Preschool Songs: Down By The Tree Farm

Our Playful Preschool Series  theme this week is evergreen trees this.  We have featured a few preschool songs in this series including “I’m a Hungry Spider” and “The Leaves of of the Trees”.  This week we created a preschool song all about evergreen trees!

Preschool Song and Action Rhyme

Preschool Songs: "Down By The Tree Farm" for learning about evergreens and rhyming from growingbookbybook.com

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Why We Chose This Activity

Once again, I’m always looking for ways to build literacy skills based on the interests of my boys.

Evergreen trees are a symbol of the season and something that my boys have shown a lot of interest in exploring.  One of our favorite books during the holidays is Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry.


Mr. Willowby’s evergreen tree is a bit too tall for his house so he has the butler remove the top.  The butler passes on the tree top and it is once again too tall for the next home.  It gets trimmed again and passed on to another home until finally the last little piece finds a home with the mice inside Mr. Willowby’s house.

Rhyming is a phonological awareness skill that will help your little ones with reading down the road.  Singing preschool songs are a great way to develop phonological awareness skills.

Preparing the Down By the Tree Farm  Song and Action Rhyme

Print the song that you can download here to have on hand until you can memorize the catchy little tune.

Down By The Tree Farm (based on the tune “Down By The Bay”)

Down by the tree farm

Where the evergreen grows

Is a home

to many things

And in that tree

You just might find

a pretty little bird

singing the sweetest song you ever heard

down by the tree farm

Additional verses:

a brown pine cone

that fell by a stone

 

a frisky gray squirrel

doing twirls

 

needles short and long

that stay on all year long

Singing and Actions

As you sing, there are actions you can do with each verse.

Down by the tree farm (point down)

Where the evergreen grows (make a triangle above your head with hands)

Is a home

to many things

And in that tree

You just might find

a pretty little bird (use arms to flap as wings)

singing the sweetest song you ever heard (say, “tweet, tweet”)

down by the tree farm (point down)

Additional verses:

a brown pine cone (make a fist)

that fell by a stone (let fist fall into the opposite hand)

 

a frisky gray squirrel (wiggle body)

doing twirls (twirl in circle)

 

needles short and long (using two fingers to show short and long)

that stay on all year long (hug arms tight to body)

See it in action below!


Enjoy singing this preschool song and over and over to help little ones learn about evergreen trees, practice rhyming and getting their little bodies moving!

Keep reading.  Visit the links below for more great community helpers activities from the Playful Preschool team!

Egg Carton Christmas Tree Math Puzzle by Still Playing School

Counting and Reading Skills Trees by Capri +3

Evergreen Tree Sensory Craft  by The Educators’ Spin On It

Evergreen Tree Math Activity by Mom Inspired Life
 
An Evergreen Nature Hunt by Rainy Day Mumm

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. That is a really fun song and I love the tune of Down by the Bay. I have a feeling I may have this in my head today! We will have to try it out.

  2. I will have to look for this book. It looks great. The song is really cute too. 🙂

  3. I LOVE Down by the bay – this version is too cute!

  4. What a lovely song – I’ll be teaching that to my kids this year.

  5. I used to sing “Down by the Bay” with my boys. They are older now, but this is so cute:).

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