DR. JEAN AND FRIENDS Today Is Sunday Today is Sunday. (Put

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Today Is Sunday
Today is Sunday.
Sunday – chicken.
All you lucky children,
Well, that’s O.K.
(Put hands in arm pits and flap
like a chicken.)
Monday – peanut butter
(Extend left hand and pretend to spread peanut
butter on it with right hand.)
(Snap fingers.)
(Pretend to slurp soup.)
(Pretend to lick a cone.)
(Slap hands together.)
(Extend palm in air as if carrying a pizza.)
Tuesday – snap beans
Wednesday – soup
Thursday – ice cream
Friday – hotdogs
Saturday - pizza
Five Little Monkeys
(Tune: “Down in the Meadow by the Itty Bitty Pool”)
Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
(Hold up five fingers.)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “Can’t catch me.”
(Point finger as if teasing.)
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be, (Palms together and swish.)
And snatched a monkey right out of that tree! (Clap hands.)
Four little monkeys…
(Hold up appropriate number
of fingers on hand.)
“Missed me, missed meNow you gotta kiss me!”
(Stick thumbs in ears and tease.)
Activities: Children will love to act out this song. Choose one child to be the alligator
and five children to be the monkeys.
(Echo chant)
Swinging on a rubber band.
Fell into a frying pan.
Now Tarzan has a tan.
(Cup hands around mouth as if calling.)
(Swing arms in air.)
Jane – flying in an airplane.
Jane – crashed into a freeway lane.
Now Jane has a pain.
(Extend arms as if flying.)
(Clap hands.)
(Bend back.)
Cheetah – rocking to the beat – a.
Cheetah – got caught by an amoeba.
Now Cheetah is Velveeta.
(Snap fingers.)
(Clasp hands.)
(Pretend to spread on left arm.)
(Pretend to hold frying pan.)
(Point to hand.)
Activities: Identify the words that rhyme in the chant.
Ask children what’s “silly” about this chant.
(Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
Elephants walk like this and that.
They’re terribly big and terribly fat.
They have no hands, they have no toes.
But goodness, gracious, what a nose!
(Extend one arm and swing like a trunk.)
(Hold arms out beside you.)
(Hold up hands. Point to feet.)
(Extend arm again like a trunk.)
Mother Goony Bird
(Tune: “Father Abraham”)
Mother Goony Bird had 7 chicks.
And 7 chicks had Mother Goony Bird.
And they couldn’t swim – NO!
And they couldn’t fly – NO!
All they did was go like this – right arm.
(Hold up 7 fingers.)
Add left arm…right foot…left foot…
Nod your head…turn around, sit down!
(Add other movements.)
(Shake head and extend right hand.)
(Shake head and extend left hand.)
(Flap right arm.)
Activities: Have children illustrate pictures of Mother Goony Bird and her chicks.
My Mother Is a Baker
(Tune: “I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl”)
My mother is a baker, a baker, a baker.
My mother is a baker.
She always goes like this, “Yum! Yum!”
(Pat tummy.)
Father – trash man – “Pee yew!”
Sister – singer – “La da de da and toodley doo.”
Brother – cowboy – “Yee haw!”
Doggie – licker – “Slurp, slurp.”
Kitty – scratcher – “Hssssss!”
Baby – whiner – “Waaaa!”
Grandpa – engineer – “Toot! Toot!”
Grandma – tickler – “Tickle, tickle, tickle!”
(Hold nose.)
(Hold up arms.)
(Twirl finger over head.)
(Lick with tongue.)
(Hold out fingers like claws.)
(Pretend to cry.)
(Pretend to blow whistle.)
(Tickle each other.
Activities: Make body puppets from grocery sacks representing the different characters
in this song. Tie a piece of yarn to the top corners so they can be worn around the neck.
Dr. Knicker Bocker
Dr. Knicker Bocker, Knicker Bocker, Number 9, (Clap and snap
We can get the rhythm most any old time.
fingers to the beat.)
So let’s get the rhythm in our hands – clap, clap.
Oh, we can get the rhythm in our hands – clap, clap. (Clap hands.)
Feet – stomp, stomp.
Heads – ding dong.
Hips – hotdog!
Arms – whoopee!
Sides – sides.
All over!
(Stomp feet.)
(Move head from side to side.)
(Wiggle hips.)
(Shake arms in air.)
(Run arms up sides.)
(Repeat all movements.)
Activities: Do this chant as children wait in line or to entertain them during other
transition times.
Nursery Rhyme Rap
(Tune: “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”)
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
(Clap hands.)
(Cross over touching right hand
to left knee, then left hand to right
Humpty Dumpty…Little Miss Muffet…Hey, Diddle, Diddle…Little Boy Blue…
Hickory Dickory Dock
Activities: Integrate other cross over movements such as touching elbow to opposite
knee; hand to opposite foot; hand to opposite shoulder, etc.
Have children draw pictures illustrating the different rhymes. Put them together to make
a book. Put a copy of the words on each page so the children can “sing along.”
Miss Sue from Alabama
Miss Sue, Miss Sue,
Miss Sue from Alabama.
Sitting in her rocker,
Eating Betty Crocker,
Watching the clock go
Tick-tock, tick-tock banana rock.
Tick-tock, tick-tock banana rock.
A B C D E F G,
Wash those spots right off of me.
Oosha mama, oosha mama,
Oosha mama, FREEZE!
(Snap fingers.)
(Pretend to eat.)
(Point index fingers up and then tick
tock from left to right.)
(Brush hands off shoulders.)
(Point fingers and dance.)
(Freeze and don’t move!)
Activities: Use this chant to focus children’s attention or to calm them.
My Hands on My Head
My hands on my head,
Que esta aqui?
This is my cabeza my mamacita.
Cabeza, cabeza, la, la, la, la.
That’s what I learned in my school. Si, si!
(Point to head.)
Eyes –ojos
Ears – orejas
Nose – nariz
Mouth – boca
Stomach – estomago
Feet – pies
(Point to eyes.)
(Point to ears.)
(Point to nose.)
(Point to mouth.)
(Point to stomach.)
(Point to feet.)
(Snap fingers.)
Activities: Trace around children’s bodies on large sheets of butcher paper. Label parts
in English and Spanish.
Adapt this song to French, German, or other languages.
Tooty Ta
(Echo Chant)
Chorus: A tooty ta, a tooty ta,
A tooty ta ta.
Thumbs up.
Elbows back…
Feet apart…
Knees together…
Bottoms up…
Tongue out…
Eyes shut…
Turn around…
(Hands over head and clap.)
(Stick thumbs up in front of you.)
(Elbows back.)
(Extend feet.)
(Put knees together.)
(Stick bottom up in air.)
(Stick out tongue.)
(Close eyes.)
(Turn around.)
Days of the Week
(Tune: “The Addams Family”)
Days of the week. Days of the week.
Days of the week. Days of the week.
Days of the week.
(Snap fingers.)
There’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday,
And then there’s Saturday.
(Cross over right hand to tap left
knee; then left hand to right knee.)
Activities: Point to the days on a calendar as you sing.
Learn to sing this song in sign language or other languages.
Macarena Months
(Dance the Macarena as you sing.)
Then you turn around.
(Left arm out palm down.)
(Right arm out palm down.)
(Left palm up.)
(Right palm up.)
(Right hand on left shoulder.)
(Left hand on right shoulder.)
(Right hand on back of head.)
(Left hand on back of head.)
(Right hand on left front hip.)
(Left hand on right front hip.)
(Right hand on back right hip.)
(Left hand on back left hip.)
(Hands on hips and wiggle.)
Activities: Sing this song in Spanish or other languages.
Weather Song
(Tune: “My Darlin’ Clementine”)
Sunny, sunny,
Sunny, sunny,
It is sunny in the sky.
S – U – N – N – Y, sunny,
It is sunny in the sky.
(Make a circle with your hands
over your head.)
(Hold up palms and swish.)
(Wiggle fingers down.)
(Move hands in semi-circles.)
(Wrap arms around self and shiver.)
Activities: Have children draw pictures of different types of weather and put them
together to make a book. Label the pictures, then point to the letters as you sing.
I Had a Bird
I had a bird, and the bird pleased me.
I fed my bird by yonder tree.
Bird went, “Tweedle dee dee.”
Duck – “quack, quack”
Pig – “oink, oink”
Cow – “moo-moo”
Dog – “woof-woof”
(Flap arms like a bird.)
(Open and shut palms like a bill.)
(Stick nose in air.)
(Index fingers above head for horns.)
(Hands behind back like a tail
Activities: Let children make stick puppets and hold them up as the song is sung.
Patalina Matalina
(Tune: “Shortnin’ Bread”)
Chorus: Um plucka lucka lucka,
Um plucka lucka lucka,
Um plucka lucka lucka,
Pluck, pluck, pluck.
Patalina Matalina Upsadina Walkadina
Hoca Poca Loca was his name…
His body looked like a frying pan,
With two little arms and hands…
His head was shaped like a basketball,
And he had no hair at all…
His ears were big and bright red,
And they flopped out from his head…
Is nose was as long as a garden hose,
And it hung down to his toes…
He had two eyes that were yellow and red,
And they poked out from his head…
His feet were as big as sailboats,
And on the water he could float…
But his heart was so big; he was loved by all.
His looks really didn’t matter at all!
(Pretend to strum a guitar.)
(Extend arms in front of you.)
(Stick out hands.)
(Hands in a circle over head.)
(Palms up by side of head.)
(Extend one arm from side of
(Point to eyes.)
(Point to feet and shuffle.)
(Put hands on heart.)
Activities: Do you know his sister? Yes, it’s Katalina Matalina. How are they alike?
How are they different.
Special Me
(Tune: “Twinkle Little Star”)
Special, special, special me,
I’m as special as can be.
There is no one quite like me.
I’m as good as I can be.
Special, special, special me,
I’m as special as can be!
(Point to self.)
(Shake head “no.”)
(Point to self.)
Activities: Glue a small mirror to the bottom of a show box. Tell children the most
wonderful thing in the world is in the box. Have them look inside to see themselves! Let
each child tell what makes them special.

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