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.

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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!


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Kindergarten Music: Paw, Paw Patch


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I've noticed that whenever my piano students come to lessons and begin to sit down and play their set of songs, well... here comes my cat Jazz! Yep, I guess she wants to learn Pentascales, too!

piano student with cat

Some great songs for Pre-K and Kindergarten are sung to the tune, "Paw, Paw Patch." I really like this fun, spirited song! Are you familiar? We'll be using


Songs sung to Paw, Paw Patch

Where, Oh Where?


F
Where, oh where, oh where is Ryan?
C7
Where, oh where, oh where is Ryan?
F
Where, oh where, oh where is Ryan?
        C7                             F
He's waving his hand for all to see.

        F
He's slowly walking around the circle,

(Children clap hands)
         C7
He's slowly walking around the circle.
         F
He's slowly walking around the circle,
         C7                           F
He's waving his hand for all to see.

Substitute the name of one of your children for the name Ryan. Substitute other actions such as hopping, crawling or tiptoeing for walking.

Welcome to Our School


F
Brian, welcome to our school,
C7
Brian, welcome to our school,
F
Brian, welcome to our school,
                C7                       F
We're so glad that you are here with us.

Substitute the name of one of your children for the name Brian, and the name of your group for the word school.

Picking Up an A

F
Picking up an A and putting it in the basket,
C7
Picking up an A and putting it in the basket,
F
Picking up an A and putting it in the basket,
C7                                    F
Way down yonder in the letter patch.

Write alphabet letters on index cards and place the cards on the floor. Put a basket in the middle of the floor. As you sing the song, have the children pick up cards with the letter A written on them and put them in the basket. Continue with other letters as desired.

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Kindergarten Music: Sing a Song Of Sixpence


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A sixpence sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalization in 1970 it had a value of 2½ new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel. For more information, visit British Coin. Also, you can read more about the sum of Six Pennies and its origin.

When you're talking with young children about Concepts, (like numbers and seasons), a few songs come to mind sung to the tune "Sing a Song Of Sixpence." It is is a well-known English nursery rhyme, perhaps originating in the 18th century.


Sing a Song Of Numbers


C
Sing a song of numbers,
G7
Count them one by one.
Sing a  song of numbers,
           C
We've only just begun.
One-two-three-four-five-six,
F
Seven-eight-nine-ten.
G7
When we finish counting them,
                                  C
We'll start them once again.

Sing a Song Of Springtime


C
Sing a song of springtime,
G7
Birds fill the air.
Plants are sprouting up again,
              C
And the weather's fair.
The sun is bright and warm with
G
Blossoms on the way.
Isn't it time for
                                 C
A wonderful spring day?

Frost Is In the Air


C
Sing a song of winter,
G7
Frost is in the air.
Sing a song of winter,
C
Snowflakes everywhere.
Sing a song of winter,
G
Hear the sleigh bells chime.
Can you think of anything
                             C
As nice as wintertime?



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Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep — the nursery-rhyme characters in this bright book are as familiar as a favorite pair of cozy slippers. From the shortest nonsense ditty to full stories like "Goldilocks" and "The Three Little Pigs," all twenty-five of these classic rhymes and tales features fresh illustrations by Jane Chapman in bold colors and flat, simple shapes that will appeal to the youngest of children.

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