Wetlands - Frog Facts Song
Write a fun song of amphibian facts
In Take me out of the bathtub and other silly dilly
songs* Alan Katz uses common children's songs to make new, funny songs.
Kantz changes some or all of the words in the lyrics, but uses the famous
melodies. The traditional songs may seem simple,
but rewriting the lyrics
can be a challenge.
For Take Me out of the Bathtub!,
Katz uses the melody from Take Me out to the Ballgame.
"Take me out of the bathtub
Take me out of the suds.
I've been here soaking since half past
I feel so sudsy and wrinkle-y, too."
A fun song can be a great tool for remembering
facts you need to memorize.
I'll bet you can sing close to 50 songs off
The same "easy to recall" idea can help you be a stronger
Write a wetlands or frog facts song
1. Select a well known children's song.
2. Gather the facts about frogs and/or wetlands.
3. Write the new lyrics. Be careful to preserve the
structure and rhythm of the original song.
Extra Challenge - Make an online book in a web site to share your
creation with your school or community.
Each web page can be one line of the lyrics.
Link the pages in order to allow an easy read through.
Make an Main title page that includes credits and
a linked start here.
Make your own illustrations using a computer or use
free web images to add pictures.
Alternatively, you can scan in hand
By the way - You could also try this idea for other subjects
like: oceans and continents, planets and heavenly bodies in the solar
system, geometric figures or elements of the periodic table. For a real
challenge make a song that helps you remember the parts
of the cell!
* Take me out of the bathtub and other
silly dilly songs by Alan Katz, Illustrated by David Catrow. Published
by Margaret K. McElderry Books 2001
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Posted 10/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora This
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