Ring-a-Ding-a-Sing-Thing – March 23, 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

Song: Baa Baa Black Sheep x2

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

Fingerplay: The Itsy Bitsy Spider x2

Story: Is Everybody Ready for Fun? (by Jan Thomas)

Pretend Play: Is Everybody Ready for Fun?
Like the characters in the book, we jumped, danced, wiggled and napped on the (pretend) couch

Instrumental Free Play
With musical accompaniment from Raffi

Song: Yankee Doodle Dandy
Played with instruments

Song: The Name Game

Scarves Activity
First, we used the scarves while acting out Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush. Then, after rolling 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 Raffi

Movement Activity: Hokey Pokey

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