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The Ultimate List of Books to Sing

Years and years ago before the home day care, babies, and weird obsession with homeschooling, I was an elementary music teacher. I taught in several states and met thousands of students. So. Much. FUN!!

We would sing, play, and dance to our hearts' content. By the end of class there were smiles and giggles, and out of breath sweaty faces. So I would sing my song, and invite them to the carpet with my trusty rocking chair and stack of books. Even the toughest boys could be touched by a song in this setting. They were too tired to look at each other's faces, and too consumed with the story to care about saving face. I could try to narrow down my favorites, but I would fail miserably. So I'll just leave this here and let you decide.

Jennie Jenkins

Kitty Alone

My Aunt Came Back

Over in the Meadow

There's a Hole in the Bucket!

The Other Day I Met a Bear

The Tailor and the Mouse

Momma, Buy Me a China Doll

Had a Little Rooster

Risseldy, Rosseldy

The Crabfish

Father Grumble

The Frog and The Mouse

There Was a Man and He Was Mad

The Derby Ram

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

The Erie Canal

London Bridge is Falling Down

The Star Spangled Banner

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

If You're Happy and You Know It

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

The Wheels On the Bus

Old MacDonald had a Farm

Ten in the Bed

Rock-a-bye Baby

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Down By The Bay

Baby Baluga

Five Little Ducks

Shake My Sillies Out

Spider on the Floor

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

The Ants Go Marching

This Little Light of Mine

Rise and Shine


Every Little Thing

One Love

Get Up, Stand Up

What A Wonderful World

Singing in the Rain


All You Need is Love

With a Little Help From My Friends

Yellow Submarine

Forever Young

Take me Home, Country Roads

Sunshine on my Shoulders

Grandma's Feather Bed

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

The Animal Boogie

Walking Through the Jungle

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

This is the House That Jack Built

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Froggie Went A-Courtin

The Bear Went Over The Mountain

A Tisket, A Tasket

You Are My Sunshine

When You Wish Upon a Star

Puff the Magic Dragon

Over the Rainbow

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

Hush Little Dragon

This Land is Your Land

America the Beautiful

My Favorite Things

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The Little Drummer Boy

For the Beauty of the Earth

I hope you love them as much as I do!

Blessings on your journey,

Buckets and Berries

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