Friday, June 15, 2012

Flannel Friday:" I Wish I Were" flannel song

The last week of our summer program is Dreams and Wishes week, and I've had a mental block about what to do between stories at storytime.  I couldn't think of a good wishing game that would work with 40+ children, but as I was searching the Internet for inspiration, I came across a song on the Toronto Public Library's web site, and I've written new lyrics to fit my own storytime.  You can find the original song here.  I'm not completely happy with my lyrics yet, so I may revise them before I do the storytime during the second week of July.  I'm thinking this could be adapted for themed storytimes, using all jungle animals or sea creatures or whatever the theme happens to be.



I Wish I Were (sung to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")
Oh, I wish I were a floating butterfly, (2 x)
I’d go flutter, flutter, fly in the bright blue sunny sky,
Oh, I wish I were a floating butterfly.

Oh, I wish I were a shiny little fish, (2 x)
I’d go swimmy, swimmy, glide in the big blue ocean tide,
Oh, I wish I were a shiny little fish.

Oh, I wish I were a silver airplane, (2 x)
I’d go soar, soar, soar as my engines loudly roar,
Oh, I wish I were a silver airplane.

Oh, I wish I were a tall, tall leafy tree, (2 x)
I’d be a place to rest for the birdies in their nest,
Oh, I wish I were a tall, tall leafy tree.

Oh, I wish I were a green and speckled frog, (2 x)
I’d go croaky, croaky, croak as I jump into the brook,
Oh, I wish I were a green and speckled frog.

Oh, I wish I were a bright and shining star, (2 x)
I’d go twinkle, twinkle, spark in the nighty nighttime dark,
Oh, I wish I were a bright and shining star.

This week's Flannel Friday roundup is being hosted by Sarah at Read It Again!

1 comment:

  1. Love this little song!! Thanks for sharing this song and the great idea to adapt the verses depending on the theme!

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