Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Quick Foray into Homeschool Mommy Blogging

My infants always love "A-Ram-Sam-Sam," a nonsense finger play from Morrocco.  However, my older ones are GRAVELY offended that the words mean nothing in ANY language.  So, I've kept the motions the same but changed the words to:

A jar of jam, a jar of jam,
Gooey gooey gooey gooey
gooey jar of jam.

(repeat once)

Straw- berry, Straw-berry!
Gooey gooey gooey gooey
gooey jar of jam!

---  If you know the rhyme/tune you'll find it fits.  And your kids can replace strawberry with any kind of jame that scans!  We've done Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, grape jelly, gooseberry, etc.

All right... back to serious matters...


Anonymous said...

OK, so I was expecting this to be the "Fr Thomas Williams talks to OSV" thread. I was only a little bit confused at the references to "gooey jam", as Fr Thomas Williams employs gooey theology in his interpretation of the Vatican Communique.

I am sure Pope B would love nothing more than to sing silly songs about gooey jam with all these wonderful LCs to show his closeness.

julie said...

Not sure if I ever told you about this, but in high school we used the same tune but inserted fast food chain names:

A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut


McDonald's, McDonald's
Kentucky Fried Chicken
And a Pizza Hut

It was our song about driving down 355 in G'burg!

It comes complete with hand gestures. For Pizza Hut, you draw the hat-shaped logo in the air with your fingers, for Kentucky Fried Chicken you flap your wings like a chicken, and for McDonald's you draw the golden arches.

Not that you want to turn your kids on to fast food this early, but hey, it's funny!