E34: Beware of Bears! – Transcript

E34: Beware of Bears! – Transcript

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Hello hello hello

Do you know how to walk like a bear? You stand with your feet apart, a little wider than your hips and then you bend over and pace your feet on the ground in front of you. Keep your bottom high in the air as you step one of your hands forward. Then step the opposite foot forward. Then step your other hand forward and then your other foot!

Can you growl like a bear? You can stand up straight and bring your bear claws up by your face and grrrrrowl! What fun! Today’s songs are all about bears – from teddy bears to grizzly bears!

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!

Teddy bear, teddy bear   

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend down low,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, rest your head,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the lights,

Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “good night”.

The other day I met a bear   

The other day, I met a bear,

A great big bear, Oh way out there.

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

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The bear went over the mountain   

The bear went over the mountain, 

The bear went over the mountain, 

The bear went over the mountain, 

To see what he could see. 

To see what he could see. 

To see what he could see, 

The bear went over the mountain, 

To see what he could see.

The other side of the mountain, 

The other side of the mountain, 

Was all that he could see. 

The bear went over the river,

The bear went over the river,

The bear went over the river,

To see what he could see. 

And all that he could see,

Was the other side of the river, 

The other side of the river,

The other side of the river,

Was all that he could see.

What else could the bear go over? A bridge! Etc.

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]

Next is a tongue twister about a bear.

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,  

A bear was Fuzzy Wuzzy.

If Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair,

He wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

Down by the bay   

Down by the bay,

Where the watermelons grow,

Back to my home,

I dare not go,

For if I do,

My mother will say:

Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?

Down by the bay

Did you ever see a bear sitting in a chair?

Did you ever see a bear with polka dot hair?

Did you ever see a bear drawing a square?

Did you ever see a bear eating a pear?

What else can rhyme with bear? Stare, lair, mare, fair, dare

For more ideas you can sing along with us in our Bath Time episode when we do math in the bath and see a pig in a wig!

Once an Austrian went yodeling   

Oh an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high,

When along came an avalanche interrupting his cry:

Yolay hee:

Yodelay hee hoo, oh yodelay hee hoo, (rumble rumble)

Yodelay hee hoo, oh yodelay hee hoo, (rumble rumble

Yodelay hee hoo, oh yodelay hee hoo, (rumble rumble)

Yodelay hee hoo oh lay.

Oh an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high,

When along came a grizzly bear interrupting his cry….

(rumble rumble, grr grr)

When along came a little lamb interrupting his cry….

(rumble rumble, grrr grr, baa baa)

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. 

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! 

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.

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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