Happy Birthday Letters (Totally Reading CD)
It’s your birthday. (Bend over like a rapper.)
Let’s all read
Like your birthday.
/a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ (Fists together and make circular motion clockwise.)
/a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ (Fists together and go counterclockwise.)
*Have children stand in a circle. When the letter their name starts with comes up in the song, they get to dance in the middle of the circle and break dance.
*Pass out a magnetic letter to each child. When the letter is sung in the song they can put their letter on the board.
*Fist bump sign language letters as you sing.
*Cut out a birthday cake and cut a square in the middle as shown. Put magnetic tape on the back. Attach this to a magnetic board and let children choose letters and sing sounds.