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Flies
Submitted by: Connie, Kingwood
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Old Black Fly by:Aylesworth, Jim
Old black fly buzzes around, buzzes around, and causes trouble
The Fly Flew In by:Catrow, David
A Fly flies into a concert hall and creates havoc
Soup for One by:Long, Ethan
A fly finds a bowl of soup perfect for one when all his buggy friends drop in.
Tiny Little Fly by:Rosen, Michael
With a tramp, a roll, and a swat, the other animals try to catch Tiny Little Fly as he teases them.
Thelonius Monster's Sky High Fly Pie by:Sierra, Judy
A good natured monster thinks a Fly Pie would make a wonderful dessert for his friends.
Shoo Fly by:Trapani, Iza
Based on the old Civil War song can be used with the song.
Songs
Shoo Fly
Civil War song.Can be used with the Iza Trapani book.
Shoo fly, don’t bother me
(Gesture with both hands as shooing fly on one side of the head)
Shoo fly don’t bother me
(Same gesture on other side of head)
Shoo fly don’t bother me
(same gesture on first side)
For I belong to somebody.
(hug yourself)

I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star
( Throw hands up in air joyfully 3 time, and shimmy hands down)
I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star.
(Same as above)

Shoo fly, don’t bother me
( Gesture with both hands as shooing fly on one side of the head)
Shoo fly don’t bother me
(Same gesture on other side of head)
Shoo fly don’t bother me
(same gesture on first side)
For I belong to somebody.
(hug yourself)
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Can be used with puppets with children stuffing the old lady, or any of several books.

I Know an Old lady…
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I don’t know why she swallowed that fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider that wriggled and tickled and
jiggled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady who swallowed a bird… How absurd to swallow a bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and tickled and jiggled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat… imagine that she swallowed a cat
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and tickled and jiggled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady who swallowed a dog…What a hog! She swallowed a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and tickled and jiggled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady who swallowed a goat…She just opened her throat and
swallowed that goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog… She swallowed the dog to catch the cat
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and tickled and jiggled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady who swallowed a cow…I don’t know how she swallowed that cow
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat…
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog… She swallowed the dog to catch the cat
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and tickled and jiggled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly… perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady who swallowed a horse. She died of course.
Notes
Both "Shoo Fly" and "I Know and Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly" can be used with books by the same title. There are Little Old Lady dolls that can be used with the song.