Pretty Balloons: Kindergarten Song


Pretty Balloons: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Songs


I recently came across various songs sung to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Perhaps you can use some of these with you PreK and Kindergarten class in learning about the following concepts. I've included the easy chord progression that go along with the children's songs.

Learning About Colors


Pretty Balloons


C                       F       C
Pretty balloons in the air,
G7        C        G7       C
Lots of colors we see there,
                G7      C              G7
Red and yellow, green and blue
C            G7        C       G7
Can you see the colors too?
C                       F        C
Pretty balloons in the air,
G7        C        G7       C
Lots of colors we see there.

Painting Fun


C                                F            C
I know the colors for painting fun,
G7              C                G7      C
Green like grass and a yellow sun,
                   G7          C              G7
An orange pumpkin and white snow,
    C           G7     C       G7
A red rose and a black crow,
C                                F                     C
Blue like a mailbox, brown like an ape,
    G7          C             G7       C
A pink pig and some purple grapes.

Learning About The Calendar


The Calendar


C                         F       C
When we do the calendar,
      G7           C               G7         C
We learn the month, the date and year.
            G7         C       G7
Every weekday has a name,
             C           G7               C            G7
There's lots of numbers that look the same.
      C                   F
So let's begin to show you how,
       G7      C       G7         C
We do the calendar right now.

Learning About Seasons and Time


Four Seasons


C                                F               C
Flowers, swimming, pumpkins, snow,
G7           C           G7      C
Make the seasons we all know.
            G7  C       G7
Every year is the same,
C           G7             C       G7
And we give them each a name.
C                     F                C
Summer, fall, winter and spring,
G7            C           G7     C
Count the seasons as we sing.

A Clock's Face


C                           F             C
My clock is like a great big face,
G7               C           G7                  C
With hands moving from the nose place.
                 G7               C     G7
The hour hand moves very slow,
          C     G  C         G7
From 1 to 12 it must go.
        C                        F           C
The hour hand won't say its o'clocks
             G7       C                 G7  C
'Til the minute hand makes 60 tocks.

Learning About Starting the Year


Who Is Here Today?


C                        F         C
Let's see who is here today,
G7           C           G7        C
Who has come to join our play?
          G7       C          G7
Everyone sit close at hand,
C             G7              C           G7
Say your name, then you can stand,
C                         F        C
Let's see who is here today,
G7            C          G7         C
Who has come to join our play?

Who Are You?


C                 F            C
I am Betsy, who are you? (Points to another child.)
G7    C          G7            C
I am Kenny, how about you? (Chooses new child.)
         G7       C                G7
I am Annie, who are are you? (Points to another child.)
C      G7      C               G7
I am Jason, how about you? (Chooses new child.)
C                  F           C
I am Kathy, who are you? (Points to another child.)
G7    C       G7             C
I am Peter, how about you?

Substitute the names of your children for the names in the song. Repeat the song until each child has had a chance to introduce him or herself.

Learning About Time For School


School's Begun


C                                    F           C
Ding-dong, ding-dong, school's begun,
G7               C                G7           C
Ding-dong, ding-dong, let's have fun.
C                                   F          C
Learning our numbers, colors, too,
G7          C        G7        C
And our letters just for you.
C                                    F               C
Ding-dong, ding-dong, school's begun,
G7                C               G7            C
Ding-dong, ding-dong, let's have fun.

Sharing Time


C                                 F             C
Won't you share your show and tell?
G7         C             G7    C
We will look and listen well.
                G7         C               G7
We know our turn will come soon
C          G7         C      G7
So we sing this little tune.
C                                 F              C
Won't you share your show and tell?
G7         C             G7     C
We will look and listen well.

Outside Play


C                     F         C
Let's go out to play today,
        G7      C                    G7          C
The sun is shining, it's a beautiful day.
               G7         C           G7
We will hop and skip and run,
C              G7       C        G
And we'll have a lot of fun.
C                       F     C
Let's go out to play today,
        G7     C                    G7          C
The sun is shining, it's a beautiful day.

It's Time to Put Our Things Away


C                           F        C
We've had lots of fun today,
       G7       C          G7      C
It's time to put our things away.
               G7      C            G7
We need all the girls and boys
C           G7          C          G7
To stop now and pick up toys.
C                           F        C
We've had lots of fun today,
       G7       C           G7       C
It's time to put our things away.

After We Play


C                     F            C
After we play with the toys,
       G7        C       G7          C
We join the other girls and boys
                  G7        C         G7
In helping put the things away
      C          G7    C         G7
So we can play another day.
C                             F              C
We're proud of the job we've done,
G7                     C               G7   C
Because it was shared by everyone.

Put Your Work Away


C                            F       C   
Stop and put your work away,
G7   C         G7        C
It is time to end the day.
                  G7             C             G7
We have worked, and we have played
          C        G7     C         G7
We'll come again another day.
C                            F      C
Stop and put your work away,
G7   C         G7         C
It is time to end the day.

Learning About Ourselves And Others

Colors Of Safety


C                               F                  C
Red means stop and green means go,
G7           C          G7      C
Yellow's caution, we all know.
                 F            C          G7
Stoplights tell cars what to do,
C            G7          C              G7
We'll pretend that we're cars too.
C                               F                   C
Red means stop and green means go,
G7           C          G7      C
Yellow's caution, we all know.

I Know My Phone Number


C                                        F         C
I know my phone number, yes, I do.
G7       C           G7           C
Listen now, I'll say it for you.
       G7  C
5-5-5 9-8-2-0,
       G7  C    G7
5-5-5 9-8-2-0.
C                                         F      C
I know my phone number, yes, I do.
G7      C            G7          C
Listen now, I'll say it for you.

(Have each child substitute his or her phone number for the number in the song.)

Got My Toothpaste


C                              F         C
Got my toothpaste, got my brush,
G7       C         G7       C
I won't hurry, I won't rush.
              G7         C            G7
Making sure my teeth are clean,
C              G7           C      G7
Front and back and in between,
C                          F          C
When I brush for quite a while,
G7     C          G7     C
I will have a happy smile.

We Share


C                         F                C
We share all our blocks and toys
G7          C        G7          C
With the other girls and boys.
                G7          C             G7
Crayons, scissors, paint and glue,
C            G7             C     G7
Puzzles, books, the easel too.
C                     F                 C
We take turns because it's fair,
G7              C       G7           C
And we're happy when we share.

What I Do Best


C                              F         C
What thing can you do the best?
G7         C            G7   C
Help us all so we can guess!
               G7       C           G7
Can you lead or can you read?
C             G7      C           G7
Can you sing or pump a swing?
C                       F         C
Tell us, tell us, tell us, do,
G7               C                G7    C
Please, oh, please, give us a clue.

A Reason to Celebrate


C                        F             C
Happy birthday, it's your day,
G7           C           G7      C
Hope it's great in every way.
              G7           C      G7
We will help you celebrate
C               G7                C       G7
'Cause we think you're really great.
C                         F           C
Happy birthday, it's your day,
G7           C           G7     C
Hope it's great in every way.

These particular songs can be found in the music resource called, Totline Piggyback Songs for School






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