If You're Happy And You Know It

If You're Happy And You Know It: Barefoot Books-LadyD


This is such a fun tune to join in and singalong with. I think your classroom and young ones at home will have lots of fun with the lyrics. The series of songs that you find below remind me of another popular song, Knick Knack Paddy Whack. It's a great book, too.

We're So Glad

(Sung to: If You're Happy And You Know It)

                 G                                          D
We're so glad you've come to school today,
                                                              G
We're so glad you've come to school today,
C
Kristy won't you stand,
          G
And shake Linda's hand.
           D                                  G
Now everybody clap and say ole'!

                  G                                       D
We're so glad you've come to school today,
                                                             G
We're so glad you've come to school today.
C
Elizabeth stamp your feet,
         G
And Eric smile so sweet.
          D                             G
Now everybody clap say ole'.

                 G                                         D
We're so glad you've come to school today,
                                                              G
We're so glad you've come to school today.
C
Susan take a bow,
          G
And Kevin blink right now.
           D                                    G
Now everybody stand and say ole'!


                G                                          D
We're so glad you've come to school today,
                                                              G
We're so glad you've come to school today,
C
Eileen hop about,
         G
And David give a shout.
          D                                   G
Now everybody clap and say ole'!

(Substitute the names of your children for the names in the song. Have the children act out the motions as their names are called.)

Ready to Share

(Sung to: If You're Happy And You Know It)

                G                                     D
If you're ready to share, clap your hands,
                                                        G
If you're ready to share, slap your knees.
                 C
If you're ready to share,
           G
Then quiet you will be.
                D                                      G
If you're ready to share, fold your hands.



If You're Ready

(Sung to: If You're Happy And You Know It)

                G                                   D
If you're ready for a story, find a seat,
                                                       G
If you're ready for a story, find a seat.
                C
If you're ready for a story,
                     G
Check your hands and then your feet,
                 D                                  G
If you're ready for a story, find a seat.

If You're Name Begins With A


            G                                                 D
If your name begins with A, wash your hands,
                                                                 G
If your name begins with A, wash your hands.
              C
If your name begins with A,
              G
If your name begins with A,
              D                                                 G
If your name begins with A, wash your hands.

(Substitute other letters for the letter A and names of other activities for wash your hands.)

Let's All Join In


        G                                     D
It's cleanup time, let's all join in,
                                                 G
It's cleanup time, let's all join in.
        C
All the girls and all the boys,
          G
Let's put away the toys,
       D                                      G
It's cleanup time, let's all join in.

It's Important That I Know My Address


       F                                         C7
It's important that I know my address,
                                                  F
It's important that I know my address.
            Bb
If you listen to me now,
           F
I will say it, I know how.
       C7                                       F
It's important that I know my address.

(Have each child say his or her address at the end of the song.)

If You Are Wearing Red


     G                                                            D
If you are wearing red, shake (nod) your head,
                                                         G
If you are wearing red, shake your head,
     C
If you are wearing red,
           G
Then please shake your head.
     D                                                  G
If you are wearing red, shake your head.

Additional verses: 
If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe;
If you are wearing black, pat your back;
If you are wearing green, bow like a queen;
If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O;
If you are wearing brown, turn around;
If you are wearing pink, give us a wink; etc.

Holding Shapes


                 G                                 D
If you're holding a square, stand up,
                                                     G
If you're holding a square, stand up.
                   C
If there's a square in your hand,
                G
Then it's time for you to stand.
                 D                                 G
If you're holding a square, stand up.

(Repeat with additional verses about other shapes.)





Knick Knack Paddy Whack: Barefoot Books-LadyD

This is a cool book illustrated by Christiane Engel. The song is sung by SteveSongs. I have it as a hardcover book with a singalong CD. The price is $16.99

Book Description


Sing along with this rollicking song that introduces instruments and counts from one to ten, as ... This old man comes rolling home!
I especially like the introduction to instrument families. This book covers woodwind, brass, stringed, percussion and keyboard instruments. Knick Knack Paddy Whack is available in paperback for $6.99.

Happy reading and singing!







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