English songs for kids

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

music, lyrics, song facts, printables for kids learning English

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

When the blazing sun is gone
When he nothing shines upon
Then you show your little light
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Children's songs

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star combines the melody of the French tune with an English poem by Jane Taylor. This popular nursery rhyme is at least 250 years old!

The legend has it that Mozart composed the tune when he was only 5 years old. He didn't. However, he wrote his own version of the original French song in 1781.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star lyrics aren't the only words that have been set to this tune. The ABC Song and Baa, Baa Black Sheep share this melody. There are also Hungarian and German Christmas carols set to the same music.

Most of us know just the first verse to this song, but like many children's classics, there's a lot more. The full song contains five verses, speaking to the wonder that is the shining star and how it lights the way for travelers.

We live on the Earth. Our planet is part of a huge universe. We can see part of the universe when we look up the sky. The sky looks different at day and at night. Learn some space vocabulary, then read our ideas on how to practise your spelling words in a fun way.

Songs to teach EnglishPlanet
Popular songs for kidsSun
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Traditional songs for kidsStar
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Picture dictionary: spaceshipSpaceship
Picture dictionary: rocketRocket
Picture dictionary: satelliteSatellite

Using just the letters in the selected words, can you make at least two new words?
For example PLANET: plane, net, ant, eat, let, lane, and so on.

Write a riddle for your spelling words. Then have friends try to figure out your riddles.
For example SUN: I am big and bright. I heat the Earth. Who am I?

In a darkened room use a flashlight to write your spelling words in the air. Have a partner read your words as you write them. Then swap roles.

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