Bingo

Posted: Monday, August 6, 2007, 9:36 am

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Clap along as you sing this song and help your child with early literacy skills.

There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

For the next verse, clap once instead of saying the letter "B."
There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

Clap twice instead of saying the letters "B" and "I."
There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

Clap three times instead of saying the letters "B," "I," and "N."
There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

Clap four times instead of saying the letters "B," "I," "N," and "G."
There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

Clap five times instead of saying the B-I-N-G-O letters.
There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
And Bingo was his name-o!

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills.

You can help by:

  • Looking for letters and talking about their sounds everywhere you go. Kids love the letters in their name so start there for some fun!

Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Make the B-I-N-G-O letters out of paper, felt, or foam and use them when singing this song with your child. Kids will love playing with the letters.
  • Make up new verses to this song like "There was a farmer had a cow and Silly was her name-o."

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