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Mozart
02-20-2012, 09:10 PM
I am trying to find some silly kids songs appropriate for elementary aged kids. The ones I have found so far are not really that great. I am looking for unique songs which would make grade 3s laugh but with melodies that are easy to learn. Thanks!

Skittl1321
02-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Are Raffi songs too young? I know a lot of pre-schools use them, but I think they might still be fun for elementary schoolers (especially if they didn't hear them as kids). I found a few lesson plans for 2nd-3rd grade that reference them.

It would be a problem if they knew them as little kids, as they might think of them as baby-ish, but he isn't that popular anymore I don't think.

Artemis@BC
02-20-2012, 09:22 PM
The Barenaked Ladies album Snacktime! is all "silly kids songs," and a lot of them are very singable.

The first song that came to mind when I read your subject line, though, was a real oldie: "Marzie Doats" (Mares Eat Oats).

Mozart
02-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Thanks I'll look them up :) I have a silly gross song cd but they have heard that one a million times ;)

algonquin
02-20-2012, 10:01 PM
The Barenaked Ladies album Snacktime! is all "silly kids songs," and a lot of them are very singable.

^ This.

mocha-ice
02-20-2012, 10:38 PM
What kind of songs? I know a bunch of camp songs... For example, Herman the worm is one that kids seem to enjoy no matter the age. It doesn't have much of a melody though, but it's very easy to learn.

Prancer
02-20-2012, 10:55 PM
The Chenille Sisters have a couple of kids CDs with some amusing songs. My favorite was always "Deepest Africa" from Teaching Hippopami to Fly.

Third graders, though...that's a tough age.

LilJen
02-20-2012, 11:28 PM
Many, many They Might Be Giants songs are delightfully silly and completely clean. Particle Man, anyone? And your life prep song can be "MINIMUM WAGE!! HYAAA!!"

I also keep trying to push all the multiplication songs we learned from Mrs Green and Mrs Brown (I'm not kidding) in 3rd grade on my daughter, who refuses. I still remember them and still use them.

You could also try Ralph's World. Not sure if his stuff would be too young at this point, but I remember his stuff being fun without that condescending tone of so much "kid's" music.

Burl Ives had some good stuff, too, but again, not sure if it's too young for these modern whippersnappers.

cygnus
02-20-2012, 11:53 PM
Fred Penner has some fun songs- especially "Sandwiches" and "The Cat came Back" My kids used to love them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laKEcYUD77k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUabUBPcccE

pat c
02-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Is the Arrogant Worms a little too advanced? Some of their songs might be ok.

Artemis@BC
02-21-2012, 12:32 AM
Is the Arrogant Worms a little too advanced? Some of their songs might be ok.

My instinct says no ... but there might be the odd one. You could probably do some fun classroom stuff with the chorus of "Rocks and Trees" -- much like they do at their concerts. :cool:

Of course I'd be really reluctant to share that outside our fair borders. :D


Burl Ives had some good stuff, too, but again, not sure if it's too young for these modern whippersnappers.

Woah, flashback! My two favourite (well, only) kids albums when I was wee were the Burl Ives one and the Pete Seeger one.

AnnieBgood
02-21-2012, 12:34 AM
"Silly songs with Larry", from Veggie Tales.

restful urchin
02-21-2012, 12:43 AM
On top of spaghetti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7wKzlNDn8&feature=fvst

Or the bear song (bear in tennis shoes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meL8HvpBl6Q&feature=related

Am I dating myself here? Great campsongs... great times!

Twizzler
02-21-2012, 01:18 AM
On top of spaghetti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7wKzlNDn8&feature=fvst

Or the bear song (bear in tennis shoes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meL8HvpBl6Q&feature=related

Am I dating myself here? Great campsongs... great times!

These will never fly with today's third graders. They're all very savvy and into way more advanced things then you'd ever imagine. Most of them are bopping around to Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Black-Eyed Peas, and LMFAO. Seriously.

I agree with whoever said third graders are tough.

eusebius
02-21-2012, 01:24 AM
Many, many They Might Be Giants songs are delightfully silly and completely clean. Particle Man, anyone? And your life prep song can be "MINIMUM WAGE!! HYAAA!!"



TMBG has several kids' albums also. My favourite song from those is:

I Never Go To Work (http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=tmbg%20i%20never%20go%20to%20work&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDoQtwIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Detw 5vknZEPw&ei=8e9CT4G8Gsrv0gHspLXiBw&usg=AFQjCNGY6AS-5kgvYOxWYBD4fjwv0L2G4Q)

Another kids' group I love is Trout Fishing In America:

My Best Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7l1Nmw0kDc)