Song Title: Days of the Week Song
Video length: 2:28
Our “Days of the week song” is a slightly slower paced, interactive reggae-style tune that helps children remember all the days of the week in a fun way. Mother Hen leads the children to sing the days of the week song in various styles – quiet, loud, and fast. Towards the end, the song speeds up – a nice challenge for the kids!
As the song starts, Mr. Crabby greets the children and asks them to listen to Mother Hen sing the first verse. When the second verse starts, Bear, Cat, Pig, and Dog appear to sing along. Mr. Crabby encourages the audience to repeat after Mother Hen. The third and fourth verse are sung quietly and loud. Last but not least, Bear, Cat, Pig and Dog appear with their instruments, and the whole song is sung really fast! Enjoy this Days of the Week Song in the classroom or at home with your kids!
(All verses simply repeat the days of the week, but are sung in different ways.)
The days of the week!
This song is all about simplicity and repetition! Since the melody is easy to learn, your students will be able to concentrate on the words immediately. A nice ‘side effect’ is that your students will become more conscious of their volume, since they have to sing quietly in the 3rd verse.
Singing in a Circle
Instead of singing the song all together, you can stand in a circle and let each student say/sing each day of the week by himself. For example, the teacher begins with “Monday”, and the student standing next to the teacher sings “Tuesday”, the next student sings “Wednesday” and so on, going clockwise. When you reach the last line, “The days of the week!”, everyone has to sing along and jump in the air (or do any other movement). If you have lots of students, you can split the class in smaller groups.