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I'm toast in the toaster (bend down low, place hands on knees and tap)
I'm getting very hot (repeat above action)
Tic, toc, tic, toc (move head left and to the right)
Up I Pop! (jump up and stand up)

Hints and Tips:

  • Start off slow then get faster and faster
  • Do the actions. 
  • Great for transitions. 
  • Super simple for toddlers and babies. 

 

Five little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

Four little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

Three little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

Two little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

One little snowmen standing all alone. 
He had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
And the one little snowman melted away.
Now all the little snowmen melted away!

Hints and Tips

  • Also can be done with 10 Little Snowmen
  • Use visuals such as felts, or pictures etc. 
  • Use during transitions and have 5 children take turns at being snowman before washing hannds, going outside etc. 

Mr Sun

Category Rhymes and Songs

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree.

These little children are asking you,
Please come out so we can play with you.
Oh Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on me.

Doo doo doo doo, doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo, doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo.

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree.

These little children are asking you,
Please come out so we can play with you.
Oh, Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on me.

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, thanks for shining down now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, everything is fine now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, thanks for shining down now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, everything is fine now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun.

Hints and Tips

  • Catchy song you can sing during outdoor transition
  • Make up actions to do with each verse

Lining up is easy to do (Lead)

Lining up is easy to do! (group)

When you take care of only you (x2)

Feet together, hands on your side (x2)

We’re not scared and we don’t cry (x2)

Sound off (Lead) 1, 2! (group)

And again (Lead) 3, 4! (group)

Ready now (Lead), 1, 2, 3, 4, out the door! (group)

Hints and Tips:

  • Choose a leader at the front of the line to start this chant. As they sing each line, the group follows, Also can be sung during excursions or evacuation drills to get children to line up quickly. 
  • A chant for the children to sing while they line up at the door, ready to transition to the next activity.

There was a little turtle
Who lived in a box.
He swam in the puddles
And climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at the mosquito,
He snapped at the flea.
He snapped at the minnow,
And he snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito,
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow,
But he didn't catch me!

Hints & Tips

  • This simple transition song can be used when transitioning individual children to wash their hands, to go outside or while waiting while lining up.

Walking Walking

Category Rhymes and Songs

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop. [Place both hands out in front of you, palms facing forward.]

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop.

Tiptoe tiptoe. Tiptoe tiptoe. [Walk on your toes.]
Jump jump jump. Jump jump jump.
Swimming swimming swimming. [Make a swimming motion.]
Now let's sleep. Now let's sleep. [Rest your head against your hands or lie down on the ground and pretend to sleep.]

Wake up! [Eyes open! Look alert!]
It's time to go! [Look at your watch.]
Are you ready to go fast? [Run in place quickly.]
Okay!

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop.

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop.
Whew! [Wipe your brow with your hand]

Hints and Tips

  • Instead of "hop, hop, hop," sing "jump, jump, jump" or "spin, spin, spin" etc.
  • This is a fun transition song to use when transitioning children from outside to inside.

Time To Tidy Up

Category Rhymes and Songs

Time to tidy up, tidy up, tidy up,
Time to tidy up and put your things away.

Time to pick up toys, pick up toys, pick up toys,
Time to pick up toys and put them in their place.

Time to close your book, close your book, close your book,
Time to close your book and put it on the shelf.

Time to look around, look around, look around,
Time to look around does the room look clean?

Make the room look nice and neat, nice and neat, nice and neat,
Make the room look nice and neat thank you very much.

When youíve finished play. Put your things away.
Keep the room neat. Nothing under your feet.

Good to find a place. To keep things safe. Thank you very much. 

Itís time to tidy up, tidy up, tidy up,
Time to tidy up and put your things away.

Thank you very much, thank you very much,

Time to tidy up!

Hints and Tips:

  • This song can be used when transitioning children to clean up before moving onto the next task

5 6 7 8 

Come to the carpet, use your walking feet

Come to the carpet, moving to the beat

Come to the carpet be careful not to shout

And dont forget that when you sit

To have a quiet mouth. 

Hints and Tips:

  • Instruments / Drums can be used when singing this song.
  • This simple song can be used to transition the children to the mat for group time.

Bee Bee Bumble Bee

Can you sing your name for me?

My Name is____________________

(Repeat)

Alternate Lyrics:

Bee Bee Bumble Bee

Can you sing your name for me?

I wonder what your name is,

Your name is __________

Hints and Tips:

  • After Second Line, Educator points to a child who then sings the last line adding in their name. Just repeat till all children & Educators done. I just flat sing eg: "da da dada da".
  • This song can be used at mat/circle time to introduce new children.
  • Helps them/you get to know & remember names...
  • Also to move children slowly for hand washing before eating etc.
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