A hunting we will go.
Goal area: academic (bugs, bug habitats and their role in nature) language and turn taking
Materials: plastic toy bugs, (real bugs in a jar and a magfifying glass) or large pictures
Method: Each child either thinks of a bug, or chooses a bug from among the manipulatives. Discuss that particular bug and sing.
Adaptations of the song include: see below the activity
A-hunting we will go. A-hunting we will go.
We’ll catch a __ and put it in a box.
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And then we’ll let him go.
Another song with the exact same write up would be to the tune of “Skip to my lou.”
Sample lyrics could include
An ant crawed up the tree. (Repeat 2x) That’s what you see outside/in nature.
A grass hopper jumped up high. (As above)
A snake slithered in the woods.,,
A worm wiggled in the dirt.,,,,
You can certainly prompt language discussion and objects within categories with this song.
Ask “what did you see at the ____? ” “What did you bring with you?” “What did you wear?” “Who did you go with?”
“Who did/brought what?” and countless other questions.
Answers that you can sing back through the lyrics include:
Daddy brought a tent. Daddy brought a tent. We went camping and Daddy brought a tent.
We ran after fireflies.
We got lost in the woods.
We heard a giant bear.
The crickets by the tent went chirp, chirp, chirp.
Tom will bring the juice.
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