E32 – Car Ride Fun – Sing Along songs and games for a family road trip Transcript

E32 – Car Ride Fun – Sing Along songs and games for a family road trip Transcript

This is a transcript of Episode 32 of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. To listen to “Car Ride Fun – Sing along songs and games for a family road trip”, please click here!

Hello hello hello

Everybody load up! This episode is full of sing along songs and games the whole family can play.

Greeting

Hi Friends! Welcome back to the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I’m Mandy, and I’m so glad you’re here. 

I love to sing songs and play fun – and sometimes silly – games and I especially love to sing and play with you. 

If you or your adult would like to see the lyrics to the songs in this episode, I’ll leave a link in the show notes.  If you don’t know a song yet, don’t worry! Just listen and sing along when you can. Are you ready? Let’s sing!

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar

__ stole the cookie from the cookie jar

Who me? 

Yes you!

Couldn’t be!

Then who?

___ stole the cookie from the cookie jar! 

Continue, naming everyone in the car.

The Hula Song

Here’s to __ and the way you do the Hula!

Here’s to __ and the way you do the Hula!

Come on along, sing us a song, show us the way you do the Hula!

La la la la, named person sways their arms in their seat

La la la la

La la, la la la la la la!

Continue, naming everyone in the car.

Grown ups, if you like what you hear, will you help me reach more little listeners? I would be so grateful if you would you share a video or picture of your kids singing along or you can even take a screenshot of the podcast. Be sure to tag me in it so I can say hi! I’m at the @singalongpodcast on IG and FB and @PodcastSing on Twitter.

The other day I met a bear   

The other day (repeat), I met a bear (repeat),

A great big bear (repeat), Oh way out there (repeat).

Chorus: (Same lines in unison)

He said to me, “Why don’t you run?

I see you ain’t, Got any gun.”

And so I ran, Away from there,

But right behind me, Was that bear.

In front of me, There was a tree,

A great big tree, Oh glory be!

The lowest branch, Was ten feet up,

So I thought I’d jump, And trust my luck.

And so I jumped, Into the air,

But I missed that branch, A way up there.

Now don’t you fret, And don’t you frown,

I Caught that branch, On the way back down!

This is the end, There aint no more,

Unless I see, That bear once more.

Source: adapted from https://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/imetabear.html

If you love bears or have a special teddy bear, you’re going to love episode 34 coming out in January!

Rhythm repeat

Let’s play our Rhythm Repeat game! First, let’s warm up our hands with a drumroll. Use you hands to slap your thighs! (drumroll)

Can you clap your hands? (clap) Can you snap your fingers? (snap) Can you slap your knees? (Slap) I call this next game Rhythm Repeat. It’s very easy.

I’m going to say some very silly words and then you repeat them. You can clap, snap and slap along too!

My turn, your turn, 8 rounds]

Our next song is super fun to sing in the car – as long as the driver knows what’s coming! We’ll sing the song song several times – each verse getting quieter and quieter before we blast the fellow’s name – 

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

His name is my name, too

Whenever we go out

The people always shout

There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Da-da-da-da-da

Our next song is from episode 21 called How Shall We Get There? It’s sung to the tune of Down on Grandpa’s Farm, but we changed the words to Down in Grandpa’s Garage. Everyone in the car can take a turn naming a vehicle or machine you see out the window! 

Down in Grandpa’s Garage

We’re on our way,

We’re on our way

On our way to Grandpa’s garage.

We’re on our way,

We’re on our way

On our way to Grandpa’s garage.

Down in Grandpa’s garage 

There is a little red corvette…

The car, it makes a sound like this: 

“Beep, beep!” 

Down in Grandpa’s garage 

There is a big blue truck…

The truck, it makes a sound like this: 

“Vrrrrm vrmmm!” 

Down in Grandpa’s garage 

There is a big yellow school bus…

The truck, it makes a sound like this: 

“HONK HONK!” 

Down in Grandpa’s garage 

There is a really loud hotrod…

The hotrod, it makes a sound like this: 

“Vrrrrmrmmm!” 

Grown ups, I can make your child his or her own sing along with his favorite songs or based on something she loves like teddy bears or trains or baby dolls or bath time. Let me know if you want me to make one for you – you can get the details and contact me at nowtakeoff.com/gift. 

Before I get to our last song today, here are a few games you can play and adjust based on the ages of the kids in your car. 

You can play Category, where someone suggests and theme or category and everyone takes turns naming things. For example, I could say: pets! And then someone might say cats, dogs, tadpoles, unicorns. 

You can play Sing a Song, where someone suggests a theme and everyone tries to sing a song with that word in it. For example, you could say ‘Dogs’ and sing Oh Whose is that Doggie in the Window or There was a farmer had a dog… if you want more examples, you can check out any of the themes of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast like trains or colors or numbers or cats!

You can also play I Spy where you look out the car window or in the vehicle and find something that everyone in the car can see. Then name it’s color with this rhyme: “I spy with my little eye something…”. If the thing you chose is the sky, you can say… “I spy with my little eye something… BLUE!” And then let everyone guess what you saw. 

You can also look for letters on signs and license plates and spell people’s names in the car! Or, everyone in your car can get a few single digit numbers to look for and whoever finds their numbers first, wins!

Our last song is called a cumulative song – each verse grows upon the last one. It’s called There’s a hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a Hole in the Middle of the Sea

There’s a hole in the middle of the sea. 

There’s a hole in the middle of the sea. 

There’s a hole, There’s a hole.

There’s a hole in the middle of the sea.

There’s a log in the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a log in the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a log, there’s a log

There’s a log in the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a bump, there’s a bump

There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a frog, there’s a frog

There’s a frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a fly, there’s a fly

There’s a fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a flea, there’s a flea

There’s a flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a hair on the flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a hair on the flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s a hair, there’s a hair,

There’s a hair on the flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s an elephant on the hair on the flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There’s an elephant on the hair on the flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea

There‘s an elephant, there’s an elephant,

There’s an elephant on the hair on the flea on the fly on the frog on the bump on the log 

In the hole in the middle of the sea!

You could keep going with that song forever!

Closing

I hope you’ve enjoyed singing along with me today during the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I have loved playing and singing with you! I hope you have fun on your car ride today!

If you have an idea for a theme for a future episode of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast, ask your adult to let me know. I’ll leave links in the show notes with ways to contact me.

Next time we’ll sing songs all about snow! I can’t wait to Sing Along with you then!

Grown ups – be sure to hit subscribe so that you can hear the next episode when it comes out on Thursday! And, if you want me to create a sing along just for your special little one, check out the details at nowtakeoff.com/gift!

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