Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pirates vs. Ninjas, Part II

We've all been having a lot of fun with the "Pirates vs. Ninjas" contest I'm having at the library this summer.

Recently, we had a little sing-a-long, with verses that I mostly made up on the spot.

We alternated between pirates and ninjas.

It's to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It"



If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck! (make swabbing, mop-like motions)
If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck!
If you're a pirate and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck!

If you're a ninja and you know it, stay alert! (make spying motions)
If you're a ninja and you know it, stay alert!
If you're a ninja and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you're a ninja and you know it, stay alert!

more pirate verses:

...walk the plank! (make jumping while holding your nose motions)
...get the gold! (make grabbing motions)

more ninja verses:

...sneak around! (make sneaking motions)
...battle crime! (make ninja motions)

This was really a lot of fun. I suppose I even could have had the kids help me improvise some more verses.
Each week the kids bring what they've been reading so that we can weigh it and keep track of how many pounds of books everyone's been reading. So far, ninjas have a pretty healthy lead. I've been exhorting them to start voting for pirates now, if they're going to; which only seems to incite the ninja fans to read more.

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