Arabic ‘Hop Like A Bunny’ Nursery Rhyme {Resource}

I love to use the nursery rhyme “Hop Like A Bunny” when I do Arabic story time at the public library.

It is very short and sweet, mimicking the actions of four animals, a bunny rabbit, a kitty cat, a bear and a duck.

While the kids and I are singing the song, we hop like the bunny, quietly walk like a kitty, make ourselves big like a bear and raise our arms up and down to fly like a duck.

The song is repeated five times and can be found on one of my favorite music CDs or check out just the song alone.

There is how it is sung in Arabic.

 Nott methil al arnab
Nott nott nott
Imshi shoai shoai
Methil al ott
Irfaa halak aali
Methil al dob
Kher aali aali
Methil al batt
Hop like a bunny
Hop hop hop
Walk softly softly
Like a cat
Rise big & tall
Like a bear
Fly higher higher
Like a duck

You can download it for free here.

Stop by these other Arabic fun educational posts:

Arabic ‘Frère Jacques’ Nursery Rhyme {Resource}

Arabic ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ Nursery Rhyme {Resource}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see other tutorials to teach Arabic to toddlers or check out these

Ramadan Novelty Song {Printable}

This Ramadan song is a novelty song written by Iranian comedian Tissa Hami.

It’s theme is geared to Muslim children being alienated around December, when Christmas and Hanukah occur. It lists Muslim celebrities (some real, some not so much) as a way of sympathizing with their situation. It was inspired by Adam Sandler’s “Hanukah Song.”

It was so funny, I had to share it with everyone:

The Ramadan Song
Lyrics by Tissa Hami

Put your turban on, here comes Ramadan
So much fun-adan to celebrate Ramadan
Ramadan is a tradition everlasting
Instead of one day of presents, we have 30 days of fastin

When you feel like the only kid in town without a menorah or tree
Here’s a list of people who are Muslim just like you and me
Mohammad Ali prays toward Mecca
So does Aladdin, and my sister’s best friend Becca

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives praise to Allah
So does much of Africa but not Nelson Mandela
When you’re down on your knees, tired of praying on the floor
Remember you were once joined by Tupac Shakur

Who needs the Dreidel Song or Winter Wonderland?
When you can sing along with the American Taliban (he converted)
Put your turban on, it’s time for Ramadan
Jerry Lewis has a telethon, it’s time to celebrate Ramadan

Barack Obama, not a Muslim
If he converted, it would really, really puzzle ’em
Some people think that Muslims are heathens
But go on, admit it, you love Cat Stevens

Mike Tyson is Muslim, so’s Ahmad Rashad
Put them together and you’re ready for jihad
When you can’t have a drink at the local beer hall
Just think it was a Muslim who discovered alcohol

So find something to vomit on, it’s time to celebrate Ramadan
Hope I don’t get sent to the Pentagon, on this lovely lovely Ramadan
I’m glad they caught Saddam-adan, but where’s Osama bin Lade-dan?
If you really really wanna-dan, Have a happy happy happy happy Ramadan
Happy Ramadan

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