Joan Shin's songs and chants for young learners


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Workshop offered to K-12 English teachers during the Methodology of ELT Tour - Venezuela, 2011

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Joan Shin's songs and chants for young learners

  1. 1. Joan Kang Shin University of Maryland, Baltimore County Education Department [email_address]
  2. 2. Peanut Butter and Jelly <ul><li>Peanut, peanut butter ~ and jelly! </li></ul><ul><li>Peanuts: Crunch ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Grapes: Squish ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Bread: Spread it </li></ul><ul><li>Sandwich: Eat it </li></ul>
  3. 3. Weather Song <ul><li>What’s the weather? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the weather? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the weather like today? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell us (student’s name), </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the weather? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the weather like today? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Is it sunny? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it cloudy? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it rainy out today? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it snowy? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it windy? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the weather like today? </li></ul>
  4. 4. I’m a Little Teapot <ul><li>I'm a little teapot </li></ul><ul><li>Short and stout Here is my handle </li></ul><ul><li>Here is my spout </li></ul>When I get all steamed up, hear me shout. Just tip me over and pour me out!
  5. 5. I’m a Little Fishy <ul><li>I’m a little fishy, I can swim; </li></ul><ul><li>Here is my tail, </li></ul><ul><li>Here is my fin. </li></ul><ul><li>When I want to have fun </li></ul><ul><li>With my friend, </li></ul><ul><li>I wiggle my tail and dive right in! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Five Little Fishies <ul><li>One little fishie swimming in the sea, </li></ul><ul><li>Splishing and a-splashing </li></ul><ul><li>And a-rocking to the beat. </li></ul><ul><li>Here comes another fish </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, say “Hello,” </li></ul><ul><li>Two little fishies </li></ul><ul><li>And away they go. </li></ul>Five little fishies swimming in the sea, Splishing and a-splashing And a-rocking to the beat. Here comes a shark, And don’t you know, Five little fishies have to go!
  7. 7. The Wheels on the Bus <ul><li>The wheels on the bus go round and round , round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town. </li></ul>Wipers : Swish Horn: Beep Money: Clink Driver : Move on back! Baby : Wah wah wah! Mommy : Shush shush shush!
  8. 8. The Itsy Bitsy Spider The itsy bitsy spider Went up the water spout Down came the rain And washed the spider out Out came the sun And dried up all the rain And the itsy bitsy spider Went up the spout again.
  9. 9. Row, row, row your boat <ul><li>Row, row, row your boat </li></ul><ul><li>Gently down the stream. </li></ul><ul><li>Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, </li></ul><ul><li>Life is but a dream. </li></ul>
  10. 10. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring <ul><li>It’s raining, it’s pouring </li></ul><ul><li>The old man is snoring. </li></ul><ul><li>He went to bed and bumped his head, </li></ul><ul><li>And couldn’t get up the next morning. </li></ul>
  11. 11. If You’re Happy and You Know It <ul><li>If you’re happy and your know it </li></ul><ul><li>Clap your hands. (clap clap) </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re happy and your know it </li></ul><ul><li>Clap your hands. (clap clap) </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re happy and you know it then </li></ul><ul><li>your face will surely show it. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re happy and your know it </li></ul><ul><li>Clap your hands. (clap clap) </li></ul>Stomp your feet Nod your head Shout “Hooray!” Do all four.
  12. 12. Say, Say Oh Playmate <ul><li>Say, say oh playmate. </li></ul><ul><li>Come out and play with me. </li></ul><ul><li>And bring your dollies three. </li></ul><ul><li>Climb up my apple tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide down my rain spout. </li></ul><ul><li>Into your cellar door. </li></ul><ul><li>And we’ll be jolly friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Forever more, more. </li></ul><ul><li>Shut the door! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pat-A-Cake <ul><li>Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, </li></ul><ul><li>baker’s man, </li></ul><ul><li>Bake me a cake </li></ul><ul><li>as fast as you can; </li></ul><ul><li>Pat it, and prick it, </li></ul><ul><li>and mark it with a B, </li></ul><ul><li>Put it in the oven </li></ul><ul><li>for baby and me. </li></ul>
  14. 14. I Have Ten Little Fingers <ul><li>I have ten little fingers and ten little toes, </li></ul><ul><li>Two little arms and one little nose, </li></ul><ul><li>One little mouth and two little ears, </li></ul><ul><li>Two little eyes for smiles and tears, </li></ul><ul><li>One little head and two little feet, </li></ul><ul><li>One little chin, that’s (name) complete! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hands on Shoulders <ul><li>Hands on shoulders, hands on knees. </li></ul><ul><li>Hands behind you, if you please; </li></ul><ul><li>Touch your shoulders, now your nose, </li></ul><ul><li>Now your hair and now your toes; </li></ul><ul><li>Hands up high as before, </li></ul><ul><li>Now clap your hands, one-two-three-four! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Alphabet Chant <ul><li>A B C D E F G </li></ul><ul><li>School is so much fun to me. </li></ul><ul><li>H I J K L M N </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and play with all my friends. </li></ul><ul><li>O P Q R S and T </li></ul><ul><li>We’re the best as you can see. </li></ul><ul><li>U V W X Y Z </li></ul><ul><li>Now it’s time to stop and FREEZE! </li></ul>