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Mrs. G’s Musical BINGO Zoo for SBWE and Limberjack

Posted on: November 12, 2015

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Mrs Gs Musical Bingo Zoo w Limberjack Dog
Mrs. G’s Musical BINGO Zoo for SBWE and Limberjack Dog
Traditional Words and Tune
Adaptations by ELEG for SBWE
Mrs Gs Musical Bingo Zoo w Limberjack Dog

I’m so excited about Mrs. G’s Musical BINGO Zoo.

This is how it works:

I have a bag full of various animal ABC flash cards.  The teacher picks 5 volunteers, who stand in a row facing their class.  Each volunteer picks one of the animal cards from one of the collections and holds it up for the class to see.  This collection becomes the animals in Mrs. G’s zoo today.  Then we survey the collection.  We see what animal each child has and determine what name that animal will get.  Each animal’s name will be a variation of BINGO, but the name will begin with the same letter as the kind of animal.  For example, if the animal is a hen, the hen’s name is HINGO.  If the animal is a Sheep, the sheep’s name is SHINGO.  If the animal is an octopus, the octopus’s name is OINGO.

In my zoo, all the animals are female, just to make things easy for me to remember.

Then I play a D on my pitch pipe to set the first note.  Then I sing the first verse of BINGO with my limberjack dog.  In my version, Bingo is also a female:

Mrs. G she had a dog
And Bingo was her name-o
BINGO, BINGO, BINGO
And Bingo was her name-o

Then continue on with the formula:

Mrs. G she had a/an (animal’s name that begins with X)
And Xingo was her name-o
XINGO, XINGO, XINGO
And Xingo was her name-o

And I continue on until we sing about each of the animals.

Audiences catch on quick and sing along.  It is a lot of fun!

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These are the animal flash cards in my Musical BINGO Zoo collection:

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Alphabeasties (and other Amazing Types),
Alphabet Flash Cards and Floor Puzzles

(Alphabet Flash Cards and Floor Puzzles)
By Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss

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Brian Wildsmith’s Amazing Animal Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
This is a colorful, whimsical, artful edition for singing the ABCs and ZYXs!
ISBN-13: 978-1595721853

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Brian Wildsmith’s ABC
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
This is a colorful, whimsical, artful edition for singing the ABCs and ZYXs!

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eric carl animal alphabet flash cards
Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards
Illustrated by Eric Carle

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Books with BINGO

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BINGO
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
(It is fun to substitute names of the kids you are singing with…especially if the letters don’t fit.  The struggle is funny!)

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Wiki about the origins of the folk song, BINGO:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingo_(folk_song)

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Related Posts

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LIMBERJACK SONGS FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/limberjack-songs-for-sing-books-with-emily/

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ANIMALS: FAVORITE SONGS
Emily’s Favorite Illustrated Songs to Sing about Singular Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/favorite-illustrated-songs-about-singular-animals/

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ALPHABESTIES AND OTHER AMAZING TYPES
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/alphabeasties-singable-flash-cards/

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Penny’s Song, a Serendipitous Discovery
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/pennys-song-a-serendipitous-discovery/

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