Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

Children explore the subject of water in it’s various forms through music and song

Equipment required

• None

Training Videos

Positional Unit – Water Songs from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Incy Wincy Walkers-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Rain Rain Go Away-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

12345 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Duration

Two to three weeks

How it works

Children learn about water through song.

What to do in the class

Use any of our class music songs that involve water.

Song suggestions of existing music are:

  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • Rain Rain Go Away
  • 12345

Introduce the song with short discussion of an element of the water subject. For instance for Incy Wincy you can mention how when it rains the rain washes off our roof and down the drainpipes (water spouts!). For Rain Rain Go Away, you can mention how important it is to all living things that we do have regular rain even though sometimes we don’t like it. In 12345, you can talk about how important it is that our water is clean so that things like fish can live in it.

Other suggested Songs and rhymes are as follows:

 

Fish are Swimming – Sung to the Tune of Frere Jacques

Fish are swimming fish are swimming

In the sea In sea

Splishing and a Splashing

Splishing and a Splashing

Look and See, Look and Sea

5 Little Raindrops – Spoken Rhyme

Five Little Raindrops plopping on the floor

One plopped away and then there were four

Four Little Raindrops dripping on the trees

one dripped away, and then there were three.

Three little raindrops splashing on my shoe

one splashed away, and then there were two.

Two little raindrops starting to run

one ran off, and then there was one.

One little raindrop drying in the sun

It dried all up, and then there were none

The Rain (Sung to the tune of sing a song of sixpence)

Pitter patter raindrops

Falling from the sky

Here is my umbrella

To keep me safe and dry

When the rain is over the sun begins to glow

Little flowers all start to bud and grow and grow and grow

Adaptations for 2s to 4s

No adaption required

What to do in a nursery setting

No adaption is necessary

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