The Scarecrow

Animal & Farm Rhymes

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The Scarecrow Lyrics

When all the cows were sleeping
and the sun had gone to bed.
Up jumped the scarecrow
and this is what he said:

"I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow
with a flippy floppy hat,
I can shake my hands like this
and shake my feet like that."

When all the pigs were snoring
and the stars twinkled so bright.
Up jumped the scarecrow
and spoke with great delight.


When all the hens were roosting
and the moon behind a cloud.
Up jumped the scarecrow
and shouted very loud!


The Scarecrow Learning Activities


  • Listen to the song. Play again and match the pitch (the degree of highness or lowness of a song) while singing along.
  • Sing a verse in a low pitch, sing a verse in a high pitch. Which pitch is more comfortable to sing?

Visual Art

  • Draw a picture board story of the song.


  • Pretend you are a scare crow - set the scene - discuss where the Scarecrow lives; what is his role? What can it see? Act out being a scare crow.


  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.
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