This year I am trying to add a lot more singing to our school days because songs are a fun way for kids to learn and a childhood tradition I don’t want my kids to miss out on. Since the school year recently started and we are in Back to School mode we have been singing The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round. The free printable sentence strips that we put in our Pocket Chart (affiliate link) let kids see the words as they sing so they can learn to read as they connect the words of the song with the words on the board. All you have to do is print out the sentence strips, cut them out, and you’re ready to sing in your classroom, daycare, or home.
My kids like to take turns picking out what is on the bus (wheels, horn, people…) and coming up with an action for us to do as we sing like waving our arms around to look like the wipers on the bus, or crawling around like the baby who says whaa. I figure the more movement the better so they can get their wiggles out before sitting down again at the table.
I based the words off of one of our favorite and ever so popular children’s song writers, Raffi, so I was thrilled to find this book that the kids could enjoy reading as they sing.
Wheels on the Bus (Raffi Songs to Read)-affiliate link
You can also have the kids watch Raffi himself sing the song here: Wheels on the Bus by Rafi.
The Wheels on the Bus Sentence Strips
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More School Bus Resources
School Bus Board Book-affiliate link
Melissa & Doug School Bus Play Set-affiliate link
Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers School Bus-affiliate link
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set-affiliate link
Thanks for singing with us today. If you enjoyed this music idea please pin & share it with others so they can enjoy it too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos