Back To School: The Farmer In the Dell

Kindergarten Music: The Farmer in the Dell l LadyDpiano


The Farmer In the Dell is a very popular tune with an easy melodic rhyme to sing as well. With simple words and two easy chords to play, you're on your way with some fun classroom songs.

"The Farmer in the Dell" is a singing gamenursery rhyme and children's song. It probably originated in Germany around 1826, and was brought to North America by immigrants. It spread widely and of course there are many geographic variations. For more information, visit https://en.wikipedia.org



Yes, country living is for us. We enjoy farming avocados on 2 1/2 acres of land in SoCal. One of our five grandchildren decided to be a farm helper. Many hands make the work go quickly!

Let's Clap And  Jump

           D
We're happy Hope is here,
We're happy Hope is here.
Let's clap and jump and turn around,
                      A7       D
We're happy Hope is here.

(Substitute the name of one of your children for the name Hope. Have that child stand in the center of the circle or next to you as the song is sung. Then let that child choose the next child to be sung to.)

We Like to Come to School

       D
We like to come to school,
We like to come to school.
Our school is such a happy place,
                 A7
We like to come to school.

(Substitute the words terrific, great, yummy, friendly, fun, exciting, etc. for the word happy.

I Like to Go to School

  D
I like to go to school,
I like to go to school.
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
  A7                D
I like to go to school.

(Additional verses: I like to look at books; I like to build with blocks; I like to listen to stories; I like to draw and paint; I like to sing new songs; I like to play with friends.)

I'm Glad You Came to School

D
I'm glad you came to school,
I'm glad you came to school.
I've planned lots of fun for you,
                      A7        D
I'm glad you came to school.

      D
It's time for you to go,
It's time for you to go.
I'll see you tomorrow,
                     A7      D
But now it's time to go.

Greeting Song

Teacher:
       D
I'm glad you came today,
I'm glad you came today.
Hello, hello to everyone,

(Wave hello)
       A7                      D
I'm glad you came today.

Children:
           D
We're glad we came today,
We're glad we came today.
Hello, hello to everyone,

(Wave hello.)
           A7                     D
We're glad we came today.

All:
           D
We'll work and play today,
We'll work and play today.
Hello, hello to everyone,

(Wave hello.)
           A7                     D
We'll work and play today.

It's Time For Show And Tell

      D
It's time for show and tell,
It's time for show and tell.
Hey, hey it's lots of fun,
                    A7           D
It's time for show and tell.

Sharing

      D
It's Jeff's turn to share,
It's Jeff's turn to share.
Let's look and see what Jeff has brought
      A7                D
It's Jeff's turn to share.

(Substitute the name of one of your children for the name Jeff.)

Away We Go

D
Playtime is here,
Playtime is here.
Heigh-ho and away we go,
       A7       D
Playtime is here.

(Substitute other special times such as snack-time, lunchtime, nap-time, etc. for playtime.)

It's Time

D
It's time to come to group,
It's time to come to group.
Come on over, find a seat,
                  A7          D
It's time to come to group.

Have fun with the songs!

Book Recommend: The Farmer in the Dell by llse Plume. (Ages 4 and up)

A beautiful Amish farmer children's picture book for pre-schoolers to enjoy.

The Farmer in the Dell: llse Plume

The farmer in the Dell Music Illustration


The Farmer In The Dell

Happy Reading!







 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -- C. S. Lewis
© copyright 2008-2015 – All rights reserved
Barefoot Books-LadyD