Friday, November 16, 2012

"Nobody Likes Me" Flannel Song

Getting way ahead of myself again, today I'm sharing a song that will be just perfect for those of you using the collaborative summer reading program's theme of "Dig Into Reading." It's "Nobody Likes Me," also known as "Guess I'll Go Eat Worms." This is a summer camp classic perfect for acting out at silly storytimes.

Nobody Likes Me
(Traditional) 
Nobody likes me,
Everybody hates me,
Guess I'll go eat worms,

Long, thin, slimy ones,
Short, fat, juicy ones,
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms.

Down goes the first one, 
Down goes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.

Up comes the first one,
Up comes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.

Download my pattern (adapted from Open Clip Art images).

In a pinch, you could cut strands of thick yarn to give the kids if you wanted to act the story out. Make a bunch and get the audience to play along. I'd do the felt board version once to teach it to people as it's not as commonly known as some other storytime classics.

I'll be doing a worm storytime this summer, and plan to pair this with the fingerplay "Little Worm," which now that I'm reading it almost sounds like it could be done to the tune of "Itsy Bitsy Spider."

Little Worm
The little tiny wiggly worm Move index finger
Went crawling through the ground.
Down came the rain Wiggle all fingers downward.
It was muddy all around.

Rain filled the tunnels Make slow fist
And out came the little worm. Push index finger of other hand through fist. 
So the puddles on the ground
Were the only place to squirm. Move index finger. 
Source: Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

2 comments:

Love your friendly-looking worms!

Yay, one of my favorite songs. I have lots of worms already cut out of felt from the Ellison!