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#4211. Kindergarten Poetry collection

Reading/Writing, level: Kindergarten
Posted Mon Jul 21 16:13:18 PDT 2008 by Sara (Sara).
Elementary, Texas
Materials Required: Poetry journal
Activity Time: varies
Concepts Taught: varies


Apple Happy
This is apple happy.
This is apple sad.
Now you see him sleepy.
Now you see him mad.
This is apple in pieces small.
But in a pie he's best of all

Five Apples
The first apple in the basket
was bright and shy red.
The second apple in the basket
said, "What a cozy bed!"
The third apple in the basket
said, "Please move over there."
The fourth apple in the basket
said, "Now we are two pair."
The fifth apple in the basket
said, "Oh dear, me-oh-my!"
"This basket looks like pastry."
"I think we're apple pie!"


These are special apples,
Hanging on this tree.
I made them with my finger prints.
They are a part of me!


Apple
(to be sung to B-I-N-G-O)
I know a fruit that grows on trees
An apple is its name oh
A-p-p-l-e
A-p-p-l-e
A-p-p-l-e
An apple is its name oh

Apples
Apples, apples, what a treat,
Sweet and tart and good to eat.
Apples green and apples red,
Hang from branches overhead,
And when they ripen,
Down they drop,
So we can taste our apple crop. Helen H. Moore

The Apple
I have a little apple,
red and round.
On a tree it is found.
If you take a bite
You will see
Just how tasty it will be!

Two little apples
(tune: This old man)
Way up high, in a tree,
Two red apples smiled at me.
So I shook that tree as har-r-rd as I could.
Down came the apples. Ummmmm, were they good!

Red Apple
A little red apple
Hung high in a tree
I looked up at it
And it looked down at me
"Come down, please" I called
And what do you suppose---
That little red apple
Dropped right on my nose!


Five Red Apples
Five red apples in a grocery store
Bobby bought one & then there were 4
Four red apples on an apple tree
Susie ate one & then there were 3
Three red apples. What did Alice do?
Why she ate one & then there were 2
Two red apples ripening in the sun
Tommy ate one, & now there was one
One red apple & now we are done
I ate the last one & now there are none!


Ten Red Apples
Here I have five apples. (hold up five fingers on right hand)
And here are five again. (hold up both hands)
How many apples altogether?
Why, five and five makes ten.


Eat an Apple
Eat an apple; (Bring right hand to mouth)
Save the core. (Close right hand in fist)
Plant the seeds. (Bend down touch hand to ground)
And grow some more. (Extend both arms out)

Picking Apples
to the tune of Frere Jacque
Picking apples
Picking apples
One by one
One by one
Put them in a basket
Put them in a basket
Oh, what fun!
Oh, what fun!

All Around The Apple Tree
(sung to the tune of Mulberry Bush)
Here we go round the apple tree, the apple tree, the apple tree
Here we go around the apple tree
On a frosty morning.
This is the way we climb the ladder
-pick the apples
-wash the apples
-peel the apples
-cook the apples
-eat the apples
On a frosty morning!

Falling Apple
A big red apple on a tree
Starts to fall right down on me
Thumpity-thud, it hits the ground
Scattering leaves all around
I'm glad it didn't hit my head
But landed in the grass instead.

Ten red apples grow on a tree
Five for you and five for me
Let us shake the tree just so...
And ten red apples will fall below.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

These are Special apples,
Hanging on this tree,
I made them with my fingerprints,
They are part of me!

The Apple

I have a little apple,
red and round.
On a tree,
it is found.
If you take a bite,
You will see...
Just how tasty it will be!

Applesauce
(to the tune of "Yankee Doodle")
Peel an apple,
cut it up,
cook it in a pot.
When you taste it
you will find
it's applesauce you've got.

Hallway Poem
My hands are hanging by my side
I'm standing straight and tall
My eyes are looking straight ahead
I'm ready for the hall.

Lining Up
I will not shove,
I will not push,
I will not try to pass:
I will not lag behind the rest,
I'll line up with my class!

My Promise
Each day I'll do my best,
And I won't do any less.
My work will always please me,
And I won't accept a mess.
I'll colour very carefully,
My writing will be neat.
And I simply won't be happy
'Til my papers are complete.
I'll always do my homework,
And I'll try on evey test.
And I won't forget my promise --
To do my very best!

Penny, penny
Easily spent
Copper brown
And worth 1 cent.

Nickel, nickel
Thick and fat
You’re worth 5 cents
I know that.

Dime, dime
Little and thin
I remember
You’re worth 10.

Quarter, quarter
Big and bold
You’re worth 25
I am told.

Sing to the tune of Frere Jacques:
Seven Continents
Seven Continents
On our earth
On our earth
North America, South America
Europe and Asia
Africa, Australia
Ant - arc - ti - ca
(Clap hands after saying Antarctica)


We've got the whole world in our hands
We've got the whole world in our hands
We've got the whole world in our hands
We've got the whole world in our hands

We've got North and South America in our hands
We've got Europe, Asia, Africa in our hands
We've got Australia and Antarctica in our hands
We've got the continents in our hands

We've got the Atlantic Ocean in our hands
We've got the Pacific Ocean in our hands
We've got the Indian and Arctic Oceans in our hands
We've got the oceans in our hands


The Continents
tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man

Oh, do you know your continents,
your continents, your continents,
oh, do you know your continents,
all around the world?

There's Europe and Africa,
North and South America
Asia and Australia and Antarctica


Tune: Three Blind Mice
Continents, continents
There are seven
There are seven
North America, South America
Antarctica and Australia
Asia and Africa
And Europe too.
That's all seven, that's all seven

Oh, Columbus
Oh Columbus, oh Columbus
Sailed the ocean wide and blue,
He landed in America
In fourteen ninety-two.


My Favorite Crayon
So many crayons in the box for you
Red ones, yellow ones, green ones too
But the one little crayon that rhymes with---
Is my favorite color, it’s the color----.
Sing to the tune of "Six Little Ducks"


Can you clap the beats?
Can you clap the beats?
Listen while I say the name
and help me clap the beats
------,------
How many beats do you hear in----.?
Sing to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell"
kids names.


What Readers Can Do

Did you know you can do the most marvelous stuff?
You can go around the world and if that’s not enough,
You can travel in time _ to the future, to the past,
Be a king , be a queen, be a pirate, Avest!
You can swim with the fishes beneath the blue sea,
And soar the wide sky where the eagles fly free.
All you need is a book – well, maybe a few.
And the magic will happen. It’s what readers can do!
by Douglas Wood

The Pencil Sharpener
When I was small and five
I found a pencil sharpener
Alive
I found a pencil for it
It ate and ate until it was all gone
It was the happiest pencil sharpener
I ever had.
by Spike Milligan

Crayons (chant)
C-R-A-Y- O-N-S
What do I like? You'll have to guess.
Red yellow blue black brown and gray...
Something I use most every day.
Purple orange white silver green and pink...
Come on now, you'll have to think .
C-R-A-Y- O-N-S
Crayons are what I like the best!
By Kathleen Carpenter


Fall
From September to December
What's the season?
Fall!
Red leaves start to
Fall!
Brown leaves start to
Fall!
Orange leaves start to
Fall!
Yellow leaves start to
Fall!
After all, it's
Fall!

An Autumn Day
Pumpkins in the cornfields,
Gold among the brown,
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down;
Birds that travel southward,
Lovely time to play;
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!
Carmen Lagos Signes

Down, Down, Down
Down, down, down,
Yellow and brown,
The leaves are falling
On the ground.
Red leaves flutter,
Orange leaves fall,
Brown leaves gather
Along the wall.

October Leaves
October leaves are lovely
They rustle when I run
Sometimes I make a heap
And jump in them for fun
Autumn leaves float quietly down
And form a carpet on the ground.
But when those leaves are stepped upon,
Listen for the crackling sound.

The Leaves are Falling
Down, down, down, down,
The leaves are falling down
In their lovely dresses
Of red and brown.
Down, down, down, down,
While the flowers sleep.
Careful as you run along.
Don't make a peep.

The Scarecrow
The scarecrow stands
With hanging hands,
Beside the farmer's stile.
He scares the jay and crow away.
With just a painted smile.

A Leaf
If I were a leaf
(but I wouldn't be)
I'd have to be tied
to a tree, tree, tree.
I couldn't walk off
(or skip or run)
and my nose would get burned
by the sun, sun, sun.
In summer I'd roast,
(in winter I'd freeze)
and all through October
I'd sneeze, sneeze, sneeze.

Fall is
Thanksgiving
Halloween
farmers harvesting
birds flying south
apples ripening
salmon spawning
pumpkins growing
school starting
coloured leaves
leaves falling
flowers dying
foggy weather
rainy weather
seeds blowing
wind
colder
frosty gardens
a colder ocean
grass stops growing
animals hibernating
chipmunks gathering nuts

Rain of Leaves
by Aileen Fisher
It's raining big,
It's raining small,
It's raining autumn leaves
In fall.
It's raining gold
And red and brown
As autumn leaves
Come raining down.
It's raining everywhere
I look.
It's raining bookmarks
On my book!

Pumpkins
When you see me in the fields,
My orange glowing in the sun,
It's time to say goodbye to summer
and hello to autumn fun!!

Pumpkin song
(tune: I'm a little teapot)
I'm a little pumpkin.
Orange and round.
Here is my stem,
There is the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don't you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!

Vegetables
(tune: Mary had a little lamb)
We are pumpkins, big and round,
Big and round, big and round.
We are pumpkins, big and round,
Seated on the ground.
We are string beans green and fine.....growing on a vine.
We are onions round and white....we make soup taste right.
We are carrots, orange and long...help us sing the song.
We are cabbage green or red....see our funny head.
We are corn stalks tall and straight...don't we just taste great!


Mr. Pumpkin
(tune: Where is thumbkin)
Mr. Pumpkin,
Mr. Pumpkin,
Round and fat.
Round and fat.
Harvesttime is coming.
Harvesttime is coming.
Yum, yum, yum.
That is that!

Harvest Poem
When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed,
Up jumped the pumpkin,
And this is what he said:
I'm a dingle dangle pumpkin
With a flippy floppy hat.
I can shake my stem like this,
And shake my vine like that.
When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind a cloud,
Up jumped the pumpkin
And shouted very loud:
I'm a dingle dangle pumpkin........

Pumpkin Song
(tune: Have you ever seen a lassie?)
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a bumpy one, a squashed one.
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?

Harvest Time
(tune: twinkle, twinkle)
Harvest time is here again
In the garden we must dig
Carrots, radishes, onions too
All so fresh and yummy too.
Harvest time is here again
Won't be long till you know when!! (thanksgiving)

Five orange pumpkins rolling down a hill,
Once they started rolling, they couldn't keep still.
One hit a rock and couldn't roll any more,
How many pumpkins left? Now there are four.
Four orange pumpkins a-rolling and a-bumping,I hear them
clumping, I hear them thumping
One fell into a hole next to a tree,
How many pumpkins left? Now there are three.

Three orange pumpkins rolling on the grass,
Watch them tumble and roll so fast.
One rolled until it bumped right against my shoe,
How many pumpkins left? Now there are two.
Two orange pumpkins still rolling very fast,
Will they ever slow down and stop at last?
One pumpkin hit a tree, its rolling now is done,
How many pumpkins left? Now there is one.
One last orange pumpkin rolling toward me,
Now it's stopped rolling, look and see.
Now how many pumpkins are rolling in the sun?
Did you guess zero? You're right, there are none.


Hojitas de Otono

El viento de otono
moviendo las ramas
tira las hojitas
que bailan y bailan.

Se van por el mundo,
se van a danzar;
las hojas de otono,
que lindas estan!

-A.L. Jauregui

Fall
The last of October
We lock the garden gate
"The flowers alive all withered
That used to stand straight.
The last of October
We put the swings away
And the porch looks deserted
Where we like to play.

Rake the Leaves
Here we come to
rake the leaves.
Rake the leaves,
rake the leaves.
Here we come to
rake the leaves,
And make a great
big pile.


Five little squirrels with acorns to store.
One went to sleep and then there were four!
Four little squirrels hunting acorns in a tree.
One fell down, and now there are three!
Three little squirrels wondering what to do.
One got lost, and now there are two!
Two little squirrels tossing acorns for fun.
One got tired, and now there is one!
One little squirrel playing in the sun.
He ran away, now there are none.

P-I-Z-Z-A
(bingo)
There is a food I like to eat
And pizza is its name-o.
P-I-Z-Z-A
P-I-Z-Z-A
P-I-Z-Z-A
And pizza is its name-o

Pat-A-Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man
Bake me a pizza-- the best that you can.
Peppers, tomato sauce, slivers of cheese--
All on a crust of whole wheat, if you please.
by Ginny Winter

The Goops
The Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the tablecloth-
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I'm glad that I
Am not a Goop - are you?
by Gelett Burgess

Falling Apple
A big red apple on a tree
Starts to fall right down on me
Thumpity-thud, it hits the ground
Scattering leaves all around
I'm glad it didn't hit my head
But landed in the grass instead.
Author Unknown

M&M's
When we eat our M and M's
We eat the blue ones last.
We suck them very slowly,
We crunch them very fast.
We never eat the chocolate,
We always eat the shell.
When we eat our M and M's
We eat them very well.
Author Unknown

Mix a Pancake
Mix a Pancake,
Stir a Pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake-
Catch it if you can.

by Christina Rossetti

I Eat
I eat apples-
crunch, crunch, crunch
I eat sandwiches-
munch, munch, munch
I eat lollipops-
lick, lick, lick
But I eat ice cream
quick, quick, quick!
author unknown


THERE WAS A PUMPKIN
There once was a pumpkin short and fat,
Alone in the garden, there it sat.
A little girl picked it from the vine,
Took it home and said, "It's mine!"
She carved a face with a great big smile,
Put in a candle, and after a while,
It wasn't a pumpkin short and fat.
It was a jack-o-lantern-just like that!

THREE LITTLE PUMPKINS
Three little pumpkins sitting very still
In a pumpkin patch high up on a hill.
The first one said, "I'm very green,
But I'll be orange by Halloween."
The second one said, "I'm on my way
To becoming a jack-o-lantern someday."
The third one said, "Oh, me, oh my,
Tomorrow I'll be a pumpkin pie!"

I'm Very Happy To Be Me
___________________ is my hair,
___________________ are my eyes.
I'm ________ years old,
I'm just the right size.
My name is ________________
And as you see.
I'm very happy to be me.

All Of Me
See my eyes.
See my nose.
See my chin.
See my toes.
See my waist.
See my knee.
Now you have seen
all of me!

Me
There's no one in
This whole wide world
Exactly just like me.
I am me and
You are you,
We're special,
Don't you see?


A-B, C-D-E ! (Kids echo)
School is where I want to be! (Kids echo)
F-G, H-I-J !
Learning to read and write all day!
K-L-, M-N-O!
Boys and girls I want to know!
P-Q, R-S-T!
Adding numbers, one, two, three!
U-V, W-X-Y
It's our goal to try, try, try!
Z-Z, Z-Z-Z!
School is where I want to be!!


THREE BLIND MICE
here we go
here we go
to (PE, Music, etc)
to ( ---------)
we all walk so quietly
hands behind our backs,
that's why
no one knows we're going by
here we go
here we go


Round is a Pancake
Round is a pancake,
Round is a plum,
Round is a doughnut,
Round is a drum.
Round is a puppy,
Curled up on a rug.
Round are the spots,
On a wee ladybug.
Look all around,
On the ground, in the air,
You will find round things everywhere!

Circle Song
(to the tune of: "If You're Happy and You Know It")
A circle is a shape that goes round.
A circle is a shape that goes round.
A circle is a shape that goes round,
And round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round.
Tiptoe slowly on the circle and go round.
Tiptoe slowly on the circle and go round.
Tiptoe slowly on the circle,
And go round and round and round.
Tiptoe slowly on the circle and go round.

Suzy Circle
I'm Suzy Circle.
I'm happy as can be.
I go round and round.
Can you draw me?


Sammy Square
Sammy Square is my name.
My four sides are just the same.
Turn me around, I don't care.
I'm always the same.
I'm Sammy Square.

Right Circle, Left Square
Close my eyes, shut them tight,
Make a circle with my right.
Keep them shut, make it fair,
With my left hand, make a square.

Tommy Triangle
I'm Tommy Triangle.
Look at me!
Count my sides.
One, two, three.

This Is a Triangle
(to the tune of: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
This is a triangle,
Look and you will see.
It has three corners and three sides.
Count them one, two, three!

My Hat
My hat it has three corners,
Three corners has my hat,
And if it didn't have three corners,
It wouldn't be a hat!

Ricky Rectangle
Ricky Rectangle is my name.
My four sides are not the same.
2 are short and 2 are long.
Count my sides, come right along.
1, 2, 3, 4.

It's a Rectangle
(to the tune of: "B-I-N-G-O")
There is a shape that has four sides,
But it is not a square...No!
It's a rectangle;
It's a rectangle;
It's a rectangle;
It is not like a square...No!
Two sides are long; two sides are short.
They are not the same...No!
It's a rectangle;
It's a rectangle;
It's a rectangle;
The sides are not the same...No!

Shape Song
(to the tune of: "The Farmer in the Dell")
A circle's like a ball,
A circle's like a ball,
Round and round
It never stops.
A circle's like a ball!
A square is like a box,
A square is like a box,
It has four sides,
They are the same.
A square is like a box!
A triangle has 3 sides,
A triangle has 3 sides,
Up the mountain,
Down, and back.
A triangle has 3 sides!
A rectangle has 4 sides,
A rectangle has 4 sides,
Two are long, and
Two are short.
A rectangle has 4 sides!


Shapes
(to the tune of: "Frere Jacques")
This is a square. This is a square.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has four sides,
All the same size.
It's a square. It's a square.
This is a circle. This is circle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It goes round and round,
No end can be found.
It's a circle. It's a circle.
This is a triangle. This is a triangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It only has three sides,
That join to make three points.
It's a triangle. It's a triangle.
This is a rectangle. This is a rectangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has two short sides,
And it has two long sides.
It's a rectangle. It's a rectangle.

3-D Geometry
A basketball is round and hard,
It's shape is called a shpere.
A dice's shape is called a cube,
It's faces flat and clear.


Hurray Day
Today is the day!
Hurray! Hurray!
It's the first day of school
And I'm on my way!
Everything's different
Nothing's the same
Because I'm going to learn
To write my name!
by Patricia Hubbell

Now
Close the barbecue
Close the sun
Close the home-run games we won
Close the picnic
Close the pool
Close the summer
Open school
by Prince Redcloud

First Day of School
I wonder
if my drawing
will be as good as theirs
I wonder
if they'll like me
or just be full of stares
I wonder
if my teacher
wil look like Mom or Gram
I wonder
if my puppy
will wonder
where I am!
by Aileen Fisher

Learning
Last year when I was little
I could only count to three.
and never could remember
What the next number should be!
But now that I've grown bigger
I know more than I did then,
For I have been in school a month -
And I can count to ten!
M. Lucille Ford

Baa Baa black sheep have you any wool?
Yes Sir Yes sir three bags full
One for a sweater.
One for a rug.
One for a blanket
To keep warm and snug.
Baa Baa black sheep have you any wool?
Yes Sir Yes sir three bags full

Cluck Cluck red hen have you any eggs
yes sir, yes sir as many as your legs
One for you breakfast
One for you lunch
Come back tomorrow
I'll have another bunch
' Cluck Cluck red hen have you any eggs
yes sir, yes sir as many as your legs

Moo moo Brown Cow have you milk for me?
Yes sir yes sir as tasty as can be
Churn it into butter
Make it into cheese
Freeze it for ice cream
or drink it if you please
Moo moo Brown Cow have you milk for me?
Yes sir yes sir as tasty as can be

Buzz Buzz busy bee is your honey sweet?
yes sir yes sir sweet enough to eat
Honey for your muffin
honey for your cake
Honey by the spoonful as much as I can make
Buzz Buzz busy bee is your honey sweet?
yes sir yes sir sweet enough to eat


his is my right hand
I'll raise it up high.
This is my left hand,
I'll touch the sky.
Right hand, left hand
Roll them around.
Left hand, right hand
Pound, pound, pound!

100 Is A Lot
By Meish Goldish

100 dogs, 100 cats,
100 heads for 100 hats.
100 women, 100 men,
100's more than 5 or 10.
100 buttons, 100 coats,
100 sails for 100 boats.
100 cookies, 100 cakes
100 kids with bellyaches!
100 shoes, 100 socks,
100 keys for 100 locks.
100 puddles mighty dirty,
100's even more than 30.
100 daughters, 100 sons,
100 franks on 100 buns.
100 trees, 100 plants,
100 picnics, 100 ants!
100 is a lot to count,
100 is a LARGE AMOUNT!
100 kisses, 100 hugs,
100 bats, 100 bugs.
100 bees, 100 birds,
This poem has 100 words!

100 Stars

I saw 100 stars last night,
Shining in the sky.
I wondered as I watched them
How did they get so high?

Twinkle bright twinkle long,
Like Mom's goodnight kisses,
They stayed with me the whole night through
As I made 100 wishes!!!
by Karen Fenstermaker

100 Animals

I went to the zoo
And what did I see?
100 animals
Looking at me!
There were...

10 tall giraffes,
eating from the trees

10 silly monkeys
scratching on their knees

10 sleeping snakes,
lying in the sun

10 munching elephants
eating peanuts one by one.

10 leaping tigers,
performing in the shows.

10 pink flamingos,
standing on their toes.

10 grouchy bears,
trying to get some sleep

10 happy hippos,
in the water deep.

10 roaring lions,
walking two by two

And 10 galloping zebras
living in the zoo.


Dinosaur Dig
I decided I'd do a dinosaur dig
so I dug a deep hole
in the dirt with a twig.
I dug
and I dug
and I dug up a rock.
I dug
and I dug
and I dug up a sock.
I dug
and I dug
and I started to holler.
I dug
and I dug
and--dug up a dollar!
by Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz

If I had a brontosaurus
If I had a brontosaurus,
I would name him Horace or Morris.
But if suddenly one day he had
A lot of little brontosauri—
I would change his name
To Laurie.
by shel silverstein
Dinosaur Dinner
Allosaurus stegosaurs,
Brontosaurs too,
All went off for dinner at the
Dinosaur zoo;
Along came the waiter, called
Tyrannosaurus Rex,
Gobbled up the table
'Cause they wouldn't pay
their checks.
by Dennis Lee

Dinosaurs
(to the tune of "Pussycat, Pussycat")
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs,
Where have you been?
I've only seen you
In books that you're in.
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs,
Why aren't you here?
I want to know what
Made you all diasappear!
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs,

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs,
Where did you go?
Once you were giants,
And how you did grow!
Dinosarus, dinosaurs,
What made you die?
So many guesses,
But no one's sure why.
Meish Goldish

Oh I Want to Be a Great Big Dinosaur
(to the tune of: "I Wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener")
Oh I want to be a great big dinosaur,
That is what I really want to be!
For if I were a great big dinosaur,
Everyone would run away from me. . .
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
Additional Verses:
stomp away from me
crawl away from me
slither away from me

Tyrannosaurus Rex
(to the tune of: "Mary Had A Little Lamb")
Dinosaurs walked on this earth,
On this earth, on this earth,
Dinosaurs walked on this earth,
A long, long time ago.
Tyrannosaurus Rex was king,
Was the king, was the king,
Tyrannosaurus Rex was king
A long, long time ago.
Tyrannosaurus (child's name) was king,
Was the king, was the king,
Tyrannosaurus (child's name) was king,
A long, long time ago.
Stegasaurus
There once was a bony stegasaurus
Who wasn't a friend of brontosaurus
They both ate plants
But never ants
That bony stegasaurus.


Dinosaurs
(to the tune of: "Alouette")
Allosaurus, pachycephalosaurus,
Allosaurus, Tyrannasaurus REX!
Stegosaurus, Trachodon,
Triceratops, Pterandanon,
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs,
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs,
Ooooohhhh,
Allosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus,
Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus REX!!!

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Brontosaurus, diplodicus, gentle trachodon
Dabbled in the muds of time
Once upon, upon.
Tyrannosaurus raised his head
And rolled his evil eye
Bared his long and yellow teeth
And bid his neighbors 'bye.
His pygmy brain was slow to grasp
The happenings of the day.
And so he roamed and slew his friends
And ate without delay.
Brontosaurus, diplodicus, gentle trachodon
Dabbled in the muds of time
Once upon, upon.
Alloaurus awed his foe
He awed his friends who passed
His teeth were made for tearing flesh
His teeth were made to gnash.
Taller than a building now Taller than a tree,
He roamed about the swamp-filled world
And ate his company.
Brontosaurus, diplodicus, gentle trachodon
Dabbled in the muds of time
Once upon, upon.
Eaters of their friends and foe
Or dabblers in the slime
Their pygmy brains were slow to grasp
Once upon a time.
Patricia Hubbel

All Around the Swamp
(to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")
The Pteranodon's wings went flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap,
The Pteranodon's wings went flap, flap, flap,
All around the swamp.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
Grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
All around the swamp.
The Triceratops' horns went poke, poke, poke,
Poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke,
The Triceratops' horns went poke, poke, poke,
All around the swamp.
Additional Verses:
The brontosaurus went munch, munch, munch.
The stegosaurs' tail went spike, spike, spike.
The dinosurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
Zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz,
The dinosurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
All around the swamp.
Shhhhhhhh.

The Dinosaur Song
Dinosaurs lived long ago,
Long ago, long ago.
Dinosaurs lived long ago,
And now they are extinct.
Tyronnosaurus was a carnivore,
carnivore, carnivore.
Tyronnosaurus was a carnivore,
And he ate only meat.
Apatosaurus was a herbivore,
Herbivore, herbivore.
Apatosaurus was a herbivore,
And he ate only plants.

Dino-Pokey
(to the tune of "The Hokey Pokey")
You put your claws in,
You take your claws out,
You put your claws in,
And you scratch 'em all about.
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
Additional Verses:
feet in
feet out
stomp them all about
teeth in
teeth out
chomp them all about
tail in
tail out
wag it all about

The Dinosaur
The dinosaur
A beast of yore
Doesn't live here
Anymore.
Carl Junge

Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Five enormous dinosaurs,
Letting out a roar,
One went away,
And then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs,
Munching on a tree,
One went away,
And then there were three.
Three enormous dinosaurs,
Didn't know what to do,
One went away,
And then there were two.
Two enormous dinosaurs,
Having lots of fun,
One went away,
And then there was one.
One enormous dinosaur,
Afraid to be a hero,
He went away,
And then there was zero.

Five Dinosaurs
Five huge dinosaurs,
Sleeping on a cave floor,
Woke up and started to roar,
"There is no room, no more, no more,
No more room on this floor!"
They tossed and they turned and they pushed galore,
Till one poor dinosaur was shoved out the door.
(continue counting down to one)
One huge dinosaur,
Alone on a cave floor,
Woke up and started to roar.
"There's too much room on this floor, on this floor,
There's too much room on this floor!"
So he tossed and he turned and he cried galore,
Till the poor dinosaur met his friends at the door.
"Come back dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dinosaurs!"
"Come back dinosaurs, dinosaurs!"
So, they all came back and he cuddled with the four,
And there were no more roars galore.


5 Dinosaurs
(to the tune of "5 Elephants Went Out to Play")
One dinosaur went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
He had such enormous fun,
That he called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!
Two dinosaurs went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
They had such enormous fun,
That they called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!
count up till you get to 5 or
to the number of kids in your class

I'm Bringing Home a Baby Dinosaur
(to the tune of "Baby Bumble Bee")
I'm bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won't my mommy fall right through the floor,
I'm bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Tromp! Tromp! Tromp! ROAR! ROAR!
I'm bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won't my mommy hide behind the door
I'm bringing home a baby dinosaur
Ouch! Oh no! I'm squashed!

Dinosaurs
(to the tune of: "Oh, My Darling Clementine")
Great big dinosaurs, great big dinosaurs,
Lived so long ago.
Some liked land and some liked water,
Some flew in the air.
Great big dinosaurs, great big dinosaurs,
Lived so long ago.
Some had horns and some had spikes,
Some had wings like bats.
Great big dinosaurs, great big dinosaurs,
Lived so long ago.
Some ate plants some ate meat,
But now there are no more.
Five Big Valentines

Five big valentines from the corner drug store
I mailed one to a friend - then there were four
Four big valentines, lovely ones to see
I mailed one to my Mommy - then there were three
Three big valentines - red, shiny, and new
I mailed one to my Daddy - then there were two
Two big valentines, the best is yet to come
I mailed one to Grandma - Then there was one
One big valentine, the giving is almost done
I mailed it to Grandpa - and now there is none

I'm A Little Valentine (I’m a Little Teapot

I'm a little valentine
Red and White
With ribbons and lace
I'm a beautiful sight
I can say, "I Love You"
On Valentine's Day
Just put me in an envelope
And give me away


The Whales
(tune of I'm A Little Teapot)
I'm a humpback whale,
I'm very strong.
I leap about
And sing a song.
I like to eat my fill
In the Northern Sea.
But in the winter,
South I flee.

I am a beluga,
I'm all white.
From head to tail
I'm quite a sight.
You can hear me singing
Way up north,
Playing and swimming
Back and forth.

I'm a mighty orca
Black and white.
In the sea
I'm a beautiful sight.
I'm not very big,
But I am sleek.
I hunt for my food
Cause I have teeth.


The Penguin
I am a bird you know quite well,
All dressed in black and white.
And even though I do have wings
They're not designed for flight.
I waddle, waddle, waddle,
On my funny little feet.
Across the icy snow I go
To find a fishy treat
Roxanne Williams

Penguin Parade
Waddle, waddle, waddle
From side to side
Penguins go a-walking
Slip, slip, slide, slide.
With a funny jump
The penguins dash
Down to the water
Splash! Splash! Splash! Splash!
Waddle from the water
With a rock n' roll
Penguins go parading
On a wintry stroll.

I'm a Little Penguin
I'm a little penguin
Black and white.
Short and wobbly
An adorable site.
I can't fly at all
but I love to swim.
So I'll waddle to the water
and dive right in!

The Snow Blanket
Beautiful feathery flakes
of snow
Over the woodland and field
they go,
Making a blanket so warm
and deep,
Over the flowers that lie
asleep.


Snow Song
I like to walk
on fresh fallen snow
The kind that whispers
and speaks.
It sings a song
as I walk along
With crackles and
scrunches and squeaks.

Thumbs in the Thumb - Place
Thumbs in the thumb - place
Fingers all together!
This is the song
We sing in mitten - weather.
When it is cold,
It doesn't matter whether
Mittens are wool,
Or made of finest leather.
This is the song
We sing in mitten - weather:
Thumbs in the thumb - place
Fingers all together.

Snowflakes
I like snowflakes.
Ask me why. Why?
Because they fall from the sky,
Because they seem to dance and fly,
Because they pile up so high,
Because they are so white and dry.
Because they melt in my hand,
Because they're quiet when they land.
Because, because, because,
That' why,
I like snowflakes!

Snow
Snow makes whiteness where it falls,
The bushes look like popcorn balls,
And places where I always play,
Look like somewhere else today.
The Snowman and the Bunny
A chubby little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny, And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny Looking for his lunch,
Ate the snowman’s carrot nose
Crunch, crunch, crunch.

Crick! Crack!
Crick! Crack!
Wind at my back.
Snit! Snat!
Snatched off my hat.
Whew! Whew!
It blew and it blew.
Snapped at my ears,
Flapped at my shoes,
And now I've got only
One mitten to lose.


Snowflakes
Snowflakes are filling
Are filling the air.
Look at the footprins
I see over there.
Was at a rabbit
Or was it a bear?
Come let us follow it
Back to its lair.

Snow
Snow,
Snow,
Lots of snow,
Everywhere we look and
Everywhere we go.
Snow in the sandbox,
Snow on the slide.
Snow on the bicycle
Left outside.
Snow on the steps,
And snow on my feet.
Snow on the sidewalk.
Down the street

Lacy Snowflakes
(Tune: "London Bridge is Falling Down")
Lacy snowflakes falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
Lacy snowflakes falling down,
Tickly, tingly snowflakes.


Snow
Snow blows
In bunches.
Snow sparkles
And crunches.
Snow is clean & cold.
Snow is crisp, and yet
When it warms a little,
Snow is wet.
Any winter day, I know,
Is pleasanter when there is snow.
Penguins
The penguins' habitat is freezing -
You'll like it there
If you don't mind sneezing,
(I, myself, don't find it pleasing.)
Helen H. Moore


A B C D E
Build a snowman just for me.

F G H I J
Please don't let him melt away.

K L M N O
Is he melting? NO! NO! NO!

P Q R S T
Down he melts away from me.

U V W X Y Z
I'll build him again you see.

Three little kittens
Three little kittens,
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother, dear,
We sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost.
What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittens,
Then you shall have no pie.
The three little kittens,
They found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother, dear,
See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.
What, found your mittens,
Then you’re good kittens,
And you shall have some pie.
Three little kittens,
Put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie.
Oh, mother, dear,
We sadly fear,
Our mittens we have soiled.
What! Soiled your mittens,
You naughty kittens,
And they began to sigh.

The three little kittens,
They washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry.
Oh, mother, dear,
Do you not hear,
Our mittens we have washed?
What! Washed your mittens?
Then you’re good kittens!
But I smell a rat close by.
Meow, meow,
We smell a rat close by.

Snow Ball
I made myself a snow ball as perfect as could be
I thought I'd keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it's head
Then, last night it ran away
But first -- it wet the bed.
Shel Silverstein


Little Snowflakes
One little two little three little snowflakes
Four little five little six little snowflakes
seven little eight little nine little snowflakes
floating through the air!
sssampson

Building Mr. Snowman
Head ball,
Belly ball,
Bottom ball-
Done!
Building Mr. Snowman
Is always lots of fun!
~ Author Unknown

See the snowballs,
One, two, three
That make a snowman
Just for me!
~ Author Unknown

Build a Little Snowman
Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot"
Build a little snowman,
starting with his feet.
Put on lots of snow,
and pat it all so neat.
Then make a round ball,
and put it on top.
Then the sun will come out,
and make the snowman hot.
~ Author Unknown

The Snowman Ran and Ran
Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
The snow, snow, snowman
Came out to play.
But the children cried, "Get back inside
The sun is out today."
The snow, snow, snowman
Started to run away
But when he ran, he ran and ran
Until a puddle lay.
~ Author Unknown


Here's the song, to the tune of 'I'm a Little Tea Pot':
I'm a little snowman, big and fat (I hold arms around my
middle for the fat part)
Here is my broomstick, here is my hat (I pretend to hold a
broom stick and pat my head for the hat)
When the sun comes out, I start to melt (put arms around
head for sun)
OOOooooooooohhhh....I'm a puddle. (say the OOOOhhhh part
while sinking to the floor to say 'I'm a puddle'.

A Toothbrush
(Yankee Doodle)
Of all the things around the town
A toothbrush is a dandy
Brush up and down and all around
And stay away from candy!

Got My Toothpaste
(Twinkle Twinkle)
Got my toothpaste, got my brush,
I won't hurry, I won't rush.
Making sure my teeth are clean,
Front and back and in between.
When I brush for quite a while,
I will have a happy smile.
by Frank Dally

MY WOBBLY TOOTH
Once I had a wobbly tooth
That wobbled to and fro
Everytime I ate my toast
I thought the tooth would go.
But then I ate a candy,
A sticky toffee roll,
Now where my wobble tooth was
There's nothing but a hole!


This Tooth
I jiggled it
jaggled it
jerked it.
I pushed
and pulled
and poked it.
But --
As soon as I stopped,
and left it alone
this tooth came out
on its very own!

My Toothbrush
I have a little toothbrush.
I hold it very tight.
I brush my teeth each morning,
and then again at night.
I go brush, brush, brush
And rinse, rinse, rinse,
And then when they're all clean
I will blow you a kiss.
Dapple Grey

I Met a Penguin
I met a penguin yesterday
So jolly, fat and fine.
I pinned a red heart on his chest,
And named him "Valentine".

I'm a Little Valentine
(I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little valentine
Red and white,
With ribbons and lace
I'm a beautiful sight.

I can say "I love you,"
On Valentine's Day.
Just put me in an envelope
And give me away!
Vicki Claybrook


I Love You More Than Applesauce
I love you more than applesauce,
than peaches and a plum,
that chocolate hearts and cherry tarts
and berry bubblegum.

I love you more than lemonade
and seven-layer cakes,
than lollipops and candy drops
and thick vanilla shakes.

I love you more that marzipan,
than marmalade on toast,
oh I love pies of any size,
but I love YOU the most.


I have a friend
Whose name is (__________ )
And we have fun together.
We laugh and play
And sing all day
In any kind of weather.


Five Big Valentines

Five big valentines from the corner drug store
I mailed one to a friend - then there were four
Four big valentines, lovely ones to see
I mailed one to my Mommy - then there were three
Three big valentines - red, shiny, and new
I mailed one to my Daddy - then there were two
Two big valentines, the best is yet to come
I mailed one to Grandma - Then there was one
One big valentine, the giving is almost done
I mailed it to Grandpa - and now there is none

A valentine for my best friend
You are rotten, you are crummy,
nasty, smelly and a dummy,
you are absolutely awful,
and your breath should be unlawful.

You are ugly, you are simple,
and your brain is like a pimple,
you should soak your head in brine....

WON'T YOU BE MY VALENTINE?
Jack Prelutsky

Oh no!

Oh no!
She kissed me on the cheek,
I'm so mad it's hard to speak,
that's a kiss I must erase.
Goodbye!
I'm off to wash my face.


One, two, I love you!
Three, four, I love you more!
Five, six, Fiddlesticks.
Seven, eight, I think you're great!
Nine, ten, Let's do it again.

Will you be my v-a-l-e-n-t-i-n-e?
If you will, you’ll surely know
How happy I will be!
Sugar and spice and all things nice,
That’s what you are to me.
Will you be my v-a-l-e-n-t-i-n-e?


Here's a Little Groundhog
(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
Here's a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He's popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he'll go.
Then six more weeks of winter - Oh No!!


I'm a Little Groundhog
(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little groundhog short and stout,
February second I will come out.
If I see my shadow they will shout,
"Six weeks more winter without doubt!"


Mr. Groundhog
(to the tune of "London Bridges")
Mr. Groundhog down below,
Pop up through the fluffy snow,
See his shadow watch him go,
Winter's here to stay.
Mr. Groundhog down below,
Pops up through the fluffy snow,
Wide awake he wants to play,
Spring is on it's way.

Nine Little Groundhogs
(to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little, two little,
Three little groundhogs,
Four little, five little,
Six little groundhogs,
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little groundhogs,
Sleeping down under the ground.

Little Bat
Small and furry, litle bat,
fly through the sky at night.
Listen, listen, little bat
as echoes guide your flight.
Swoop and dive, little bat,
catch insects as you fly.
Hurry, hurry, little bat,
back to your nearby cave.
Snug and warm, little bat,
toes hold the ceiling light.
Sleepy, sleepy, little bat,
wrapped in your wings until night.

Bats are sleeping
Bats are sleeping
Bats are sleeping
Upside down.
Upside down.
Sleeping in the morning sun.
Waiting for the night to come.
Then they'll fly around.
Then they'll fly around.

"BATTY"
The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
"Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light."

Only My Opinion
Is a caterpillar ticklish?
Well, it's always my belief
That he giggles as he wiggles
Across a hairy leaf.
by Monica Shannon

Five Fuzzy Caterpillars
Five fuzzy caterpillars
on a spring day.
Five fuzzy caterpillars
crawl and play.
Five fuzzy caterpillars
eat and eat some more.
Five fuzzy caterpillars
we can see no more.
Each in a chrysalis
they will stay,
till they are butterflies
and fly away.
by Margaret Allen

Funny Little Caterpillar
Funny little caterpillar
crawling on the ground.
Funny little caterpillar
nowhere to be found.
Though we've looked and looked
and hunted everywhere around!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar
On a leaf you creep.
Spin yourself a blanket
And then go fast asleep.
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpilar
Wakes up by and by.
Now you have two pretty wings
You're a butterfly!
by Rozanne Williams

I'm a Little Bunny
(I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little bunny –
furry and brown
I like to hop around the town
Early Easter morning, you will see
Some colored eggs for you from me !

Easter Rabbit
Frere Jacques
Easter Rabbit, Easter Rabbit,
Here he comes, here he comes.
Hiding Easter eggs,
Hiding Easter eggs.
Oh, what fun! Oh, what fun!
by Bonnie Woodard


I Know a Rabbit
Bingo
I know a rabbit with long pink ears,
And Bunny is his name-o.
B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y,
And Bunny is his name-o.

He hops to your house on Easter morn,
And Bunny is his name-o.
B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y,
And Bunny is his name-o.

He hides colored eggs around your yard,
And Bunny is his name-o.
B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y,
And Bunny is his name-o.
Karen Pound

I'm a Little Bunny
I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little bunny with a cotton tail,
See me hop down the bunny trail.
When I spy a carrot, my ears they shake,
Then, of course, a bite I take. "Crunch!"
Joy Zomerdyke

I'm a Little Chicken
I'm A Little Teapot

I'm a little chicken,
Ready to hatch,
Pecking at my shell,
Scratch, scratch, scratch
When I crack it open, out I'll leap,
Fluff up my feathers and cheep, cheep, cheep!
By Susan Peters


It Is Easter
By: Joyce Hamman
It is Easter, it is Easter.
Bunnies are jumping all around.
Their paws touch the ground,
As they bounce around.
Eastertime, Eastertime.


Three Easter Bunnies
Three Blind Mice

Three Easter Bunnies, Three Easter Bunnies,
Hip, hip, hop; Hip, hip, hop.
With baskets full, they hop around,
They hide their Easter Eggs on the ground,
They hop away without a sound.
Hip, hip, hop; Hip, hip, hop.
Betty Silkunas

Easter Eggs
Jingle Bells

Easter Eggs, Easter Eggs,
Eggs of orange and blue.
Here are lot's of colored eggs
All for me and you.
Chocolate eggs colored brown,
Jelly beans bright green.
Aren't these the most beautiful eggs
That you have ever seen?
by Maureen Gutyan


To the Farm
Horses, donkeys, cows that moo,
Chickens, kittens, piglets too,
Fish that swim down in the pond,
Ducklings quacking all day long.
All these animals you can see
If you go to the farm with me.

All Around the Barnyard
All around the barnyard
The animals are fast asleep.
Sleeping cows and horses,
Sleeping pigs and sheep.
Here comes the cocky rooster
To sound his daily alarm.
"Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Wake up sleepy farm!"

Farmyard
Little hen
feathered and red
pecking round for scraps of bread.
Little goat
fierce and white
thinks his rope is much too tight.
Little calf
soft and shy
peeking out with one brown eye.
Little cat
black and lean
crouching so he won't be seen.
Little pig
muddy and stout
trying hard to wriggle out.
Gail Gregory

Farmer McDonald
Old McDonald had a goat,
It ate his winter overcoat.
Old McDonald had a sheep,
It ate his big, red, four-wheeled jeep.
Old McDonald had a cat,
It ate his furry, winter hat.
Old McDonald had a goose,
It ate his can of apple juice.
Old McDonald had a duck,
It ate his new, green, pick-up truck.
Old McDonald had a cow,
It ate ten bags of puppy chow.
Old McDonald had a horse,
It ate his rubber boots, of course.
Old McDonald had a pig,
It ate his sister's brand-new wig.
Old McDonald had a dog,
It ate the farmer's catalogue.

Here is the Barn
Here is the barn
(form a roof shape with your hands)
Where I like to go
(Walk in place)
It's as tall as a tree
(Point up overhead)
And cozy, you know
(Hug body with arms)
Here is the barn,
(Make a roof shape with your hands)
I'll go there with you
(Walk in place)
To pet a sweet lamb
(Pretend to pet a lamb)
And cuddle it, too!
(Pretend to hug a lamb)

Barnyard Gate
Had a little rooster by the barnyard gate,
That little rooster was my playmate,
That little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo,
Dee doodle dee doodle dee doodle dee doo.
Had a little cat by the barnyard gate,
That little cat was my playmate,
That little cat went meow,meow, meow,
That little rooster went cock-a -doodle -doo,
Dee doodle dee doodle dee doodle dee doo.
Other Verses:
....dog went arf,arf,arf....
....duck went quack,quack,quack....
....pig went oink,oink,oink....
....sheep wentbaa,baa,baa....
....cow went moo,moo,moo....
....horse went neigh,neigh,neigh....

Five Friendly Farmers
Five friendly farmers
Wake up with the sun,
For it is early morning
And the chores must be done.
The first friendly farmer
Goes to milk the cow.
The second friendly farmer
Thought he'd better plow.
The third friendly farmer
Feeds the hungry hens.
The fourth friendly farmer
Puts the piggies in their pens.
The fifth friendly farmer
Picks the ripe corn.
And waves to the neighbor
When he blows his horn.
When the work is finished
And the evening sky is red
Five tired farmers
Tumble into bed!

The Farmer
Sun is coming up
Farmer's out the door,
He will go to milk the cows,
And start his daily chores.
Sun is going down
Horse is in the stable,
All the fields are planted now,
Supper's on the table.

The Scarecrow
Scarecrow standing in the field
On a bright and sunny day,
Don't forget to do your job.
Scare the hungry crows away!

Chicken
Known for its feather and wings and legs,
The chicken lays eggs and eggs and eggs!
Known for the comb atop its crown,
The chicken lays eggs of white and brown.
Known for its strut when taking a walk,
The chicken lays eggs! Ba-a-awk! Ba-a-awk!
Meish Goldish

The Chickens
Said the first little chicken,
With a strange little squirm,
"I wish I could find
A fat little worm."
Said the next little chicken,
With an odd little shrug:
"I wish I could find
A fat little bug."
Said a third little chicken,
With a small sigh of grief,
"I wish I could find
A green little leaf!"
Said the fourth little chicken,
With a faint little moan,
"I wish I could find
A wee gravel stone."
"Now, see here!" said the mother,
From the green garden patch,
"If you want any breakfast,
Just come here and scratch!"

The farm is in a flurry.
The rooster caught the flu.
His cock-a-doodle-doo
Has changed to cock-a doodle-choo!

Cow
How come a cow
Never says "Ow!"
Whenever there's milking to do?
It doesn't say "Ow!"
For it pleases the cow,
So instead, the cow says "Moo!"

Purple Cow
I have never seen a purple cow
I never hope to see one
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see, than be one.
Meish Goldish

Duck
Duck in the water, quack, quack, quack!
Soft, white feathers on your back, back, back!
Duck in the water, splash and splish!
Dip in your bill and catch those fish!
Duck out of water, walk on land.
Your webbed feet make it hard to stand!
Waddle with your family, waddle in a pack.
Duck out of water, quack, quack, quack!
Meish Goldish

Goat
What bearded animal helps on the farm?
The goat!
What friendly creature is loaded with charm?
The goat!
Who can produce both milk and wool?
The goat!
Who grows long horns like a bull?
The goat!
What creature can mow your lawn,
Eating the grass until it's gone?
What animal can you always count on?
The goat!
Meish Goldish

Horse
Who gallops swiftly down the lane,
Slowing to a trot when I pull the rein?
Who has a pony tail and a mane?
Of course - it's my horse!
Who loves to jump and leap and bound,
Stomping its hooves upon the ground?
Who likes to play and horse around?
Of course - it's my horse!
Who nibbles oats and piles of hay?
Who has a stable where to stay?
Who likes to whinny and just say "Neigh"?
Of course - it's my horse!
Meish Goldish

Mule
Cross a donkey
with a horse
And you'll end up with a mule,
Of course!
Meish Goldish

The Higg-Piggy
You put your right hoof in;
You put your right hoof out;
You put your right hoof in and
you shake it all about.
You do the Higgy-Piggy,
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about!
Oink!
Other Verses:
You put your left hoof in....
You put your right hamhock (hip) in...
You put your left hamhock in....
You put your snout in....
You put your curly tail in...

Pig
Behold the pig!
It's very big!
Its color pink
Is nice, I think!
Its tail's a beaut,
So curly cute!
And on the farm,
It oinks with charm!
Meish Goldish

Sheep
Sheep are rather bashful,
Sheep are rather shy.
I asked a sheep the reason
but it wouldn't say why.
Meish Goldish

The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word...
And that is
GOBBLE-GOBBLE!

Turkey
Let's talk turkey!
What a walk it's got!
Strut about, strut about,
Do the turkey trot!
Let's talk turkey,
What a shaky wobble!
Strut about, strut about,
Gobble, gobble, gobble!
Meish Goldish


Listen to the Frog
Listen to the frog,
Croaking on a log.
He croaks about this
And he croaks about that.
It seems very clear
That he needs to chat.
Ribbet, ribbet, ribbet.
by Susan M. Paprocki

Ladybug
by Maria Fleming
Ladybugs all dressed in red
Strolling through the flowerbed.
If I were tiny just like you
I'd creep among the flowers too!

Five Little Ladybugs
Five little ladybugs, climbing on some plants,
Eating the aphids, but not the ants!
The first one said: "Save some aphids for me!"
The second one said: "These are tasty as can be!"
The third one said: "Oh, they're almost gone!"
The fourth one said: "Then it's time to move on!
The fifth one said: "Come on, let's fly!"
So they opened their wings and flew through the sky.

Little Red Bug
by Susan M. Paprocki
Little red bug, oh so cute,
Here's a black spot for your suit.
Now you go and have some fun
With your spot, your very first one.
Little red bug, oh so cute,
Here's a black spot for your suit.
It's so nice to own a few,
So enjoy these lovely two.
Little red bug, oh so cute,
Here's a black spot for your suit.
We are very pleased to see
How nice you look with all three.
Little red bug, oh so cute,
Here's a black spot for your suit.
You might feel that you need more,
So we proudly give you four.
Little red bug, oh so cute,
Here's a black spot for your suit.
Heaven, heaven, sakes alive,
Look at you, you're wearing five!
This is a fun poem to use with the flannelboard.
Cut a ladybug shape out of red felt and make 5 black spots.
Add the spots as you recite the poem.


Ladybug
by Dee Lillegard
Lady bug wears
An orange cape.
It opens up
And changes shape -
Now two wings lift her
into the air.
I wish I had
Such a cape to wear!


Five Little Fishies
Five little fishes swimming in a pool,
1st one said, "The pool is cool."
2nd one said, "The pool is deep."
3rd one said, "I want to sleep."
4th one said, "Let's dive and dip."
5th one said, "I spy a ship."
Fisherman's boat comes,
Line goes ker-splash,
Away the five little fishies dash

Five Little Crabs Poem
One little crab, lonely and blue,
It met another crab, now there are two.
Two little crabs living near the sea,
Out crawled another, now there are three.
Three little crabs went off to explore,
They soon found another, now there are four.
Four little crabs, glad to be alive,
They found a new friend, now there are five.
Now five little crabs are as happy as can be,
Under a rock by the deep blue sea.

We're Little Orange Crabs (Tune: "Farmer In The Dell")
We're little orange crabs,
Who live down by the sea.
And wherever we do go,
We're quick as quick can be.
We're little orange crabs,
Who like to run and hide.
And when you see us walking by,
It's always side-to-side

I Love To Dive
(Tune: "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean")
I love to dive in the ocean,
I love to dive in the sea,
I love to dive in water,
Oh, won't you come dive with me?
Dive, dive, dive, dive,
Oh, won't you come dive with me?
Dive, dive, dive, dive,
Oh, come dive in the ocean with me.

Take Me Out to the Ocean
(Take Me Out to the Ball Game)
Take me out to the ocean
Take me out to the sea
There goes a starfish and sand dollar,
I'm having such fun, I've just got to holler
Oh, it's swim, swim, swim, underwater
Catch a ride on a whale, don't fear,
For the sea animals are our friends,
Let's give a great big cheer!

I Went to the Beach
I Went to the Beach
And what did I see?
A fish in the water
(Using hand and make
it like a fish swimming)
Splashing at me!
I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A shell in the sand
(Make one fist with one
hand and have the other finger tap top of fist)
Sparkling at me!
I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A crab in its shell
(Make a crab using all
10 fingers--place hand over
other hand and wiggle fingers)
Waving at me!
I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A bird on the sand
(Using fingers- make
thumb and index finger touch each other making a bird's beak)
Looking at me!


Sea Gull Song
(Frere Jacques)
I see sea gulls
I see sea gulls,
At the beach,
At the beach,
Soaring, diving, fishing,
Soaring, diving, fishing,
At the beach,
At the beach.
I hear the ocean,
I hear the ocean,
At the beach,
At the beach,
Crashing, splashing, foaming
Crashing, splashing, foaming,
At the beach,
At the beach.

Five Little Seashells

(hold up 5 fingers, and swish each one down with other hand.)
Five little seashells lying on the shore-
Swish went the waves, and then there were four,
Four little seashells, pretty as could be-
Swish went the waves, and then there were three
Three little seashells all pearly new-
Swish went the waves, and then there were two
Two little seashells shinning in the sun-
Swish went the waves, and then there was one.
One little seashell left all alone-
I picked it up, and I took it home.

Sand (Tune: Frere Jacques)
Sand is gritty,
Sand is gritty,
At the beach,
At the beach.
Sand is many tiny rocks
Broken down from bigger rocks,
At the beach,
At the beach.

Three Puffer Fish (Tune: Three Blind Mice)
Three puffer fish,
Three puffer fish,
See how they swim,
See how they swim,
Their tails go left and
Their tails go right,
Their gills breathe in and
Their gills breathe out,
Did you ever see such a prickly sight as
Three puffer fish?

I'm a Little Fish (Tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little fish in the ocean so blue,
There are so many things that I can do,
I can swim around with my tail and fin.
The water's fine-just jump right in.

Jellyfish
You will need the following materials:
small paper plates curling ribbon flourescent paints stapler
1. Take the paper plate and cut halfway down the middle.
2. Bring the two end together and staple the plate into a cone shape.
3. Paint the cone shape.
4. Add curling ribbon to the plate at regular intervals. Staple or glue in place. Curl the ribbon. This will make the tentacles.
5. When dry, hang from the ceiling or add to the bulletin board.


(tune of I'm A Little Teapot)
I'm a humpback whale,
I'm very strong.
I leap about
And sing a song.
I like to eat my fill
In the Northern Sea.
But in the winter,
South I flee.

I am a beluga,
I'm all white.
From head to tail
I'm quite a sight.
You can hear me singing
Way up north,
Playing and swimming
Back and forth.

I'm a mighty orca
Black and white.
In the sea
I'm a beautiful sight.
I’m not very big,
But I am sleek.
I hunt for my food
Cause I have teeth.

Five Little fishes
Five little fishes swimming in the sea.
The first one said,
The sea’s for me!
The second one said,
The sea is deep.
The third one said,
I want to sleep.
The fourth one said,
Let's dive and dip.
The fifth one said.
I spy a ship.
The boat comes,
and a line goes kerplash.
Away the five little fishies dash!


Itsy Bitsy Monkey... (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
The Itsy Bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree.
("Climb" up the tree, by alternating cupped hands one on top of the other in the air.)
Down came a coconut & hit him on his knee---OWWW!!!!
(Make a double fist above head & hit your knee on "ow!")
Out came a lion a-shakin' his mighty mane---ANNND---
(Frame your face with your hands, fanning fingers out for mane. Shake head
& hands. Slow down tempo on "And")
The Itsy Bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again!
(Increased the tempo & climb back up the tree)

The Changing Moon
by Robert A. McCracken
Moon in the sky.
Some nights
you're big and round.
Some nights
you're very small.
Some night
you're only sliver size.
Some nights
you're not at all.

Shooting Star
Shooting star,
Falling star,
Burning with a light.
Shooting star,
Falling star,
Lighting up the night.
Shooting star,
Falling star,
What a sight to see.
Shooting star,
Shining star,
Grant a wish for me.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I'm going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I'll get there very soon.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I'm going to the moon!

Baby Chick
Peck, peck, peck
On the warm, brown egg.
Out comes a neck
Out comes a leg.
How does a chick,
Who's not been about,
Discover the trick
Of how to get out?

What Can a Hen Do?
A hen can lay a big brown egg.
A hen can stand on just one leg.
A hen can run.
A hen can walk.
A hen can say "Bawk, bawk, bawk".
But do you know what a hen can't do?
A hen can't __________________like you.


The Little Turtle
by Vachel Lindsay
There was a little turtle.
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
He climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow.
And he snapped at me.
He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow.
But he can't catch me.

What Do You Suppose
What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose.
Then what do you think?
He gave me a wink.
And said, "I beg your pardon,
I thought you were a garden."


Ladybug
by Dee Lillegard
Lady bug wears
An orange cape.
It opens up
And changes shape -
Now two wings lift her
into the air.
I wish I had
Such a cape to wear!

The Duck Song
I see a duck.
The duck sees me.
I like the ducks.
The ducks like me.
Big green ducks.
One, two, three.
I like the ducks
and the ducks like me.


I'm a little spider fat and round.
See me on my web near the ground.
When i spy an insect I think of lunch.
I catch him then I wrap him up!
(words by Karen Adler and Andra Christenson


Wind
Whoosh! Whoosh!
Whoosh!
Feel the wind push!
Blow! Blow! Blow!
Where'd my hat go?


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When the rain is splashing down
On the fields and on the town
Singing winds begin to blow
And the flowers start to grow.

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It rains on the duck, cow, and horse.
It rains on the trees and leaves, of course!
It rains on a little girl and fella.
But I'm not wet. I have an umbrella!

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Thunder crashes.
Lightening flashes.
Rain makes puddles,
So I can make splashes.

Rain
Rain on the rooftops,
Rain on the trees.
Rain on the green grass,
But not on me!

Spring
I love the spring.
For every day
There’s something new
That’s come to stay.
Another bud
Another bird
Another blade
The sun has stirred.


Five Little Ladybugs
Five little ladybugs, climbing on some plants,
Eating the aphids, but not the ants!
The first one said: ”Save some aphids for me!”
The second one said: “These are tasty as can be!”
The third one said: ”Oh, they’re almost gone!”
The fourth one said: “Then it’s time to move on!”
The fifth one said: “Come on, let’s fly!”
So they opened their wings and flew through the sky.

The Butterfly Song
(Up on the Housetop)
First comes a butterfly and lays an egg.
Out comes a caterpillar with many legs.
Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin,
A little chrysalis to sleep in.

Oh, oh, oh wait and see!
Oh, oh, oh wait and see!
Out of the chrysalis, my oh my,
Out comes a beautiful butterfly!

Do you like to Buzz?
(Do your ears Hang Low?)
Do you like to buzz,
Are you covered all in fuzz?
Do you call a hive a home
In the Garden where you roam?
Do you know how to make honey,
Are your strips a little funny?
Do you like to buzz?

Insect Bodies
(If you’re Happy and you know it)
Every insect’s body has three parts.
Every insect has a head,
A thorax and abdomen,
Every insect’s body has three parts.

Every insect’s body has six legs.
Yes, every insect’s body has six legs.
They have three legs on each side
And they walk on them with pride.
Every insect’s body has six legs.

Springtime
A small green frog
On a big brown log;
A black and yellow bee
In a little green tree;
A red and yellow snake
By a blue-green lake,
All sat and listened
To red bird sin,
"Wake up, everybody,
It's spring! It's Spring!"


What The Robin Told
The wind told the grasses,
And the grasses told the trees.
The trees told the bushes,
And the bushes told the bees.
The bees told the robin,
And the robin sang out clear:
"Wake up! Wake up!
Spring is here!"

Mr. Sun
Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree,
All the children are asking you,
“Please come out so we can play with you!”
Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me!


Kites
Five little kites flying high in the sky
Said, "Hi!" to the cloud as it passed by,
Said, "Hi!" to the birds, said "Hi!" to the sun,
Said, "Hi!" to an airplane--oh what fun!
Then whish went the wind,
And they all took a dive:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five.

Kite Friends
by Jean Warren
One little kite in the sky so blue,
Along came another then there were two,
Two little kites flying high above me,
Along came another , then there were three,
Three little kites, just watch how they soar,
Along came another, then there were four,
Four little kites, so high and alive,
Along came another, then there were five.
Five little kites dancing ‘cross the sky,
What a sight to see, way up so high!


Kites
The March wind is calling,
"Come fly your kite!"
The wind is blowing
With all its might.
The kites are tossing
In the sky.
The wind is calling,
"Come fly up high."


Only My Opinion
Is a caterpillar ticklish?
Well, it's always my belief
That he giggles as he wiggles
Across a hairy leaf.
by Monica Shannon

Five Fuzzy Caterpillars
Five fuzzy caterpillars
on a spring day.
Five fuzzy caterpillars
crawl and play.
Five fuzzy caterpillars
eat and eat some more.
Five fuzzy caterpillars
we can see no more.
Each in a chrysalis
they will stay,
till they are butterflies
and fly away.
by Margaret Allen

Funny Little Caterpillar
Funny little caterpillar
crawling on the ground.
Funny little caterpillar
nowhere to be found.
Though we've looked and looked
and hunted everywhere around!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar
On a leaf you creep.
Spin yourself a blanket
And then go fast asleep.
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpilar
Wakes up by and by.
Now you have two pretty wings
You're a butterfly!
by Rozanne Williams

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.
They sent me an elephant....
He was too big, so I sent him back!

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.
They sent me a tiger...
He had too many stripes, so I sent him back!

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.
They sent me a monkey...
He was too jumpy, so I sent him back!

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.
They sent me a bear...
He was too furry, so I sent him back!

One, One, the Zoo is Lots of Fun
One,one,
The zoo is lots of fun.
Two,two,
See a kangaroo.
Three, three,
See a chimpanzee.
Four, four,
Hear the lions roar.
Five,five,
Watch the seals dive.
Six,six,
There's a monkey doing tricks.
Seven,seven,
Elephants eleven.
Eight, eight,
A tiger and his mate.
Nine,nine,
Penguins in a line.
Ten, ten,
I want to come again

Celebrating Hanukkah
We’re celebrating Hanukkah,
Holiday of light.
We get to light the candles,
One for every night.

We gather round the table
With all our family there
Holidays are special times
When we get to share.

Little Christmas Tree
I’m a little Christmas tree,
Pretty as can be,
Standing in the window
For all to see

Watch my lights twinkling,
Oh, so bright.
With my decorations,
I’m a lovely sight!

Christmas Candles
Christmas candles burning bright,
Shining in the winter night.
Shining there for all to see,
Christmas candles, one, two, three.

Poinsettia Time
Poinsettia time is here,
Let’s clap our hands and cheer
Red and green poinsettias say
That Christmas time is near!

Eight Little Reindeer
Eight little reindeer beside Santa’s sleigh,
Getting hitched up to be on their way.
The first one said, “We can’t be late.”
The second one said, “Christmas won’t wait.”
The third one said, “The sleigh’s full of toys…”
The fourth one said, “For all the girls and boys.”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready to fly…”
The sixth one said, “Across the evening sky.”
The seventh one said, “Look, it’s starting to snow.”
The eighth one said, “I think it’s time to go.”
“Ready?” asked Santa. “It’s almost Christmas Day.”
And off they all flew--up, up, and away!

Christmas Bulb
(I’m a little teapot)
I’m a little Christmas bulb round and bright,
Here is my twinkle, oh, what a sight!
When Christmas comes around, plug me in,
And watch me blink and blink again.

Santa’s Elves
We’re Santa’s little elves,
Making all the toys
That Santa likes to take
To all the girls and boys.

We’re Santa’s little elves,
Wrapping gifts with bows.
Now the gifts are ready
For Santa when he goes.

We’re Santa’s little elves
We’re loading up the sleigh..
Christmas is coming,
And Santa’s on his way!

Five Little Bells
Five little bells hanging in a row,
The first bell said, “Ring me slow.”
The second bell said, “Ring me fast”
The third bell said, “Ring me last.”
The fourth bell said, “I’m like a chime,”
The fifth bell said, “Ring me at Christmas time.”

Christmas Snowman
I’m a little snowman round and fat,
Here is my scarf, and here is my hat.
When Christmas comes around, hear me shout,
“Here comes Santa! You’d better watch out!”

Christmas Time Is Coming
Christmas time is coming
The geese are getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man's hat!
If you haven't got a penny,
Half -penny will do.
If you haven't got a half-penny,
God bless you!

Santa’s Coming
Santa's coming, Santa's coming
sleigh bells ring, sleigh bells ring
It is Christmas time,
It is Christmas time
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong

Candy Cane
(Polly wolly doodle)
Oh, I took a lick of my peppermint stick
And I thought it tasted yummy....
It used to be on my Christmas tree, But I like it better in my tummy!


A Christmas Tree
One little star
On the top of the tree
Two little presents
Underneath for me
Three silver ropes
Twisted round the tree
Four little colored lights
Shining prettily
Five shining balls
Glowing silvery
Oh what a sight
For us to see.


Rudolph! Rudolph!
Rudolph! Rudolph!
What will you do?
You can't guide Santa
If your nose is blue!

Rudolph! Rudolph!
Santa gave a wink.
But what will he think
If your nose is pink?

Rudolph! Rudolph!
Your way cannot be seen
Through the wintry weather
If your nose is green!

Rudolph! Rudolph!
You're such a silly fellow
Who will know it's you
If your nose is yellow!

Rudolph! Rudolph!
How will you get back?
You can't see in the dark
If your nose is black!

Rudolph! Rudolph!
It's time to go to town.
But Santa's wearing a frown
'Cause your nose is brown!

Rudolph! Rudolph!
It's time to fly at night.
But you're quite a sight
'Cause your nose is white!

Rudolph! Rudolph!
The children are in bed.
And now I know you're ready
'Cause your nose is red!

Christmas countdown
From December 1 till Christmas
Is the longest time of year.
Seems as though old Santa
Never will appear.
How many days till Christmas
Is mighty hard to count
so this little paper chain
Will tell you the exact amount.
Take off a link every day.
It isn't very hard.
Christmas Day will be here
When you reach the star.

Thanksgiving Day
"Thanksgiving Day is coming"
So Mr. Turkey said,
"And very careful I must be
or I will lose my head."
The pumpkin heard the turkey,
"Oh, goodness me, oh my,
They'll mix me up with sugar and spice
And I'll be pumpkin pie."

Turkey
Turkey in the barnyard
What does he say?
Gobble,
Gobble,
Gobble,
Gobble all day.
Turkey on the table
What do you say?
Yummy,
Yummy,
Yummy,
Yummy all day.
Turkey in my tummy
What do I say?
I
ate
too
much
turkey
ON THANKSGIVING DAY!

Mr. Turkey
I heard Mr. Turkey say,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.
Gobble, gobble, gobble.
People say it is great fun
But I think that I will run
And hide until the day is done.
Gobble, gobble, gobble."

Five Little Turkeys
5 little turkeys standing by door,
One waddled off, and then there were 4.
4 little turkeys under a tree,
One waddled off , and then there were 3.
3 little turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, and then there were 2.
2 little turkeys in the noon day sun,
One waddled off, and then there was 1.
One little turkey better run away,
For soon will come Thanksgiving day.

If Turkeys Thought
If turkeys thought, they'd run away,
A week before Thanksgiving Day.
But turkeys can't anticipate,
And so there's turkey on my plate!

Fat Turkey's Song
(to the tune of "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")
Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble,
Fat turkeys, fat turkeys.
Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble,
Fat turkeys are we.
We walk very proudly and gobble so loudly,
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble.
Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble.
Fat turkeys are we.

The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word...
And that is
GOBBLE-GOBBLE!

Turkey
Let's talk turkey!
What a walk it's got!
Strut about, strut about,
Do the turkey trot!
Let's talk turkey,
What a shaky wobble!
Strut about, strut about,
Gobble, gobble, gobble!
Meish Goldish


Albuquerque Turkey
(sung to the tune of "Clementine")
Albuquerque is a turkey
And he's feathered and he's fine
And he wobbles and he gobbles
and he's absolutely mine.
He's the best pet that you can get..
Better than a dog or cat.
He's my Albuquerque turkey
And I'm awfully proud of that.
He once told me , very frankly
he preferred to be my pet,
not the main course at my dinner,
and I told him not to fret.
And my Albuquerque turkey
is so happy in his bed,
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner...
We had egg foo yong instead.

Five Fat Turkeys
Five fat turkeys are we.
We spent all night in a tree.
When the cook came around,
We were no where to be found
And that's why we're here you see!

Turkey Trouble
(to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
We cooked turkey, nice and hot,
Nice and hot, nice and hot.
We cooked turkey nice and hot
On Thanksgiving Day.
We eat turkey a whole lot,
A whole lot, a whole lot.
We eat turkey a whole lot.
It will not go away!
Sandwiches and soup are fine.
By the way, would you like mine?
Pot pie lasts a long, long time,
It's turkey every day!

A Thanksgiving Dinner
Take a turkey, stuff it fat,
Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell.
Now potatoes, big and white,
Mash till they are soft and light.
Cranberries, so tart and sweet,
With the turkey we must eat.
Pickles-yes-and then, oh my!
For a dessert a pumpkin pie,
Golden brown and spicy sweet.
What a fine Thanksgiving treat!
Maude M. Grant

Every day when we eat our dinner,
Our table is very small.
There's room for father, mother,
sister, brother, and me--that's all.
But when it's Thanksgiving Day and
the company comes.
You'd scarcely believe your eyes,
For that very same table stretches
until it is just this size.

Ten little turkeys
One little two little three little turkeys
Four little five little six little turkeys
Seven little eight little nine little turkeys
Ten little turkeys - Run Away!
sssampson

Five Little Pilgrims

Five little Pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day
(hold up hand and count off fingers with the rhyme)
The first one said, "I"ll have cake if I may."
The second one said, "I'll have turkey roasted."
The third one said, "I'll have chestnuts toasted."
The fourth one said, "I'll have pumpkin pie."
The fifth one said, "Oh, cranberries I spy."
But before the Pilgrims ate their turkey dressing,
They bowed their heads and said a Thanksgiving blessing."


Thanksgiving Colors

Orange is a pumpkin.
Yellow is the corn.
Brown is the turkey
With stuffing to adorn.

Red are the cranberries.
Green are the beans.
Five delicious colors-
In a feast of my dreams.

I'm Glad I'm Not a Turkey

Oh, I'm glad I'm not a turkey,
A turkey, a turkey,
Oh, I'm glad I'm not a turkey,
On Thanksgiving Day.
They stuff you and bake you,
And then they all taste you.
Oh, I'm glad I'm not a turkey,
On Thanksgiving Day.

Celebrating Hanukkah

We’re celebrating Hanukkah,
Holiday of light.
We get to light the candles,
One for every night.

We gather round the table
With all our family there
Holidays are special times
When we get to share.

Little Christmas Tree

I’m a little Christmas tree,
Pretty as can be,
Standing in the window
For all to see

Watch my lights twinkling,
Oh, so bright.
With my decorations,
I’m a lovely sight!

Christmas Candles

Christmas candles burning bright,
Shining in the winter night.
Shining there for all to see,
Christmas candles, one, two, three.

Poinsettia Time

Poinsettia time is here,
Let’s clap our hands and cheer
Red and green poinsettias say
That Christmas time is near!


Eight Little Reindeer

Eight little reindeer beside Santa’s sleigh,
Getting hitched up to be on their way.
The first one said, “We can’t be late.”
The second one said, “Christmas won’t wait.”
The third one said, “The sleigh’s full of toys…”
The fourth one said, “For all the girls and boys.”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready to fly…”
The sixth one said, “Across the evening sky.”
The seventh one said, “Look, it’s starting to snow.”
The eighth one said, “I think it’s time to go.”
“Ready?” asked Santa. “It’s almost Christmas Day.”
And off they all flew--up, up, and away!

Santa’s Elves

We’re Santa’s little elves,
Making all the toys
That Santa likes to take
To all the girls and boys.

We’re Santa’s little elves,
Wrapping gifts with bows.
Now the gifts are ready
For Santa when he goes.

We’re Santa’s little elves
We’re loading up the sleigh..
Christmas is coming,
And Santa’s on his way!


Five Little Bells

Five little bells hanging in a row,
The first bell said, “Ring me slow.”
The second bell said, “Ring me fast”
The third bell said, “Ring me last.”
The fourth bell said, “I’m like a chime,”
The fifth bell said, “Ring me at Christmas time.”

Christmas Bulb (I’m a little teapot)

I’m a little Christmas bulb round and bright,
Here is my twinkle, oh, what a sight!
When Christmas comes around, plug me in,
And watch me blink and blink again.


Christmas Snowman

I’m a little snowman round and fat,
Here is my scarf, and here is my hat.
When Christmas comes around, hear me shout,
“Here comes Santa! You’d better watch out!”

Christmas Time Is Coming

Christmas time is coming
The geese are getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man's hat!
If you haven't got a penny,
Half -penny will do.
If you haven't got a half-penny,
God bless you!


Santa’s Coming

Santa's coming, Santa's coming
sleigh bells ring, sleigh bells ring
It is Christmas time,
It is Christmas time
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong

Candy Cane

Oh, I took a lick of my peppermint stick
And I thought it tasted yummy....
It used to be on my Christmas tree, But I like it better in my tummy!
(sung to the tune of polly wolly doodle all day)

Santa puts his trousers on,
and next a big black boot,
another big black boot,
and then the jacket to his suit.
He combs the whiskers in his beard,
puts on his cap of red,
And when he calls the reindeer,
you better be in bed!


Santa Claus is big and fat.
He wears black boots
And a bright red hat.
His nose is red,
Just like a rose.
And he Ho Ho Ho's
From his head to his toes.

I buy blue glass Christmas balls that are shiny. Paint the child’s hand with white craft paint. Set the ball in the palm of their hand and have them close their hand. The palm makes the snow and their fingers make 5 snowmen. When dry, I
let them add eyes, nose, buttons, and scarves with a Sharpie:

These aren't just 5 snowmen as anyone can see
I made them with my hand
Which is a part of me.
Now each year when you trim the tree
You'll look back and recall
Christmas of 2001
When my hand was just this small!


Roses are red
Violets are blue
Flush the toilet
When you get through!!

Tune: This Old man

This old number,
It means none.
It is even less than one.
With a z-e-r-o-
That spells ZERO.
This old number is my hero!

Odd - Even Poem
Zero, two, four, six, eight
Being even is just great.
One, three, five, seven, nine
Being odd is just fine.

CLOCK SONG
(tune Wheels on the Bus)
The hands on the clock go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The hands on the clock go round and round.
To tell us the time.

The short hand on the clock
Goes from number to number,
Number to number, number to number.
The short hand on the clock
Goes from number to number.
To tell us the time.

The long hand on the clock
Goes around by fives,
Around by fives, around by fives.
The long hand on the clock
Goes around by fives.
To tell us the minutes.

The Skip Count Song
(Tune: Skip to my Lou)

Skip count, skip count, count by 2's
Skip count, skip count, count by 2's
Skip count, skip count, count by 2's
We can count to 20.
2, 4, 6, 8, 10,12,14,16, 18, 20 (chant this line)

Skip count, skip count, count by 5's
Skip count, skip count, count by 5's
Skip count, skip count, count by 5's
We can count to 50.
5, 10, 15, 20, (up to 50)

Skip count, skip count, count by 10's
Skip count, skip count, count by 10's
Skip count, skip count, count by 10's
We can count to 100.
10, 20, 30, 40, (up to 100)

Shelby Star is my name
Shining brightly is my game
With five sparkly points and lots of sides, too
With wishes I make dreams come true.

I am Cindi Circle
Watch me turn
Round and round
And you will learn
I'm not straight and
I don't bend
My outside edges
Never end!

Sammy Square is my name
My four sides are just the same
Turn me around, I don't care
I'm always the same, I'm a square!

I am Danny Diamond
I am like a kite
But I'm really just a square
Whose corners are pulled tight

Ricky rectangle is my name
My four sides are not the same
Two are short and two are long
Count my sides, come along
1-2-3-4

Tommy Triangle is the name for me
Count my sides - there's 1-2-3

I am Ollie Oval
A football shape is mine
Some people think that I"m an egg
But I think I look fine!
OR
Opal Oval is my name.
The circle and I are not the same.
The circle is round, as round can be.
I am shaped like an egg as you can see

Harry Heart is my name
The shape I make is my fame
With a point on the bottom and two humps on top
When it comes to love I just can't stop!

1 A straight line down and 1 is done.

2 Around and back on the railroad track, 2,2,2.
(Read as "choo-choo-choo")

3 Go around and around a tree. That's the way to write a 3.

4 Down and across and down once more. That's way to write 4.

5 Down and around, make it fat. Numeral 5 wears a hat.

6 Down and around, make a loop. Numeral 6 rolls a hoop.

7 Across, slant, then you are done. Writing 7 can be fun.

8 Write an S but do not wait. Come back up and write an 8.

9 A loop and a line make numeral 9.

10 Pull down straight, lift, and then curve down, curve up--that's a 10.

Number Poem
Down you run and 1 is done.

Around, and down, and out go you,
That's the way to make a 2.

Around, and around, like a bee,
That's the way to make a 3.

Down, across, and down once more,
That's the way to make a 4.

Short neck, belly fat,
Number 5 wears a hat.

Down, around, in a circle you go,
That's a six, just as you know.

Straight across, slide down from heaven,
That's the way to make a 7.

First a snake, then come back straight,
That's the way to make an 8.

First a ball and then a line,
That's the way to make a 9.

Tall straight, circle then,
That's the way to make a 10

Tune: This Old man

This old number,
It means none.
It is even less than one.
With a z-e-r-o-
That spells ZERO.
This old number is my hero!

"DINOSAUR STOMP"

Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!
Dinosaurs romp.
Zap! Zap! Zap!
Dinosaurs flap.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Dinosaurs zoom.
Please no more!
Dinosaurs snore.


STOMP, STOMP, STOMP
The first big dinosaur went stomp, stomp, stomp
I said to the first dinosaur, "Stop, stop, stop!"
The second big dinosaur went run, run, run,
I said to the second dinosaur, "Fun, fun, fun!"
The third big dinosaur went thump, thump, thump.
I said to the third dinosaur, "Jump, jump, jump!"
The fourth big dinosaur went whack, whack, whack
I said to the fourth dinosaur, "You stay back!"
The fifth big dinosaur went creep, creep, creep.
I said to the fifth dinosaur, "It’s time to sleep!"


DINOSAUR DANCE
If you want to be a dinosaur, now's you're chance,
Cause everybody's doin' the dinosaur dance.
Just stomp your feet, move your arms around.
Stretch up, stretch up and now touch the ground.
And you're doin' the dinosaur dance, oh yeah!
You're doin' the dinosaur dance.
OOOOOOO AAAAAHHHH OOOOOOO AAAAAAHHHHH
OOOOOOO AAAAAHHHH OOOOOOO AAAAAAHHHHH
You're doin' the dinosaur dance, oh yeah.
You're doin' the dinosaur dance.
Dance around and do appropriate movements to the
rhythm of the dinosaur chant. During the oooooo's and
aaaahhhh's, stretch up to the right and down to the
left. Continue dancing until the end.)


TEN DINOSAURS(flannelboard)
(Start with one number higher than the number of
children you have so everyone will have a turn to
remove a dinosaur.)
Ten(nine, eight, etc.) huge dinosaurs
Sleeping on a cave floor
Wake up and started to roar,
"There's no room, no more, no more,
No more room on this floor!"
They tossed and turned and pushed galore,
(Move dinosaurs around cave)
Till one poor dinosaur was shoved out the door.
(have a child remove a dinosaur)
(Continue down to 1 dinosaur)
Last verse:
One huge dinosaur
Sleeping all alone, on a cave floor,
Wake up and started to roar.


DINOSAUR DIG

I decided I'd do a dinosaur dig
so I dug a deep hole
in the dirt with a twig.

I dug
and I dug
and I dug up a rock.

I dug
and I dug
and I dug up a sock.

I dug
and I dug
and I started to holler.

I dug
and I dug
and--dug up a dollar!

by Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz

UNFORTUNATELY
by Bobbi Katz
Dinosaurs lived so long ago
they never had a chance to know
how many kids would love to get
a dinosaur to be their pet!

STEGOSAURUS
I'm a Stegosaurus and oh my, I'm quite a sight,
I have bony plates upon my back so I can fight.
My plates, they help protect me and give creatures
quite a fright,
I eat lots of trees and flowers to soothe my appetite.
I'm Stegosaurus, but gee whiz, I'm pretty nice.


APATOSAURUS
Apatosaurus walked on land,
Laid her eggs in nests of sand,
Ate the plants and leaves from trees,
A school bus came up to her knees.
Apatosaurus great and grand,
Was the giant of the land.


COMPSOGNATHUS
Compsognathus, little one,
Big guys ate him just for fun.
Quick as lightning he would race,
So they couldn't get a taste.
Then for hiding he would run,
He thought that was lots of fun!

Great Big Dinosaurs

Great big dinosaurs
Lived long ago.
They roamed the earth in search of food,
But now they're gone, you know.

Great big dinosaurs,
Some could even fly.
But there are no dinosaurs,
I often wonder why.
by Angela Wolfe

"DINOSAUR STOMP"

Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!
Dinosaurs romp.
Zap! Zap! Zap!
Dinosaurs flap.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Dinosaurs zoom.
Please no more!
Dinosaurs snore.


STOMP, STOMP, STOMP
The first big dinosaur went stomp, stomp, stomp
I said to the first dinosaur, "Stop, stop, stop!"
The second big dinosaur went run, run, run,
I said to the second dinosaur, "Fun, fun, fun!"
The third big dinosaur went thump, thump, thump.
I said to the third dinosaur, "Jump, jump, jump!"
The fourth big dinosaur went whack, whack, whack
I said to the fourth dinosaur, "You stay back!"
The fifth big dinosaur went creep, creep, creep.
I said to the fifth dinosaur, "It’s time to sleep!"


DINOSAUR DANCE
If you want to be a dinosaur, now's you're chance,
Cause everybody's doin' the dinosaur dance.
Just stomp your feet, move your arms around.
Stretch up, stretch up and now touch the ground.
And you're doin' the dinosaur dance, oh yeah!
You're doin' the dinosaur dance.
OOOOOOO AAAAAHHHH OOOOOOO AAAAAAHHHHH
OOOOOOO AAAAAHHHH OOOOOOO AAAAAAHHHHH
You're doin' the dinosaur dance, oh yeah.
You're doin' the dinosaur dance.
Dance around and do appropriate movements to the
rhythm of the dinosaur chant. During the oooooo's and
aaaahhhh's, stretch up to the right and down to the
left. Continue dancing until the end.)


TEN DINOSAURS(flannelboard)
(Start with one number higher than the number of
children you have so everyone will have a turn to
remove a dinosaur.)
Ten(nine, eight, etc.) huge dinosaurs
Sleeping on a cave floor
Wake up and started to roar,
"There's no room, no more, no more,
No more room on this floor!"
They tossed and turned and pushed galore,
(Move dinosaurs around cave)
Till one poor dinosaur was shoved out the door.
(have a child remove a dinosaur)
(Continue down to 1 dinosaur)
Last verse:
One huge dinosaur
Sleeping all alone, on a cave floor,
Wake up and started to roar.

DINOSAUR DIG

I decided I'd do a dinosaur dig
so I dug a deep hole
in the dirt with a twig.

I dug
and I dug
and I dug up a rock.

I dug
and I dug
and I dug up a sock.

I dug
and I dug
and I started to holler.

I dug
and I dug
and--dug up a dollar!

by Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz


UNFORTUNATELY
by Bobbi Katz
Dinosaurs lived so long ago
they never had a chance to know
how many kids would love to get
a dinosaur to be their pet!


STEGOSAURUS
I'm a Stegosaurus and oh my, I'm quite a sight,
I have bony plates upon my back so I can fight.
My plates, they help protect me and give creatures
quite a fright,
I eat lots of trees and flowers to soothe my appetite.
I'm Stegosaurus, but gee whiz, I'm pretty nice.


APATOSAURUS
Apatosaurus walked on land,
Laid her eggs in nests of sand,
Ate the plants and leaves from trees,
A school bus came up to her knees.
Apatosaurus great and grand,
Was the giant of the land.


COMPSOGNATHUS
Compsognathus, little one,
Big guys ate him just for fun.
Quick as lightning he would race,
So they couldn't get a taste.
Then for hiding he would run,
He thought that was lots of fun!

My name is stegosaurus,
I'm a funny looking dinosaur.
for on my back are many bony plates
and on my tail there's more.
My front two legs are very short,
my back two legs are long.
My head is small my tail is long,
I'm put together wrong.
My name is stegosaurus,
I'm a funny looking dinosaur.
for on my back are many bony plates
and on my tail there's more.
Sometimes another dinosaur comes by and wants to fight.
I don't use fists,
I use my tail, it has four big long spikes.


MONEY
(Sung To: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")
Print song on large chart paper, add illustrations, and sing or
read chorally.

Penny, penny,
Easily spent,
Copper brown
And worth one cent!

Nickel, nickel,
Thick and fat,
You're worth five cents,
I know that!

Dime, dime,
Little and thin,
I remember
You're worth ten!

Quarter, quarter
Big and bold,
You're worth twenty-five
I am told!

Half-a-dollar, half-a-dollar,
Giant size,
50 cents
To buy some fries.

Dollar, dollar,
Green and l-o-n-g,
Worth 100 cents,
You can't go wrong!


MONEY SONG
(Sung To: "Itsy, Bitsy Spider")

1 cent is a penny,
10 cents is a dime,
5 cents is a nickel,
Now you know that I'm,
Learning about the money,
And which coin is which.
Don't forget the quarter ---
It's worth 25 cents!

Dr. Jean's Money Song
(Sung To: "Shortnin' Bread")

I like money,
To buy things at the store.
Money, money, money,
I always want more!

A penny's worth one cent.
A nickel's worth five.
A dime's worth ten cents.
A quarter's twenty-five.

I like money,
To buy things at the store.
Money, money, money,
I always want more!

Lincoln's on one cent.
Jefferson's on five.
Roosevelt's on ten cents.
Washington's on twenty-five.

I like money,
To buy things at the store.
Money, money, money,
I always want more!

A building's on one cent.
A building's on five.
A torch is on ten cents.
An eagle's on twenty-five.

I like money,
To buy things at the store.
Money, money, money,
I always want more!


MONEY RAP

Well I know a song
It's really kind of funny
It's all about coins
And learning to count money

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters

Now a penny means one (hold out 1 finger)
And a nickel means five (hold out 5 fingers)
Dimes are worth ten (hold out 10 fingers)
And quarters twenty five (flash... 10 twice & then 5)

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters

Five pennies in a nickel (hold out 1 hand- fingers stretched)
Two nickels in a dime (hold out 2 fingers)
Five nickels in a quarter (hold out 1 hand - fingers stretched)
You'll know it every time! (using both hands do a downward
motion)

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Yeah!!!


THE MONEY RAP

Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Well, a penny is worth one and a nickel is five,
A dime is worth ten and a quarter twenty-five.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.

Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Five pennies make a nickel.
Two nickels make a dime.
Two dimes and a nickel
Make a quarter and it's mine.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.


THE DOLLAR SONG
(Sung To: "Ten Little Indians")

10 little, 20 little, 30 little pennies.
40 little, 50 little, 60 little pennies.
70 little, 80 little, 90 little pennies.
100 pennies make a dollar!

2 small, 4 small, 6 small nickels.
8 small, 10 small, 12 small nickels.
14 small, 16 small, 18 small nickels.
20 nickels make a dollar!

1 tiny, 2 tiny, 3 tiny dimes.
4 tiny, 5 tiny, 6 tiny dimes.
7 tiny, 8 tiny, 9 tiny dimes.
10 dimes make a dollar!

1 big, 2 big, 3 big quarters.
4 big, 4 big, 4 big quarters.
1 big, 2 big, 3 big quarters.
4 quarters make a dollar!


THE DOLLAR SONG
(Sung To: "Ten Little Indians")

One little, two little, three little dimes,
Four little, five little, six little dimes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little dimes,
Ten dimes make 100 cents.

Two little, four little, six little nickels,
Eight little, ten little, twelve little nickels,
Fourteen little, sixteen little, eighteen little nickels,
Twenty nickels make 100 cents.

Ten little, twenty little, thirty little pennies,
Forty little, fifty little, sixty little pennies,
Seventy little, eighty little, ninety little pennies,
100 pennies make 100 cents.


BUBBLE GUM SONG

Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum

My mommy gave me a penny
She told me to buy a jenny (a mule)
But I didn't buy a jenny
Instead, I bought bubble gum.

Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum

My mommy gave me a nickel
She told me to buy a pickle
But I didn't buy a pickle
Instead, I bought bubble gum.

Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum

My mommy gave me a dime
She told me to buy a lime
But I didn't buy a lime
Instead, I bought bubble gum.

Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum

My mommy gave me a quarter
She told me to buy a porterhouse steak
But I didn't buy a porterhouse steak
Instead, I bought bubble gum.

Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum

My mommy gave me a dollar
She told me to buy a collar
But I didn't buy a collar
Instead, I bought bubble gum.


MONEY SONG (by Greg and Steve):

One penny, is just a penny
Five pennies, make a nickel
Ten pennies, make a dime
Twenty-five pennies, make a quarter
Fifty pennies, make a half dollar
One hundred pennies, make a dollar
One dollar is what I am saving in my Piggy Bank!

THREE SHINY QUARTERS

Three shiny quarters in a pocketbook new
(Hold up three fingers)

One bought a gumball, then there were two
(Bend down one finger)

Two shiny quarters, before the day was done
One bought a sticker, then there was one.
(Bend down another finger)

One little quarter, I heard it plainly say,
"I'm going in the piggy bank for a rainy day!"


THE BABY KANGAROO

"My baby is a bright one,"
Said the mother kangaroo.
"With money in my pocket,
He knows just what to do.
He counts the nickels all by fives.
The dimes he counts by ten.
And if they drop, he quickly,
Picks them up and counts again.
Each time I give my son a coin,
He always hollers `thanks!'
And when he's got a lot of them,
He puts them in his bank!"


I WISH I HAD A NICKEL

I wish I had a nickel.
I wish I had a dime.
I wish I had a quarter.
I would count them all the time.
I wish I had a dollar.
But it wouldn't make a sound;
I'd never know I lost it
If it fell out on the ground.
So I'd trade it for some pennies
And I'd keep them in a sack.
I'd never ever spend them
Because then I'd want them back!


Gases
Air is a gas.
We can't see it, that's true;
But often we feel it
In things that we do.
It keeps up a kite.
Air fills up a bubble.
Without it to breathe,
We would be in BIG trouble!

Liquids
A liquid moves smoothly.
We say that it flows.
From one place to another--
How quickly it goes!

We know that most liquids
Are easy to see.
With no shape of their own,
They're not like you and me.


Solids
A solid is a solid,
It doesn't change its shape.
It cannot move around,
It stays in just one place.
Your desk is a solid,
And so is your chair.
Just look in your classroom--
Wow! They're everywhere!

Magic Water
(H2O)
When water freezes
Or water boils
It gets a different name,
It turns to ice
It turns to steam
But it's water just the same!


What Is Matter?
(Sung to Three Blind Mice)
What is matter?
What is matter?
A solid, liquid, or gas.
A solid, liquid, or gas.
It takes up space and weighs something, too.
It's everywhere--that includes me and you.
Did you ever think such a thing could be true?
That is matter.
That is matter.

Matter Really Matters
by Sue Boulais
Matter is very important;
It makes up the things that we see,
Without it, all things as we know them
Would simply just not even be!

We wouldn't have fish in the ocean;
We wouldn't have clouds in the air.
No people in houses, no grass on the ground
Why, the ground wouldn't even be there!
Matter is very important---
Especially to you and to me.
Everyone's made up of matter---
Without it, we just wouldn't be.


What's the Matter?
by Tom McGowen
What's the matter, do you ask?
I'll tell you right away.
It's everything around you,
As you work or seep, or play.

A chair is matter, a table, too,
And so is a rock or tree.
A cloud, a star, a blade of grass,
A raindrop, a bumblebee.

The earth is matter, so is the sea,
And the sky is matter, too.
(Of course what matters most of all
Is the matter that is you!)

There's matter almost everywhere,
Except in one special place--
The vast, black, lonely emptiness,
That we call outer space.

Matter Always Matters
Judy Rosenbaum
Stone, as solid as can be,
Can't fit in a smaller place.
Water (liquid) from a lake or sea
Takes the shape of any space.

But the gases of the air
Can't be seen by human eyes.
They can slip in anywhere
Change to any shape or size.


Five Hungry Mice
Oh, five hungry mice
Found a box full of rice;
So they ran to the top
With a squeal and a hop,
To eat all the rice
That they knew would taste nice;
Oh, five hungry mice
And a box full of rice!
Those five hungry mice,
Dived right into the rice;
And they munched and they crunched
'Till they'd eaten a bunch.
They ate all the rice
'Cause it tasted so nice;
No more hungry mice
And no more box of rice!

Mouse (Fingerplay)
Boing, boing, squeak
Boing, boing, squeak
A bouncing mouse is in my house
He's been there for a week. (chorus)
He came from out of nowhere
And quickly settled in.
I'm thankful that he came alone,
I heard he had a twin.
He bounces in the kitchen
He bounces in the den
He bounces in the living room
Look, there he goes again
That mouse just keeps on bouncing
every minute of the day
He bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce
But he does not bounce away

Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse went up the clock
The Clock struck two
The mouse said "Boo"
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse went up the clock
The Clock struck three
The mouse said "Whee!"
Hickory Dickory Dock

Three Gray Mice - sung to "Three Blind Mice"
Three gray mice, three gray mice,
See how they run. See how they run.
They all were chased by the farmer's cat.
They ran and hid in an old straw hat.
Did you ever see such a sight as that?
Three gray mice, three gray mice.

Mice
I think mice
Are rather nice.
Their tails are long
Their faces small,
They haven't any
Chins at all.
Their ears are pink,
Their teeth are white,
They run about
The house at night.
They nibble things
They shouldn't touch
And no one seems
To like them much.
But *I* think mice
Are nice.

Mice (Fingerplay)
Five merry mice were born in May.
(Show five fingers.)
The first one said, "In the Mud, let's play."
(Touch thumb.)
The second one said, "No way, Jose!"
(Touch index.)
The third one said, "In the middle I must stay."
(Touch middle.)
The fourth one said, " I am mad today."
(Touch ring finger.)
The fifth one said, "Our Mom we must obey."
(Touch little finger.)

Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice,
Three blind mice,
See how they run!
See how they run!
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Little Mousie (Fingerplay)
Here's a little mousie. (Cup hands and stick finger out)
Peeking through a hole. (Peek to left/right)
Peek to the left.
Peek to the right.
Pull your head back in, (Pull head in)
There's a cat in sight ! (Meow as if cat)

Five Little Mice
Five little mice came out to play,
Gathering crumbs along the way,
Out came pussycat sleek and fat;
Four little mice go scampering back
Four little mice came out to play
Gathering crumbs along the way
Out came pussycat sleek and fat
Three little mice go scampering back
Three little mice came out to play
Gathering crumbs along the way
Out came pussycat sleek and fat
Two little mice go scampering back
Two little mice came out to play
Gathering crumbs along the way
Out came pussycat sleek and fat
One little mouse goes scampering back
One little mouse came out to play
Gathering crumbs along the way
Out came pussycat sleek and fat
No little mice go scampering back

Five Little Mice on the Pantry Floor
Five little Mice on the pantry floor
This little mouse - he peeked around the door
(hold one finger 'crooked' like peeking)
This little mouse - he nibbled on some cake;
(make eating motions with hand)
This little mouse - not a sound did he make!
(make "shhhh" to mouth)
This little mouse - took a big bite of cheese! (make BIG biting motion)
And this little mouse - he heard the kitten sneeze!
ACHOO!!!! sneezed the kitten
(yell achoo)
and SQUEAK they all cried!
(yell squeak)
They found their hole and hurried inside

5 Little Mice
Five little mice were hungry as could be
"Let's go to the kitchen and see what we can see!"
The first little mouse found a tasty cookie crumb.
(See the tie-in?)
He ate it right up and said, "Yum Yum!"
The second little mouse found a piece of jelly bread.
"That snack was pretty good" he said
The third little mouse said
"For goodness sake Just look at that delicious chocolate cake!"
The fourth little mouse found a big piece of cheese.
All of a sudden he started to sneeze!
The fifth little mouse hollered,
"We'd better scat! Here comes Tommy that big old cat!"
Use cut out mice--Duplicated a cute mouse pattern onto gray paper and cut them out and laminate. Tape them --5-- onto my big book stand (easel) and remove them one by one while telling the story and we act out this fingerplay as a drama.)

Mouse (Finger play)
There was a little mouse
(stick up right thumb)
And he lived in a hole
(insert right thumb into left fist)
And when everything was quiet, as quiet as can be
Shhh----shhh----shhh--
Out popped he!

The Punctuation Song
“Jolly Old St. Nicholas”
by Mrs. Whitehead

We are quotation marks.
We're in groups of two.
Every time you see us
Talking is what we do.

I am a question mark.
You might ask me why?
Every time you see me
Your voice will go up high.

I'm an exclamation point.
I'm full of surprise.
Every time you see me
Widen your eyes!

I am a comma.
I look just like a hook.
Every time you see me
Slow down and look!

I am a question mark.
I ask a lot of things.
Every time you see me
I wonder what it'll be!

I am a period.
I look just like a dot.
Every time you see me
You must stop!


One little two little three little planets
Four little five little six little planets
Seven little eight little nine little planets
Orbiting the sun.
Mercury Venus and the earth
Mars Jupiter and Saturn
Uranus Neptune and Pluto
orbiting the sun.

Planet Roll Call
Nine planets around the sun,
Listen as I call each one:
Mercury? Here! Number one,
Closest planet to the sun.
Venus? Here! Number two,
Shining bright, just like new!
Earth? Here! Number three,
Earth is home to you and me.
Mars? Here! Number four,
Red and ready to explore!
Jupiter? Here! Number five,
Largest planet, that's no jive!
Saturn? Here! Number six,
With rings of dust and ice that mix.
Uranus? Here! Number seven,
A planet tilted high in heaven.
Neptune? Here! Number eight,
With one dark spot whose size is great.
Pluto? Here! Number nine,
The smallest and the last in line!

Solar System in Motion
(to the tune of "The Farmer in The Dell")
The Earth turns around,
The Earth turns around.
Once a day, every day,
The Earth turns around.

The moon goes round the Earth,
The moon goes round the Earth.
Once a month, every month,
The moon goes round the Earth.
The Earth goes round the sun,
The Earth goes round the sun.
Once a year, every year,
The earth goes round the sun.
Moon
Are you lonely, Moon?
You giant white balloon!
You have no water, wind or air.
No wonder, nothing lives up their.
You can't grow trees or flowers or grass.
Your soil is only rocks and glass.
Even your light is not your own.
Instead it's from the sun that's shone.
Your gravity is weak, I hear.
You really have no atmosphere.
But don't be sad, Moon, please don't cry.
For I still love you in the sky.

The Changing Moon
by Robert A. McCracken
Moon in the sky.
Some nights you're big and round.
Some nights you're very small.
Some night you're only sliver size.
Some nights you're not at all.

Space
I often wonder when I look at the sky.
What would I seen in a spaceship flying high?
I'd zoom by the planets, the sun and the stars,
And perhaps I'd even land on Mars.
There would be meteors, comts and the big old moon,
All these I'd see as my spaceship zoomed.
By Ruth Solski
Shooting Star
Shooting star,
Falling star,
Burning with a light.
Shooting star,
Falling star,
Lighting up the night.
Shooting star,
Falling star,
What a sight to see.
Shooting star,
Shining star,
Grant a wish for me.
Planets
Here are nine planets that we know.
Round and round the Sun they go.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars,
These are the planets near our star.

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, too.
Neptune, Pluto, we can't see you.
These are the nine planets that we know.
Round and round the Sun they go.

The Number Song
Tune: Skip To My Lou

1
Come right down
And that is all.
Come right down
And that is all.
Come right down
And that is all,
To make the number 1.

2
Curve around and
Slide to the right.
Curve around and
Slide to the right.
Curve around and
Slide to the right,
To make the number 2.

3
Curve in and
Around again.
Curve in and
Around again.
Curve in and
Around again,
To make the number 3.

4
Down, over,
Down some more.
to make the number 4.

5
Down, around,
put on a hat.
to make the number 5.

6
Curve around
And curl it up,
to make the number 6

7
Slide to the right
And slant it down.

8
Make an S, then close the gate

9
Make a circle, then a line

10
Come right down then make a zero,

We can sing
the number song.
We can sing
The
number song
We can sing the number song,
And make numbers
All day long.

Number Words
(Jingle Bells tune)

O - N - E, O - N - E,
One, one, one, one, one.
A one man band
Alone will stand
He is only one.

T - W - O, T - W - O,
Two, two, two, two, two.
A pair of mittens.
Two little kittens.
Both are number two.

Three, three, three,
Three, three, there,
T - H - R - E - E.
A triceratops
Who hops, hops, hops.
That is number three.

Four, four, four.
Four, four, four.
F - O - U - R, four.
A car's four wheels.
Two pair of heels.
That is number four.

Five, five, five.
Five, five, five.
F - I - V - E, five.
Five pennies in a nickel.
Five slices of pickle.
That is number five.

S - I - X, S - I - X,
Six, six, six, six, six.
A half dozen eggs,
Three pair of legs.
That is number six.

Seven, seven, seven,
Seven, seven, seven.
S - E - V - E - N.
A week's seven days.
Seven lunch trays.
That is number seven.

Eight, eight, eight,
Eight, eight, eight.
E - I - G - H - T.
An octopus's arms.
A bracelet's eight charms.
That is number eight.

Nine, nine, nine,
Nine, nine, nine.
N - I - N - E, nine.
Nine kids on a team.
Nine fish in a stream.
That is number nine.

T - E - N, T - E - N,
Ten, ten, ten, ten, ten.
Ten toes on your feet,
Ten cars on the street.
That is number ten.

Zero, zero, zero,
Zero, zero, zero.
Z - E - R - O, zero.
A box with no crayons,
Empty hands.
That is number zero.

SPELLING NUMBERS
(Tune: "Farmer in the Dell")

O - n - e spells one.
O - n - e spells one.
Spelling numbers is such fun.
O - n - e spells one.

T -w -o spells two.
T - w - o spells two.
I can spell and so can you.
T - w - o spells two.

Three - It's as easy as can be. . .

Four - I can spell even more. . .

Five - I can spell and I can jive. . .

Six - Number words are a trick. . .

Seven - We're so hot we are sizzlin'. . .

Eight - We are smart. We are great. . .

Nine - Lookin' good and spellin' fine. . .

Ten - Now, let's do it once again. . .


I Like To Go To School
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)
I like to go to school.
I like to go to school.
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to go to school.
I like to sing new songs.
I like to sing new songs.
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to sing new songs.
I like to play with friends.
I like to play with friends.
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to play with friends.


Hello Song
(Tune: Three Blind Mice)
Hello, _____, Hello, _____
How are you? How are you?
We're glad you're here to learn and play,
We know we'll have some fun today,
We love school everyday,
And so will you!