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Hero/Villains: Action Song

5 Little Villains
By C.K. Emanuel
To the tune of: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed

Five little villains stomping on the town,
HOLD UP FIVE FINGERS; STOMP IN PLACE
One was caught and locked up tight.
HOLD UP ONE FINGER;  WRAP ARMS AROUND SELF
Police Chief called the judge and the Justice said,
MAKE A “Y” USING PINKY AND THUMB THEN HOLD IT TO EAR LIKE PHONE
“No more villains stomping on the town.”
SHAKE FINGER

Continue, counting down to one little villain
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Bus: Action Song

Charlie the Bus
To the tune of Sally the Camel
Text By: C.K. Emanuel

Charlie the bus has 10* seats
Charlie the bus has 10* seats
Charlie the bus has 10* seats
So drive Charlie drive
Chug chug chug

*Count down by 2’s

Charlie the bus has 4 seats
Charlie the bus has 4 seats
Charlie the bus has 4 seats
Because Charlie is a car, of course
Zoom!
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Spaceship: Action Activity

My Little Gray Spaceship
Words by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Bumping Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon

Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Won’t you join my landing crew?

How to Play: Start with two original “alien” crew captains (Adapt number of original captains based upon the number of your participants.) The game resembles a type of “follow the leader.” As the crew “flys all around” they have to follow their captain. With the last line of the rhyme, the captain adds one or two new crew members (Again, adjust for number of participants).  This activity works best if there is time for kids to change roles (captain/crew).

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Planets: Action Activity

Eight Planets
Words By CK Emanuel

Assign each child a planet in our solar system. Choose either a child/staff/object to be the sun. Who doesn’t love spinning? Have the children act according the the following words.

Eight planets spinning, spinning.
Eight planets spinning in space.

Turning, turning
Some go fast,
Some go slow,
One spins backwards, way to go!

When I shout your planet
run behind the sun;
Make a revolution
End where you’d begun.

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune

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Kangaroo: Action Rhyme

Kangaroo Jumps!
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel

One little kangaroo    Hold up 1 finger
With nothing to do    Hands out to sides, palm up
One jump forward     Follow jumping actions
One jump back      Follow jumping actions

A second kangaroo    Hold up 2 fingers
Cried boo-hoo     Fists in front of eyes
One small jump forward     Follow jumping actions
One small jump back     Follow jumping actions

A third kangaroo     Hold up 3 fingers
Shouted yahoo!       Raise hands in air
One big jump forward     Follow jumping actions
One big jump back     Follow jumping actions

A fourth kangaroo    Hold up 4 fingers
Said me too!    Point to self
One slow jump forward      Follow jumping actions
One slow jump back      Follow jumping actions

A fifth kangaroo    Hold up 5 fingers
Sneezed Achoo!    Hands cover nose
One quick jump forward      Follow jumping actions
One quick jump back      Follow jumping actions

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