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Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Mural paper, masking tape, and markers

Preparation for Activity

  • Find a place to spread out mural paper for children to write song lyrics.

Description of Activity

Participants use humor in creating parody songs. Divide participants into groups of three to five. Invite them to come up with parody songs that they can share with each other. One of the most common, "On Top of Spaghetti," follows. Can they share different versions with each other?

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese.

I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor,

And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden and under a bush,

And then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,

And early next summer it grew to a tree.

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss.

It grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,

Hold on to your meatball and don't ever sneeze.

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