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Fa la ninna, fa la nanna
Nella braccia della mamma
Fa la ninna bel bambin,
Fa la nanna bambin bel,
Fa la ninna, fa la nanna
Nella braccia della mamma.
 
In English: 
 
Go to sleep, go to sleepy
In the arms of your mother,
Go to sleep, lovely child,
Go to sleepy, child so lovely,
Go to sleep, go to sleepy
In the arms of your mother
 
Hints and Tips: 
  • Help children learn Italian words through this simple rhyme.  

 

Slippery Fish

Category Rhymes and Songs

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water.
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale, Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!

Hints and Tips:

Learn the actions:

  • Slippery Fish - Put your palms together in a prayer position to resemble a fish and wiggle them together as if swimming
  • Octopus -Wave your arms up and down like the flailing arms of an octopus.
  • Tuna Fish - Put your hands together with your fingers slightly bent and spread, keeping your palms touching each other. Open and close your hands as you sing.
  • Great White Shark - Place one hand, with fingers straight upwards, on top of your head.
  • Humongous Whale - Make a large circle with your arms to make yourself into a humongous whale. Deepen Voice.

Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore.
One swam into a net and then there were four.


Four cranky crabs were floating in the sea.
One got tangled up in seaweed then there were three.


Three cranky crabs were wondering what to do.
One dug a deep, deep hole. Then there were two.


Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun.
One got scooped up in a cup. Then there was one.


One cranky crab was smarter than his friends.
He hid between the jagged rocks.
That's how the story ends.

Hints and Tips: 

  • Use felt board, puppets, images when singing this song. 

Whale

Category Rhymes and Songs

A whale is not as small as us,
Most whales are bigger than a bus.

A whale is not a fish in the sea,
A whale breathes air like you and me.

A whale can’t walk upon the ground,
A whale must swim to get around. 

A whale is a mammal like you and me,
But his home is in the deep blue sea. 

Hints and Tips: 

  • Learn actions to the rhyme: 

A whale is not as small as us (shake head and finger)
Most whales are bigger than a bus (stretch arms out wide)
A whale is not a fish in the sea (shake head and finger)
A whale breathes air like you and me (take a deep breath)
A whale can’t walk upon the ground (shake head and finger)
A whale must swim to get around (make a swimming motion)
A whale is a mammal like you and me (nod head and point to self and others)
But his home is in the deep blue sea. (make wave motion)

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill
“I’ll be back in the morning yes I Will will will.

I know a little turtle
His name is Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
Now he's got bubbles
Deep down in his throat

 

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
But only four little ducks came back

Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
But only three little ducks came back

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
But only two little ducks came back

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
But only one little duck came back

One little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
And none of the five little ducks came back

Old mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
And all of the five little ducks came back

 

 

 

 

 

 

Der Glumph, went the little green frog one day
Der Glumph, went the little green frog
Der Glumph, went the little green frog one day
And the frog went der glumph, der glumph, der glumph

But we all know frogs go
Ladedadeda ladedadeda ladedadeda (clap)
But we all know frogs go ladedadeda (clap)
They don't go der glumph, der glumph, der glumph!

 

Hop, hop, little bunny
Hop, hop, little bunny
Hop, hop, little bunny
Early Easter morning

Hop! Hop! Hop!
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Early Easter morning

Is everybody hopping?
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Get ready to spin!

Spin, spin, little bunny
Spin, spin, little bunny
Spin, spin, little bunny
Early Easter morning

Spin! Spin! Spin!
Spin! Spin! Spin!
Spin! Spin! Spin!
Early Easter morning
Is everybody spinning?
Spin! Spin! Spin!
Get ready to walk!

Walk, walk, little bunny
Walk, walk, little bunny
Walk, walk, little bunny
Early Easter morning

Walk! Walk! Walk!
Walk! Walk! Walk!
Walk! Walk! Walk!
Early Easter morning
Is everybody walking?
Walk! Walk! Walk!
Get ready to run!

Run, run, little bunny
Run, run, little bunny
Run, run, little bunny
Early Easter morning

Run! Run! Run!
Run! Run! Run!
Run! Run! Run!
Early Easter morning

Is everybody running?
Run! Run! Run!
Get ready to stop!

Hints and Tips: 

  • Do the actions for each verse! 

Reference:
Here's Hop Hop Little Bunny by The Kiboomers

Five Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

Four Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

Three Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

Two Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

One Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away.

Hints and Tips:

  • Great counting song for toddlers and preschoolers. 
  • Use felts/puppets

Reference:
Music Bus

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