Kindergarten Music: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

One of my sweet grandsons received a play barn with animal toy set. He spends hours with it, pretending to feed and ride the animals. We all chuckle as we hear him make animal sounds. His adorable farmer's voice reminds me of a famous nursery song we all have come to love... Old Mac Donald Had a Farm! Here's a song you may want to sing in your classroom to this familiar tune but with different words.

Shake Your Hand

F                          Bb              F
He would like to shake your hand,
               C7        F
And say hello to you.
                            Bb             F
He will tell you his name is Kelly,
               C7                     F
Now tell him your name too.

(Child says name.)

Hello, Susie; hello, Susie: hello, hello, Susie.
                             Bb             F
He would like to shake your hand.

(Shake hands)

                C7        F
And say hello to you.

Substitute the names of your children for the names Kelly and Susie. Continue singing the song until each child has had a chance to shake someone's hand.

A Barefoot Singalong: Driving my Tractor

Here's my book review if you're interested in my thoughts on this wonderful picture book with CD. This is an interactive, educational and musical journey for the listener. SteveSongs has won numerous awards, including a Parent's Choice Gold Award, a CMW Best Audio Award, a NAPPA Honor and an iParenting Media Award.

Chords & Lyrics: Driving my Tractor

Key: D Major
Time: 4/4 Light, fun swing

D                 D/F#                 G         G/A
Driving my tractor down a bumpy road
        D         D/F#                  G        A7
And in my trailer, there's a heavy load.
                 D                       D/F#          G               G#dim7
There's a black and white cow going moo, moo, moo
D/A   G/A          D    G/A
It's a very busy day.


Chug, Chug, Clank, Clank, Toot!
Chug, Chug, Clank, Clank, Toot!
Chug, Chug, Clank, Clank, Toot!
G/A                   D
It's a very busy day.

Here are some additional works of SteveSongs:

Music Time with SteveSongs - Volume One

Marvelous Day

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I recommend Driving my Tractor for preschool/kindergarten libraries and home library, too. Here's a review from School Library Journal:

"A farmer drives his tractor down a bumpy road through various seasons, gradually loading one cow, two donkeys, three pigs, four sheep, and five chickens onto his trailer... A jolly read-aloud, and the accompanying CD with a jazzy version adds to the charm, with both an instrumental track and SteveSongs (of PBS fame) singing the text." 
Happy Reading!

-- LadyD

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