Australian collection

I got kicked by a kangaroo

I walked along in the bush one day

If you should meet an elephant

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo

Kangaroo Brown

Kangaroo, skippy roo

Kangaroos like to hop

Kookaburra

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The songs below are part ofAway we go’ Round and about compiled, adapted and illustrated by Dany Rosevear

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I got kicked by a kangaroo O

 

A lovely alliterative song. Make up verses about other Australian animals.

I got whopped by a wallaby...

I got tickled by a tiger snake...

I got flapped by a flying fox...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I got kicked by a kangaroo,

I got kicked by a kangaroo.

Kanga, kanga, roo roo roo,

Kanga, kanga, roo roo roo.

I got kicked by a kangaroo.

 

I got bitten by a bandicoot,

I got bitten by a bandicoot.

Bandi, bandi, coot coot coot,

Bandi, bandi, coot coot coot.

I got bitten by a bandicoot.

 

I got pushed by a platypus...

Platy, platy, pus pus pus...

 

I got kissed by a koala bear....

Koala, koala, bear bear bear...

 

I got crushed by a crocodile...

Croco, croco, dile dile dile...

 

I got gobbled by a great white shark...

Great white, great white, shark shark shark...

 

So they sent me back to Bendigo,

They sent me back to Bendigo.

Bendi, Bendi, go go go,

Bendi, Bendi, go go go.

They sent me back to Bendigo.

 

 


 

I walked along in the bush O

 

I got this one from the Kindergarten in the Air book though the tune is the one more familiar to English ears. It is based on the well known song ‘I went to visit the farm one day’ with farm animal noises. It could be adapted to any place where there are groups of animals such as the zoo / pond / seaside.

Add verses of your own.

 

What sound does a frog make in Australia? This site has them from around the world but not an Australian one. http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/songs.html

 

Actions:

Walk around the space. Put hand to eyes. Stop and put hand to ears. Make sound of the animals and then set off again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I walked along in the bush one day;

I saw a crow across the way.

And what do you think I heard it say?

Caw! Caw! Caw!

 

I walked along in the bush one day;

I saw a snake across the way.

And what do you think I heard it say?

Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!

 

I walked along in the bush one day;

I saw a frog across the way.

And what do you think I heard it say?

Ribbet! Ribbet! Ribbet!

 

I walked along in the bush one day;

I saw a crocodile across the way.

And what do you think I heard it say?

Snip! Snap! Snip!


 

 

If you should meet an elephant O

 

 


Words and music by Nel Magness from Australia’s ABC for schools ‘Sing!’ 1989.

It has been adapted in the USA to include native wildlife. Children can suggest other animals for inclusion and the movements they might make.

 

Make two circles, one inside the other with partners facing.

Line 1.&2. Wave arm like a trunk. 3.&4. Shake hands. 5.&6. Cross hands with partner and skip round on the spot.

Finish in original positions, inner circle then steps to the left to face a new partner.

Repeat for subsequent verses making appropriate actions for each animal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


If you should meet an elephant upon a summer's day,

What would you do and what would you say?

I'd say, "Good morning elephant, how do you do?

I'm glad to meet you elephant,

I'd like to dance with you."

La la la la la, la la la, La la la la la la. X2

 

If you should meet a jellyfish upon a summer's day,

What would you do and what would you say?

I'd say, "Good morning jellyfish, how do you do?

I'm glad to meet you jellyfish,

I'd like to dance with you." La la la…

 

If you should meet a crocodile upon a summer's day,

What would you do and what would you say?

I'd say, "Good morning crocodile, how do you do?

I'm glad to meet you crocodile,

I'd like to dance with you." La la la…

 

If you should meet a kangaroo upon a summer's day,

What would you do and what would you say?

I'd say, "Good morning kangaroo, how do you do?

I'm glad to meet you kangaroo,

I'd like to dance with you." La la la…


 

 

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo O

 

 


This song was written by Jean E. Webb and appeared in The Child’s World (Songs, stories and verses from Kindergarten of the Air) published in 1973 by ABC.

The second two optional verses by Dany Rosevear will turn it into a cooperative game.

 

It can be used as a baby lap bouncing game or young toddlers can bounce around preferably outside with great big leaps. Older children can find a partner in the second verse and hop one behind the other; pairs then join together to hop in fours. This could continue until the whole group is hopping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo,

I'm Hoppity Hop, how do you do?

I hop on both legs, not one like you,

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo.

 

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo,

I'm Hoppity Hop, how do you do?

Come hopping with me, we’ll hop in twos,

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo.

 

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo,

I'm Hoppity Hop, how do you do?

Come hopping with me, we’ll hop in fours,

I'm Hoppity Hop the kangaroo.

 

 

 


 

 

Kangaroo Brown O

 

Jump to Australia in this energetic workout with a simple rhythm. Try singing at different speeds with leisurely long jumps for a tired kangaroo or fast little ones as Kangaroo Brown hurries off to town. Words by Linda Chesterman.

 

Watch a rather bizarre animated video at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqzCe5TkP0w

 

Younger children can move individually to the music. Older ones can synchronize actions with those of a partner.

 

Verse two and three added by Dany Rosevear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jump, jump, Kangaroo Brown!

Jump, jump, jump off to town!

Jump, jump, up hill and down!

Jump, jump, Kangaroo Brown!

 

Hop, hop, Hippetty Hare!

Hop, hop, hop up in the air!

Hop, hop, hop here and there!

Hop, hop, Hippetty Hare!

 

Bounce, bounce, Wallaby Woo!

Bounce, bounce, to Kalamazoo!

Bounce, bounce, can we come too?

Bounce, bounce, Wallaby Woo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Kangaroo, skippy roo O

 

The object of this circle game is to encourage voice recognition.

 

It may be, however, that children are ta oo young to recognise one another’s voice; if this is so give each child in the circle different percussion instrument. ‘Skippy roo’ is then encouraged to point to which instrument has been played by identifying instrumental timbre and direction from which it has comes.

 

Children sit in a circle; one child ‘Skippy roo’ sits in the centre with eyes closed. The teacher points to a child in the circle who sings the last line. The child in the middle opens their eyes and points to the child who sang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kangaroo, Skippy roo,

Dozing in the midday sun,

Comes a hunter run, run, run,

"Guess who's caught you just for fun."

 

 


 

 

Kangaroos like to hop O

 

A baby and toddler play song by Leon Rosselson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kangaroos like to hop, - HOP HOP HOP HOP

Bounce baby up and down on the floor.

And frogs like to leap – WHEEEEE!

Make a long jump.

Horses like to trot –CLIP CLOP! CLIP CLOP!

Make little bounces

But I like to fall in a heap – BONK!

Drop to the floor

 

 


 

 

 

Kookaburra O

 

The first verse of this song is traditionally sung as a round.

Find out more about this famous Australian song at: http://alldownunder.com/oz-u/songs/kookaburra-song-9.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,

Merry, merry king of the bush is he,

Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra,

Gay your life must be.

 

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,

Eating all the gumdrops he can see,

Stop kookaburra, stop kookaburra,

Leave some there for me.

 

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,

Counting all the monkeys he can see,

Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra,

That’s not a monkey, that’s me.

 


 

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