Monday, August 19, 2013

More silly songs for parents and kids

The summer is coming to an end, which means that people are coming back from vacation. This means long car rides, which we all know can be kind of hairy when we have little kids. Previously, I gave you a few ideas about songs you can sing with them to pass the time and keep them entertained. Here are some more songs that can keep your kids occupied, at least until get to where you're going.

When the Billy Ray Cyrus song 'Achy, Breaky Heart' came out, my nephew loved it. He was two and at that stage where kids play the same things over and over again without getting sick of them. Parents, however, usually don't feel the same way! We made up our own lyrics, but the originals are pretty funny too. Here's the song with the lyrics.

The Song That Never Ends can get old really quickly, but it's funny anyway.
“This is the song that never ends
It goes on and on, my friends.
People started singing it, not knowing what it was
And they'll keep on singing it forever just because...

This verse is repeated over and over again, usually until someone tells the singer to shut up. :)

I'm sure we all know the song, '99 Bottles of Beer”. We used to sing this on car trips, but we would only get to 80 at the most because our parents would get sick of it. There are, however, ways to make it more interesting. Change it up by replacing 'bottles' and 'beer' with another container and item-the sillier, the better. “99 boxes of cats on the wall” “99 buckets of puppies on the wall” get the idea. I know the last one doesn't quite fit the rhythm of the song, but it doesn't really matter. What matters is fun.

Of course, you could always change the number to make it more palatable for everyone else!

Another cute song is 'Do your ears hang low?” We only sang the first verse, but here is a more complete version of the song.
I don't know about you, but I think the idea of trying to tie my ears in a knot is so absurd it's funny. Ditto using them to fly or mop the floor!

Here's a song that can be used to teach kids about the five vowels.

The song starts off with-
I like to eat eat eat apples and bananas
I like to eat eat eat apples and bananas

Then you sing the lines five more times with a different vowel taking the place of the others in the song. For instance, here's 'A'-
A lake to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays...

It gets really funny when you get to 'O'!

Have fun!

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