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Skinny The Lanky Long Legs

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Sing and Learn the Actions!

Lyrics

Skinny the lanky long legs,
big banana feet.
Went to the pictures
but couldn’t find a seat.
When he finally found one.
He fell fast asleep...
WAKE UP!
Skinny the lanky long legs,
big banana feet!

Activities

Music

  • The tempo is the speed of the beat. Listen to the song and ask children to recognize the section of the song where the beat is fast and the section of the song where the beat is slow.
  • Sing and use body percussion (e.g. slap knees, clap hands) to match the beat of the song.

Visual Art

  • Draw or paint a picture of “Skinny the Lanky Long Legs Big Banana Feet”. Use your imagination!

Drama

  • Mime the story of the song.

Literacy

  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. “ ” ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.

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