Literacy for early years teaching resources: Songs, rhymes and poems

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Action Song for kids

Action Song for kids

Suitable for young students . It teaches them different actions in a nice way. Lyrics are very easy to memorize.

By zainah2000

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LITERARY DEVICES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

LITERARY DEVICES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

A resource that contains 26 worksheets with answers on Literary Devices. It includes worksheets on Comparison Devices - Simile, Metaphor, Analogy, Hyperbole, Personification; Sound Devices - Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance, Sibilance, Onomatopoeia, Repetition, Rhyme; Literary Devices -Oxymoron, Synecdoche. Teachers can use these to enhance the writing skills of the learners especially use of figurative language in writing.

By john421969

Poetry techniques poster SEN

Poetry techniques poster SEN

A poster to help prompt learners to use poetry conventions such as rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile and metaphor with picture symbol to support understanding of examples.

By zvlovegrove

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY Games Song Rhyme Literacy EYFS

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY Games Song Rhyme Literacy EYFS

1. The old woman A4 prop with animals to fit inside her tummy2. The old woman A4 head with a big mouth to post the animals through3. Set of animal props; fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, cow and horse4. Stick puppets to act out the story5. Large props to organise and sequence the story, great for an assembly6. Word cards7. Picture flashcards8. Label for a story sack9. Literacy word mat10. Drawing activity11. Cut and stick activity12. Song sequencing mat13. Make your own stick puppets and Old Lady props14. There was an old lady sequencing flash cards15. Decorated song sheet with all of the words to the rhyme16. Add the labels to the flashcards17. Further literacy activities© Story.resources Not for resale

By BETTYBOOP123

A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE Story teaching resources EYFS Literacy

A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE Story teaching resources EYFS Literacy

This set includes : 6 Stick puppets : Goat, Cow, Pig, Hen, Wise old man and Little old lady. Provided in two sizes 4 x per A4 page ( small) and 1 x per A4 page ( large) Story props : Picture props to help retell the storyMask set : of the Old lady and the Wise old man Banner : “A squash and a Squeeze” to head a wall display Border Paper : Print as many times as required to edge your display. Shows animals as a repeat pattern Keywords : Keywords and names in text boxes Rhyming pairs : Pairs of rhyming words in text boxes Speech bubbles : Key phrases in speech bubbles Story sack tag : Tag to add to your story sackPhoto posters : Photographs of the 4 animals in the story 4 x A4 Lesson ideas Work sheets(c)Story.resourcesNot for resale

By BETTYBOOP123

Rhyme Time 1:  Poems & Classic Nursery Rhymes Coloring Activities

Rhyme Time 1: Poems & Classic Nursery Rhymes Coloring Activities

These literature-based activities feature fun poems and classic nursery rhymes. Each of the 25 activities features a short poem or story and an illustration for coloring. Students must follow directions to color the picture. This unit also features comprehension questions for each story as well as additional activities suggestions.

By RemediaPub

Rhyme Time 2: Poems & Classic Nursery Rhymes Coloring Activities

Rhyme Time 2: Poems & Classic Nursery Rhymes Coloring Activities

These literature-based activities feature fun poems and classic nursery rhymes. Each of the 23 activities features a short poem or story and an illustration for coloring. Students must follow directions to color the picture or connect the dots. This unit also features discussion questions for each story as well as additional activities suggestions.

By RemediaPub

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Going on a Lion Hunt

Going on a Lion Hunt

An interesting video song that talks about two kids who go on a lion hunt, They hear different animals' sounds and guess them . Finally , they face a lion. The lyrics are very easy and memorable.

By zainah2000

We're going on a sound hunt

We're going on a sound hunt

To be used alongside a practical sound hunt, listening to sounds in the environment. Using sound vocabulary, such as quiet and loud, other words can easily be substituted. A short song/rhyme has been included at the end, to recap that sounds are heard by the ears, one of the 5 senses.

By choralsongster

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Summer  Seaside Themed Bundle

Summer Seaside Themed Bundle

Doing a Project on the Seaside? This is a great bundle for you?Original story prompts and poetry prompts written by myself, shortlisted for a 2017 award and a published writer and poet. The other two workbooks are about children visiting the seaside for the day. Includes grammar, descriptive writing, poetry and numeracy. 25% off when you buy this bundle.

By teachercellar

Ladybird (Counting song)

Ladybird (Counting song)

This jazzy little song uses the spots on the ladybird's wings to encourage children to count from 1 to 10. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Birds

Birds

This song celebrates birds and acknowledges how their presence enhances our gardens. The song provides some descriptions of bird behaviour. The lyrics also describe the free nature of wild birds. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

What Could It Be? (4 Songs)

What Could It Be? (4 Songs)

Something ́s Crawling in the Flowers (Ladybird – Crawling)Something ́s Moving in the Tree Stump (Field Mouse - Nibbling)Something ́s Rustling in the Bushes (Rabbit – Peeking)Something ́s Splashing in the Pond (Frog – Hopping)These 4 songs were designed as examples to show how this rhyme and tune can be used as a fun game to teach about different habitats in the garden and describe some animals that may be found in those environments. Once the rhyme and tune have been learnt the lyrics can be changed to fit many environments and animals. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Chrysalis (Lullaby and Rest Time)

Chrysalis (Lullaby and Rest Time)

This beautiful song may be helpful to encourage children to be still. Chrysalis could be used as a lullaby to help children feel restful and calm so that they can settle down for a sleep either at bedtime or for a daytime nap. The song poetically describes the chrysalis stage of the butterfly life cycle. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

The Perfect Place To Be (A Looking Song)

The Perfect Place To Be (A Looking Song)

This lovely community song describes a range of plants, trees, animals and habitats that can be found in a garden. The environmental conditions that help to encourage growth in a garden are described. The song promotes the message that being in the garden is a happy and healthy setting to spend time in. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Scarecrow

Scarecrow

This cheerful song presents the scarecrow as a positive addition to a garden. The song describes how the scarecrow is always present in the garden as the plants grow and change. The song provides suggestions for activities that can be carried out in a garden environment. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Weather Songs (Rainy Day, Sunny Day, Windy Day & Snowy Day.)

Weather Songs (Rainy Day, Sunny Day, Windy Day & Snowy Day.)

The weather songs are designed to encourage children to make an association with different weather characteristics and appropriate clothing for that weather. Outdoor play is encouraged with all of the weathers described. The songs can be useful for singing to children while they are getting ready to play outside, such as when they are fastening up their coats. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Mister Snail

Mister Snail

This song poetically describes the life of a garden snail. The song indicates that a snail is a nocturnal creature which leaves a silvery trail and has a spiral shell that grows on its back. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Wiggly Worms

Wiggly Worms

This fun song provides the children with a description of where worms live, what they eat, how they move and what they look like. The song can encourage children to learn how important worms are for changing and conditioning the soil. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

The Caterpillar Crawl (2nd Stage of Butterfly Life Cycle)

The Caterpillar Crawl (2nd Stage of Butterfly Life Cycle)

This song may be helpful for physical activities by encouraging crawling actions, around, under, over, and through obstacles. While playing the song, children can act out the type of behaviour that a caterpillar might do, such as crawling under and over leaves, wiggle in and out of tunnels and eating vegetation. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Chrysalis (3rd Stage of Butterfly Life Cycle)

Chrysalis (3rd Stage of Butterfly Life Cycle)

This beautiful song may be helpful to encourage children to be still. Chrysalis could be used as a lullaby to help children feel restful and calm so that they can settle down for a sleep either at bedtime or for a daytime nap. The song poetically describes the chrysalis stage of the butterfly life cycle. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Rainbow Flowers

Rainbow Flowers

This song describes the life cycle of plants which grows from a bulb.The environmental factors of gardens and the activity of planting of the bulb are considered in the song. The song acknowledges the beauty and colour that flowers bring to our gardens. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Butterfly (4th Stage of Butterfly Life Cycle)

Butterfly (4th Stage of Butterfly Life Cycle)

This delicate song describes a butterfly emerging from the chrysalis for the final stage of the butterfly life cycle. The beauty of the butterfly is celebrated and the song promotes a positive message about flying on to new beginnings. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Grasshoppers (Bending knees when jumping and landing)

Grasshoppers (Bending knees when jumping and landing)

This joyous song is to remind children to bend their knees when they jump and land, using grasshoppers as an example. The song may be used to encourage children to participate in an exercise that involves jumping. Included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse