Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: Copies of the song

How To Play: This is a singing activity. Have students practice
to pretend to chew gum by making loud smacking sounds with their mouth
and mime playing with a yo-yo while saying, “Wooo wooo.”

Herman the Worm song:
“Sittin’ on a fence post chewin’ my bubble gum (smack, smack, smack,
smack) playin’ with my yo-yo (wooo, wooo) when along came Herman the
Worm and he was this big (show about an inch space between fingers).”

“Sittin’ on a fence post chewin’ my bubble gum (smack, smack, smack,
smack) playin’ with my yo-yo (wooo, wooo) when along came Herman the
Worm and he was THIS BIG (hold hands a few inches apart).”
“And I said, Herman what happened?”
“I swallowed my shirt.”

“Sittin’ on a fence post chewin’ my bubble gum (smack, smack, smack,
smack) playin’ with my yo-yo (wooo, wooo) when along came Herman the
Worm and he was THIS BIG (hold hands farther apart).”
“And I said, Herman what happened?”
“I swallowed my pants.”

“Sittin’ on a fence post chewin’ my bubble gum (smack, smack, smack,
smack) playin’ with my yo-yo (wooo, wooo) when along came Herman the
Worm and he was THIS BIG (hold hands even farther apart).”
“And I said, Herman what happened?”
“I swallowed my shoes.”

“Sittin’ on a fence post chewin’ my bubble gum (smack, smack, smack,
smack) playin’ with my yo-yo (wooo, wooo) when along came Herman the
Worm and he was THIS BIG (hold hands even farther apart).”
“And I said, Herman what happened?”
“I swallowed my hat.”

“Sittin’ on a fence post chewin’ my bubble gum (smack, smack, smack,
smack) playin’ with my yo-yo (wooo, wooo) when along came Herman the
Worm and he was this big again (show about an inch space between
fingers).”
“And I said, Herman what happened?”
“I burped.”

Plan for Success: Make copies of the song for the students. Before adding the sounds and gestures, practice singing the song.

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