Circle Time

What Should I Drink?


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Instructions

Let children know that today (or this week) you are going to be talking about water. Ask: Why is water important? Acknowledge their ideas by writing each comment on the chart.

Today we have a new song called “What Should I Drink, Dear Children?” You are going to listen for a special word in the song. When I say WATER you will stand up! Then when I say WATER again you will sit down! Stand up, sit down. That’s how it goes!

Sing song to the tune of “There’s a Hole in the Bucket, Dear Liza, Dear Liza.”

What should I drink, dear children, dear children, what should I drink to keep my teeth strong?

I better drink WATER (pause for them to stand up) drink WATER (pause for them to sit down) drink WATER (pause for them to stand up) I better drink WATER (pause for them to sit down) to keep my teeth strong.

This time you are going to have to concentrate because I am going to sing very quietly.

Repeat in a quiet voice.

What did the song tell us about water?

Add “Water keeps teeth strong” to your written list of why water is important.

Expansion:

Repeat the song going both faster and slower as children gain more and more self-control with listening for the word “water” before they stand up or sit down.




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