May 2014 Song of the Month
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Once Upon A Time
a “Fill In The Blanks” song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This song provides a fun way to learn about sentence structure, and some parts of speech while making up a silly story and song- all in a single sentence! In the lyrics below, words that are written in colors are the ones that kids can "swap out" to change the song each time they sing it. (See the activity pages for instructions on building this nonsensical song! )

On a personal note…
I have been performing this song with Charlie "The Noise Guy" Williams, using children from the audience to hold the words we sing as we build the sentences. I was with my grandchildren waiting for their mom last week, and trying to keep us entertained. I began singing this song, pausing when I got to each word to be filled in. The kids (3 and 5) loved it, and we ended up singing it numerous times, making up news words each time.
It's a very fun game to play with kids, with lots of giggles along the way.– Try it!

Once Upon A Time
 

Once upon a time there was a princess
Who decided to fly to the moon
So she hopped into her shiny airplane
And said, “don’t worry I’ll be home soon”

Once upon a time there was a cowboy
Who decided to swim to the sea
So he hopped into his slimy sailboat
And said, “Why don’t you come with me.”

Once upon a time there was a librarian
Who decided dance to the zoo
So she hopped into her tiny dump truck
And said, “I’d like to go with you.”