Mary had A Little Lamb is popular with all little children. It has such a simple tune and small range (So Mi Re Do) so it’s perfect for young children. It’s so easy for them to sing and to remember.
For the same reason, it’s also easy to play on the chime bars or a xylophone and therefore a perfect choice for piano beginners First Piano Lessons.
How To Play The Mary Had A Little Lamb Circle Game
- One child is “Mary” and starts off by holding the lamb in the middle of the circle. Then the children in the circle hold up their arms to form arches.
- Mary and her little lamb then go on a little journey going in and out of the windows (in the style of In and Out the Dusty Bluebells.)
- When the song finishes, Mary passes the lamb to the nearest child, and the song is repeated until everyone has had a go.
- This song does have quite a lot of verses, and if the children are quite young, sometimes it is easier to concentrate on the words of the first verse only, especially as they are moving at the same time.
Free Mary Had A Little Lamb piano music below: click the picture to download
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