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Rocking Chair

ROCKING CHAIR (Noah and I did this at the OEYC Mother Goose Program. I have also heard it done on the show “4 Square.” I think they said it is by Dennis Lee.) I like to rock in my rocking chair (You can rock back and forth for this rhyme, no matter where you’re sitting!)…
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Five Little Ducks

FIVE LITTLE DUCKS (This is a popular Raffi song. You could also use duck cutouts as props, without the mama. Just hide one duck at a time, and bring them out again in the last verse.) Five little ducks went out one day Over the hills and far away Mama duck said “Quack, quack, quack,…
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Five Little Pumpkins

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS This is originally a Raffi song. Very fitting not just for Halloween, but also because as of next week I will be looking after five little “pumpkins” in the daycare (including my son). Use real pumpkins or cutouts. I have added some actions we have also used for this song. Five little…
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Bumping Up and Down In my Little Red Wagon

BUMPIN’ UP AND DOWN IN MY LITTLE RED WAGON (Originally Raffi….modified by OEYC) Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon (For the duration of this verse, have the child sit on your lap, and bounce them up and down) Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon Bumpin’ up and down in…
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On My Foot There is a Flea

ON MY FOOT THERE IS A FLEA (From the Ontario Early Years Centre) On my foot there is a flea (Fingers on foot) Now he’s climbing up on me (Crawl fingers up body) Past my tummy (Crawl fingers over stomach) Past my nose (Crawl fingers over nose) On my head, where my hair grows (Crawl fingers…
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Three Little Monkeys

THREE LITTLE MONKEYS (From OEYC) Three little monkeys (Hold up 3 fingers – the monkeys) Swinging in a tree (Sway fingers side to side) Along came a crocodile (With other hand – the crocodile, make a chomping motion toward first hand) As quiet as can be Shhhh! (Finger to mouth) The first monkey said (Swing…
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The Key to the Kingdom

THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM (I learned this one by attending the Mother Goose program with Noah at the Early Years Centre.) This is the key to the kingdom (thumb up) And this is the kingdom (Arms wide apart, palms inward)
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Old Macdonald – Letter Recognition

OLD MACDONALD (An old favorite! I don’t normally encourage the kids to sing while eating, but thought it would be a better way to demonstrate on camera how we are linking letters with sounds in songs.) Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O (point to each letter as you clearly sing it)
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BINGO Song

BINGO (Noah and Aidas have been fans of this song for a while. It is on one of our children’s cd’s. Though you can’t see it in the video, we have the letter cards in front of us. Both of them take turns turning them over, and then I clap above the overturned card. I’m just…
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