Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring Fingerplays: Ants

8 Ants

One ant two ants, three ants four.
Our picnic is their grocery store.

Five ants, six ants, seven ants, eight.
They are crawling on my plate!

Eight ants, seven ants,
Stomp around.

Six ants, five ants
On the ground.

Four ants, three ants,
On the run!

Two ants, one ant,
No more fun.

 

Ants Live here

Ants live here
by the curb side, see?
They worry a lot
about giants like me.

 
 
Once I saw an Ant Hill

Once I saw an anthill
With no ants about;
So I said, "Dear little ants
Won't you please come out?"

Then as if the little ants
Had heard my call,
One, two, three, four, five came out,
And that was all.

 

Ants Go Marching

Sung to: "When John Comes Marching Home"

The ants go marching one by one. . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching one by one. . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching one by one
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching
Down, to the ground

Boom, Boom, Boom The ants go marching two by two . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching two by two . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching two by two
The little one stops to tie his shoe
And they all go marching
Down, to the ground

Boom, Boom, Boom The ants go marching three by three . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching three by three . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching three by three
The little one stops cause he skinned his knee
And they all go marching
Down, to the ground
 
Boom, Boom, Boom The ants go marching four by four . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching four by four . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching four by four
The little one stops to shut the door
And they all go marching
Down to the ground
Boom Boom Boom

 
 
Another Ants Go Marching

Sung to: "When John Comes Marching Home"

The ants go marching one by one
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one
Watching Ants is lots of fun,
So let’s all go marching
One by one by one

Additional verses
The ants go marching two by two/ Worker ants have lots to do;
The ants go marching three by three/ The ants all live in a colony
The ants go marching four by four/ Now they’re marching through the door
The ants go marching five by five/ Hey, it’s time to say good by

 

Ant Hill

Once I saw an ant hill with no ants about. (fingers curled under, concealed)
So I said, "Dear little ants, won't you come out?"
Then, as if the little ants had heard my call,
One, two, three, four, five come out? (as numbers are called, fingers are extended)
And that was all!

 
 
Oh, the ants are busy!

Sung to: "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain"

Oh, the ants are busy, busy as can be.
Oh, the ants are busy, busy as can be.
See them dig and dig and dig.
Lots of tunnels, oh, so big.
Oh, the ants are busy, busy as can be.


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