Ring-A-Ding-A-Sing-Thing – April 27, 2012

Song: It’s a Ring-A-Ding-A-Sing-Thing Time
It’s a Ring-A-Ding-A-Sing-Thing Time
It’s a Ring-A-Ding-A-Sing-Thing Time
We’re going to sing a song
And it won’t take long
It’s a Ring-A-Ding-A-Sing Thing Time

Fingerplay: The Itsy Bitsy Spider x2

Fingerplay: Two Little Bluebirds x2
Two little bluebirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, one named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

Fingerplay: This is Big, Big, Big x2
This is big, big, big
This is small, small, small
This is short, short, short
This is tall, tall, tall
This is fast, fast, fast
This is slow, slow, slow
This is yes, yes, yes
This is no, no, no

Story: Simms Taback’s Safari Animals
 (by Simms Taback)

Actions: Safari Animals 
We pretended we were various animals in the story: an elephant, a zebra, a hippo, an ostrich, a lion and a giraffe

Instrumental Free Play
With musical accompaniment from Children’s Favorite Songs CD

Song: The More We Get Together
Played with instruments

Song: The Name Game

Scarves Activity
We sang and performed The Wheels on the Bus and I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee with the scarves. Then we rolled the scarves into a ball, we threw them up together and tried to catch them!

Free Play
The bells, parachutes and beach balls came out for as the kids played to more sounds from Children’s Favorite Songs CD

Movement Activity: Ring Around the Rosy

Closing Song
Ring-A-Ding is over
And we are going home
Good-bye, good-bye
Be always kind and good