A Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe / put hands out one at a time then join in the middle
With the moon shining all around / make a circle with one hand
And as they dipped their paddles in / pretend to paddle
You couldn’t even hear a sound / point to ear Continue reading

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Your Mama Don’t Wear No Socks

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Yells, Chants, and Cheers
Actions None
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Lyrics

CHORUS
A ding dong, dong, dong, dong
A ding dong, dong, dong, dong
A ding dong, dong, dong, dong
A ding dong

V.1
Your mama don’t wear no socks
A ding dong
I saw ’em when she took ’em off
A ding dong
She threw them in the tree
A ding dong
Now the dog refuses to pee

CHORUS

V.2
Your mama don’t wear no socks
A ding dong
I saw ’em when she took ’em off
A ding dong
She put them in the bed
A ding dong
Now dad sleeps in the shed Continue reading

The Quartermaster’s Store

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song
Actions
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Lyrics

V.1
There are snakes, snakes, snakes,
Big as garden rakes,
At the store! At the store!
There are snakes, snakes, snakes,
Big as garden rakes,
At the Quartermaster’s store.

CHORUS
My eyes are dim I cannot see,
I have not got my specs with me.
I have HEY! not HO! got my specs with me.

V.2
There are mice, mice, mice,
Running through the rice,
At the store! At the store!
There are mice, mice, mice,
Running through the rice,
At the Quartermaster’s store. Continue reading

Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

How-To: this song is very similar to Green Grass.

Lyrics:
V.1
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea,
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea,
There’s a hole,
There’s a hole,
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea.

V.2
There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea,
There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea,
There’s a log,
There’s a log,
There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.

V.3
There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea,
There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea,
There’s a bump,
There’s a bump,
There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea. Continue reading

Five Little Ducks

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Build Upon/Take Away
Actions *if you know the actions please provide them in the comments below*
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Lyrics

v.1
Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said,
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only four little ducks came back. Continue reading

Alligator

Category: Songs

a.k.a. “The Alligator Song”
Tune See video below
Type of Song Repeat-After-Me, Actions
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

CHORUS:
Alligator / make a chomping motion with hands
Alligator
Alligator! / make a larger chomping motion with hands
Alligator!
ALLIGATOR! / make an even larger chomping motion with hands
ALLIGATOR!
Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your friend too!
Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your friend too!

Continue reading

Acorn Brown

Category: Songs

a.k.a. “I’m a Nut”, “The Nut Song”
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

I’m a little acorn brown,
Lying on the cold, cold ground.
Everybody steps on me!
That is why I’m cracked, you see!
I’m a nut-t-t! / knock on head
I’m a nut-t-t! / knock on head
I’m a nut! I’m a nut! I’m a nut-t-t! / knock on head
Continue reading

Rain Storm

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune None
Type of Song Actions, Round, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions Rub hands together(this sounds like light rain and wind)
Snap fingers (this sounds like heavier rain)
Slap thighs (this sounds like even heavier rain)
Stomp feet (this is the worst part of the rain storm)
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Instructions

This song is usually performed on rainy days at camp but can also be used as a way to make sure it doesn’t rain. It works best if everyone is seated in a circle on the ground or around the campfire.
The leader tells the group that they must copy the leader’s actions once the leader passes in front of them and that they cannot start or stop an action until the leader has passed. The leader then moves from one end of the circle to the other doing the first action. Once everyone in the circle is doing that action, the leader returns to the starting point and begins the next action. In this way, the group performs the actions in a kind of wave creating the sounds of a rain storm.
The leader then reverses the order to slow the rainstorm and bring it to a close. This song requires a lot of energy from the leader because they have to make so many rounds around the circle.