Silly Spaghetti….

Today we  had fun with spaghetti!  We read a book called More Spaghetti, I Say by Rita Golden Geldman, sang a really silly song:  “On Top of Spaghetti” and then played with spaghetti in the sensory table!  It was a fun way to learn the letter Ss!

The kids loved this song and giggled when we sang about sneezing the meatball off of the table.  This song was originally written and performed by Tom Glazer in 1963.  I can remember singing it when I was little in elementary school music class.

On Top of Spaghetti

(to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey)

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.

I have had this book for a long time.  It has such a great sing-song pace to it, much like a Dr. Seuss book.

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More Spaghetti, I Say by Rita Golden Geldman

They loved touching the spaghetti!  The kids couldn’t wait until it was their turn to go to the sensory table!

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Touching the slimy spaghetti!

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Our letter S song from the ABC flip chart.

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