Measurement Song: 5,280 Feet in a Mile

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My mother called me Lazy,

I was quite surprised,

I told her I watch TV,

I exercise my eyes!

She said go run a Mile,

A mile isn’t far,

I told her I would do it,

If I could use the car!

 

5,280 feet

That’s five times around my street!

OH NO!

It wouldn’t make me smile,

To have to run a mile,

That’s too many feet for me to run!

5-2-8-0- feet to run!

 

It’s further than a foot,

It’s longer than a yard,

It’s way more than an inch,

To run it is quite hard,

It’s further than a meter,

A kilometer too,

My mother is a runner,

She said let’s go run two!

 

5,280 feet

That’s five times around my street!

OH NO!

It wouldn’t make me smile,

To have to run a mile,

That’s too many feet for me to run!

5-2-8-0- feet to run!

 

I told her I would run it,

If she paid me in ice cream!

A scoop for every mile,

And I would join her team,

I ran it with my mother,

2 miles went by quick

I ran it with my mother,

It didn’t hurt a lick!

 

5,280 feet

That’s five times around my street!

OH NO!

It wouldn’t make me smile,

To have to run a mile,

That’s too many feet for me to run!

5-2-8-0- feet to run!

 

Now I am a runner,

I still spend time on screen,

I mix it with some exercise,

I’m feeling fit and lean

Nobody calls me lazy,

Those days have come and gone,

I think I’ll set my new goal,

To run the marathon!

(thats 26.2 miles!)

 

5,280 feet

That’s five times around my street!

OH NO!

It wouldn’t make me smile,

To have to run a mile,

That’s too many feet for me to run!

5-2-8-0- feet to run!