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tattty
SILVER Member since May 2002

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Location: crapy planet thanet

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Posted:hi, i really need to pick everyones brains, ive just started my third year teaching practice with a class of 4 year olds! Havent taught that age before, so am really stuck doing my planning! Am in need of silly childrens songs and any help at all really!
thank u soooooo mucho, i badly need sleep but still got stacks to do! argh!
xx


Make your own happiness by making others happy [Ikeda]

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Astar


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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Posted:I caught a baby bumblebee (hand motions of catching bee) Won't my mom be so proud of me (walk or skip in place while bringing bee back to mother)

Ouch! he stung me! (hand shakeing motion)

Im squishing up my baby bumblebee wont my mom be so proud of me (squishing motions)

Ewww! what a mess!

Im licking up my baby bumble bee (Im going to stop typing the motions and let you figure them out.

Ewww! I don't feel so good.

Im pukeing up my baby bumble bee (puke sound effects are always fun to have the kids do)
Wont my mom be so proud of me.

Ewww! What a mess.

Im mopping up my baby bumblebee won't my mom be so proud of me


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tattty
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Posted:thank u, erm... not so sure i wont get a few frowns teaching that to the kids, but ta.
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Make your own happiness by making others happy [Ikeda]

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:simon says..i enjoyed that..


a pizza hut, a pizza hut, kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut, mc donalds msdonalds, kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut. with actions..


huh huh....actions kick ass..


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tattty
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Posted:cheers me dears xx

Make your own happiness by making others happy [Ikeda]

*they used to read me stories, as though my dreams were boring*

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Krystel


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Posted:best way to find out stuff is to look on the net....there are some great sites out there you've just got to find them!!

try ....ok can't find them now- if i can i'll post them in the next couple of days - good luck babe!


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Posted:do you play a ukelale? or know someone who could teach you? little tackers love little tiny guitars. And any singalong is better with a ukelale!

insy winsy spider is always a fave


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Zoltar
BRONZE Member since Nov 2002

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Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...

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Posted:This is why I trained as a secondary teacher..... not much help is it.

You have a supervisor don't you? Do they have any ideas. I guess it wouldn't be hard to just keep the little folk entertained, but you probarbly need some educational value in there. I find that lots of shorter tasks and activities will work best. Makes it harder for you in the planning, but it may just save your sanity.

Good luck.


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Astar


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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Posted:The bumblebee song was always a massive hit when I was a little kid.

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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Location: Down the road

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Posted:i have a book some place. I'll try and find it for you.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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-Ba^eX-


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Location: Australia

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Posted:Get a Video by Patsy Bisco *her serious name*
theres heaps of the shit on there


If life was a ball of fire...i would be the poi sustaining it

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Howdy
I used to be a child care techer so here are heaps of ideas that I used to play with the Kids and some songs too...
SONGS

"little peter rabbit has a fly upon his nose"
"alice the camel"
"five fat sausages" this is a cool one, use your hand to count down the sausages as they "sizzle sizzle sizzle and then BANG!!!" (clap your hands together)
So it goes "five fat sausages sizzling in the pan, one went sizzle sizzle sizzle and then it went BANG!!!" (clap hands together) they love that one.
Hows about "I knew an old lady, who swallowed a fly"
then there is this one (holding up your hands)
"open, shut them, open, shut them, give a little clap! Open, shut them, open, shut them , lay them in your lap. Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, Right up to your chin. Open wide your little mouth ..BUT DO NOT LET THEM IN! Shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them, just like this. Roll them in a little ball.... then blow a little kiss, MUAH!!!!"
(just do the hand actions as the song says)
GAMES
"duck, duck, duck, goose!" ( kids sit in a circle and then one child is chosen as the one that walks around the circle patting each child on the head and allocating wheter or not they are a duck or a goose. When the child chooses a goose, the goose jumps up and chases the other child around the circle until they reach the empty spot in the circle where the first child sits down.) YAY!
"chinese whispers" ( i think most kids have played that game)
"Heads down tails up" (There are 5 different children that stand at the front and the rest crough down and hide thefaces while puttin a little finger up in the air. The five kids then goe aroung the group very quietly and choose someone then they touch the little finger that is being held up. Then the little finger is put down, and then everyone sits up. The ones that were chosen have to try to guess which of the five children picked them. If they are right then they get a turn up they front if they are not they have to sit back down again!!)
Hope that helps. If you have any q's just pm me and Ill help you as much as I can...
PS... IM JUST A BIG KID AT HEART


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Posted:Read them "Where the Wild Things Are" then make monster costumes out of egg cartons.

Try some of the following messy activities:

Finger paintingplay doughCalculusmaking potato stamps
More Games

duck duck goosestuck in the mudI spyBingo
Songs & Dances

Hokey Pokeythe birdy dancethe wheels on the bus
I just wish the people I teach now were as easy to entertain and control


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ElectricBlue
SILVER Member since Feb 2002

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Location: Canberra

Total posts: 810
Posted:some good game things i know of are:

Nose on red: to start the game you say nose on red and every one has to find something red and put there nose on it then you make up other combinations like foot on blue of hand on pink, if you thik that the kids can deal with it you eliminate the person who get there last so at the end there is a winner.

pirate pete; in this one you make up actions for piraty words and call them out and the kids have to quicly do them and tri not to get confused.
for example:
climb the rigging: pretend to climb up a ladder
scrub the deck: pretend to scrub the floor
captins coming: stand to attention.
dead rats: lie on you back and kick your legs
the next ones are a bit confusing
port: run to one sid of the room
starbourt: run to the other side of the room

parachute games go down well with the kids to

missie


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tennis
BRONZE Member since Jun 2002

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Location: bristol

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Posted:I haven't had much experience with young children (8 and under) but i have worked with some extremely challenging children, learning difficulties, literacy problems, foster children, etc. I found being yourself and going with the flow was the best practice, learn about each childs character. Each child will have likes and dislikes, find the creative, intro/extroverted ones and let them feed off each other. They are small people. remember that. (not to patronise!) Think about your old teachers or role models. What did they say/do that made you happy or sad?
Thjink will they remember you when they are older, you can always tell a good teacher from that. AND ALWAYS SMILE!

Hope that was some use.

Enjoy what you have achieved already and never forget why you chose to do it in the first place. (unless it was the money)

Keep us posted

Tennis


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CheshireCat


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Posted:ok, if you're willing to take the risk of going absolutely insane i suggest you watch that all-time american fave 'grandpas magical toys' if after having done so you still have the mental capacity to hang out with little children you will have enriched your song/game/etc. knowledge to the point of no return...
another good thing are all thos little drama warmups. all four-year-olds i know love improv games even if they totally mess them up every time.
toilet humor actually involving toilets will always get a screech and a laugh, though most of the screeches will be from mothers...


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CheshireCat


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Posted:oh yeah: and good luck! =)

It aint broke...It just lacks large amounts of duct-tape!

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

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Location: Berkshire, UK

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Posted:In reply to the Pizza hut song...
A ford escort, a ford escort (big steering motions)
A mini mini mini (ikkle steering motions n squeaky voice preferable)
and a ford escort... Repeat twice

Then...
FARRARI! FARRARI! (whoosh motions)
a mini mini mini
and a ford escort

Repeat as many times as u want.

If not hows about lots of clay n painting... or oragami lessons... I love arty things... or wot abt those bubble paint picture u do?
Avent dun those in ages.


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tattty
SILVER Member since May 2002

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Posted:Thank u soooooooo much for all the ideas. i love teaching but all the paper work along with uni assignments makes it really tough. Thank u loads!
Big hugs
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Make your own happiness by making others happy [Ikeda]

*they used to read me stories, as though my dreams were boring*

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