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Leo the lion is the king of the jungle and his jaws are big and wide.
Leo the lion when he roars it 's a warning that you'd better run away and hide.

So run, run as fast as you can, 'cos Leo is the leader of his clan.
He wears a proud mane of hair, look into his eyes if you dare!

Terrence the tiger proudly prowls through the jungle with his mighty powerful paws.
Terrence the tiger when he pounces, it's a warning that you 'd better run away and hide.

So run, run as fast as you can, 'cos Terrence always has a clever plan.
He wears a majestic set of stripes, look into his eyes if you dare.
So run, run as fast as you can!

Hints and Tips:

  • Use actions for each verse
  • Use puppets and felt boards for toddlers

Reference:
Roar! Leo the Lion and Terrance the Tiger, Christmas Songs and Carols - Love to Sing, 18 April 2017

Stomp like elephants! 
Let's go to the zoo.
And stomp like the elephants do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And stomp like the elephants do.

[Stomp around the room like elephants]

Jump like kangaroos.
Let's go to the zoo.
And jump like the kangaroos do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And jump like the kangaroos do.

[Jump around the room like kangaroos]

Swing like monkeys.
Let's go to the zoo.
And swing like the monkeys do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And swing like the monkeys do.

[Swing around the room like monkeys]

Waddle like penguins.
Let's go to the zoo.
And waddle like the penguins do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And waddle like the penguins do.

[Waddle around the room like penguins]

Slither like snakes.
Let's go to the zoo.
And slither like the snakes do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And slither like the snakes do.

[Slither around the room like snakes]

Swim like polar bears.
Let's go to the zoo.
And swim like the polar bears do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And swim like the polar bears do.

[Swim around the room like polar bears]

Let's go to the zoo.
And dance like the animals do.
Let's go to the zoo.
And dance like the animals do.

Hints and Tips:

  • Use images/flashcards of each animal
  • Follow the animal actions for each verse.

Reference:
Music & Lyrics: Copyright 2011 Super Simple Learning®
Video: Copyright 2014 Super Simple Learning®

 

I'm an elephant
Strong and elegant
Stomping through the jungle
Making the ground rumble.

I'm an elephant
Strong and elegant
Stomping through the jungle
Making the ground rumble.

In the forest, you can find me
Trunk in front and tail behind me
Footsteps echo just like thunder
Those around me they watch in wonder

I'm an elephant
Strong and elegant
Stomping through the jungle
Making the ground rumble.

Every time I jump
I really make a thump,
When I stomp my knees
Monkey falls from trees.

Every time I jump
I really make a thump,
When I stomp my knees
Monkey falls from trees.

In the forest, you can find me
Trunk in front and tail behind me
Footsteps echo just like thunder
Those around me they watch in wonder

I'm an elephant
Strong and elegant
Stomping through the jungle
Making the ground rumble.

I'm an elephant
Strong and elegant
Stomping through the jungle
Making the ground rumble.

Hints and Tips: 

  • Add actions to each verse. 

Reference:
Rumble in the Jungle, Kidz Area, 8 February 2015

Will you be a friend of mine,
A friend of mine, a friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine
And hop around with me?


Will you be a friend of mine,
A friend of mine, a friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine
And dance around with me?

Will you be a friend of mine,
A friend of mine, a friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine
And wiggle around with me?

Will you be a friend of mine,
A friend of mine, a friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine
And clap along with me?

Hints and Tips: 

  • Follow the actions to the song in each verse. 

Reference: 
Will You Be A Friend Of Mine Song, By Kidboomers - Kids Music Channel, 20 August 2016

1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Friends
4 Little, 5 Little, 6 Little Friends
7 Little, 8 Little, 9 Little Friends
10 Little Friends to play with me

10 Little, 9 Little, 8 Little Friends
7 Little, 6 Little, 5 Little Friends
4 Little, 3 Little 2 Little Friends
1 Little Friend to play with me

Hints and Tips:

  • Go faster each time you finish the verse.
  • Have children stand up as you count.

Reference: 
10 Little Friends, Mr Mike TV, 27 Novemeber 2012

Eh oo ah
Pitjantjatjara Pitjantjatjara
Eh Oo Ah
Pitjantjatjara Pitjantjatjara
Kutju, Kutjata, Munkurpa
One, Two, Three
One, Two, Three!

Hints and Tips: 

  • Numbers -  Kutju (koo-joo) One (1) - Kutjara ( koo-djah-rah) Two (2) - Munkurpa (man-koor-pah) Three (3)
  • Anangu mainly speak Pitjantjatjara and Yunkunytjatjara. These are dialects of the Western Desert Language, the largest language group of Aboriginal Australia. The group includes 4000 speakers and stretched northwest to Balgo, west to Port Headland, south to Kalgoorlie, Yalata, Oodnadatta and northeast of Alice Springs. 

Taba Naba

Category Rhymes and Songs

Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style
Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style


Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style

Hints and Tips: 

  • Translation:

    Come on let's go to the reef
    Get into the dinghy when the morning tide is low
    Let us row to the edge of the reef
    Come on let's go to the reef.

  • Taba Naba is a children's song originating in the Torres Strait Islands just north of the continent of Australia. This song is usually accompanied by a sit-down dance where the dancers perform traditional movements corresponding to the lyrics.

Inanay

Category Rhymes and Songs

Inanay gupu wanna
Inanay gupu wanna

Ay ay ay oola
Oola oola oola ay
Yippee yay yipee yay

Goo wana goo wana
Goo wana goo wana
Goo wah - Choo!

Hints and Tips: 

  • This is a song in Yorta Yorta, the language of one of the Torres Strait Islander tribes of Victoria.
  • It cannot be translated word for word, however, research shows it a song about a goanna, the 'choo' is shooing the goanna away. The word 'goanna' is the English name for the animal, it was their closest approximation of the name Aboriginals used for the animal.
  • Easy ATSI children can learn during group time. 

There is a way that we can live and peace is the way
P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E
And peace is the way

PEACE is shaking someone’s hand and being a good friend
Clap E-A-C-E, Clap E-A-C-E, Clap E-A-C-E
And being a good friend

PEACE is dancing to the beat and having fun together
Clap, clap A-C-E, clap, clap A-C-E, clap, clap A-C-E
And having fun together

PEACE is sharing your nice smile and spreading lots of sunshine
Clap, clap, clap C-E, clap, clap, clap C-E, clap, clap, clap C-E
And spreading lots of sunshine

PEACE is choosing not to hurt and playing safe together
Clap, clap, clap, clap, E, Clap, clap, clap, clap, E, Clap, clap, clap, clap, E
And playing safe together

PEACE is helping with our hands and being kind to others
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap clap
And being kind to others

There is a way that we can live and peace is the way
P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E, P – E – A – C – E
And peace is the way

Hints and Tips:

  • Learn the actions
  • Talk about Peace and what it means
  • Easy songs for children to understand and sing

Reference:
A Song of Peace For Kids, Jack Hartman, 22 June 2016

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias!
Gday, Guten - Tag, Konichiwa
Ciao, Shalom, Do-Brey Dien
Hello to all the children of the world!

We live in different places from all around the world
We speak in many different ways1

Though some things may be different
We're children just the same
And we all like to sing and play

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias!
Gday, Guten - Tag, Konichiwa
Ciao, Shalom, Do-Brey Dien
Hello to all the children of the world!

There are children in the deserts
And children in the towns
And children who live down by the sea

If we could meet each other
To run and sing and play
Then what good friends we all could be

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias!
Gday, Guten - Tag, Konichiwa
Ciao, Shalom, Do-Brey Dien
Hello to all the children of the world!

Hints and Tips:

  • Learn the actions
  • Sing as a welcome song in the morning

Reference:
Hello To All The Children of the World, Kids Online Channel, 01 February 2018

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