The Harvest Song is perfect for small children to sing at the Harvest festival, with a simple tune and easy actions it’s quick and easy to learn.
When the late Summer sun has spread it’s magic on the fields and hedgerows. The grass has yellowed and the ripe seeds are bursting. The work has been done to bring in the harvest and we come together to celebrate, and to give thanks for this wonderful abundance.
The Harvest Song
The corn is no longer a-waving, (wave arms to & fro)
The farmer has cut it all down, (make a chopping action )
The harvest is here, (gesture outwards with hands)
At this time of the year, (gesture outwards with hands)
And the leaves are all tu-rning brown. (flutter fingers downwards)
The Harvest festival is a wonderful celebration, the sentiment brings together people of all faiths and nationalities. The simple message of thanksgiving is easy for a small child to grasp, and The Harvest Song is just the thing to help little ones join in with the festivities.
We all have our old favourites, do you have any nostalgic songs for the harvest?
Check out my Harvest & Apples lesson plan for lots more seasonal activities in a structured lesson plan.
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