I was 9 I crossed the line (make cross in the air)

When I was 10 did it again……

 

Silly Soup

I’m making lots of silly soup,

I’m making soup that’s silly,

I’m going to put it in the fridge

To make it nice and chilly.

(Tune: Pop goes the Weasel)

We put rhyming items, e.g. frog, log, dog, in a big bowl or pan,  then sing the song and give it a stir each time we add something. This is great when learning about rhyming words!

 

Mrs. Bunny

Mrs. Bunny looks funny when she twitches her nose,

Mrs. Bunny looks funny when she wriggles her toes,

Two floppy ears and two big feet,

I love Mrs. Bunny ‘cause she’s so neat.

Mrs. Bunny stretches,

Mrs. Bunny flops,

Mrs. Bunny hops and hops and hops

Mrs. Bunny hops and stops.

 

Tom Farmer

Cows in the kitchen moo moo moo, Cows in the kitchen moo moo moo,
Cows in the kitchen moo moo moo, What shall we do Tom Farmer?

Pigs in the pantry oink oink oink, Pigs in the pantry oink oink oink,
Pigs in the pantry oink oink oink, What shall we do Tom Farmer?

Sheep on the sofa, baa baa baa, Sheep on the sofa, baa baa baa,
Sheep on the sofa, baa baa baa , What shall we do Tom Farmer?

Hens on the hatstand cluck cluck cluck, Hens on the hatstand cluck cluck cluck,
Hens on the hatstand cluck cluck cluck , What shall we do Tom Farmer?

Ducks on the dresser quack quack quack , Ducks on the dresser quack quack quack,
Ducks on the dresser quack quack quack , What shall we do Tom Farmer?

Farmer in the haystack fast asleep , Farmer in the haystack fast asleep,
Farmer in the haystack fast asleep , (SHOUT) Time to wake up Tom Farmer !

Out of the farmhouse shoo shoo shoo , Out of the farmhouse shoo shoo shoo,
Out of the farmhouse shoo shoo shoo , (Crescendo) That’s what we do Tom Farmer!

(tune: Skip to my loo)

Hand Wash Song

(Unique to Hope Pre-school)

Water, soap, rub and rinse, rub and rinse,
Water, soap, rub and rinse, rub and rinse,
Take a paper towel to dry your fingers,
Put the towel in the bin, in the bin!

(tune: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes)

Grey Squirrel

Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, shake your bushy tail,
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, shake your bushy tail,
Wrinkle up your little nose, Put a nut between your toes,
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, shake your bushy tail!

Hilly Billy Hedgehog

Hilly Billy hedgehog, prickles and spikes,
These are the things a hedgehog likes!
A bowl of water and a slice of bread,
A nice warm place to rest his head.
When the Summer’s over and the leaves begin to fall,
Hilly Billy hedgehog curls up in a ball.
“Bye bye Hilly, see you next Spring”,
That is when his alarm clock rings.
DING-A-LING-A-LING!

(tune: Hush Little Baby)