July 2013 Song of the Month

Digging, Digging in the Sandbox
Copyright 2013 by Nancy Stewart

This song may be downloaded for free and used for any purpose that is not for profit.










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Sometimes the simplest songs are the most fun! I came up with this little ditty for the 2013 National Summer Reading Theme, “Dig into Reading.” My plan was to have a clear container of sand with some small objects buried in it, and pull one out each time I sing the song. But when I was first singing it I was in my daughter’s living room watching my grandchildren (2 1/2 and 4 1/2). So I just picked up a random object within reach (like a book, or a toy). The kids thought it was hilarious and pretty soon we were taking turns “finding” anything and everything in the room!

So when you do this song, take a tip from this Grandma- don’t limit yourself to singing about things in a sandbox. Or going the other direction, you could make this all about dinosaurs or bones, or even digging animals. It can be as serious or silly as you want. It can be a learning lesson or just a lot of fun.

And that is the beauty of a simple song!

Digging, Digging in the Sandbox

I’m digging, digging, in the sandbox,

Digging in the ground
(pretend to dig)
I’m digging, digging, in the sandbox,
Look what I just found

 (pull something out of a box, or bag, or container of sand)



Get creative and have fun with this one and it can go on
           and on and on…. !