Turkey Rests and The Mulberry Bush

Songs sung to The Mulberry Bush: Kindergarten Music

                                                 

My grandchildren love to sing to the tune, The Mulberry Bush. Here are 7 songs for your classroom or for homeschool.


Start the Day With a Smile


C
This is the way we start the day,
G
Start the day, start the day.
C
This is the way we start the day,
      G                C
So early in the morning.

C
First we smile and shake a hand,
G
Shake a hand, shake a hand.
C
First we smile and shake a hand,
     G                 C
So early in the morning.

C
Then we sit down quietly,
G
Quietly, quietly.
C
Then we sit down quietly,
      G                C
So early in the morning.

C
We listen very carefully,
G
Carefully, carefully.
       C
We listen very carefully,
       G                C
So early in the morning.

Today's Helpers


C
Todd will be the helper today,
G
Helper today, helper today.
C
Todd will be the helper today,
G                       C
He will put the blocks away.

(Substitute the name of one of your children for the name Todd, and the appropriate job for the phrase put the blocks away. 

Let's Pick Up Today


C
Let's pick up the blocks today,
        G
The blocks today, the blocks today.
C
Let's pick up the blocks today,
        G                   C
And put them all away.

Additional verses: Let's pick up the toys today; Let's pick up the books today; Let's pick up the puzzles today; etc. 

Shapes In the Air


C
This is a circle as you can see,

(Draw a circle in the air with your finger.)

G
You can see, you can see.
C
This is a circle as you can see,
          G                  C
Now draw it in the air with me.

(Repeat for other shapes.)

Calendar Song


       C
The calendar shows the name of the month,
        G
The name of the month, the name of the month.
        C
The calendar shows the name of the month,
        G                           C
For every month of the year.

        C
The calendar shows the days of the week,
        G
The days of the week, the days of the week.
         C
The calendar shows the days of the week, 
        G                            C
For every month of the year.

        C
The calendar shows the dates of the month,
        G
The dates of the month, the dates of the month.
         C
The calendar shows the dates of the month,
        G                            C
For every month of the year.

C
Today is the first day of the month,
G
Day of the month, day of the month.
C
Today is the first day of the month,
G                               C
Of the month of September.

(Substitute the appropriate date and month for the words first and September.)

There Are Seven Days


C
There are seven days in the week,
G
Days in the week, days in the week.
C
There are seven days in the week,
        G                         C
And now I'll say them all.

              G
There's Sunday, Monday and Tuesday,
G
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
C
Saturday ends our week, now,
G                             C
Aren't you proud of me?

Bundling Up


C
This is the way we put on our coats,
G
Put on our coats, put on our coats.
C
This is the way we put on our coats.
     G                        C
To keep our bodies warm.

Additional verses: This is the way we put on our mittens to keep our hands warm; This is the way we put on our snow pants to keep our legs warm; This is the way we put on our boots to keep our feet warm; This is the way we put on our hats to keep our heads warm.

Barefoot Books

Two great books that come to mind for Fall reading, this delightful counting book, 'One Moose, Twenty Mice' and paperback book with great music song, 'Driving My Tractor.' For more details, click on my daughter's photo in the side bar.



Since it's almost turkey time, my grandchildren and I made these fun turkey pinecones. We used them in piano lessons to learn about music rests. (shhh, don't play!) Then I gave them to my students to celebrate our Thanksgiving break. You can see the post, here. So simple to make by twisting rainbow pipe cleaners!

Pinecone Turkey for Musical Rest

Snoopy: Thankful For You!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Wishing you joy around your table with family and friends!


 photo credit: Abstract Tree via photopin (license)



-- LadyD


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