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BIRTHDAY SONGS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Tune:  “Zippity-Do-Dah”

Zippity-do-dah,
It’s time to say,
Have a ha-apy
Birth-day.

Plenty of special things
Coming your way.
Zippity-do-dah,
Happy Birthday!
            Jean Warren

 
BIRTHDAY CANDLES

Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”

_____ little candles    (Put birthday child’s age in blank)
Up on the cake.
It’s time to eat,
So don’t be late.

First we’ll light the candles,
Then we’ll blow,
Huff, huff, puff, puff,
Out they go!
                  Jean Warren
                   © Warren Publishing

Hold up a playdough birthday cake.  
Add the appropriate number of candles.
Let your children help you pretend to
Light the candles and blow them out.
 

SOMEONE HAD A BIRTHDAY
Tune:  “Skip To My Lou”

(Child’s name) had a birthday, yes siree,
(Child’s name) had a birthday, yes siree,
(Child’s name) had a birthday, yes siree,
(He/She’s) so big! Now (He/She’s) three!
                                    Jean Warren
                                    © Warren Publishing

Additional chants for other ages:
Two:    (Child’s name) had a birthday, toodly doo!
Four:   (Child’s name) had a birthday, give a roar!
Five:   (Child’s name) had a birthday, sakes alive!

 
TODAY IS KATIE’S BIRTHDAY

Tune:  “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

Today is Katie’s birthday, birthday, birthday.
Today is Katie’s birthday, here comes the cake.
Now we add the candles, candles, candles.
Now we add the candles, how many will it take?
                                    Jean Warren
(This is a great song to use with a felt cake and candles on a feltboard.)

 

OH, WHAT A SPECIAL DAY
Tune:  “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning”

Oh, what a special morning,
Oh, what a special day.
It’s ______  _________’s birthday.
We wish (him/her) the best today.
                        Jean Warren
                        © Warren Publishing

(Fill in birthday child’s name in the blanks.)

MAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE
Today is ______’s birthday,
Let’s make (him/her) a cake.
Mix and stir, stir and mix,
Then into the oven to bake.

Here’s our cake so nice and round,
We spread with frosting white.
We put  _____ candles on it
To make (his/her) birthday bright!
                                    Adapted Traditional

(Fill the blanks with the birthday child’s name and age)

IT’S YOUR DAY
________,  ________, it’s your day.
Please stand up, so we can say,
Have a Happy Birthday!
                    Jean Warren