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Hi all

we had a staff meeting the other night re Christmas play. It was suggested that the Nursery for the upteenth year running be the 'stars' and sing Twinke Twinkle...

I really dont want to sing this song as I think it is so predictable and twee... SO HEEEEELLLLLPPPP me please. Any ideas of star orientated (excuse the pun!) :D songs simple enough for our Nursery?

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Don't know if this will be of any use, but I often take a familiar rhyme and make up my own words to it. Some rhymes are more adaptable than others e.g if you know the one about 10 little angels, you could alter it to 'there was 1, there were 2, there were 3 little star lights, there wre 4, there were five etc ten little star lights in the sky, oh wasn't that a sky on Christmas morning etc.' Or what about 'the star came over the mountain....' I'm sure you'll have a good selection of familiar tunes that the children will know, that can be transformed into what ever you fancy. :o

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The children love this one, know it's not what you want, just a bit of light relief!

 

Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar

My dad drives a rusty car

Push the handle, pull the choke

Off we drive in cloud of smoke

Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar

My dad drives a rusty car

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Got this from a book called "Nursery Rhyme Nativities" by Brian Ogden

Published by the Bible reading fellowship

 

Sung to the tune "This Old Man"

 

"The Song of the Star"

 

Superstar, led us west,

To the town that God has blessed.

With the bright star guiding all the way

To Jesus born on Christmas Day

 

Superstar, leading on,

Never mind the burning sun.

With the bright star guiding all the way

To Jesus born on Christmas Day

 

Superstar, in the sky,

Cross the desert very dry.

With the bright star guiding all the way

To Jesus born on Christmas Day

 

Superstar stopped at last,

Above the baby long forecast.

The bright star led us all the way

To Jesus born on Christmas Day

 

Years have passed, but it's true.

Stars still shine for me and you.

It doesn't matter who you are,

Jesus can be your Superstar.

 

 

If you can get the book it has lots of songs based on well known tunes that can be used for nativities.

 

Hope this helps

Sue

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Perhaps half could be stars and half moons in this year's performance. You could then do the Twinkle twinkle little star followed by:

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Moon

I can eat you with my spoon

Up above the world so high

Like a pudding in the sky

Twinkle twinkle little moon

I can eat you with my spoon.

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Jacqui,

 

That song is so cute! I am going to search the internet for the book you mentioned as it sounds like something we'd use a lot.

 

Many thanks :)

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I agree that it's predictable but it does seem to be a favourite and they all sing it so well! We changed it to Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star last year.

 

How about...

 

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight

I wish I will, I wish I might have the dream I wish tonight

 

I've heard it on Barney but not sure children watch that so much now.

 

Another one our children have remembered from last year is to the tune of Down in the Jungle...

 

Down in the stable one starry night

Three tired kings followed a light

There was Mary, there was Joseph

And a manger full of hay

Everyone was there on that first Christmas day

 

Aha aha (click to one side then other) boogie woogie woogie (roll arms and lean forward) X3

Everyone was there on that first Christmas day

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This is a very jolly one enjoyed by everyone, this is our version. Think we repeated it twice.

 

Down in the stable one starry night,

Kings and shepherds followed a light.

There was Mary,

There was Joseph, Jesus lying in the hay,

Everyone was there on that first Christmas day.

 

Tiddly hi ti, boogie woogie woogie,

Tiddly hi ti, boogie woogie woogie,

Tiddly hi ti, boogie woogie woogie,

Everyone was there on that first Christmas day.

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