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"My name is Mr Octopus" Lesson

Target English: "My name is....", parts of the body, numbers
Target grade: All ages but particular younger kids!
Song: The "Mr Octopus" Song can be found in the Teacher's Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

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Mr Octopus


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My name is Mr Octopus
by Richard Graham


My name is Mr Octopus.
My name is Mr Octopus.
I've got 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 arms,
2 eyes, a mouth and a head.

But I haven't got any legs.
No, no legs.
But it doesn't matter because
I've got...

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,arms,
2 eyes, a mouth and a head.

My name is Mr Spider.
My name is Mr Spider.
I've got 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 legs,
2 eyes, a mouth and a head.

But I haven't got any arms.
No, no arms.
But it doesn't matter because
I've got...

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 legs,
Two eyes, a mouth and a head.

My name is Mrs Alien.
My name is Mrs Alien.
I've got 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 eyes,
2 legs, a nose and a mouth.

But I haven't got any arms.
But that's OK because I've got
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 eyes,
2 legs, a nose and a mouth

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In the classroom or at home ........


The best thing about Genki English songs is that they get the kids to remember the new vocab so easily and quickly. But this song is a bit different!! Instead of being written in order to learn new vocab, it's basically a fun review of "My name is...", numbers and parts of the body. But just like all the other songs, it has a melody that will stay in your head for ages!!


Hold out your fingers whilst counting, and touch the relevant body parts whilst singing.




Here you can see Virginie doing the song as part of a school presentation. Here she made it into a story of a unicorn who decided to travel all around the magic world. On the first day, she met an Octopus, a Spider and even an Alien!



After singing this song, try the "Monster Drawing Game"!

VIP members can check out the worksheet to go with the song.


Worksheet:
The worksheet from this song is based on the Genki English "Monster Drawing Game". Each kid has a copy of the worksheet and the teacher says things like "This alien has two heads". The kids hear this, and as the monster already has one head, they have to draw another one! If you have studied colours then you can say things like "This monster has 4 blue legs and two green arms". Lots of fun!



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