Kindergarten Music: Mary Had a Little Lamb




I love sheep and have purchased more stuffed animals over the years, especially at Easter that look just like this precious lamb. When my daughter travelled to France, she sent me beautiful photos of the fields and plains with grazing sheep in the midst. Breath-taking, for sure!

Here in the classroom, we have a variety of songs for the children to sing to the tune of, Mary Had a Little Lamb. Most of these will be played with 2 chords on the guitar or piano, C and G or G7.

We Welcome You


       C
We welcome you to school today,
G7                   C
School today, school today.

We welcome you to school today,
G7                           C
Please come in and play.

           C
We're glad to have you here today,
G7               C
Here today, here today.

We're glad to have you here today.
         G7               C
Yes, it's a special day!

Starting the Day


C
Merrily we start the day,
G                    C
Start the day, start the day.

Merrily we start the day,
G                 C
All of us at school.


Show And Tell


C
It's Joey's turn for show and tell,
G7                   C
Show and tell, show and tell.

It's Joey's turn for show and tell,
G7                       C
Let's see what he brought.

Substitute the name of one of your children for the name Joey.

What's Inside?


C
Amy has a mystery bag,
G7                  C
Mystery bag, mystery bag.

Amy has a mystery bag,
   G7                   C
I wonder what's inside.

C
She will give us all a clue,
G7              C
All a clue, all a clue.

She will give us all a clue,
      G7                        C
To help guess what's inside.

This is a group problem-solving activity. Have the children bring their show and tell items in bags. After you sing this song for one of your children, have that child give clues about what's in his or her bag while the other children try to guess what it is.


Transition Time


C
All the people wearing green,
G                      C
Wearing green, wearing green.

All the people wearing green,
           G7                       C
Stand by the door right now.

Substitute such characteristics as born in June; with brown hair, etc., for wearing green; and the appropriate action for stand by the door.

Put Your Hands Up to the Sky


C
Put your hands up to the sky,
G7              C
To the sky, to the sky.

Put your hands up to the sky,
         G7                  C
And see if you can fly.

C
Put your hands down on the floor,
G7                 C
On the floor, on the floor.

Put your hands down on the floor,
        G7                   C
And try to count to four.

C
Now put both hands in your lap,
G7               C
In your lap, in your lap.

Now put both hands in your lap,
         G7             C
And take a little nap.

Have the children act out the motions as you sing the song.


Playground Song


   C
I like to climb on the jungle gym,
G7                C
Jungle gym, jungle gym.

I like to climb on the jungle gym
G7               C
On the big playground.

   C
I like to go up in the swing,
G7                 C
In the swing, in the swing.

I like to go up in the swing
G7              C
On the big playground.

   C
I like to go down the steep slide,
G7                     C
The steep slide, the steep slide.

I like to go down the steep slide
G7              C
On the big playground.


Mary Had a Little Lamb Songs for Kindergarten: Barefoot Books-LadyD


All Day Long


C
Molly is in charge of blocks,
     G7                            C
In charge of blocks, in charge of blocks.

Molly is in charge of blocks,
G7         C
All day long.

Substitute one of your children's names for the name Molly, and the appropriate job for the phrase in charge of blocks.

Put Our Toys Away


C
Let's all put our toys away,
G7              C
Toys away, toys away.

Let's all put our toys away,
        G7                         C
And sit down with our friends.

It's Time to Clean Up


C
Do you know what time it is,
G7            C
Time it is, time it is?

Do you know what time it is?
      G7                 C
It's time to clean up.

Wave Goodbye


C
It is time to wave goodbye,
G7                     C
Wave goodbye, wave goodbye.

It is time to wave goodbye,
G7                       C
Goodbye to our friends.

C
Now it is time to go home,
G7                 C
To go home, to go home.

Now is the time to go home,
G7                          C
To go home from school.

          C
We're glad we came to school today,
G7                  C
School today, school today.

We're glad we came to school today,
      G7                          C
To learn and work and play.

When We Go To School


C
This is the way we watch the lights,
G7                        C
Watch the lights, watch the lights.

This is the way we watch the lights,
G7                     C
When we go to school.

       C
We stop and wait if it is red,
    G7            C
If it is red, if it is red.

We stop and wait if it is red,
G7                       C
When we go to school.

       C
We wait until the light turns green,
       G7                                C
The light turns green, the light turn greens.

We wait until the light turns green,
G7                      C
When we go to school.

      C
We look both ways before we cross,
    G7                       C
Before we cross, before we cross.

We look both ways before we cross,
G7                     C
When we go to school.

      C
We walk directly to our school,
G7                    C
To our school, to our school.

We walk directly to our school, 
G7                     C
When we go to school.


Taking Turns


C
On the playground please take turns,
G7                         C
Please take turns, please take turns.

Remember others like a turn,
        G7
And always try to share.

The Guessing Game


C
My friend has a green shirt on,
G7                      C 
Green shirt on, green shirt on.

My friend has a green shirt on,
G7                         C
Can you name my friend?

Substitute the name of the color and the item of clothing one of the children is wearing for the words green shirt. Have the children try to guess which child it is.

Do You Know Its Name?


C
Do you know what shape this is,

(Hold up a triangle.)

G7                  C
Shape this is, shape this is?

Do you know what shape this is?

G7                         C
Do you know its name?

C
Yes, I know what shape it is,
G7                 C
Shape it is, shape it is.

Yes, I know what shape it is,
G7      C
It is a triangle.

What Day Is It?


C
Do you know what day it is,
G7           C
Day it is, day it is?

Do you know what day it is?
G7                  C
Today is Tuesday.

Substitute the appropriate day for the word Tuesday.

The Wind Is Blowing


        C
The wind is blowing all around,
G7                C
All around, all around.

The wind is blowing all around,
G7                    C
All around the town.

Hope you enjoy singing these delightful songs to the children.

Here are a few favorite books we like. Do you have a favorite book on sheep?

Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep by Mo Willems.

No Sleep for the Sheep! by Jackie Urbanovic

Happy reading and singing! Have a blessed Easter!






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