Song Title: Months of The Year Song
Video length: 3:47
Our “Months of the Year Song” is, just like our “Days of the week song”, an easy and interactive song for kids to memorize all the months of the year.
Mr. Crabby encourages the children to sing with Mother Hen, as she leads the song – slowly, then quietly, then loud, then fast!
The structure of the Months of the Year Song is very similar to our Days of the Week Song.
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, everybody is encouraged to sing the song really fast!
(All verses simply repeat the months of the year, but are sung in different ways.)
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 voices/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 month of the year by themselves. For example, the teacher begins with “January”, and the student standing next to the teacher sings “February”, the next student sings “March” and so on, going clockwise. If you have lots of students, you can split the class in smaller groups.