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imasinger









  


Post  Sun, Nov 18 2012, 4:10 pm
We have a wonderful preschool song thread, but I thought this might deserve a separate thread.

I have a large collection, but am always looking for more.

One morah I work with wants songs about latkes. I have 6 in my collection. Does anyone have any to share? What about your favorite songs about menorahs? Dreidels? The Chanukah story?
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mummy123









  


Post  Sun, Nov 18 2012, 6:27 pm
We like to sing:
Antiochus the wicked king
I have a little dreidel
Latke'le Latke'le
1 little,2 little, 3 little candles
Light the menorah
That's what I can think of at the moment.
What can you share with us?!
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abmom









  


Post  Sun, Nov 18 2012, 11:38 pm
Thanks for starting this thread! I hope we get a nice collection of songs here. I'm copy/pasting all Chanuka songs from the other thread so we have it all in one place.

Imasinger:
Menorah: to the tune of "10 Little Indians"
One little, 2 little, 3 little neiros
4 little, 5 little, 6 little neiros
7 little, 8 little chanukah neiros, and the shamash too!

Ner li (Israeli song)
Ner li, ner li, ner li dakik, bachanukah ani adlik.
Bachanukah neri yair, bachanukah shiri ashir.

I wrote the words and tune for this one for a class that was learning and practicing colors, so they could put the different colored toy candles into their menorah:

CHORUS: I love my menorah, shining bright
I'll put in a new candle every night.

Here comes a green candle, green candle green candle;
Here comes a red candle, yellow candle too.
Here comes an orange candle, orange candle, orange candle;
Here comes a pink candle, here comes a blue.

CHORUS

Here comes a white candle, white candle, white candle
Here comes a brown candle, brown candle too.
Here comes a purple shamash, purple shamash, purple shamash;
Here comes a spinning dreidel, spinning dreidel too.

CHORUS
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Of course, you should teach them the brachos, too.

Dreidel:
"I have a little dreidel"
"Sevivon, sov sov sov"

Latkes:
(to tune of Yiddish "latkele latkele")
Latkele, latkele, hop in the pan;
Jump and dance as fast as you can;
Fry and sizzle merrily
'Cause you'll be the one I'll eat, you see!

(to tune of "frere jacques)
Chanukah latkes, chanukah latkes
They're so good, they're so good
I could eat a million, I could eat a million
Yum yum yum, yum yum yum.

(Song or finger play)
Five little latkes frying in a pan
One jumped up and said "Catch me if you can."
So he ran and he ran all around the kitchen floor
And when I looked up (gasp), he ran right out the door

(Repeat for 4, 3, 2, 1)

For all 3 of the above:

(to tune of "wheels on the bus")
The candles in the menorah go flicker flicker flicker
Flicker flicker flicker, flicker flicker flicker
The candles in the menorah go flicker flicker flicker
All chanukah long. (Fingers open and close on "flicker")

The latkes in the pan go sizzle sizzle sizzle... (hold pan and shake it)

The dreidel on chanukah goes spin spin spin (pretend to turn dreidel, or let kids spin themselves)

Story:

(to tune of "adon olam - may be too wordy for your kids)

Antiochus the wicked king
He did to the yidden a terrible thing
He made the bais hamikdash unclean
And besides, he was so mean!
"Mi lashem eilai", the Maccabees did say
And with Hashem's help, they chased Antiochus away
They found a little shemen; it was a sight.
Hashem made it burn 8 days and nights.

de_goldy:
One little, two little, three little candles,
four little, five little, six little candles,
seven little, eight little chanukah candles,
and the shamash on top.

The shamash lights, all the other candles,
the shamash lights, all the other candles,
The shamash lights, all the other candles,
on my chanukah menorah.


to the tune of sevivon, sov sov sov.
Spin little dreidel, spin spin spin,
fall down and let me win.

spin little dreidel, spin spin spin,
fall down and let me win.

nes gadol haya sham, chanukah is so much fun,
chanukah is so much fun, nes gadol haya sham.

opinionatedbubby:
In my grandchildren's class, they learn fire saftey in connection with Chanukah.
A song: ttto: Sevivon, Sov Sov Sov)

Aish is fire, Fire is hot
Don't go near a fire, please do not!
Aish is fire, fire is hot
Will I touch a fire? I WILL NOT!

Hashem_Yaazor:
Or in Hebrew....
Aish, aish, aish
Cham, cham, cham
Aish davar mesukan
Aish, aish, aish
Cham, cham, cham
Aish davar mesukan!

Any other Chanuka songs will be greatly appreciated!
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abmom









  


Post  Sun, Nov 18 2012, 11:58 pm
Now for my contribution: (I used many songs from the previous post, but I don't think these 2 were mentioned. Sorry, but I don't remember where I got these songs from.)

We want to keep the Shabbos, the special Shabbos Kodesh.
Does Antiochus let us? No no no!
We want to keep Rosh Chodesh, when we have a new Chodesh.
Does Antiochus let us? No no no!
We want to make a bris, for a new baby boy.
Does Antiochus let us? No no no!
We want to go daven, in the bais hamikdash.
Does Antiochus let us? No no no!
The bais hamikdash is tammeh, everything is broken,
Ribono shel olam please help us!
The brave chashmonaim got rid of the reshaim,
Mi kamocha baeilim Hashem!


Spin spin dreidel spin
Nun, gimel, hey and shin.
Spin spin dreidel spin,
Fall down and let me win!
(Tune: Row your boat)
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mc









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 2:31 pm
Thanks for all these. Anyone have an easy song in Hebrew besides "sevivon, sov,sov..."
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imasinger









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 2:56 pm
There's a wonderful CD called "shirei chanukah" with some great songs.

What age group is it for, and what do you want it to be about?

Neir li is a good choice, as is banu choshech. Do you need words for either?
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mc









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 2:59 pm
Ages 3/4 - so needs easy tune/few words. Not familiar with either of those songs. think either would work?
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yo'ma









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 3:22 pm
What's the song that has the words, 1,2,3 macabeem?
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imasinger









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 3:33 pm
For sure either or both would work. I have done them with that age group. Sorry; I don't have a good Hebrew keyboard. Here is transliteration, with my apologies. I can probably find you a link somewhere, if you want, and translations if you need.
Ner li, ner li, ner li dakik
Bachanukah nerim adlik
Bachanukah neri yair
Bachanukah shiri ashir.
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Banu choshech legaresh,
beyadeinu or va'esh.
Kol echad hu or katan,
vechulanu or eitan.

Surah choshech, hal'ah sh'chor!
Surah mipnei ha'or!

Yo'ma, are you thinking of the song I had on my very first record? (am I revealing my age much?)

1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4
Come along and sing a song with me
1,2,3,4 1,2,3
Everyone can be a Maccabee.

Brave and strong, we march along
There's lots to do before the day is done
Chanukah time is here again
Happy Chanukah to everyone!
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abmom









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 4:00 pm
imasinger wrote:
1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4
Come along and sing a song with me
1,2,3,4 1,2,3
Everyone can be a Maccabee.
Brave and strong, we march along
There's lots to do before the day is done
Chanukah time is here again
Happy Chanukah to everyone!

This is so cute! What's the tune to this?
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mango









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 9:31 pm
Thanks everyone for all your songs, it has really helped refresh my memory and some cute new ones too! Another one I sing which I don't think I saw in the thread is,"Nun Gimmel Hay and Shin watch my dreidel spin and spin, Neis Gadol Hayah Shom a great mircale happened there!"
Also Chabad.org has a great audio section for channukah that is worth checking out:
http://www.chabad.org/holidays.....-Songs.htm

What crafts are you doing for channukah? I'm having some trouble coming up with really simple things I can do with my 2 yr olds and ideas appreciated!
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imasinger









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 9:43 pm
Thanks for reminding me of that song! I had forgotten about it!

One really cute project is to do a big oaktag menorah. Have the kids decorate each of 8 different candles with different stickers or other materials.

You can make a little dreidel out of clay.

You can dip both hands in fingerpaint to make handprint menorahs.

You can make wrapping paper by dipping a marble in paint and rolling it across some paper. The kids love rolling it around.

If you have kitchen facilities, you could make latkes with them. You could also print out a recipe, have them glue it on some colored paper and decorate the paper, and then laminate it as a placemat.

I know one morah who takes pictures of each child doing a mitzvah and sends home a nice poem about how the best gift the child can give is nachas.

Hope this helps!
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mazelandbracha









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 10:03 pm
I have to share this latke song, to the tune of "Tzion, tzion"

Take a potato, and an onion too.
Let's make latkes, for me and you. (2X)
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yummy...
it tastes good in my tummy...
latkes are so fiiiiiine!
We eat them all the time! (2X)
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imasinger









  


Post  Tue, Nov 27 2012, 10:08 pm
So cute! Thank you!!
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yo'ma









  


Post  Wed, Nov 28 2012, 5:42 am
imasinger wrote:
1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4
Come along and sing a song with me
1,2,3,4 1,2,3
Everyone can be a Maccabee.
Brave and strong, we march along
There's lots to do before the day is done
Chanukah time is here again
Happy Chanukah to everyone!

Yeah, that's it, thanks!!
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mango









  


Post  Wed, Dec 05 2012, 3:31 pm
imasinger wrote:
Thanks for reminding me of that song! I had forgotten about it!

One really cute project is to do a big oaktag menorah. Have the kids decorate each of 8 different candles with different stickers or other materials.

You can make a little dreidel out of clay.

You can dip both hands in fingerpaint to make handprint menorahs.

You can make wrapping paper by dipping a marble in paint and rolling it across some paper. The kids love rolling it around.

If you have kitchen facilities, you could make latkes with them. You could also print out a recipe, have them glue it on some colored paper and decorate the paper, and then laminate it as a placemat.

I know one morah who takes pictures of each child doing a mitzvah and sends home a nice poem about how the best gift the child can give is nachas.

Hope this helps!


Thanks for all that! Definitely a help!

Does any one know any different cute lyrics for ”I had a little draydel, I made it out of clay” I know some which I sang with my kids and they loved them. I will list the ones I know and please add anymore you know of.

I had a little draydel I made it out of gold, I put it in the freezer and it was very cold!

I had a little draydel I made it out of snow, I put it in the oven-oh draydel where did you go?

I had a little draydel I made it out of wood and when I land on gimmel I think it's really good!

Any others?? TIA
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Chayalle









  


Post  Wed, Dec 05 2012, 3:43 pm
Oh Chanuka Oh Chanuka
Come light the Menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the horah (my DD learned - together with Morah- for this line)

Gather round the table
We'll give you a treat
Sevivon to play with
and Latkes to eat

and while we are playing
the candles are burning low
one for each night the spread out their light
to remind us of days long ago.
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morahl









  


Post  Tue, Dec 03 2013, 8:23 am
I have a little draydel
I painted it all green
I put it in the bathtub
and now it is all clean!

More chanukah songs on this site www.morahleahmusic.com
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