Here are the lyrics to our favorite F songs and rhymes!
Five Little Speckled Frogs
Five little speckled frogs,
Sat on a great big log,
Eating the most delicious bugs, Yum Yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are four speckled frogs,
(Repeat, until you are left with no more frogs!)
12345 Once I Caught a Fish Alive
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Once I caught a fish alive
5 -6 -7 - 8 - 9 - 10
Then I threw him back again
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right.
Jolly Phonics - F
My friends and I went to the beach
With my floating fish
It got a hole, the air came out
(To the tune of Skip to my Lou)
There are tons of Froggy books to pick from, but I chose "Froggy Gets Dressed" since we were learning about parts of the body and hygiene. People have come up with pretty creative activities for that book alone.
This activity, you can do with any letter of the alphabet, of course the ones with just straight lines will be easiest for beginners. I love it because its cheap and helps develop the fine motor skills by using scissors and glue. I don't think it needs any more explanation than find some newspaper and let the fun begin! Download the letter F coloring sheet (great for practicing vocab) from my links below, and download the Froggy craft from Kidzclub.
One more fun group activity is making a fish ocean of everyone's hands. Let each student pick the color of their fish and have them repeat the color name if they don't know it already. This project practices colors, F vocabulary, and parts of the body. Stick a googley eye on the wet paint, and repeat the words, "hand, fingers, eye" as much as you can!
Please download my letter F coloring page and flashcards to use for personal and educational purposes. Do not sell them or offer them as your own. Do give proper credit.
The flashcards are formatted for A4 and can be printed back to back, cut and laminated. There is a color and a black and white version in case you want to save on printing costs and do the coloring yourself.
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