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The Beaver Call

Fingerplay for Young Children
Actions and Photos from Hugh Hanley


This chant, with actions and photographs, is from Hugh Hanley's One More Circle of Songs.


The beaver call, indicated below by the word "fuh," is made by positioning your upper front teeth on your lower lip and then opening your mouth as you suck in. Perform the motions as you sound the beaver call.

Beavers one and beavers all,
Let's all give the beaver call.
Hold hands, limp-wristed, in front of your chest.
Fuh, fuh, fuh... Fuh, fuh, fuh
Fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh
2
Beavers two and beavers three,
Let's all chew a beaver tree.
Hold and gnaw an imaginary log.
Fuh, fuh, fuh... Fuh, fuh, fuh
Fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh
3
Beavers four and beavers five,
Let's all do the beaver jive.
Hold hands at shoulder height, index fingers pointing up,
and rock to the beat.
Fuh, fuh, fuh... Fuh, fuh, fuh
Fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh
4
Beavers six and beavers seven,
Let's all fly to beaver heaven.
Hook your thumbs in your armpits
and flap your "wings" to the beat.
Fuh, fuh, fuh... Fuh, fuh, fuh
Fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh
5
Beavers eight and beavers nine,
Let's all give the beaver sign.
Hold hands, palms together, parallel to the ground,
and clap them open and shut.
Fuh, fuh, fuh... Fuh, fuh, fuh
Fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh
6
Beavers ten, beavers ten.
Let's be beavers once again.
Fuh, fuh, fuh... Fuh, fuh, fuh
Fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh, fuh
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 Hugh Hanley's Circle of Songs CD/Songbook sets were developed to promote adult/child interactive singing either in pairs or small groups. Children also enjoy singing these songs by themselves. Each set contains songs and activities that are appropriate and great fun for children ages two to seven years and for adults who would like to sing with them. The songs and activities are presented slowly and simply on the recording to help participants learn the songs and to invite participation.
     Early childhood educators know that the music that speaks to the heart of the young child is presented slowly and simply. Their favorite songs are the ones that they can join in on and make their own; songs that are so simple and so much fun that even a grown-up can sing them.

See more of our Fingerplays for Young Children and Preschool, Early Childhood, and Kindergarten Songs


Many thanks to Hugh Hanley for permission to display his fingerplay lyrics, actions, and photographs.
© Yatunes. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
For information about Hugh Hanley and his work, please visit www.hughhanley.com.

 

 

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