Sunday, August 26, 2012

ECFE Songs, Fingerplays, and Recipes

Acorn Brown:
I'm a little acorn brown,
Lying on the cold, cold, ground,
Somebody came and stepped on me,
That is why I'm cracked you see,
I'm a nut
(knock head and click tongue)
I'm a nut
(knock head and click tongue)
I'm a nut, I'm a nut, I'm a nut!

Two Little Airplanes:
Two little airplanes sitting on a cloud,
One named quiet, the other named loud,
Fly away quiet. Fly away loud.
Come back quiet. Come back loud.

The Apple Tree:
Way up in the apple tree,
(point up high)
Two little apples smiled at me.
(index fingers at corners of smile)
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
(shake pretend tree)
Down came the apples,
(point finger up in the air, then point down)
Mmmm! They were good.
(rub tummy and smile)

Five Little Pumpkins:
Five little pumpkins were sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "My it's getting late."
The second one said, "There are witches in the air."
The third one said, "We don't care."
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run."
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun."
OOOOOOOOO went the wind.
Out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Five Green and Speckled Frogs:
Five green and speckled frogs, sitting on a speckled log,
eating the most delicious bugs.
Yum Yum! 
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool...
now there are four green and speckled frogs.
Ribbit Ribbit!
(Repeat using four; three; two; one green speckled frog(s))

Grizzly Bear:
A grizzly bear, a grizzly bear, was sleeping in his cave,
A grizzly bear, a grizzly bear, was sleeping in his cave.
Please be very quiet, very, very quiet. For if you wake
him, if you shake him, he begins to roar!
R  O  A  R

Traffic Light Cookies:
(These cookies might be fun to try to help your child 
become more aware of traffic lights.)
Shape a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough into 
a rectangle. Chill the dough until firm. Cut slices 1/4
inch wide. Press a red, yellow, and green M&M into the 
dough so it resembles a traffic light. Bake according to
package directions.

Traffic Rhyme:
Red on top means stop
Green below means go
Yellow in the middle means wait
Even if you're late!

Homemade Stickers:
(All children love stickers. Here's an easy recipe for you to
make your own at home. Children can draw pictures or
cut them out of magazines or wrapping paper.)
Dissolve 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin in 2 tablespoons of
very hot water. Brush the solution on the back of the designs 
or pictures. Let them dry; then simply lick the stickers. If
your child doesn't want to lick the stickers, use a sponge
moistened with water.

Glue Bottle Tip:
Do you get tired of glue caps getting plugged up? Simply
place clogged caps in a bowl of water and microwave
for about one minute. The glue will be much softer and
much easier to remove.

Detergent Scoops:
Don't throw out the scoops that come in detergent boxes. 
They can be used for many things. We love them for our
sensory tables at school. They work better than shovels
or spoons. They also can be used for sorting or counting
activities. Label each scoop with a picture or number.
Have your child pick up the appropriate items.

Counting Song:
Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb
Lightly tap your foot one time,
foot one time, foot one time.
Lightly tap your foot one time,
Now let's count with two.
(Repeat changing numbers or use other body parts:
clap your hands, shake your leg, etc.)

Gray Squirrel:
Gray squirrel ran up the tree. He look all around.
"Oh dear," said little squirrel, "My lunch is on the 
ground." What did the squirrel see on the ground?
What kind of tree was it? 

**Content from ECFE District 279

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