Preschool Teaching Tips: “One For You, One For Me” – Halloween Songs

Preschool Teaching Tips: “One For You, One For Me” – Halloween Songs

November 27, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat music) – “One for You, One for
Me” is a Halloween song that focuses on counting
to five and sharing. It’s a great song to practice good manners with phrases like “thank you very much” and “let’s share.” It’s simple and repetitive, making it an easy song to teach in a short amount of time. Stay tuned until after the song to learn some fun activities you can do with “One for You, One for Me.” Now let’s get started. (“One for you, one for me”) ♪ One for you ♪ ♪ One for me ♪ ♪ Let’s share all of our candy ♪ ♪ Happy, Happy Halloween ♪ ♪ One for you ♪ ♪ One for me ♪ ♪ Two for you ♪ ♪ Two for me ♪ ♪ Let’s share all of our candy ♪ ♪ Happy, Happy Halloween ♪ ♪ Two for you ♪ ♪ Two for me ♪ ♪ Here you are ♪ ♪ Thank you very much ♪ ♪ Here you are ♪ ♪ Thank you very much ♪ ♪ Three for you ♪ ♪ Three for me ♪ ♪ Let’s share all of our candy ♪ ♪ Happy, Happy Halloween ♪ ♪ Three for you ♪ ♪ Three for me ♪ ♪ Four for you ♪ ♪ Four for me ♪ ♪ Let’s share all of our candy ♪ ♪ Happy, Happy Halloween ♪ ♪ Four for you ♪ ♪ Four for me ♪ ♪ Here you are ♪ ♪ Thank you very much ♪ ♪ Here you are ♪ ♪ Thank you very much ♪ ♪ Five for you ♪ ♪ Five for me ♪ ♪ Let’s share all of our candy ♪ ♪ Happy, Happy Halloween ♪ ♪ Five for you ♪ ♪ Five for me ♪ ♪ None for you ♪ ♪ None for me ♪ ♪ We at all of our candy ♪ ♪ Happy, Happy Halloween ♪ ♪ Sharing all of our candy ♪ That was “One for You, One for Me.” This song is great for reinforcing the language and idea of
sharing with your students, especially at Halloween-time, when little ones are naturally excited to receive candy and might
forget their manners. This song will remind them of all the nice words to
say while trick or treating. For a fun game, divide your class into seated lines of
about 10 students each. Place 10 candies in a dish
in the front of the line. On the count of three, the student at the front of the line takes one candy and passes
it to the student behind them and says, “One for you.” That student takes the candy and says, “One for me” and passes
it on to the next student, saying “One for you.” They continue passing the candy back until it reaches the
last student in the line. That student must race
to the front of the line, put the candy back in the bowl and take a seat at the front of the line. In the next round, try
passing back two candies. Continue the game, adding
one candy each round, but be careful not to
drop any along the way. To practice even more language, instead of saying “One
for You, One for Me,” try having the students use phrases like here you are, thank you very much, and you’re welcome. Even though this is a Halloween song, you can try it any time of the year and use other items instead of candy. For example, try sharing marbles and sing ♪ One for you ♪ ♪ One for me ♪ ♪ ABCDEFG ♪ ♪ Sharing, sharing happily ♪ ♪ One for you ♪ ♪ One for me ♪ You could also count up higher than five and explore other numbers. Use this song as an introduction about being kind, it’s
nice to share with others and to use words like thank you. Ask your students what else
they can do to be kind. Make a list of everything
they come up with and encourage them to do
these things in the classroom. If you spot a student doing
one of these acts of kindness, write their name or add a
sticker next to it on the list. For older students, who
can do simple division, bring a big bag of candy into class and count out a large number of candy. Make sure it’s a number that is a multiple of the number of students in your class. Count the candy with your students, then ask them to guess how many candies each person would get if we share. To help them answer the question, go around the circle and give each student a piece of candy until they’re all gone. Have each student count
the pieces of candy they have to confirm the answer. Try again with a
different number of candy. We hope you enjoy “One
for You, One for Me.” Keep on singing, learning, and having fun (upbeat music) Thanks for watching, be sure to check out supersimple.com for more
songs and resources. If you have any ideas
on how to use this song in the classroom or at home, let us know in the comments below,
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