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our harvest song is called paint box and goes alittle some thing like this:

 

cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green,

beatroot pruple and onions white,

all grow seadily day and night

 

the apples are ripe the plums are red,

broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed.

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This is version we sing Clare

 

Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green,

 

Strawberries sweeter than any I’ve seen

 

Beetroot purple and onions white,

 

All grow steadily day and night

 

The apples are ripe, the plums are red,

 

Broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed

 

 

 

Blackberries juicy and rhubarb sour,

 

Marrows that are fattening hour by hour.

 

Gooseberries hairy and lettuces fat

Radishes round and runner beans flat

 

The apples are ripe, the plums are red,

 

Broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed

 

Orangey carrots and turnips cream,

 

Reddening tomatoes that used to be green,

 

brown potatoes in little heaps,

 

Down in the darkness where the celery sleeps

 

The apples are ripe, the plums are red,

 

Broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed

 

 

 

 

Vegetables (tune: Mary had a little lamb)

 

We are pumpkins, big and round,

Big and round, big and round.

We are pumpkins, big and round,

Seated on the ground.

 

We are string beans green and fine.....growing on a vine. etc

 

We are onions round and white....we make soup taste right.

 

We are carrots, orange and long...help us sing the song.

 

We are cabbage green or red....see our funny head.

 

We are corn stalks tall and straight...don't we just taste great!

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled

And the silk inside a chestnut shell

Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled

All these things I love so well

 

(Chorus)

So I mustn’t forget

No I mustn’t forget

To say a great big thank you lord

I mustn’t forget

 

 

Clouds that look like familiar faces

And winter's moon with frosted rings

Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces

And the milkman sings.

 

Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered

And a swallow curving in the sky

Shoes go comfy though they're worn out and they're battered

And the taste of apple pie.

 

Scent of gardens when the rain's been falling

And a minnow darting down a stream

Picked-up engine that's been stuttering and stalling

And a win for my home team.

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Mundia provided this one a while back.

 

Plant Four Rows of Peas

1. Peace of community

2. Peace of world

3. Peace of mind

4. Peace of spirit

 

Plant Four Rows of Squash

1. Squash gossip

2. Squash indifference

3. Squash ignorance

4. Squash selfishness

 

Plant Four Rows of Lettuce

1. Lettuce be hardworking

2. Lettuce be kind

3. Lettuce be patient

4. Lettuce really love one another

 

Plant Three Rows of Turnips

1. Turnip for meetings

2. Turnip to garden

3. Turnip to help one another

 

Plant Three Rows of Thyme

1. Thyme for each other

2. Thyme for family

3. Thyme for friends

 

 

Not exactly about Africa but some useful sentiments maybe.

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Does anybody know a song about conkers?

 

Along the lines of

 

......put one in your pocket if you see if on the ground ...

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

Hi Deb, Just found a sound file on the 'Out of the Ark' website from the book 'A song for every season' hope this may help

 

My Webpage

 

 

Also found this...

 

tune - when the saints go marching in

 

oh when the leaves fall off the trees

oh when the leaves fall off the trees

we know that it must be autumn

when the leaves fall off the trees

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Thanks Kermit

 

The Autumn song will be useful too as our children do seem very young!

 

We sang something like

 

Conkers, conkers all around

Put one in your pocket if you see one on the ground

 

The children loved putting them in their pockets.

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Here are a couple of songs that we've done for Harvest before. We usually invite Nursery and Reception parents to watch. Reception children usually re-enact the story of the Little Red Hen, Nursery sing some simple harvest songs. We then share something we've made with the parents, either vegetable soup or our lovely harvest loaves that we make prior to the festival and freeze.

 

Bread to Eat

Tune of “This Old Man”

 

Put the yeast

In the flour.

Leave it there

For half an hour.

And that little bit of yeast

Will quietly work away

We’ll have bread to eat today.

 

Put the dough

On one side

Where the yeast

Will make it rise

And that little bit of yeast

Will quietly work away

We’ll have bread to eat today.

 

Bake the dough

What a treat!

Soon it will be time to eat

And that little bit of yeast

Has quietly worked away

We’ll have bread to eat today.

 

 

 

Harvest Thank You Song

 

Thank you God for tiny seeds

Thank you God for tiny seeds

Thank you God for tiny seeds

In the rich black soil.

(Show seed packets, use shakers)

 

 

Thank you God for sun that shines

Thank you God for sun that shines

Thank you God for sun that shines

Over all the earth.

(Hold up sunshines, shake tambourines)

 

 

Thank you God for rain that falls

Thank you God for rain that falls

Thank you God for rain that falls

Watering the seeds.

(Hold up umbrellas, use rainmaker)

 

Thank you God for the grain that grows

Thank you God for the grain that grows

Thank you God for the grain that grows

Golden in the sun

(Show grains of wheat, make hands grow slowly upwards)

 

 

Thank you God for flour we make

Thank you God for flour we make

Thank you God for flour we make

To bake the bread we eat.

(Hold up bag of flour, Clap along)

 

 

 

 

THE FARMER PLANTS THE SEED

(tune of Farmers in his den)

 

The farmer plants the seed,

The farmer plants the seed,

Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the farmer plants the seed.

 

The rain begins to fall,

The rain begins to fall,

Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the rain begins to fall.

 

The sun begins to shine,

The sun begins to shine,

Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the sun begins to shine.

 

The wind begins to blow,

The wind begins to blow,

Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the wind begins to blow.

 

The food begins to grow,

The food begins to grow,

Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the food begins to grow.

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What about the finger rhyme which our children love. You could adapt it too or make additional verses:

 

I had a little cherry stone

and put it in the ground

and when one day I went to look

a tiny shoot I found.

 

The shoot grew upward

day by day

until it was a tree,

We picked those lovely cherries then

and ate them for our tea.

 

(just make up the actions!)

 

Hope this helps.

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  • 3 weeks later...

We sing

 

Picking up conkers,picking up conkers

How many conkers have you got?

 

4 big prize ones,six small size ones

One little mouldy on and thats the lot.

 

I can hear the tune as Im typing and the kids love it but I dont think I know a nother song with the same tune so you would have to make up your own.

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Guest LOSINGTHEWILLTOLIVE

How about Big Red combine harvester - I think it comes from Out of the Ark song book with CD. You could also do dingle dangle scarecrow if you are desperate!

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