Waddley Archer

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Waddley Archer Lyrics

Waddley Archer, Waddley Archer,
Doodley-doo, doodley-doo.
Waddley Archer, Waddley Archer,
Doodley-doo, doodley-doo.
It’s just a simple song
and there’s nothing to it.
All you have to do is doodley-doo it!
I like the rest but the part I like best is
Doodley-doodley doo,
Quack quack!

Waddley Archer Learning Activities


  • Listen to the song. Many of the words are non-sense words like Waddley archer and Doodley Doo – can you find silly instruments to play along with the song like a kazoo, slide whistle, guiro or make your own silly instrument like a rubber band guitar.


  • Create your own silly moves to act out the words of the song.


  • Use scarves to dance to the song – make squiggly, flowing, circle, up and down shapes in time to the music.


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

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  • 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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