I’m a Little Scallop
Copyright 2002 Nancy Stewart
This month for something different, I
am giving you a “piggybacked” song–
that is, new words to an old melody. Since many of you will be singing sea
songs this summer, I thought you’d like this. I use the Folktales scallop hand
puppet It’s always a big hit with kids, and you won’t have to worry about
learning a new melody. Happy Clam digging!
I'm A Little Scallop
Sung to “I’m A Little Teapot”
you can't find a scallop puppet in a store or online, you can use hand as the
scallop. Have it open and close to mouth the words to the song. If you do use
the puppet, sing once, then have children sing it with you, using their hands
for form the singing scallop.
I’m a little scallop in a shell
(manipulate puppet to “sing”)
Down in the sand I live quite well
But if you come a knockin’ at my door
I’ll close up tight, you won’t see me anymore!
scallop downward as it “digs” into the sand, then disappears behind your
back—Keep scallop closed, and sing through closed teeth)