Friday, August 15, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Spider

There was this movie I saw once, the lead character is Meryll Streep and there was this scene where she was singing Itsy Bitsy Spider to her daughter and she was singing it with hand signals and it was really cute.

When I had Hannah, I remembered the song and I really wanted to sing it to her so I researched the lyrics online and came up with not just the lyrics but with the instructions on how to act the hand signals as well.

From Wikipedia:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider or The Eensy Weensy Spider is sometimes chanted rather than sung. Recitation of the rhyme is often combined with actions representing the words. For the first (and last) line, alternately touch the thumb of one hand to the index finger of the other. For "Down came the rain" hold both hands up and wiggle the fingers as you lower the hands. For "washed the spider out" sweep the hands to the side. For the third line bring both hands up and then to the sides to sweep out a semi-circle (the sun). Then wiggle the fingers upwards (to show the rain drying in the sun), and repeat the thumb/index finger movement to indicate the spider climbing up the spout.

There are various versions of the lyrics:

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.
(Some versions have climbed instead of went.)



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4 comments:

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mylou said...

hello! cute ng baby mo ... added this blog already.. it is BabyHannah

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liza said...

i linked this one as hannah. thanks for adding me here. ;)

 

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