The Name Game

 

 

Building Self-Confidence (Exercise/Music that helps make us feel good)

6 min song - a great morning song!

Recommended ages: 4 - 12 years

 

 

 

Download the lyrics of the song and put them up on the wall.  Use the video to introduce the song and use it as a fun morning dance/sing-a-long routine.  Once children know the game, you can choose different children's names for the class to chant.  When a child's name is used, it makes them feel special.  Task the children with making up their own dance routines to the song and let children have turns in 'leading the class' with their routine to teach. 

"Name Game"
 

Come on everybody I say now lets play a game 
I betcha I can make a rhyme, out of anybody's name 
The first letter of the name I treat it like it wasn't there 
But a 'B' or an 'F' or an 'M' will appear


And then I say "Bo" add a 'B' then I say the name 
Then "Bonana Fanna" and "Foe" 
And then I say the name again with an 'F' very plain
then a "Fee Fi" and "Mo" 
And then I say the name again with an 'M' this time
And there isn't any name that I can't rhyme 

O.K. Let's do Tony! 


Tony, Tony Bo-Bony Bonana Fanna Fo-Fony Fee-Fi-Mo Mony
Tony


Now was good Let's try Katie!
Katie Katie Bo-Batie Bonana Fanna Fo-Fatie Fee-Fi- Mo Matie
Katie


But if the first two letters are ever the same
You drop them both then say the name
Like Bob, Bob drop the 'B' Bo-Ob 
Or Hugh Hugh drop the 'H' go "Oooo"
Mary, Mary, drop the 'M's Mo-Ary 
That's the only rule that is contrary

O.K. everybody
Now say Bo, Bo! 
Now Tony with a B, Bony!
Now Bonana Fanna Fo, Bonana Fanna Fo!
Then you say the name again with an 'F' very plain, Fony!
Then a Fee Fi and a Mo Fee-Fi and Mo!
Then you say the name with an 'M' this time, Mony!
There isn't any name that I can't rhyme

Let's do Doug! 
Doug, Doug Bo-Boug Bonana Fanna Fo-Foug Fee-Fi-Mo Moug
Doug


Now you got it, Joanie!
Joanie, Joanie Bo-Bonie Bonana Fanna Fo-Fonie Fee-Fi-Mo Monie
Joanie


A little trick with Rick! 
Rick, Rick Bo-Bick Bonana Fanna Fo-Fick Fee-Fi-Mo Mick

But if the first two letters are ever the same
You drop them both then say the name 
Like Bob, Bob drop the 'B' Bo-Ob 
Or Hugh Hugh drop the 'H' go "Oooo"
Mary, Mary, drop the 'M's Mo-Ary 
That's the only rule that is contrary

O.K. everybody
Let's try David!
David, David Bo-Bavid Bonana Fanna Fo-Favid Fee-Fi-Mo Mavid
David


That was great, try Larry! 
Larry, Larry Bo-Barry Bonana Fanna Fo-Farry Fee-Fi-Mo Marry
Larry 


Ok, now try Linda!
Linda, Linda Bo-Binda Bonana Fanna Fo-Finda Fee-Fi-Mo Minda
Linda


A little trick with Nick
Nick, Nick Bo-Bick Bonana Fanna Fo-Fick Fee-Fi-Mo Mick
Nick

Come on everybody I say now lets play a game 
I betcha I can make a rhyme, out of anybody's name 
The first letter of the name I treat it like it wasn't there 
But a 'B' or an 'F' or an 'M' will appear
And then I say "Bo" add a 'B' then I say the name 
Then "Bonana Fanna" and "Foe" 
And then I say the name again with an 'F' very plain
then a "Fee Fi" and "Mo" 
And then I say the name again with an 'M' this time
And there isn't any name that I can't rhyme 

O.K. Let's do Tony! 
Tony, Tony Bo-Bony Bonana Fanna Fo-Fony Fee-Fi-Mo Mony
Tony


Now was good Let's try Katie!
Katie Katie Bo-Batie Bonana Fanna Fo-Fatie Fee-Fi- Mo Matie
Katie


But if the first two letters are ever the same
You drop them both then say the name
Like Bob, Bob drop the 'B' Bo-Ob 
Or Hugh Hugh drop the 'H' go "Oooo"
Mary, Mary, drop the 'M's Mo-Ary 
That's the only rule that is contrary

O.K. everybody
Now say Bo, Bo! 
Now Tony with a B, Bony!
Now Bonana Fanna Fo, Bonana Fanna Fo!
Then you say the name again with an 'F' very plain, Fony!
Then a Fee Fi and a Mo Fee-Fi and Mo!
Then you say the name with an 'M' this time, Mony!
There isn't any name that I can't rhyme

Let's do Doug! 
Doug, Doug Bo-Boug Bonana Fanna Fo-Foug Fee-Fi-Mo Moug
Doug


Now you got it, Joanie!
Joanie, Joanie Bo-Bonie Bonana Fanna Fo-Fonie Fee-Fi-Mo Monie
Joanie


A little trick with Rick! 
Rick, Rick Bo-Bick Bonana Fanna Fo-Fick Fee-Fi-Mo Mick

But if the first two letters are ever the same
You drop them both then say the name 
Like Bob, Bob drop the 'B' Bo-Ob 
Or Hugh Hugh drop the 'H' go "Oooo"
Mary, Mary, drop the 'M's Mo-Ary 
That's the only rule that is contrary

O.K. everybody
Let's try David!
David, David Bo-Bavid Bonana Fanna Fo-Favid Fee-Fi-Mo Mavid
David


That was great, try Larry! 
Larry, Larry Bo-Barry Bonana Fanna Fo-Farry Fee-Fi-Mo Marry
Larry 


Ok, now try Linda!
Linda, Linda Bo-Binda Bonana Fanna Fo-Finda Fee-Fi-Mo Minda
Linda


A little trick with Nick
Nick, Nick Bo-Bick Bonana Fanna Fo-Fick Fee-Fi-Mo Mick
Nick