Monthly Archives: December 2012

This Little Guiding Light

This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel, NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Take my little light ’round the world,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Take my little light ’round the world,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Take my little light ’round the world,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Don’t you phwoo (blowing out noise) my little light out,
I’m going to let it shine.
Don’t you phwoo my little light out,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Don’t you phwoo my little light out,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Advertisements

Great Big Moose

This is a repeat-after-me song. Each line in this song is repeated. Each verse repeats the same lines twice. Each of these lines is individually echoed.

Actions are written in (*) brackets next to each line.

There was a Great Big Moose! (make moose antlers with your hands)
Who liked to drink a lot of juice! (pretend to drink juice)
There was a Great Big Moose! (make moose antlers)
Who liked to drink a lot of juice! (drink juice)

CHORUS:
(for the chorus, make up silly hand actions for each line that match the way each line is sung)
Singing whoa a oh!
Way o way o way o way o!
WAAAAAAY oh WAY oh!
Way o way o way o way o.

The Moose’s name was Fred, (point out name tag)
He liked to drink his juice in bed. (pretend to sleep with hands as pillow)
The Moose’s name was Fred, (name tag)
He liked to drink his juice in bed. (sleep)

CHORUS

He drank his juice with care, (pretend to drink juice)
But he spilled it on his hair. (make spilling motions with your fingers down your front)
He drank his juice with care, (drink juice)
But he spilled it on his hair. (spilling actions)

CHORUS

Now he’s a sticky Moose, (pretend to be sticky)
All covered in JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUICE! (cup hands around mouth to make a loudspeaker)

CHORUS

BINGO

Each time you sing this song, you drop the last spoken letter in the spelling of Bingo’s name until no letters are left.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o

Light the Wood

Light the wood,
The campfire burns,
We are gathered all around.
Now the flames are leaping high,
Underneath the evening sky.

Johnny Appleseed

Oh the Lord is good to me,
And so I thank the Lord,
For giving me the things I need,
Like the sun and the rain and the apple seed,
The Lord is good to me,
Johnny Appleseed
Amen.

Herman the Worm

In this song, the same main verse is sung repeatedly, with a new line added each time that details Herman’s adventures. Each time the verse is sung, Herman gets larger and larger until the last verse when he becomes extremely tiny.

Actions are in brackets (*) next to each line

Sittin’ on a fence post,
Chewin’ my bubble gum
Chop chop chop chop (pretend to chew bubble gum)
Playin’s with my Yo-yo,
Weee-ooo wee-ooo (pretend to play with yo-yo)
When along came Herman the Worm,
and he was THIS BIG. (measure with your hands how big Herman is)
And I said HERMAN! WHAT HAPPENED? (act incredulous)
* (insert new phrase each time)

* 1 I ate my mom
* 2 I ate my dad
* 3 I ate my sister
* 4 I ate my dog
* 5 I ate the mailman
* 6 (this verse, Herman is very tiny) I belched

Buddies and Pals

You and Me,
We’re gonna be partners,
You and Me,
We’re gonna be pals.
You and me,
We’re gonna be partners,
Buddies and Pals,
Buddies and Pals.

You and me,
We started out strangers,
You and me,
We come from a far.
You and me,
We started our strangers,
Now we are friends.
Now we are friends.

From now on,
We’re going to be partners,
From now on,
We’re gonna be pals,
From now on,
We’re gonna be partners,
Buddies and pals,
Buddies and pals.

Spark Gathering Song

As this song is sung, the Sparks come together and make circle.

We come into a circle, we make a great big ring,
We all join hands together, and then we start to sing.

We’re Sparks, Sparks, Sparks!
We’re Sparks, Sparks, Sparks!

Purple Stew

This song is sung in a circle with one girl starting in the middle. When the song ends, the girls in the middle pull another girl from the outer circle “into the stew.”

Actions are written in brackets (*) next to each line

Making my purple stew, (pretend to stir a pot of stew)
Whip whip, whip whip, (swish side to side)
Making my purple stew, (pretend to stir again)
Shooby dooby doo, (do a wiggle dance)
Purple potatoes, and purple tomatoes, (reach behind you and put something in your pot with one hand and then the other)
and you in my purple stew! (the girls in the middle each pull someone into the middle of the circle)

%d bloggers like this: