My Song Cube Songs

SONG CUBE

This is not my cube, I stole this cube. Pictures of mine to come!)

We now have two song-cubes at my branch, and at least two our early literacy specialists use them. My most common Song Cube is the songs below (and I refer to them in many storytimes). I use this cube as a planned song-break and as a break off in the normal storytime when kids get fidgety!

Some of our songs work better than others, Banana, Teapot, Head, Shoulder’s Knees and Toes, from this cube, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and a few others from the other one. With this knowledge we are planning to make one combined cube to rule them all. Its best (for the way we use it) for the songs to be memorable, short, and movement based)

To learn more about making your own song cube, check out:

Storytime Underground: Hey! Why Don’t You Make a Song Cube?

Ants Go Marching

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching two by two

The little one stops to tie his shoe

The ants go marching three by three,

The little one stops to climb a tree

The ants go marching four by four

The little one stops to shut the door

The ants go marching five by five,

The little one stops to take a dive

 

Banana Song

Everyone stand up!
Bananas unite! (place hands together straight up over head)
Pick bananas, pick, pick bananas (reach up and pick bananas from a tree)
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas (peel a banana in your hand)
Smash bananas, smash, smash bananas (clap hands)
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas (stuff banana in mouth and sing with mouth full)
Go bananas, go, go bananas! (do a crazy dance)

 

This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market,

This little piggy stayed at home,

This little piggy had roast beef,

This little piggy had none.

And this little piggy went…

“Wee wee wee” all the way home…

 


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,

Little lamb , little lamb ,

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow.

 

Everywhere that Mary  went,

Mary  went, Mary  went,

Everywhere that Mary  went,

The lamb  was sure to go.

 

It  followed her  to school  one day,

School  one day, school  one day,

It  followed her  to school  one day,

Which was against the rules.

 

It made the children laugh and play,

Laugh  and play, laugh  and play,

It made the children laugh  and play,

To see  a lamb  in school.

 

 I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When I get all steamed up, here me shout

Then tip me over and pour me out

 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

And eyes and ears and mouth and nose

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

 

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