Here is a silly little poem I wrote to help children practice some irregular past tense verbs. It’s fun for younger children and gets them moving, but ends with them sitting on the floor, ready to focus on something else. It helps to break it down and teach it over a few days. I liked to do it as a call and response type of activity. I would say the first part of each line, then children would complete the action, then say the second part of each line. I often had pictures out to help children remember the actions and order.
Say hello. We said hello
Bend down low. We bent down low.
Hold your nose. We held our nose.
Strike a pose. We struck a pose.
Make a funny face. We made funny face.
Run in place. We ran in place.
Stand up tall. We stood up tall.
Shake your head. We shook our head.
Sleep in a bed. We slept in a bed.
Give a hug. We gave a hug.
Drink from a mug. We drank from a mug.
Catch a fish. We caught a fish.
Make a wish. We made a wish.
Shut the door. We shut the door.
Sit on the floor. We sat on the floor.