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Fun Alphabet Songs


A a
(Down By The Station)

A is for Alice,
who met an alligator,
swishing down the alleyway
on Apple Avenue.
"Shoo!" said Alice,
"I'm allergic to all gators:
Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!"
Off she flew.

B b
(Ninty Nine Bottles)

Bubba's best buddy
was Bingo the Bear.
Bubba was Bingo's best friend.
They both lived together
on Blueberry Lane,
picking big berries
in sun and in rain.

C c
(Do Your Ears Hang Low?)

Can you bake a cake?
Can you cook a T-bone steak?
Can you make a chocolate malted?
Can you make and ice-cream shake?
Can you boil a cup of water?
Clean the dishes like you ought to?
Can you bake a cake?

D d
(Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Donkey, dragon, dungeon, drip,
doodle, dunpling, double-dip,
dandelion, dungarees...
all these words begin with D.
Doll and donut, dinosaur...
Can you name a dozen more?

E e
(Yankee Doodle)

Every morning Eloise
has hard boiled eggs for breakfast.
She never ever eats them fried
'cause boiled eggs are the tastiest!
Eloise the elephant
thinks that eggs are dadny.
She eats a dozen every day
and says they taste like candy.

F f
(Alouette)

Five fast fishes swimming down the river.
Five fast fishes swimming down the stream.
Swimming past five floating logs.
Swimming past five croaking frogs.
Floating logs.  Croaking frogs.
Floating logs.  Croaking frogs.
Five fast fishes.

G g
(Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay)

Gert's Grandpa Gregory
grew whiskers past his knee.
They grew around and 'round.
They grew down to the ground.
"Good golly," Gert declaired,
"Gramp's got a goofy beard."
So Grandma Gwendolyn
shaved Grandpa's chin!

H h
(Miss Lucie Had a Baby)

Hannah had the hiccups,
hic, hic, hic, hic, hic, hic.
All that hic, hic, hiccupping,
made Hannah feel quite sick.
Her daddy didn't worry.
He knew just what to do.
To scare away the hiccups,
he simply hollered, "BOO!"


Ii
(Clementine)

In an igloo on an island
in a sea of icy water,
lived an inchworm named Ignatius
and his itsy-bitsy daughter.

She was smaller than an inkblot
and her name was Isabelle.
She didn't need a cradle
'cause she slept in a seashell.

Jj
(Frere Jacques)

James and Judy, James and Judy
jumped all day, jumped all night.
Jumping double dutch, they
jumped rope much too much: they
jumped all night,
jumped all day.

Kk
(Rockabye Baby)

Kitten and kettle,
kite and kazoo;
key, kitchen, kingdom,
and kangaroo;
king, kid, ketchup,
koala bear...
How many K words
did you just hear?

Ll
(Ten Little Indians)

One luscious, two luscious,
three luscious lollipops:
strawberry, lemon,
lime-flavored lollipops.
Let's all lick them
down to their little sticks.
We love lollipops!

Mm
(This Old Man)

Monkey see.
Monkey do.
Come meet monkey in the zoo.
If you make a face,
he might make one, too.
Monkeys love to mimic you.

Nn
(The Old Gray Mare)

Nathaniel had a naughty lettle nanny goat,
who never ate a single oat,
just nibbled on his overcoat.
Nathaniel had a naughty little nanny goat.
Her name was Nannabelle.

Oo
(My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)

An octopus swam in the ocean,
swam over the waves in the sea.
It raised its arms out of the water,
and waved eight times to me.
Oh, me!  Oh, my!
There it goes, swimming by.
Oh, me!  Oh, my!
That octopus just waved "Bye, bye!"

Pp
(Do You Know The Muffin Man)

P is for Penelope,
Penelope, Penelope.
P is for Penelope,
a proud and pretty pig.
Penelope is pink and plump,
pink and plump, pink and plump.
Penelope is pink and plump,
a truly perfect pig.

Qq
(Old MacDonald)

Quentin's duck went
"Quack!  Quack!  Quack!"
Q - U - A - C - K.
Thought Quentin tried
to teach him more,
"Quack!" was all he'd say.

Rr
(She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain)

Roy's dog Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.
Roy's dog Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.
Rover races, Rover chases,
Rover chews on Roy's showlaces.
Oh, yes, Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.

Ss
(Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Sing, sing, sing a song,
sing a silly song.
Singliy, jingily,
ringily, swingily,
won't you sing along?

Tt
(Reuben, Reuben)

Tina takes tap-dancing lessons.
Tap!  Tap!  Tap!
She taps all day.
She has no time for toys or games.
She'd really rather tap than play.

Uu
(The Ensey Weensy Spider)

My uncle's ukulele
goes unka, plunka, doo.
Each night he strums it
underneath the moon.

Unka, plunka, doo,
inka, plunka, doo...
I hear Uncle's happy tune
floating upstairs to my room.

Vv
(The Hokey Pokey)

Van puts his violin
under his chinny-chin.
He plays it very loud,
and he makes his Aunt Vi proud.
Vi loves to hear him play,
so Van visits her each day.
And that's all there is to say!

Ww
(Mary Had A Little Lamb)

Willy would not wear a hat,
wear a hat, wear a hat;
Willy would not wear a hat.
It made his hair too flat.

"I wish you would," Aund Wanda said,
Wanda said, Wanda said.
"I wish you would," Aunt Wanda said,
and plopped one on his head.

Xx
(Camptown Races)

Xavier was an alien,
extraterrestrial.
He was born on Planet X,
extremely far from Earth.
He had two pointy heads;
his vision was x-ray.
He saw exactly everything
in an alien way.

Yy
(If You're Happy And You Know It)

If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out, "Yes!"
If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out "Yes!"
If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out "Yes!" and rub your tummy.
If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out "Yes!"

Zz
(On Top Of Old Smokey)

Z is for Zelda,
who zoomed off to Mars.
She zigged and she zagged past
a zillion bright stars.
She zipped to the left and
she zapped to the right.
Then Zelda zoomed home by
the moon's golden light.

Number Formation Poems

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High Frequency Words (from the Lucy Calkins writing series)

a

am

an

and

at

be

because

black

blue

by

can

dad

day

do

go

good

green

he

I

in

is

it

let

like

look

love

me

mom

my

no

one

out

red

run

say

see

she

so

stop

the

to

two

up

we

while

yes

you