Old McDonald (Learn It) Lyrics and Actions

Old McDonald (Learn It) Lyrics and Actions

Key Gestures:

Farmer – Pretend to hold on to your overall straps.
Cow – Pretend to milk a cow.
Horse – Use the ASL sign. Place your thumb on your right temple and bend your index and middle fingers up and down.
Pig – Push the tip of your nose up with one finger.
Sheep – Pretend to pet a sheep.
Duck – Open and close your full hand in front of your mouth, imitating a duck’s bill.
Rooster – With your fingers spread wide, touch your thumb to your forehead, representing a rooster’s comb.

♫ What does a COW say? [Cow gesture.]
Moo. [Say, “Moo” while making the cow gesture.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O. [Farmer gesture.]
And on that farm he had a COW. E-I-E-I-O. [Cow gesture.]
With a moo moo here. [Continue making the cow gesture and “moo, moo” to the left.]
A moo moo there. [“Moo, moo” to the right.]
Here a moo. [“Moo” to the left.]
There a moo. [“Moo” to the right.]
Everywhere a moo moo. [“Moo, moo” as you move your head in a circular motion.]

Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O. [Farmer gesture.]
What does a HORSE say? [Horse gesture.]
Neigh, neigh. [Say, “Neigh, neigh” while making the horse gesture.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a HORSE. E-I-E-I-O. [Horse gesture.]
With a neigh neigh here. [Continue making the horse gesture and “neigh, neigh” to the left.]
A neigh neigh there. [“Neigh, neigh” to the right.]
Here a neigh. [“Neigh” to the left.]
There a neigh. [“Neigh” to the right.]
Everywhere a neigh neigh. [“Neigh, neigh” as you move your head in a circular motion.]

Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
What does a PIG say? [Pig gesture.]
Oink, oink. [Say, “Oink, oink” while making the pig gesture.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a PIG. E-I-E-I-O. [Pig gesture.]
With an oink oink here. [Continue making the pig gesture and “oink, oink” to the left.]
An oink oink there. [“Oink, oink” to the right.]
Here an oink. [“Oink” to the left.]
There an oink. [“Oink” to the right.]
Everywhere an oink oink. [“Oink, oink” as you move your head in a circular motion.]

Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
What does a SHEEP say? [Sheep gesture.]
Baaa, baaa. [Say, “Baaa, baaa” while making the sheep gesture.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a SHEEP. E-I-E-I-O. [Sheep gesture.]
With a baaa baaa here. [Continue making the sheep gesture and “baaa, baaa” to the left.]
A baaa baaa there. [“Baaa, baaa” to the right.]
Here a baaa. [“Baaa” to the left.]
There a baaa. [“Baaa” to the right.]
Everywhere a baaa baaa. [“Baaa, baaa” as you move your head in a circular motion.]

Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
What does a DUCK say? [Duck gesture.]
Quack, quack. [Say, “Quack, quack” while making the duck gesture.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a DUCK. E-I-E-I-O. [Duck gesture.]
With a quack quack here. [Continue making the duck gesture and “quack, quack” to the left.]
A quack quack there. [“Quack, quack” to the right.]
Here a quack. [“Quack” to the left.]
There a quack. [“Quack” to the right.]
Everywhere a quack quack. [“Quack, quack” as you move your head in a circular motion.]

Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
What does a ROOSTER say? [Rooster gesture.]
Cock-a-doodle-doo! [Say, “Cock-a-doodle-doo” while making the rooster gesture.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a ROOSTER. E-I-E-I-O. [Rooster gesture.]
With a cock-a-doodle-doo. [Continue making the rooster gesture and “cock-a-doodle-doo” to the left.]
Cock-a-doodle-doo. [“Cock-a-doodle-doo” to the right.]
Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo. [“Cock-a-doodle-do” as you move your head in a circular motion.]
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O. ♫

 

 

 

Old MacDonald (also known as “Old McDonald Had A Farm”), is a classic kids’ song that is great for practicing animal sounds and even getting ready for phonics (after watching, ask kids, “What does an A say?”).

 

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