• Sept.


    Queen of Peace

    (Tune: Dona Nobis Pacem)

    Queen of Peace pray for us.

    Queen of Peace pray for us.

    Queen of Peace pray for us.

    Queen of Peace pray for us.

    I Am Special

    (tune: Frere Jacques)

    I am special

    I am special

    If you look you will see.

    I am very special

    I am very special

    God made me .

    God made me

    Apples

    (tune:  Have You Ever Seen a Lassie)

    Have you ever seen an apple, an apple, an apple,

    Have you ever seen an apple, that grows on a tree?

    A red one, a yellow one, a red one , or green one.

    Have you ever seen an apple that grows on a tree?

    Apple Tree

    Way up high in the apple tree.

    Two red apples smiled at me.

    I shook that tree as hard as I could.

    Down came the apples and mmmmm were they good!

    Eating Apples

    Apples are so good to eat,

    To have one is a special treat.

    Red, green, yellow too,

    All of them are good for you!

    • Name Song: Stand Up and Take a Bow

    (tune:  If You’re Happy and You Know It)

    If your name begins with A

    Stand up now. (clap, clap)

    If your name begins with A

    Stand up now. (clap, clap)

    If your name begins with A

    Stand up and take a bow!

    If your name begins with A

    Stand up now. (clap, clap)

    Hello Neighbor

    Hello, neighbor (wave to person on each side)

    What do you say? (give high five)

    It’s going to be a happy day. (tap legs )

    Greet your neighbor (shake hands)

    Boogie on down. (wiggle hips)

    Give a bump. (bump hips)

    And turn around. (turn around)

    Do 2x so you can work with person on the left and the right.

    :  Stand Up Children (tune: Where is Thumbkin?)

    Stand up (Child’s name),

    Stand up (Child’s name),

    Stand up (Child’s name),

    Stand up (Child’s name),

    Reach up very high now

    Reach up to the sky now,

    Then sit down, Then sit down.   

    Chant:  (child’s name) (child’s name)

                    How do you do?

                    Who’s that sitting next to you?

    Child:  (says name of child beside him/her)

    All:  Clap one time and say the name, then pull hands apart (imagine you are pulling a rubberband) and say the child’s name slowly.

    (tune:  The Farmer in the Dell)

    Who is my preschool friend?

    Who is my preschool friend?

    Look, see-who could this be?

    Who is my preschool friend?

    • God Made Each One (tune:  The Muffin Man)
    • Oh, do you know who made the earth?
    • Who made the moon? Who made the sun?
    • Oh, do you know God made each one
    • And then said, “It is good”?
    • Five Little Bears (Flannel Board)

    One little bear

    Wondering what to do

    Along came another

    Then there were two!

     (before saying “two”  see if the children can predict the right number word)  Place another bear on the board and a flannel #2. Continue in the same manner for the rest of the poem.

    Two little bears

    Climbing up a tree

    Along came another

    Then there were three!

    Three little bears

    Ate an apple core

    Along came another

    Then there were four!

    Four little honey bears

    Found honey in a hive

    Along came another

    Then there were five!

    • Three Bears With a Beat Rap:  (students use their own bear/stuffed animal)  Sing and do appropriate motions to match the verses.

    Tune:  Row, Row, Row your Boat)

    Hug, hug, hug, your bear

    Squeeze him very tight.

    Hold him high

    Hold him low

    Then round and round you go.

    Hug, hug, hug, your bear

    Squeeze him very tight.

    Hold him high

    Help him fly

    Then hug with all your might.

    • Wiggle Worms (finger play with paper plate apples from last Thur.)

    Here’s a wiggly little worm (wiggle pointer finger (worm)

    Looking for some lunch. (move worm as if looking around)

    He sees a shiny apple (point worm to apple)

    That looks good enough to munch.

    He opens up his mouth

    And takes a bite so wide. (have worm bite apple)

    He pops right through the apple (poke worm through hole in apple)

    And comes out the other side! (wiggle worm)

    • Apple Song (tune:  Twinkle, Twinkle)

    Shiny, shiny, apple red. (make apple shape with hands)

    Hanging high above my head. (raise hands up)

    On my tiptoes, reaching high. (stand on tiptoes and reach high)

    One last stretch, it’s worth a try. (stretch higher)

    Shiny, shiny, apple red. (make apple shape with hands)

    Grabbed it, (make grabbing motion)

    Ate it, (pretend to eat apple)

    Now I’m fed. (rub tummy)

    • Five Red Apples (Use apple glove puppet to go with this rhyme)

    (Five) red apples high in a tree.

    Apples always taste so good to me!

    So I shake that tree; one falls to the ground-CRUNCH!

    Now there are (four ) red apples, juicy and round.

    Nighttime Blessing

    Bless me, God, as this day ends,

    Bless my family and all my friends,

    Keep me safe through the night,

    And wake me with the morning’s light.

    • Believer’s Song(tune:  The Farmer in the Dell)

    Oh, I believe in God. (point to self and then upward)

    Oh, I believer in God. (Repeat actions)

    Powerful, and loving. (flex muscles and cross arms over heart)

    Oh, I believe in God! (point to self and then upward)

    A Tracking Chant

    When you read    (pretend to open a book)

    And when you write (pretend to write on palm)

    We do it top to bottom (point up and then down)

    And left to right.  (Point to the left and then move finger to the right)

    Yum, Yum, Yum

    Three red apples hanging in a ree.

    One fell off and landed next to me!

    I asked my friend if she wanted one.

    She took a bite and said, "Yum, yum, yum!"

    Two red apples hanging in a ree.

    One fell off and landed next to me!

    I asked my friend if he wanted one.

    He took a bite and said, "Yum, yum, yum!"

    One red apple hanging in a tree.

    It fell off and landed next to me!

    I told my friends that I wanted one.

    I took a bite and said, "Yum, yum, yum!"