Saturday, 18 January 2020

A Song About Farm Animals

We have this new set of magnetic farm animals from Djeco and I wanted to teach E. another song besides Old MacDonald. I’m kind of bored with it, and probably Emma will soon be too.

I created this resource a very long time ago and posted it on TPT - with a song I invented and some printable stick puppets - but I couldn’t remember exactly how the song went. So, I re-invented the song, to go with the wooden figurines. Maybe your kids will enjoy singing it too. If you don’t have the toy set, I recommend printing some photos and laminating them. I just placed an animal behind the house and then made it pop up from behind it.

The song goes like this (to the tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down”):
Can you guess who’s in the house, in the house, in the house?
Can you guess who’s in the house?
Let’s knock and we’ll find out!

With very young kids, you can stop after the questions and just say “Oh, it’s a/an…”.

The Romanian version goes like this:
Poti ghici cine-i aici,
cine-i aici, cine-i aici?
Bate la usa “cioc, cioc, cioc”
Si vei afla.

E. had much more patience with the song in the morning and waited until the animals popped out from behind the house, but in the evening, she just pulled them before I got a chance to finish the song. She enjoyed it so much and laughed a lot. If you give this a try, let me know how it goes.

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