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#1 brown eyed girl

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:56 PM

Hi everyone...I am looking for some easy harvest songs for my nursery/reception class to act out for the parents. Does anyone know any simple ones using familiar tunes??

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:15 PM

Hi,
Here's one to the tune of 'Here we go round the mulberry bush':

Here's what we do at harvest time, at harvest time, at harvest time,
Here's what we do at harvest time,
At harvest time in the autumn.

Cut all the corn at harvest time....
Dig up potatoes.....
Share out our fruit......
Pick all the apples.....
Gather the blackberries.....


The children come up with lots more :o

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:43 PM

hee hee sorry but im missing ours tomorrow, poor deputy has had to organise it 1st time ive not had to do it in 6 years :lol: ..good luck :o

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:20 PM

I have no idea of the tune but one my children and all subsequent reception classes did was... cauliflower's fluffy, cabbages green
Strawberries sweeter than any I've seen
Beetroot purple and onions white
All grow steadily day and night


Thats as much as I can remember though :o
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

Helen, I really liked that one. Thanks everyone for your ideas, I've been searching through books for something easy...I should have asked sooner!!!
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:58 PM

How about "oats and beans and barley grow" at one school they changed the words to "oats and wheat and barley grow" for harvest.
or "On the farmers apple tree......."
we're doing these for next week.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 08:05 PM

Riverview what are the words for On the Farmers Apple Tree - I don't know that one.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:55 AM

You might find the following past topics useful.

Harvest Song?

Rescue Me From Dingle Dangle
Carol

The World is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. Ivy Baker Priest

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

Nikki Davies - does a lovely book and CD for each season. I think the Autumn one is called 'Time to Fly' (available from Out of the ark music) We sang 'Thank you lord for the harvest' really simple lyrics, repetitive and easy for the children to learn. The rest of the music is fab too!
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:30 PM

At a push you could get away with "One Man Went to Mow"! Good if short on songs to fill allotted time ... "65 men went to mow, went to mow a meadow...!!" Okay, it was a bad idea!!
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:13 PM

Hi
I prepared a short service to do in church with parents and the songs I chose were "all things bright and beautiful" - one verse and 2 chorus' worth and of course dingle dangle scarecrow - I printed the words out so the parents coudl joined in then i stood at the front and led the actions - it was excellent fun!

Words from internet - see also the c beebies site the tweenies are usually up to something topical!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:11 PM

Occasionally use this site for songs, ones suitable for harvest in several areas.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:56 PM

What about this one? (Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Pick the corn and pick the beans;
Pick the squash and other greens.
It is harvest time you see;
Come and share a feast with me.
Bring your friends; come out to play;
We will call this Harvest Day!

Adapted from "The First Thanksgiving"

Harvest Song

Edited by SmileyPR, 25 October 2007 - 07:57 PM.

"Plant a little bit of hope and love and you can make a big difference in someone's life."

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:31 AM

Thank you Lord for harvest and for corn and wheat
Thank you for the food and lovely things to eat
Thank you Lord for all your love that's mine
Sing a happy song at harvest time

Cauliflower's fluffy cooking in a black pot
cabbage green and lovely roast hot
all the things that we love
at harvest time
lord you give us all the food that's mine

Strawberries so sweet they melt in your mouth with cream
apples ripe and pie with icecream
pears that taste so juicy
the juice runs down your face
lord we sing you
this special grace

I wrote this song- can provide the music but not sure how because it is difficult to put into a format you can read.
I could give you the chords on guitar- it is a jolly little tune and has actions with it
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:30 AM

I have no idea of the tune but one my children and all subsequent reception classes did was... cauliflower's fluffy, cabbages green
Strawberries sweeter than any I've seen
Beetroot purple and onions white
All grow steadily day and night
Thats as much as I can remember though :o


The plums are ripe, the apples are red
Broad beans are sleeping in their blankety bed.

Not sure if there's any more.....
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:56 PM

Hi does anyone know the Harvest Song apple seed and the verses after this one- One must water one must weed, one must sow the apple seed,we'll all live in harmony to sow the garden of love?

Thanks Jean

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:11 PM

Nikki Davies - does a lovely book and CD for each season. I think the Autumn one is called 'Time to Fly' (available from Out of the ark music) We sang 'Thank you lord for the harvest' really simple lyrics, repetitive and easy for the children to learn. The rest of the music is fab too!



We love that book!

Mr Scarecrow is our one this year and last year we did 1,2,3 little acorns which was also great :o

#18 mps09

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:27 PM

I have no idea of the tune but one my children and all subsequent reception classes did was... cauliflower's fluffy, cabbages green
Strawberries sweeter than any I've seen
Beetroot purple and onions white
All grow steadily day and night


Thats as much as I can remember though :o



It's called 'paintbox' and I do know the tune it's a beautiful song!!

Anyone know how I can hum the tune over the internet?? :lol: :( :(

Sorry can't help with any more...
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#19 mps09

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:29 PM

oh here you go then.....

here's the tune...


http://www.singup.or...fluffy-paintbox
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:33 PM

me again.... if you check out TES Early years forum there are a few threads about this song and a mention of a book called Harlequin
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