Friday, January 19, 2018


Did you know you that “Twinkle Little Star,” “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and “The Alphabet” are all sung to the same tune?

You can also use the tune to sing any of your alphabet books or the pictures on your classroom alphabet.  For example:

     A is for apple.
     B is for bear.
     C is for cat.
     D is for dinosaur….

It’s also fun to go around the room and use the children’s names in the song. For example:
D is for Daniel. K is for Karla. M is for Miguel. L is for Lisa....

Here are some other tunes you can use to sing the ABC's:

     “Amazing Grace”
     “Braham’s Lullabye”
     “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
     “The House of the Rising Sun”
“Coming Round the Mountain”

Are there any other tunes you use to sing the alphabet?

Here's a video where I demonstrate these tunes.

Rhyme and Read
Here's a book you can make to sing nursery rhymes and letters to the tune of "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall."

Materials: file folder, 2 book rings, glue, alphabet letters, nursery rhyme posters (I downloaded the nursery rhyme posters from “rhyme a week” at 


Directions: Glue the alphabet to the right side of the file folder. Place the rhymes on the left side of the folder, punch two holes, and attach with book rings as shown. Sing the rhymes and then sing the ABC’s between each verse. 
*Have children clap, snap, tap, thump or make other movements as you sing.