So, my kids come home every single day singing, “What Does the Fox Say?” I decided I better do some research for myself. Were they singing a song with bad words? Is there a sexual meaning behind this song? I don’t want them singing anything inappropriate in school. After some digging, I found that the video/song was truly very innocent from what I could tell. It is really just asking about what noises foxes make.
In fact, I think the video is pretty entertaining and maybe educational as well. It starts with talking about noises other animals make (appropriately as well), and then makes up “funny” sounds for what they think the fox might say. The sounds are actually pretty good sounds too, and in the video with the writing out of the text the kids can practice their digraphs (ch, sh, th, etc.) sounds. Here are the full lyrics to the song. I see some teacher lesson plans coming from this song! And the kids can practice their reading skills as well. The words are displayed across the bottom of the screen.
Who knows, maybe we will do an at-home project researching what noises foxes make? And maybe this will be a song little kids can sing to learn their animals sounds? The possibilities could be endless? Tell me what you think about the song, “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by Ylvis, (two Norwegian brothers). Check out the video below! You might just be singing this catchy tune in your head today! Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
*Note: I have since watched some other videos from this group and many are NOT kid-friendly, so be warned! This one below is, so ENJOY!