Sunday, September 27, 2009

Singing the Day Away

My little one loves music, but I find that whenever he wants to sing a song, the same three or so come to my mind. To broaden our singing horizons, I made a jar with little slips of paper inside, each with the title of a children's song. When we have "music time" we take turns pulling out a little paper and singing the song listed. This has been great fun!

Here is a list of common children's songs, and although I know there are many more, this was a good place to start for us. If you're interested you can copy and paste the titles, print them off and cut them out for your own "Music Time Song Jar."

PS: I'd love to hear of a favorite song you and your munchkins enjoy singing!

(If you are not familiar with a song, skip it, google it, or look on the free music web site for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where several of the songs come from.) Happy Singing!

Songs for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Baa, Baa Black Sheep
This Little Pig Went to Market
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
The Wheels on the Bus
Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Ring Around the Rosie
The Hokie Pokie
Old McDonald’s Farm
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Once There was a Snowman
I'm a Little Tea Pot
The More We Get Together
The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
Happy Birthday
Open, Shut Them
Pop! Goes the Weasel
ABC Song
Hush Little Baby
Little Bunny Foo Foo
The Ants go Marching
Down by the Bay
She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain When She Comes
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Boom Boom Ain’t it Great to be Crazy?
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
London Bridge is Falling Down
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Itsy, Bitsy Spider

1 comment:

  1. thats a great idea! i am totally adapting it. and i love the song choices
    hope you are feeling well :)


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