June 2008 Song of the Month



Little Bitty Bug
Copyright 2008 Nancy Stewart


















CLICK HERE for the printable words. (PDF)
CLICK HERE for Printable Sheet Music (PDF)
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



This is another finger play created at a workshop I did for the King County Library staff in Seattle Washington. I gave staff the first line, and they developed a finger play. I then put a melody to it. Children will want to sing this several times in a row! Exaggerating the motions makes it especially fun!





   A Little Bitty Bug



A little bitty bug
(indicate tiny with thumb and index finger)

Too small to hug
(hug self)
Was sittin’ on a rug, just a’sittin’ on a rug
(tap floor )
And then to show his might
( put dent arms out at side with closed fists, as if showing muscles- exaggerate!)
He took a daring flight
( shoot one hand straight up in the air)

He landed on my nose
( spiral finger down to tip of nose)

And what do you suppose?
He flew down to my toes!

(Spiral finger down to toes, singing and moving slowly )