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Nursery rhymes and songs: Animal fair, The

Nursery rhymes and songs: The animal fair

This collection of video and audio brings together traditional nursery rhymes and songs, counting songs and action songs.

Many also feature in Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs and rhymes are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the language and communication objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics to the song.

The animal fair - supporting resources:

  1. The animal fair - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Lyrics - The animal fair

We went to the animal fair,

The birds and the beasts were there,

The big baboon by the light of the moon

Was combing his golden hair.

The monkey fell out of his bunk,

And slid down the elephant's trunk,

The elephant sneezed - Achoo!

And fell on her knees,

And what became of the monkey,

Monkey, monkey, monkey, monkey?


We went to the animal fair,

The birds and the beasts were there,

The big baboon by the light of the moon

Was combing his golden hair.

The monkey fell out of his bunk,

And slid down the elephant's trunk,

The elephant sneezed - Achoo!

And fell on her knees,

And what became of the monkey,

Monkey, monkey, monkey, monkey?

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