Spider Songs


I got this song from the mailbox magazine. But my class of four and five-year-olds added the claps, jumps, clicks, etc.

Enjoy!

Bug Song

(sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

Oh, I wish I were an eensy-weensy spider.

*clap, clap*

Yes, I wish I were an eensy-weensy spider.

*clap, clap*

I’d go “creepy-creepy-crawly” down your hall and up

your “wall-y!”

Oh, I wish I were an eensy-weensy spider.

*Clap Clap* (clap hands twice)


To go with the Poem “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” a board can be made to demonstrate the movements up and down…you need a large cardboard sheet and pictures of a spider, rain, sun and spider again. If you have the computer program Boardmaker, these are easy to make, if not, perhaps the images can be found on the internet, or you can draw them. Attach the pictures to strings and pull the strings through the cardboard at the top and the bottom so that when you pull on the string from behind, the spider will go up or down, depending on how you pull the string. Then you can enact the story. “The Itsy Bitsy Spider went up (as you pull the string to make the spider go up) the water spout” etc… Hope this is clear enough.


Tweek the song “I’m Bringing Home A Baby Bumble Bee” to “I’m Bringing Home A Baby Spider”


There’s A Spider on the Floor

Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know it

There’s a spider on the floor on the floor (2x)

Who could ask for anything more

than a spider on the floor

There’s a spider on the floor on the floor

Now the spider’s on my leg on my leg (2x)

Oh he’s really big this old spider on my leg there’s a spider on my leg on my leg

Now the spider’s on my stomach on my stomach (2x)

This old spider’s on my stomach oh he’s just an old lummox this old spider on my stomach on my stomach

Now the spider’s on my neck on my neck (2x)

Oh I’m gonna be a wreck I’ve got a spider on my neck There’s a spider on my neck on my neck

Now the spider’s on my face on my face (2x)

Oh what a big disgrace I’ve got a spider on my face There’s a spider on my face on my face

Now the spiders on my head on my head (2x)

Oh the spiders on my head I want to hide up in my bed There’s a spider on my head on my head

“But he jumps off”

There’s a spider on the floor on the floor (repeat first verse)

The children really get involved in the song if they each have their own plastic spider to put on the parts of the body mentioned in each verse.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.