October 2008 Song of the Month


Circle Round
Copyright 2008 Nancy Stewart

















CLICK HERE for the printable words and instructions. (PDF)
CLICK HERE for Printable Sheet Music (PDF)
DOWNLOAD as an MP3   (How to do it)

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!
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



Children love this very simple song because it is in a minor key. Simply start rolling your hands, and keep rolling them, following the directions in the lyrics. Be prepared to sing it several times in a row. Although I keep the tempo the same in the recorded version , you can slow down and speed up the song if you’re singing it without the recording. If you sing with the recording, just double up or half the rolls you do to match the lyrics. I also sway in time to the music when I’m singing it with the children.

Children’s songs in minor keys are hard to find, and always loved. They give songs a sad, haunting, or even scary sound that children are universally drawn to. The Ants Go Marching (traditional), and Fly Little Bird two other songs in minor keys. Try singing them with your children!

Circle Round


Circle round, circle round,
Circle fast and slow
Circle up, circle down
Circle high and low