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Needs for our kids


Lyrics:

Letter A: (Tune: Skip to my Lou)

/a/ /a/! ants on my arm.

/a/ /a/! ants on my arm.

/a/ /a/! ants on my arm.

They’re causing me alarm.

(Wiggle your fingers over your arm as if ants are crawling on you)

Letter B: (Tune: Camptown Races)

Bring your bat and bring you ball, /b/ /b/!

Bring your bat and bring you ball,

to the park to play!

(pretend to hit a ball with a bat, and say b, b,b,b)

Letter C: (Tune: She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)

We are clicking castanets, /c/, /c/, /c/,

We are clicking castanets, /c/, /c/, /c/,

We are clicking castanets, clicking castanets, clicking castanets, /c/, /c/, /c/.

(Pretend to be clicking castanets while singing)

Letter D: (Tune: This Old Man)

See my play on my drum.

Playing drums is lots of fun,

With a /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/

See my play upon my drum!

(pretend to play a drum)

Letter E: (Tune: Skip to My Lou)

Eggs in the pan, /e/ /e/ /e/.

Eggs in the pan, /e/ /e/ /e/.

Eggs in the pan, /e/ /e/ /e/.

Crack the egg like this … /e/!

(pretend to be cracking an egg in half)

Letter F: (Tune: Old MacDonald)

My friends and I went to the beach

With my floating fish.

It got a hole…the air came out. /ffffff/!

(let your hands come together gently, as if an inflatable fish is deflating)

Letter G: (Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn)

The water gurgles down the drain.

The water gurgles down the drain.

The water gurgles down the drain,

With a /g/ /g/ /g/ /g/ /g/

(spiral your hand down, as if water is gurgling down a drain)

Letter H: (Tune: Apples and Bananas)

I like to hop, hop, hop, up and down.

I like to hop, hop, hop, all around.

I like to hop, hop, hop, up and down =

/h/ /h/ /h/ /h/ /h/!

(hold a hand up to your mouth, panting as if you are out of breath)

Letter I: (Tune: Hickory, Dickory, Dock)

Inky the mouse is my pet.

She spilled the ink and got wet.

The ink it spread all over the desk.

/i/ /i/ /i/ /i/

n Inky’s wet!

(pretend to be a mouse by wiggling your fingers at the end of your nose)

Letter J: (Tune: Jingles Bells)

Jello and jam,

Jello and jam,

Jiggling on a plate.

Oh, what will I eat with it?

/j/ /j/ /j/ /j/ /j/

(Pretend to wobble on a plate)

Letter K: (Tune: She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)

Kites are flying in the sky, /k/ /k/ /k/.

Kites are flying in the sky, /k/ /k/ /k/.

Kites are flying in the sky,

Flying in the sky,

Kites are flying in the sky, /k/ /k/ /k/.

(pretend you are holding a kite)

Letter L: (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

We lick our lollipops.

We lick our lollipops.

/l/ /l/ /l/ /l/,

We lick our lollipops.

(pretend to be licking a lollipop.)

Letter M: (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The mom and the dad make many meals.

/mmm/

/mmm/.

The mom and the dad make many meals,

For their hungry children.

(rub your tummy, as if you are seeing tasky food)

Letter N: (Skip to My Lou)

Hear the airplane,

/nnn/!

Hear the airplane,

/nnn/!

Hear the airplane,

/nnn/!

Making lots of noise.

(pretend to be a plane with your arms out like wings)

Letter O: (Tune: Old MacDonald)

When it’s dark the lights go on, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/,

When it’s dark the lights go on, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/.

Time for bed, the lights go off, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/,

Time for bed, the lights go off, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/, /o/.

(Pretend to be turning on and off the lights with your finger).

Letter P: (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

Puff out the candles on the pink pig cake.

/p/ /p/ /p/,

/p/ /p/ /p/.

Puff out the candles on the pink pig cake.

Puff! Puff! Puff!

(hold your finger, as if it is a candle, and pretend to puff it out while saying p, p, p)

Letter Q: (tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The duck in the pond quacks,

/qu/ /qu/ /qu/,

/qu/ /qu/ /qu/,

/qu/ /qu/ /qu/.

The duck in the pond quacks,

/qu/ /qu/ /qu/,

All around the pond.

(make a duck’s beak with your hands, and say qu, qu, qu)

Letter R: (Tune: The Muffin Man)

See my puppy rip the rag,

/rrr/ /rrr/

See my puppy rip the rag,

When he pulls so hard.

(pretend to be a puppy, pulling a rag, and shake you head from side to side.)

Letter S: (The Farmer in the Dell)

The snake is in the grass.

The snake is in the grass.

/sss/ /sss/,

The snake is in the grass

(Weave your hand in an ‘s’ shape, like a snake)

Letter T: (Tune: The Muffin Man)

When I watch the tennis game, /t/, /t/, /t/, /t/, /t/, /t/.

When I watch the tennis game, my head goes back and forth.

(Move your head back and forth).

Letter U: (Tune: Skip to my Lou)

/u/ /u/ up go umbrellas.

/u/ /u/ up go umbrellas.

/u/ /u/ up go umbrellas,

When it starts to rain!

(keep one hand steady and raise the other, as if raising an umbrella)

Letter V: (Tune: Go In and Out the Windows)

Drive Vic’s van ‘round the village.

Drive Vic’s van ‘round the village.

Drive Vic’s van ‘round the village.

/v/ /v/ /v/ /v/ /v/!

(Pretend to be driving along in a van, saying vvvvv)

Letter W: (Tune: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands)

I see the clouds moving, /w/ /w/ /w/.

I see the kites flying, /w/ /w/ /w/.

I see the trees bending, /w/ /w/ /w/.

The wind is blowing strong!

(blow onto your open hand, as if you were the wind)

Letter X: (Tune: Skip to My Lou)

/ks/ /ks/, Take and x-ray!

/ks/ /ks/, Take and x-ray!

/ks/ /ks/, Take and x-ray!

X-ray of my hand!

(pretend to take an xray with an xray camera)

Letter Y: (Tune: Apples and Bananas)

I like to eat, eat, eat, yogurt and bananas.

I like to eat, eat, eat, yogurt and bananas.

I like to eat, eat, eat, yogurt and bananas.

/y/ /y/ /y/ /y/ /y/!

(Pretend to eat yogurt from a spoon)

Letter Z: (Tune: Did you Ever See a Lassie?)

Did you ever hear a bee buzz,

A bee buzz,

A bee buzz,

Did you ever hear a bee buzz,

/zzzz/, like this?

(Put your arms out at you sides and flap them like a bee)