Dinosaurs and more..

January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Reception’s theme for the term is Dinosaurs, which presents a problem in terms of older traditional songs as the visual representations of dinosaurs has only recently entered our popular lexicon.

So.. I have a lovely book called ‘Dinosaur Roar’ by Kaye Urmansky and illustrated by Nick Sharratt which has a dinosaur version of ‘1 2 3 4 5, once I caught a fish alive’

But I’m starting with today’s animals, and how different animals look to each other in scale, a fly looks small to us, but to the fly we look enormous? Would we look like flies to a dinosaur?!

1. Incey Wincey Spider (small spider)

2. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly (even smaller than a spider but the horse is in the end much bigger than her..)

3. Hickory Dickory Dock (a dinosaur as big as big ben?!)

4. 12345, Once I caught a fish alive (tiny fish, largest animal on the planet is a blue whale.. how does that compare to a dinosaur?)

5. I went to the animal fair (monkeys using an elephant as a slide – dinosaurs have long necks..)

6. Un elephant se balancait (an elephant on a spiders web, would that work?)

Un éléphant qui se balançait
se balançait sur une toile d’araignée
Et comme il trouvait ça très amusant
Il fit venir un deuxième éléphant

Deux éléphants qui se balançaient
se balançaient sur une toile d’araignée
Et comme ils trouvaient ça très amusant
Ils firent venir un troisième éléphant

Trois éléphants qui se balançaient
se balançaient sur une toile d’araignée
Et comme ils trouvaient ça très amusant
Ils firent venir un dernier éléphant

6. The elephant goes like this, like that, OR The wooly mammoth goes like this, like that, OR The dinosaur goes like this…

7. Five little dinosaurs bouncing on the bed

8. Down in the forest where nobody goes..

Theres the most enormous dinosaur washing his clothes
There’s a big fat dinosaur having a doze
There’s a medium-sized dinosaur blowing his nose
Theres a tiny little dinosaur smelling rose…

9. 12345 five fat dinosaurs take a dive, 678910 time to fill the swamp again

10. The prehistoric animal brigade (get up and stomp around!)

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