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CR34 Three Blind Mice

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Description

A selection of songs with actions that Anchors will enjoy singing. No music required as they are all well known turns. Taken from the BB Anchors Pro Pack CR-34

Resources

• Box/basket containing up to 10 food items (or fewer if you wish)
• Table

Instructions

Song:
Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all run after the farmer’s wife
She cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did ever you see such a thing in your life
As three blind mice.

Notes to help teach the song:
• These actions may make this song look complicated but boys learn very quickly and have great fun with it.
• It is helpful if two leaders stand in front of the boys so that the boys can follow the actions easily.
• Explain the actions prior to singing it.
• Fewer words can be left out if you wish.

Sing the song 8 times in quick succession..
The first time sing the song with all the words and no actions.
The second time leave out one word (Three).
The third time leave out two words (Three Blind).
Continue in this way leaving out an additional word each time, as suggested below. In place of the words the boys do an action (suggested actions are listed below)

Leave out Three
Three Blind
Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice See
Three Blind Mice See Run
Three Blind Mice See Run Cut
Three Blind Mice See Run Cut Tails

Suggested Actions:
Three Hold up 3 fingers
Blind Cover eyes with hands
Mice Wiggle your little finger as if it is a mouse’s tail
See Point to your eyes
Run Run the fingers of one hand across the palm of the other
Cut Make a cutting action with your hand
Tails Make a long tails in the air using your fingers

Going to Get Some Food

Notes to help teach the song:
• This is a song similar to ‘One man went to mow’ with items being added each time.
• At the start of each verse one item is lifted out of the box and set on the table.
• The items are set on the table in a row so that the boys can remember the order.
• A boy could be chosen to pick an item out of the box each time.
• Suggested items of food are listed below.
• Make sure the first item is a tin of baked beans so that the rhythm is established.

Song: (Tune: One Man went to Mow)
Going to get some food
From the kitchen cupboard,
One tin of baked beans,
Put it on the table.

Going to get some food
From the kitchen cupboard,
One tin of baked beans and a bag of rice,
Put them on the table.

Going to get some food
From the kitchen cupboard,
One tin of baked beans and a bag of rice, and a loaf of bread
Put them on the table.

Continue in this way adding an item each time.

Suggested Items (however, you can use any items):
Tin of baked beans
Bag of rice
Loaf of bread
Carton of milk
Packet of biscuits
Bunch of grapes
Chocolate cake
Jar of jam
Packet of crisps
Spaghetti hoops

The Finger Band

Appropriate actions are mimed for each instrument, using fingers.

Song: (Tune: Here we go round the mulberry bush)

Chorus
The Finger Band is here today, here today, here today.
The Finger Band is here today, at our Anchor Boys

The Finger Band can play the drum, play the drum, play the drum.
The Finger Band can play the drum, at our Anchor Boys

The Finger Band can play the flute............................
The Finger Band can play the piano...........................
The Finger Band can play the guitar...........................
The Finger Band can play the trumpet..........................

Boys could be asked to suggest additional instruments

Don't Drop Litter

Equipment:
a) No equipment required
or
b) Bin(s) – depending on how many boys you have, you may need 3 or 4 bins around the hall. Selection of litter scattered around the hall for boys to pick up and put in the bin (for second verse make sure you have lots of empty crisp packets and sweet wrappers)

Song: (Tune: 10 Green Bottles)

Don’t drop litter - put it in the bin!
Don’t drop litter - put it in the bin!
Let’s keep the streets around us, very neat and clean,
So don’t drop litter - put it in the bin!

No crisp packets - put them in the bin!
No sweet wrappers - put them in the bin!
Let’s keep the streets around us, very neat and clean,
So don’t drop litter - put it in the bin.

The Wheels of the Train

Song: (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The wheels of the train go round and round,
Clickety clack, clickety clack.
The wheels of the train go round and round,
Clickety, clickety clack.

The engine driver toots his horn,
Toot, toot, toot. Toot, toot toot.
The engine driver toots his horn
Toot, toot, toot.

The crossing gates come right down,
Clang, clang, clang, clang, clang, clang
The crossing gates come right down,
Clang, clang, clang

The people on the train get bumped around,
Bump, bump, bump. Bump, bump, bump.
The people on the train get bumped around,
Bump, bump, bump.

Wobbly Anchor Boys

• Boys sit on the floor and do appropriate actions.
• Make sure the words of the song are taught first before the actions are added.

Song: (Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)
Lots and lots of Anchor Boys, see the way we wobble.
Forwards, backwards, side to side,
Over we topple.

We are silly Anchor Boys, laughing as we wobble.
Forwards, backwards, side to side,
Over we topple

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Song: (Tune: We wish you a merry Christmas)

Chorus

We wish you a merry Christmas (sing 3 times)
And a happy new year.

Let’s all do a lot of clapping, (sing three times)
For Christmas is here.

Let’s all do a lot of jumping......................

Let’s all do a lot of hopping......................

Let’s all do a lot of shaking ......................

Boys could suggest additional actions

Shake Those Bells

Equipment:

• Sets of jingle bells (if you don’t have a set for each boy, make sure they are passed round so everyone has a turn)

Song: (Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn)

Shake those bells and turn around, (sing 3 times)
For Christmas time has come.

Shake those bells and stamp your feet ......................

Shake those bells and bend your knees.......................

Shake those bells and jump up high ...........................

Shake those bells then sit quite still............................

For full details see the BB Anchors Pro Pack CR34

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