Early Childhood Leader's Guide Music Education Toddlers Young Children

Calling All Animals- New Kid’s Song for Noah

Welcome to a delightful journey into the world of Jewish Early Childhood music! If you’re on the lookout for the perfect Jewish Movement Song that gets little feet tapping and tiny hands clapping, you’ve come to the right place. Our “Calling All Animals” song, inspired by the Torah’s story of Noah and the Ark, is tailor-made for young children aged 1-8. Not only does it introduce them to the cherished story of Parshat Noach, but it also provides an interactive experience through movement and imagination. Whether you’re a parent, an educator, or simply someone who loves sharing Jewish children’s songs, this Noah’s Ark song for kids is a must-add to your repertoire.


Chords G C D

Part A:

Calling all animals, over here
It’s gonna rain, the flood is near
Noah’s ark can keep you safe and dry
As the rain pours down
From the sky

Part B:

This is the place to collect kids’ ideas and encourage them to move like that animal!

If I were a kangaroo, I’d jump to the boat,
I’d jump to the boat with my kangaroo friend]
If I were a kangaroo, I’d jump to the boat,
jump aboard and wait *
For the storm to end.

*Sometimes, large movement songs can become chaotic and feel crowded. This pause was written as a preventative step to avoid an overwhelming experience. This is opportunity for the leader to regain attention and be able to control the energy flow between the transitions of parts A and B

If I were a bug, I would crawl to the boat
I’d crawl to the boat my my bug friend
If I were a bug I would crawl to the board
Crawl aboard and wait…*
For the storm to end!

Invite participation from your singers, encouraging them to share their animals and make suggestions about how they should move.

If I were a snake, I would slither to the boat…
If I were a bird, I would fly to the boat…
If I were a horse, I would gallop to the boat…
Noah’s family walked onto the boat….

As we wrap up our journey aboard Noah’s Ark, remember that the beauty of Jewish Early Childhood music lies in its power to inspire, educate, and entertain simultaneously. “Calling All Animals” is more than just a Parshat Noach song; it’s an invitation to immerse ourselves and our children in the rich tapestry of Jewish storytelling. And as you lead your little ones through this song, sprinkling in nuggets of wisdom from the Torah (like how some animals came in pairs and others in sevens!), you’re not just making music; you’re forging memories. So, let the rhythm of the rain and the chorus of the animals carry you away, and keep the spirit of Jewish Movement Songs alive in every beat, every note, and every dance step.

Thank you for joining us on this musical adventure. May your days be filled with song, dance, and endless joy.

Please check out: Songs And Strategies To Teach Noah’s Ark (Parshat Noach). This article is for early childhood educators, cantors, rabbis, religious school teachers, songleaders or any other grown-ups who want to make meaning and music with the littles they love as they explore Torah stories.

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