Parade Song

Literacy Tip

Hi, my name is Mary. The Parade Song makes language fun! Children from infant to preschool age bend and twist and use the entire body to create the sounds of the various instruments. It’s a wonderful way to discover rhythm in words and music!


(sung to “Are You Sleeping?”)
Pipes are playing! Pipes are playing!
Tweedle-eedle Doo! Tweedle-eedle Doo! (move fingers as on a flute below chin)
Bells are Ringing! Bells are Ringing!
Ding-Dong-Ding! Ding-Dong-Ding! (swing from side to side)

Drums and Cymbals! Drums and Cymbals!
Rum tu-tum CRASH! Rum tu-tum CRASH! (pat lap or belly then clap)
People marching! People marching! (march)
Here’s the parade! (shout-hands at mouth)
Hooray! (Shout – arms up)

Video Information

  • Creator: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
  • Performers: Mary Kuehner
  • Contributors: Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Source: Alanna Jones
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