Tomatensalat

Tomato Salad – funny tongue twister
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

score – version from Sue Gibbs
score – new version from Corinna | mp3

Meine Oma

Funny song, about a practical Grandmother who does things like drive a motorbike in the chicken coop and has glasses with curtains etc. From the original by Robert Steidl (1865-1927). Shared by Korinna Hedinger-Farrell

Audio | lyrics | translation

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken

Traditional childrens song, fun and easy to sing, with actions taking the place of missing words.
Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3.

Audio | score with lyrics, translation and actions

Laurentia

Traditional song with a lovely tune – a great way to learn the days of the week. ‘Laurentia, my dear Laurentia, when will we be together again?’ ‘On Sunday (etc.)’ ‘When will it be Sunday (etc) again?’

Score | Audio | Spoken words with call and response

Laterne, Laterne

Song associated with the traditions of St Martin’s day (11th November):
Translation: Lantern, lantern, Sun, moon and stars, Burn brightly, my light, Burn brightly, my light, But don’t burn my lovely lantern.
Suitable for Key Stage 2.

score | song | spoken words

Happy Birthday!

Sung to the traditional English tune
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!
Zum Geburtstag liebe* … (add the name) *for a boy use lieber
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück!

Kuckuck, kuckuck ruft aus dem Wald!

Cuckoo, cuckoo, calling from the woods – an Austrian folksong tells how the cuckoo heralds the arrival of Spring.
Suitable for Key stage 2 and 3.

Score

Froh zu sein, bedarf es wenig

This is a song which can be sung as a 2 or 4 part round. It means: To be happy requires little, and he who is happy is king!

score | Audio – spoken words and song

Ein sehr kalter Winter

A new German round. Thanks to Corinna from London.
“Ein sehr kalterWinter ist
Wenn ein Wolf ein Wolf ein Wolf den andern frisst!
(It is a very cold winter if one wolf eats up another)

Audio | Lyrics

Tape ton pied

This is a similar tune to Old Joe Clark. It is in the mixolydian mode and has a lovely melody. Section 1 and 2 fit together and you can add a lower harmony quite easily.

Audio | Score

Sept Marins Sur Mer

A traditional French tune sung here by Sarah Kekus. ‘Seven sailors on the sea’.

Audio

Par la fenetre ouverte

This is lovely for allowing children to sing their name in French. Use a ball to take attention away from solo singing if anyone is nervous.

Audio | Score

Les Genoux

This is a song that helps you remember vocabulary for parts of the body – knees, tummy, back, head, elbow, cheek and add your own.

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Il court le furet

This is a game similar to’ Duck, Duck, Goose’. You need a furry creature (Feret) or you could swap the words to another woodland creature e.g. la souris (mouse)

Audio | Score