Days of the Week Addams Family French English

Days of the Week

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Theme: days of the week
Age-range: infant-preschool, 3 – 7 years

 

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Days of the Week Lyrics

Days of the Week” is a very simple and fun song for children that is great for introducing the seven days of the week and the order of the days in English. It is used in many preschools and schools all over USA and UK. This nursery rhyme can be sung to the tune of the Addams Family.

 

English Lyrics:

Days of the Week

(To the tune of “The Addams Family”)

Days of the week. (Snap, snap)
Days of the week.  (Snap, snap)
Days of the week,
Days of the week,
Days of the week. (Snap, snap)

There’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday,
and then there’s Saturday.

Days of the week. (Snap, snap)
Days of the week.  (Snap, snap)
Days of the week,
Days of the week,
Days of the week. (Snap, snap)

French translation:

Days of the Week

(Sur l’air de “La Famille Addams”)

Les jours de la semaine. (claquer des doigts 2 fois)
Les jours de la semaine. (claquer des doigts 2 fois)
Les jours de la semaine,
Les jours de la semaine,
Les jours de la semaine. (claquer des doigts 2 fois)

Il y a dimanche et il y a lundi,
Il y a mardi et il y a mercredi,
Il y a jeudi et il y a vendredi,
et puis il y a samedi.

Les jours de la semaine. (claquer des doigts 2 fois)
Les jours de la semaine. (claquer des doigts 2 fois)
Les jours de la semaine,
Les jours de la semaine,
Les jours de la semaine. (claquer des doigts 2 fois)

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • Days of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • The United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan and other countries consider Sunday as the first day of the week.

Grammar:

  • Contraction of “there is”.
  • We always capitalize the days of the week in English.

Phonology:

  • Pronunciation of the days of the week: Monday /ˈmʌndeɪ/, Tuesday /ˈtjuːzdeɪ/, Wednesday /ˈwɛnzdeɪ/, Thursday /ˈθəːzdeɪ/, Friday /ˈfrʌɪdeɪ/, Saturday /ˈsatədeɪ/, Sunday /ˈsʌndeɪ/.
  • The sound [eɪ] (Monday,Tuesday…).

Teaching suggestions:

  • Work on the question “What’s the day today? It’s…”
  • Point to the days on a calendar as you sing.
  • Learn to sing this song in other languages.
  • Discover “Today is Monday” by Eric Carle.

 

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