Magic School Bus

magic school bus

Coloring Pages

Our elementary school district no longer provides bus transportation. That's o.k. because my grandson doesn't mind walking. It was a very successful first week of school, although I heard my grandson say that he missed his mommy and baby brother. It's a big transition and huge change to get used to. Of course, weekends are a very nice change in the schedule for everyone. How was it for you? Do you recall any memories of letting go as a mother and watching your kids board the bus? I cried, waving goodbye to my children, so very long ago.

blue school bus


Times are so different now. I remember walking one mile to school each way. I lived in the country, so it was a relaxing stroll but my Dad walked through the snow, of course living on the east coast. What were your school days like? Later on I rode the bus to high school and  I've taken a shuttle bus to the fair once.

school bus with photo editing

One of my favorite illustrators is Elizabeth Dulemba and she provides many coloring pages on her site. If you have the time, you might want to check it out. She's a great author and I was so happy to win one of her children's book awhile ago. Anyways, I had fun photo editing the school buses for Mandarin Orange Monday and Blue Monday, adding "shine," "multiply color" and "texture."

Here's the original:

coloring page sample

4 Songs: Lyrics and Chords

As a former kindergarten music teacher, I'm remembering these school bus songs.

1. Down At the Bus Stop
Sung to: Down By the Station

C
Down at the bus stop
G                 C
Early in the morning

See all the children,
G                   C
Everyone we know.

Waiting for the school bus
G                    C
Safely on the sidewalk,

Honk-honk, beep-beep,
G          C
Off we go.
(Credit: Judy Hall)

Granddaughter on YouTube, performing at 2 years old last Christmas! :=)


2. The Children On The Bus
Sung to: The Wheels On the Bus

F
The children on the bus sit nice and quiet,
C                       F
Nice and quiet, nice and quiet.

The children on the bus sit nice and quiet
C                        F
When we take a ride.

F
The children on the bus look out the window,
C                         F
Out the window, out the window.

The children on the bus look out the window
C                        F
When we take a ride.

F
The children on the bus stay in their seats,
C                   F
In their seats, in their seats.

The children on the bus stay in their seats
C                        F
When we take a ride.
(Credit: Cindy Dingwall)

3. To Our School
Sung to: Over the River and Through the Woods

C
Over the bridges and through the streets
     F          G7          C
It's to our school we go.
F                                 C
The drivers know the way to go
             G7                        C
As they drive us safe and slow.
C
Over the bridges and through the streets
    F            G7          C
In rain and sleet and snow.
          F                               G
They drive with care, they get us there
      G7                         C
As over the streets we go.
(Credit: Judy Hall)

4. Early Morning Schoolyard
Sung to: Down By the Station

C
Down by the schoolyard
G                C
Early in the morning,

See the yellow buses
G                   C
Lining up so well.

Dropping off the children
G                    C
Going to their classrooms,

Bong-bong, ding-dong,
G                C
There's the bell.
(Credit: Judy Hall)

Grandchildren walking to the local school  playing along the wall.

granddaughter walking to school

grandson walking to school


All the best,





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