Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Autumn Song and Game for VYLs

Before it's too late, here is a little song and game that I use with my very young learners. It's a song about autumn and you can use it in conjunction with Sue Heap's book "Wait and See". You sing it to the tune of "I'm a little Teapot" , it goes like this:

I'm a little squirrel, small and fast,
these are my hands and this is my tail,
when I'm very hungry,
I like eating nuts,
Give me one and I'll jump, jump, jump.

It's a TPR song so you need to do the little actions that acompany it, small and fast, these are my hands and this is my tail, hungry and eating nuts and jump, jump, jump.

Kids seem to love the song and the game even more.

Choose one student. Sit them in a chair at the front of the class, give them a picture of the nut, we sing the song together and then the squirrel is very tired and goes to sleep. When he's asleep choose a child to come and steal his nut. They take it back to their seat and sit on it. The squirrel wakes up sees that his nut is gone and then has to ask "Was it you?". Students answer "yes" or "no".