October 2016 Song of the Month
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I'm A Raccoon

 

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WATCH Nancy perform it

I acquired a raccoon puppet (actually itís a raccoon in a trash can, made by Folkmanis) some years ago and just decided to give him a little song. The kids LOVE it! The raccoon stays in his trash can until I sing the ďcoonĒ syllable of raccoon, then pops out like a Jack-in-the-box. They squeal and giggle every time it happens which makes it irresistible for all of us!

If youíd like to use this puppet, just Google ďRaccoon in garbage can puppet,Ē and youíll see lots of sites that sell them. Another option would just be a raccoon puppet that pops out of a paper bag or box. Still another option is making a paper raccoon stick puppet and having him come out of a paper bag or paper garbage can. You can sing the song without props, but the element of surprise and the childrenís reaction is well worth the extra effort!

TOPICS TO DISCUSS:

I'm A Raccoon

1.  Iím a raccoon, Iím a raccoon, rambliní around in the night
Iím a raccoon, Iím a raccoon, you can see me if the moon is bright
Iíve got rings on my tail, a mask on my eyes
If you see me at night you might be surprised
Oh Iím a raccoon, Iím a raccoon, rambliní around in the night

2.  Iím a raccoon, Iím a raccoon, you better cover up your trash
Iím a raccoon, Iím a raccoon, If you don't I'm gonna steal your stash
Iíve got rings on my tail, a mask on my eyes
If you see me at night you might be surprised
Oh Iím a raccoon, Iím a raccoon, I rambliní around in the night.

Below is a video of me performing this at a local pre-school.
(Be sure and click the "stop" control button at the top of this page first.)