Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday Share: B-I-N-G-O and More!


I missed posting for the Flannel Friday Round-Up yesterday.

 
So ~ it is time for a 

Saturday Share!


This week I am sharing an oldie but goodie! 

B-I-N-G-O!
My dogs are made from cardstock and laminated with magnets on the back.
The tags are diecut circles with diecut letters, also laminated.
They are taped on with double-sided tape for easy removal.

There was a farmer had a dog
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-i-n-g-o, 
B-i-n-g-o,
B-i-n-g-o,
And Bingo was his name-o!

With each additional verse, remove a tag ~ starting with the B ~ 
and revealing a dog paw underneath.


Have the children either clap or say "woof!" for each paw revealed.

Final verse:

There was a farmer had a dog
And Bingo was his name-o.
Woof-woof-woof-woof-woof,
Woof-woof-woof-woof-woof,
Woof-woof-woof-woof-woof,
And Bingo was his name-o!


Fun, isn't it?

Okay, that is the traditional song but ~ you know me ~ I have to tweak it! 


Counting Dogs

I know some dogs who love to play
And counting is their game-o
1-2-3-4-5,
1-2-3-4-5,
1-2-3-4-5.
And counting is their game-o.


Oh, no! One puppy lost his tag! How many still have tags?


That's right four. 
Let's sing about those four dogs and 
when we get to the fifth dog, let's say "woof".

I know some dogs who love to play
And counting is their game-o.
1-2-3-4-woof!
1-2-3-4-woof!
1-2-3-4-woof!
And counting is their game-o!

Continue until once again you are having the children say, 
"Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof!"
Then end with,
"That's the end of their game-o!"

I have found that Bingo is one of those songs that just invites audience participation without much effort on my part. All ages love to join in singing and clapping! 

It is a fun way to encourage letter recognition and, now with the tweaked version, it can be used to encourage number recognition as well. All with the same set of magnetic pieces!

Do you have a special way that you tweak Bingo? 

I hope you will share your version in the comments below!

Have a lovely Saturday evening and, as always,

HAPPY READING TOGETHER!

2 comments:

  1. I used this in my storytime last week! It was a great replacement from the old boring way I used to present BINGO. Thanks

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