After we made fairy gardens, we wanted to sing fairy songs and do actions. Of all the songs we know, none were about fairies. We had to make some up.
Using tunes that the kids already know, we changed to words to include fairies and other creatures. Think of the notes for 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little but sing:
1 little, 2 little, 3 little fairies.
4 little, 5 little, 6 little fairies.
7 little, 8 little, 9 little fairies.
10 little fairies all around.
Not all kids are into fairies, so you might want to use another mythical creature.
1 little, 2 little, 3 little tiny elves…
10 little tiny elves.
1 little, 2 little, 3 little pixies…
10 little garden pixies.
1 little, 2 little, 3 little garden gnomes…
10 little garden gnomes.
Instead of little, substitute other words that tell about these beings.
1 tricky, 2 tricky, 3 tricky leprechauns…
10 tricky leprechauns.
1 round, 2 round, 3 round rock trolls…
10 round rocky trolls.
For a fairy action song, use the tune to This Is the Way We Go To School which is the same as Here We ‘Round the Mulberry Bush.
This is the way the fairies fly, fairies fly, fairies fly.
This is the way the fairies fly, ‘round and ‘round.
(Kids can spread their arm-wings and fly around.)
This is the way the rock troll rolls, rock troll rolls.
This is the way the rock troll rolls, over and over.
(For this one, lie down on the floor or ground and roll over.)
This is the way the leprechaun dances, leprechaun dances,
This is the way the leprechaun dances, doing a jig.
Some fairies have magic wands so kids can sing about that.
This is the way the fairies wave, fairies wave, fairies wave.
This is the way the fairies wave, wave a magic wand.
(Kids can pretend they have one or make a magic wand.)
Singing is like a magic activity that activates the whole brain. Do you know any other fairy songs for kids?