When Ducks Get Up in the Morning

farm songs for preschool

Finding farm songs to sing at circle time especially during your farm theme is probably fairly simple for most preschool teachers.

But finding farm songs that engage and teach is a little bit more difficult!

That’s why I love “When Ducks Get Up in the Morning”. Its repetitive verses with just enough variation keep kids engaged, singing and of course learning.

That’s what we want right!?!

How to Teach The Song

To really get the attention of your learners, I recommend having a bag full of stuffed animals or even animal figurines. This immediately catches their eye and they’ll want to stay with you throughout the song to see what you are pulling out next!

Want the activity pack with the lyrics sheet, activity guide and ukulele chords? Click here to download for FREE!

What They Learn

Nothing makes an activity more worth sharing than finding one that teaches too!

“When Ducks Get Up in the Morning” does just that. In this farm animal guessing song, your kids will learn:

  • Identifying animals by sight and sound
  • Singing with others
  • Vocabulary

A Lil’ Side of Ukulele?

This song is especially fun to play on the ukulele. Matter of fact, in my course, Yes! Uke’N Play the Ukulele, it’s one of my students’ favorites!

You don’t know how to play the ukulele but want to learn? You are in luck! Several times a year I offer my 4 week online training for teachers. Join the waitlist by clicking the link below and you’ll be the first to know when the doors open

Click here to learn more about the ukulele class and join the waitlist!



A Seattle-based music education business specializing in early childhood music and movement classes founded by Jocelyn Manzanarez in September of 2003. Jocelyn held her first class in the basement of the Tahoma School District bus barn in Maple Valley, Washington with just six babies. Along with their mamas, Jocelyn cultivated the babies’ innate musical abilities and interests through play, song, movement and love. She knew her quest to touch as many young children as possible had begun. This first class will also be known as Musically Minded’s first Budding Beethovens.

1 Comment

  1. Cindy Bosman on August 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks so much, I think that will be a great song activity that my children will love.

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