Today is Monday Song Lyrics

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Today is Monday

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Author: Eric Carle
Themes: days of the week, food, animals
Age-range: infant-preschool, 4 – 8 years

 

Download the words of the song:
Today is Monday Lyrics

Today is Monday” is a book and a song written by Eric Carle that invites preschoolers to recognize animals, foods and the days of the week in English. Each large spread features a different animal enjoying a tasty meal: a porcupine with Monday’s string beans, a snake with Tuesday’s spaghetti, an elephant with Wednesday’s “ZOOOOP”… right up to a monkey with Sunday’s ice-cream. At the end, a group of kids gathers around a big table to feast on all the foods mentioned.

 

English Lyrics:

Today is Monday

Today is Monday,
Today is Monday,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

Today is Tuesday,
Today is Tuesday,
Tuesday spaghetti,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

Today is Wednesday,
Today is Wednesday,
Wednesday zoooop, (soup)
Tuesday spaghetti,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

Today is Thursday,
Today is Thursday,
Thursday roast beef,
Wednesday zoooop,
Tuesday spaghetti,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

Today is Friday,
Today is Friday,
Friday fresh fish,
Thursday roast beef,
Wednesday zoooop,
Tuesday spaghetti,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

Today is Saturday,
Today is Saturday,
Saturday chicken,
Friday fresh fish,
Thursday roast beef,
Wednesday zoooop,
Tuesday spaghetti,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

Today is Sunday,
Today is Sunday,
Sunday ice-cream,
Saturday chicken,
Friday fresh fish,
Thursday roast beef,
Wednesday zoooop,
Tuesday spaghetti,
Monday string beans,
all you hungry children, come and eat it up!

French translation:

Aujourd’hui c’est lundi

Aujourd’hui c’est lundi,
Aujourd’hui c’est lundi,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

Aujourd’hui c’est mardi,
Aujourd’hui c’est mardi,
Mardi spaghetti,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

Aujourd’hui c’est mercredi,
Aujourd’hui c’est mercredi,
Mercredi zoooop, (soupe)
Mardi spaghetti,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

Aujourd’hui c’est jeudi,
Aujourd’hui c’est jeudi,
Jeudi rosbif,
Mercredi zoooop,
Mardi spaghetti,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

Aujourd’hui c’est vendredi,
Aujourd’hui c’est vendredi,
Vendredi poisson frais,
Jeudi rosbif,
Mercredi zoooop,
Mardi spaghetti,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

Aujourd’hui c’est samedi,
Aujourd’hui c’est samedi,
Samedi poulet,
Vendredi poisson frais,
Jeudi rosbif,
Mercredi zoooop,
Mardi spaghetti,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

Aujourd’hui c’est dimanche,
Aujourd’hui c’est dimanche,
Dimanche glace,
Samedi poulet,
Vendredi poisson frais,
Jeudi rosbif,
Mercredi zoooop,
Mardi spaghetti,
Lundi haricots verts,
tous les enfants affamés, venez manger !

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • Days of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Food: string beans, spaghetti, soup, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken, ice-cream.
  • Animals: a porcupine, a snake, an elephant, a cat, a pelican, a fox and a monkey.

Grammar:

  • Today is…
  • Imperative form “come and eat it up”.
  • We always capitalize the days of the week in English.
Today is Monday, a book by Eric Carle

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…).
  • The sound [ɪ] (fish / chicken).

Teaching suggestions:

  • Work on the question “What’s the day today? It’s…”
  • Point to the days on a calendar as you sing.
  • Express your tastes in English “I like/I don’t like”.
  • Discover “Ketchup on Your Cornflakes” by Nick Sharratt.

 

Video of the Song “Today is Monday” in English:

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