Ladybird Guides

Songs

Quiet/Loud Song
(Whisper)
I know a quiet sound that goes like this shhhhh,
I know a quiet sound that goes like this shhhhh,
I know a quiet sound, I know a quiet sound, I know a quiet sound that goes like this shhhh
You see if you can do it too. Shhh.
 
( In a loud voice)
I know a loud sound that goes like this (clap hands twice),
I know a loud sound that goes like this (clap hands twice),
I know a loud sound, I know a loud sound, I know a loud sound that goes like this (clap hands twice)
You see if you can do it too. (Clap hands twice)
 
(Whisper)
I know a quiet sound that goes like this (gently rub hands together),
I know a quiet sound that goes like this (gently rub hands together),
I know a quiet sound, I know a quiet sound, I know a quiet sound that goes like this (gently rub hands together).
You see if you can do it too. (Gently rub hands together)

(In a loud voice)
I know a loud sound that goes like this (stamp feet),
I know a loud sound that goes like this ( stamp feet),
I know a loud sound, I know a loud sound, I know a loud sound that goes like this (stamp feet)
You see if you can do it too. (Stamp feet)
 
(Whisper)
I know a quiet sound that goes like this (say whisper, whisper),
I know a quiet sound that goes like this (say whisper, whisper),
I know a quiet  sound, I know a quiet sound, I know a quiet sound that goes like this (whisper, whisper).
You see if you can do it too.(Say whisper, whisper).

(In a loud voice)
I know a loud sound that goes like this (shout rahh),
I know a loud sound that goes like this (shout rahh),
I know a loud sound, I know a loud sound, I know a loud sound that goes like this (shout rahh).
You see if you can do it too. (Shout rahh).

Boom Chicka Boom!
Leader: I said boom chicka boom
Everyone repeats: I said boom chicka boom
Leader: I said boom chicka boom
Everyone repeats: I said boom chicka boom
Leader: I said boom chicka rocka chicka rocka chicka boom
Everyone repeats: I said boom chicka rocka chicka rocka chicka boom
Leader: Uh-huh
Everyone repeats: Uh-huh
Leader: One more time
Everyone repeats: one more time
(Keep a steady beat; pat knee or clap. Leader starts chant, echoed by the whole group. As each verse is repeated, try a different way to say it: whisper, shout, baby voice, daddy voice, hold your nose etc.

Shake My Hand

Tune: London Bridge

(Everyone in a circle shaking hands)

Shake my hand and I’ll shake yours,

I’ll shake yours, I’ll shake yours

Shake my hand and I’ll shake yours

And we’ll be friends forever

Five Little Ladybirds

Tune: ‘Boogie Woogie Washer Woman’

Down in the meadow where the long grass grows
There were five little ladybirds a washing their clothes.
With a rub a dub here and a rub a dub there
That’s the way the ladybirds wash their clothes.
With a squeak, squeak, squeak, boogie woogie
That’s the way the Ladybirds wash their clothes.

(Continue with four, three, two and one Ladybird.)
Get your Ladybird Guides to make up the actions

Vegetable Song

Get the Ladybird Guides to make up actions to go with it.  

I dig my garden, dig, dig, dig
I dig my garden I dig it deep
I plant my seeds and watch them grow
But along comes a rabbit and Oh No!
He eats my carrots munch, munch, munch
He eats my carrots, he eats the whole bunch
I run to the garden and SHOO, SHOO, SHOO
But the rabbit will come back. Oh! What will I do?

This Little Guiding Light of Mine

This little Guiding light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

This little Guiding light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

This little Guiding light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine


Don't you (poof) my little light out, I'm gonna let it shine

Don't you (poof) my little light out, I'm gonna let it shine

Don't you (poof) my little light out, I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine


Hide it under a bush? Oh No! I'm gonna let it shine

Hide it under a bush? Oh No! I'm gonna let it shine

Hide it under a bush? Oh No! I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine


Take my little light around the world, I'm gonna let it shine

Take my little light around the world, I'm gonna let it shine

Take my little light around the world, I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine

Pengiun Song

 

Pengiun Song

Chorus                                                                 Actions

 

Oh did you ever see a penguin come to tea   (walk in a circle)
If you look at me a pengiun you will see           (walk in a circle)
Penguins attention                                             (stop and stand up straight)
Penguins salute                                                  (salute)
 

Leader shouts out the part of the body to move

Left arm                            (start walking and move left arm forward and back)

Chorus

Right arm                          (start walking and move both arms forward and back)

Chorus

Right leg                            (start walking and move both arms and right leg forward and back)

Chorus

Left leg                              (start walking and move both arms and both legs forward and back)

Chorus

Beak                                  (all other actions + stick nose up)

Chorus

Tail                                      (all other actions + stick bum out)

African Naming Song

Sung as a chant - could be used instead of a roll call with each girl calling out her own name

"Kee Lay Lay, Kee Lay Lay,

Abu, Abu, Kee, Lay, Lay".

 

Actions:         All Ladybird Guides sit in a circle with their legs crossed.  Clap hands, slap knees then repeat this rhythm all through the song as everyone calls out their name in turn.  Instead of  Abu, Abu put in the Ladybird Guide’s name e.g.

                        Kee Lay Lay, Kee Lay Lay

                        Mary Mary, Kee Lay Lay

 

 

My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean

Words:            My Bonnie lies over the ocean
                        My Bonnie lies over the sea
                        My Bonnie lies over the ocean
                        So Bring Back my Bonnie to me.
                        Bring Back, oh Bring Back, oh Bring Back my Bonnie to me, to me 
                        Bring Back, oh Bring Back, oh Bring Back my Bonnie to me

Actions:         All the girls begin sitting down. Whenever they sing a word beginning with 'B', they must stand up. When they sing another word beginning with 'B', they sit down. And so on...

Singing in the Rain

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I'm happy again

(Leader sings each line, everyone repeat)

Hold it!
Thumbs together!

(everyone) a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha cha. A roo cha cha, a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha cha   

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I'm happy again

(repeating) Hold it!

 

Thumbs together!
Elbows together!
Knees together!
Toes together!
Bums up!
Heads down!
Tongues out!
(everyone) a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha cha
a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha, a roo cha cha cha