Song of the Month

February 2008

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I Have a Little Box

CLICK HERE for the printable words & images to use (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the printable Sheet Music   (PDF)
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Text Box: This has been the number one favorite felt board song for years!  Be sure to use “different “ voices as I do on the recording. Children LOVE this, as it appeals to their very unique sense of humor!
 
 
Fishies
Use the patterns below to maket five felt fish in different shapes and colors, to match words in song. 
 
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea. What color fishy do you see?
Red, red, this one's red. This little fishy is red 
(Repeat with other colors)
 
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea. Can you count the fishies with me...1,2,3,4,5,
 
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea
What color is the biggest fish you see?
 
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea
What color is the smallest fishies you see.
 
Variation: Find clipart of different kinds of fish, and change the words to “What kind of fishy do you see?” - A great way to learn about different salt or fresh water species. You can laminate the clipart and place a small piece of  the loop side of Velcro on each fish so it will stick to the felt board. Or glue felt to the back. This is a quick easy way to make colorful detailed felt board shapes for many songs. 
 
Hint: EnchantedLearning.com has great fish pictures!
 
 
 
 
Patterns for Felt Fish

NOTE: The self-playing music is temporarily disabled on this page; but you can still preview a low quality version by clicking HERE

Directions For Simple Props

  • Print and cut out the 2 pages of pictures for use in this song. They can be laminated or glued to card stock to make them sturdier.

  • Place them in a box a little larger than the pictures, but not so large that they move around too much. Tape or glue a mirror in the bottom of the box. (you will be holding up the box at the end of the song, so children can see themselves).

  • If you are using this song for Valentine’s Day, you may want to decorate the outside of the box with hearts, or just wrap it in red or pink paper.

  • As you sing or play the recorded song, take each picture out of the box as the lyrics indicate. When you get to the ending, you can hold up the box so children can see themselves in the mirror.


Additional ideas:
You can back the pictures with felt, or the loop side of hook and loop tape (Velcro), and place them on you felt board as you sing. At the end, talk about the pictures as you read the words below. Ask what letter each word begins with. And finally, ask children to share some of the things they love. Of course, you can sing your own version of the song using those ideas.

I Have a Little Box

I have a little box, it’s not very big
It’s filled with things I love
I’ll take a look inside and see if I can find
Something that you love

Do you love elephants?
Do you love doggies too?
Do you love kitty cats?
If you love dinosaurs, tell me that you do!

I have a little box, it’s not very big
It’s filled with things I love
I’ll take a look inside and see if I can find
Something that you love

Do you love apples?
Do you love bananas too?
Do you love ice cream?
If you love pickles, tell me that you do!

I have a little box, it’s not very big
It’s filled with things I love
I’ll take a look inside and see if I can find
Someone that you love
I think I see someone that you love!