Some Songs for Rainbows

 
ACTIONS
CUDDLY KOALAS (tune: Frere Jacques)
Cuddly koalas
Cuddly koalas
Possums too
Possums too
Wallabies and wombats
Wallabies and wombats
Kangaroos
Kangaroos


( squat & hug self)

( make glasses with hands)

(swat alternate paws)

( jump up & down!)

KOOKABURRA
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, kookaburra
Laugh, kookaburra
Gay your life must be.
 
I HEAR THUNDER (tune: Frere Jacques)
I hear thunder
I hear thunder
Hark don't you?
Hark don't you?
Pitter patter raindrops
Pitter patter raindrops
I'm wet through
So are you!
 
SHAKE MY HAND AND I'LL SHAKE YOURS (tune: London bridge is falling down)
Shake my hand and I'll shake yours
I'll shake yours
I'll shake yours
Shake my hand and I'll shake yours
And we'll be friends for ever.
Shake hands with partner throughout

IN A COTTAGE IN A WOOD
In a cottage in a wood
A little old man by the window stood
Saw a rabbit running by
Knocking at the door.
Help me, help me, help me, he said
Before the huntsman shoots me dead
Come little rabbit come to me
Happy we shall be.

Miss out one line each time - hum instead with actions, until the whole song is hummed, then finish by singing all the way through fast!


( draw shape of house with fingers)
( put hand up to eyes as if looking )
( make fingers run across )
( knock )
( lift hands from shoulders up in the air for each "help me" )
( mime gun )
( beckon )
( cuddle and stroke rabbit )

ALICE THE CAMEL
Alice the camel has 5 humps
Alice the camel has 5 humps
Alice the camel has 5 humps
So go Alice go
Boom, boom, boom

Alice the camel has 4 humps etc

Alice the camel has 3 humps etc

Alice the camel has 2 humps etc Alice the camel has 1 hump etc

Alice the camel has no humps
Alice the camel has no humps
Alice the camel has no humps
So Alice is a horse!


Stand in a circle quite close together. Count down number of humps by holding up right number of fingers. Bump neighbours gently on "boom, boom, boom".

WIBBLE ALL YOUR WOBBLES
(tune: Michael Finnegan)
Shake shake shake your silly self (x3)
Wibble all your wobbles away

Clap clap clap your silly self (x3)
Wibble all your wobbles away

Tickle tickle tickle your silly self (x3)
Wibble all your wobbles away

The actions are obvious!

OLD MACDONALD'S FISH FARM
Old Macdonald had a fish farm, ee i ee i o
And on that fish farm he had some: crabs, ee i ee i o
With a nip - nip here, nip-nip there
Here a nip, there a nip,
Everywhere a nip - nip
Old Macdonald had a fish farm, ee i ee i o

octopusses - grab grab

starfish - twinkle twinkle

mussels - muscle muscle

jelly fish - wibble wobble

 


( pinch fingers to each side )

 


( grab to each side )

( twinkle hands to each side )

(flex muscles to each side )

( wobble body to each side )

THE MUFFIN MAN
Do you know the muffin man
The muffin man, the muffin man
Do you know the muffin man
He comes from down your way?

Yes I know the muffin man
The muffin man, the muffin man
Yes I know the muffin man
He comes from down my way.

All sit in a circle with one person out. This person dances in front of someone in the circle during the first part of the song. The second person then stands up and dances to the first person (still standing) during the second part of the song. They song is then repeated and they both go and dance in front of 2 other people during the first part of the song and those 2 then stand up and dance for the second part of the song. The song is then repeated again with 4 people dancing and so it goes on until everyone is dancing.

DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW?
Do your ears hang low
Do they wobble too and fro
Can you tie them in a knot
Can you tie them in a bow
Can you sling them over your shoulder
Like a regimental soldier
Do your ears hang low?

Repeat song missing out a line at a time but continue with mimes eg:
Do your___ ___ ___
Do they ___ ___ ___
Can you ___ ___ ___


(mime ears growing long)
(swing arms side to side)
(mime tying a knot in front of you)
(mime tying a bow over head)
(swing hands over 1 shoulder)
(salute)
(mime ears growing long)

PENGUINS
Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea?
Take a look at me, a penguin you will see
Penguins attention (stop actions)
Penguins begin
Right wing ( flap right arm by side )

Have you ever seen etc
Right wing ( flap right arm )
Left wing (flap both arms )

Have you ever seen etc
Right wing ( flap right arm )
Left wing ( flap both arms)
Right foot ( flap both arms by sides & right foot in front)

Have you etc
Right wing ( flap right arm )
Left wing ( flap both arms)
Right foot ( flap both arms by sides & right foot in front)
Left foot ( flap both arms & both feet alternately )

Have you etc
Right wing ( flap right arm )
Left wing ( flap both arms)
Right foot ( flap both arms by sides & right foot in front)
Left foot ( flap both arms & both feet alternately )
Tails ( stick out bottom! )

Have you etc
Right wing ( flap right arm )
Left wing ( flap both arms)
Right foot ( flap both arms by sides & right foot in front)
Left foot ( flap both arms & both feet alternately )
Tails ( stick out bottom! )
Beaks ( nod head )

Have you etc
Right wing ( flap right arm )
Left wing ( flap both arms)
Right foot ( flap both arms by sides & right foot in front)
Left foot ( flap both arms & both feet alternately )
Tails ( stick out bottom! )
Beaks ( nod head )
Turn around (turn around doing all actions)

Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea
Take a look at me, a penguin you will see
Penguins attention!
Penguins! Go home!

LAPADAH (tune: Muffin Man)
We can do the Lapadah
The Lapadah, the Lapadah
We can do the Lapadah
The Lapa-lapadah.

Leader: Can you do the Lapadah?
Children: Yes
Leader: Can you do the Lapadah really slowly?

We can do the Lapadah etc

Leader: Can you do the Lapadah?
Children: Yes
Leader: Can you do the Lapadah really slowly?
Children: Yes
Leader: Can you do the Lapadah really fast?

We can do the Lapadah etc


(dance round in a circle holding hands)

 

 

 


(dance round as before but really slowly)

 

 

 

(dance round as before but really fast)

PIZZA HUT
A Pizza Hut,
A Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut (REPEAT)

Macdonalds,
Macdonalds
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut (REPEAT )

A takeaway,
A takeaway
Fish and chips
And a takeaway REPEAT

Tandoori, Tandoori
Fish and chips
And a takeaway REPEAT

A Ford Escort,
A Ford Escort
Mini Mini Mini
And a Ford Escort REPEAT

Ferrari,
Ferrari
Mini Mini Mini
And a Ford Escort REPEAT


(draw shape of house with fingers)

( mime chicken wings)


(draw Macdonalds sign with fingers)

 


(mime moving a tray from one side to the other)

(mime fish swimming with one hand)


(mime turban on head)

 

(mime driving a car)

(as for Escort but tiny actions)


(mime very fast car with hand)

MY SHIP SAILED FROM CHINA
My ship sailed from China with a cargo of tea
All laden with riches for you and for me
They gave me a fan just imagine my bliss
When I found myself going like this, like this, like this, like this

 


Verse 2 - wave right hand like a fan

Verse 3 - wave both hands like fans

Verse 4 - wave both hands and right foot

Verse 5 - wave both hands and both feet

Verse 6 - wave hands & feet and nod head

IF IT'S RAINING
(tune: If you're happy and you know it)
If it's raining and you know it clap your hands
If it's raining and you know it clap your hands
If it's raining and you know it
Then your clothes will surely show it
If it's raining and you know it clap your hands

If the mud is only knee deep stamp your feet
If the mudů
If the mud is only knee deep
And you wish that it were hip deep
If the mud is only knee deep stamp your feet

If the wind is really blowing shake your head
If the windů
If the wind is really blowing
And your permanent is going
If the wind is really blowing shake your head

If the temperature is falling rub your hands
If the tempů
If the temperature is falling
And your spirits are appalling
If the temperature is falling rub your hands

SING A SONG OF SUNSHINE
(tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence)
Sing a song of sunshine
Make a Rainbow smile
Chase away the raindrops
Happy all the while
Being clean and tidy
Being kind and good
Making friends and sharing things
Just like a Rainbow should.

 


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