Baby Beluga is a song by Raffi about an imaginary beluga whale. We pass my belgua puppet around the room on the beat while we sing.
I keep the beat using a hotel bell and we pass, hug, pass, hug, pass, hug, pass, hug…
Lyrics: Baby beluga in the deep blue sea Swim so wild and you swim so free Heaven above and the sea below And a little white whale on the goBaby beluga, baby beluga Is the water warm Is your mama home with you, so happyWay down yonder where the dolphins play Where you dive and splash all day Waves roll in and the waves roll out See the water squirtin’ out of your spoutBaby beluga, oh, baby beluga Sing your little song Sing for all your friends, we like to hear youWhen it’s dark, you’re home and fed Curl up, snug in your water bed Moon is shining and the stars are out Good night, little whale, good nightBaby beluga, oh, baby beluga With tomorrow’s sun, another day’s begun You’ll soon be wakin’Baby beluga in the deep blue sea Swim so wild and you swim so free Heaven above and the sea below And a little white whale on the go You’re just a little white whale on the go
A call and response song I like to use to differentiate between the childrens’ voices and my own. They respond back to me up an octave. Key of G, normally on guitar.
Lyrics: Down by the Bay (Down by the Bay) Where the watermelons grow (where the watermelons grow) Back to my home (Back to my home) I dare not go (I dare not go) For if I do (For if I do) My Mother will say (My Mother will say) Did you ever see: *Insert rhyme* Down by the Bay!
Rhymes: -a fly wearing a tie -a goose kissing a moose -a llama wearing their pajamas -a dog sitting on a log -a cat wearing a hat -a bear combing his hair etc. I like to have the kids come up with their own rhymes or I will use their names to rhyme one.