The Perpetual Preschool

All About Me Songs


WHAT A MIRACLE

(Words and Music: Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

I have hands, I have hands

Watch me clap, watch me clap

Oh, what a miracle am I

I have feet, I have feet

Watch me stamp, watch me stamp

Oh, what a miracle am I

Chorus: Oh, what a miracle

Oh, what a miracle,

Every little part of me

I’m something special

So very special

There’s nobody quite like me

I have arms, I have arms

Watch me swing, watch me swing

Oh, what a miracle am I

I have legs, I have legs

They can bend and stretch, they can bend and stretch Oh, what a miracle am I Repeat Chorus I have a spine, I have a spine It can twist and bend, it can twist and bend Oh, what a miracle am I


I work in the Head Start Program & to get children happy I sing to them as they transition to go wash. I sing,” You are my Sunshine” using their names. Julie you are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You never know Julie how much I love you, (& miss you!). Please don’t take my Julie away!


For a Christian preschool:
I am special, I am special, Don’t you see? Don’t you see? God made me special, God made me special, cause he loves me, he loves me.

to the tune of Frere Jacques


This song was at Boston Avenue long before I came and I’m not sure of it’s origin. It’s called “God Loves Me” and the children/parents love it!
“God Loves Me”
God Loves Me x’s 2
In My Bible Book it says that
God Loves Me


Using the tune “Michael Rowed a Boat Ashore”, we sing phone numbers.
Ex. 555-2323 is my phone number.
555-2323 is my phone number.


If I were a butterfly I’d thank you then for giving me wings.
If I were a robin in a tree I’d thank you then that I could sing.
If I were a fish in the see I’d wiggle me tail and I’d giggle with glee.

(r) But I just thank my parents for making me me. OH, You gave me a heart and you gave me a smile, you gave me freedom and you made me your child. But I just thank my parents for making me me!

If I were a kangaroo you know I’d hop right up to you.
If I were an octopus I’d thank you then for my fine hooks.
If I were a wiggle worm I’d thank you then that I could squirm.

(R)

If I were a fuzzy wuzzy bear I’d thank you then for my fine hair.
If I were a crocodile I’d thank you then for my great smile.

(R)


I teach two and half to three year olds and we love to sing this song at circle time. It is great for introducing new students. It goes like this:

My name’s Ms Laura, Ms Laura, Ms Laura,
My name’s Ms Laura and who are you.

You then point to whomever is sitting next to you and go around the circle until everyone has said their name.


This is an adaptation of another song I got from the All About Me section.  My 3 year olds love singing this with hand motions.

I Am Special (tune of Frere Jacques) I am special (point to yourself) I am special Don’t you see? (make binoculars with your fingers) Don’t you see? Someone very special (hands out to the side, palms up) Someone very special ’cause God (point to heaven) made me (point to yourself) God made me!


Get a bunch of paper place mats put each child’s name in the center of each place mat. Put things that start with the first letter of that child’s name on the mat. (laminate) During circle time, show each  child their mat as you sing:

I know a boy and this is so
And Kevin is his name O’
k.e.v.i.n. Etc,,, (tune of Bingo)

Later, before lunch. have the children sit down and pass them out, or place them where you want each child to eat.


I Am Special (tune: Frere Jacques)

I am special, I am special. So are you, so are you. We can work together, We can play together, While we’re at school. While we’re at school.

(I change the last two lines to “at preschool, at preschool.”)


To the tune of “Go In and Out the Window”

“Runaway”

I have two eyes to see with
I have two feet to run
I have two hands to wave with
And nose I have but one

I have two ears to hear with
And a tongue to say Good-Day
And two red cheeks for you to kiss
And now I’ll run away.


I am special

I am special,
I can learn
I can share and take my turn
I am special,
I can be
A helper when my friends need me!

There is no one just like me (song) Sung to “Here comes Peter Cottontail”

There is no one just like me
Look around and you will see
There is no one
Like me to be found

Some are short and some are tall
Some are big and some are small
I am very special Cause I’m me!


You can pretty much just make up you own tune.

I like me, I like me
I’m wild about myself! I like me,
I like me My picture’s on the shelf
I take myself to the picture show
I take myself wherever I go
I like me, I like me
I’m wild about myself!


(Tune: Frere Jacques) 

Lucy stand up, Lucy stand up.
Turn around. Touch the ground.
Reach up really high now.
Jump to touch the sky, Wow!
Now sit down, Now sit down.


(Tune:  Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?)
(Student’s name) is important, important, important.
(Student’s name) is important to me and to you.
In work and in play
He (she) does his (her) best each day.
(Student’s name) is important to me and to you.


(Tune:  Frere Jacques)
I am special, I am special.
Turn around, you will see
Someone very special,
Someone very special
Yes, It’s me! Yes, It’s me!


(Tune:  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

There’s no one who’s just like me,
No one who knows how to be.
Me when I am mad or sad.
Me when I am very glad.
There’s no one who’s just like me.
Me is who I’m proud to be!


“Tune:  The Bear went over the Mountain”

My fingers are starting to wiggle,
My fingers are starting to wiggle,
My fingers are starting to wiggle,
Wiggle all around.

(My hands, arms, head, are starting to wiggle, etc.)

My whole body’s starting to wiggle,
My whole body’s starting to wiggle,
My whole body’s starting to wiggle,
I guess I’ll just sit down.


To help teach my 4 and 5-year-olds their address and telephone numbers I make them into a sing-song rhyme. Example: 883-5462…you call me and I’ll call you or 5432 Oak Tree Street….Suzi lives there she’s so sweet! They learn this important information in record time.

Editors Note: 2-13-98

I did this with my daughter when she was 4 years old.  She, too, learned her address with this chant:

Golden Gate Seminary
Judson 10 B
I live in really cool
Mill Valley
My Mama’s name is Daylene
And My Daddy’s name is Don
Now I know my address
Right ON!

Editors Note:  9-27-16

This brought tears to my eyes.  My 4-year-old is almost 29.  She STILL remembers this address and chant from many moons ago!


(first few days of school song) instructions: one child stands up while song is being sung

(Where is Thumbkin tune)

where is ___name____ where is ____name____
there he/she is there he/she is
how are you today sir
very well I thank you
sit right down , sit right down.


I use the same idea from jogg@netset.com about singing a child’s name to the tune of bingo, only I use it to teach the children how to spell their names. I use theme related cards with a child’s name printed on it. I hold up the name and the child takes it and puts it in the pocket chart. We sing their name to bingo and they love it! It makes name recognition very easy.


What’s On A Face Here’s a face, Now let’s begin. It has two ears, A nose and chin. A mouth, two eyes, With a bushy brow. What’s on a face? We all know now! this belongs to Dick Wilmes use your fingers and point to the places on the face as you say them.


A topic on family. We did a finger play called “This is my family.” It goes like this, This is my mother (Thumb) This is my father (Pointer) This is my brother tall (Middle) This is my sister (Ring finger) This is the baby (Little finger) Oh, how we love them all. (Clap left hand over all fingers just indicated)


Another finger play we do is called “Mother’s knives and forks.” Here are mother’s knives and forks (Fold hands, and wiggle your fingers.) Here is father’s table (Hands lay flat stop wiggling) Here is sister’s looking glass (Pointer fingers touching up high) Here is baby’s cradle (Keep fingers previously mentioned up, and add your little fingers up with them.)


We also did “Grandma’s glasses.” These are Grandma’s glasses, This is Grandma’s hat This is the way she folds her hands, and keeps them in her lap.

(As you do Grandpa, talk louder and deeper) Here are Grandpa’s glasses, Here is Grandpa’s hat. This is the way he folds his arms and takes a little nap.


 I am Special (tune Frere Jacques)

I am special I am special If you look You will see Someone very special Someone very special Yes, it’s me! Yes, it’s me!


Daylene
I Am Special…….Yes I Am!  (Sung to London Bridges)
I am special
Yes I am
Yes I am
Yes I am
I am special
Yes I am
I am very special
No one has a nose like mine
a nose like mine
a nose like mine
No one has a nose like mine
I am very special
Ask the children what makes them special and insert it into the song.

A fun name song to sing with the children is “Willoby Walloby”. First, ask a child to name a letter of the alphabet. If his name is Matthew, and he names the letter ‘W’, then you sing “Willoby Walloby Watthew, an elephant sat on Matthew. Continue around the circle with all the children. If they name the letter ‘B’, then sing “Billoby Balloby Batthew, an elephant sat on Matthew.” The children love this, and they all want to name a letter.


Here’s a great song to introduce the topic. It’s a great lead in to a discussion about how we can be anything we want to be and about how special and unique each one of us is.

(Tune: Twinkle, twinkle)
Special, special, special me
How I wonder what I’ll be
In this big world I can be
Anything I want to be
Special, special, special me
How I wonder what I’ll be


This one’s great to introduce body awareness to infants and toddlers. I just make up a tune or use it as a chant

I have 10 little fingers and 10 little toes
2 little arms and 1 little nose
1 little mouth and 2 little ears
2 little eyes for smiles and tears
1 little head and 2 little feet
1 little chin
That’s me complete


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