To celebrate the 2013
Summer Reading Theme, (Dig into Reading), here is a very fun and
already well-tested song for you to use! I wrote it a few weeks
ago, and children canít get enough of it! The kids love peeking
into the bags to see the animals in the bottom.
Somebodyís digging down in the ground
(pretend to dig, following rhythm of the song)
Somebodyís digging you can hear the sound
(put hand to ear, listening)
Somebodyís digging, who can it be?
(palms up, arms out to side questioning)
Take a look in the hole, whoís looking at me?
(hold hand across forehead, and look down)
Now pick up a bag, or uncover the picture, depending on the
props youíre using (below)
(All the pictures for you to use are on the other
Lyrics Page PDF)
You can either print out the full-size pages with names and
pictures of digging animals, or print out the four smaller
animals, glue each to a small piece of cardboard, and place each
in the bottom of a lunch bag.
For larger pictures:
Tape a brown piece of paper over each so you can keep it covered
until you sing the song and then show the animal. Children can
read the name and you can talk about the sounds and letters.
For smaller pictures:
Cut out and glue the letter each animalís name begins with to
the outside of the bag.
Keep the bags upright in front of you., side without the letter
facing children so they canít see it yet.
After you sing the song, pick up a bag and hold it so children
can peek inside to see the animal. If you have a class, just
move it slowing around so each child can see.
Then hold the bag upright, showing the letter, and asking them
what it is.