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“Mary Had a Little Lamb” Lyrics

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.

Everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day, school one day, school one day.
It followed her to school one day which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play, laugh and play, laugh and play.
It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.

Mary’s lamb went in the class, in the class, in the class.
Mary’s lamb went in the class, to take a look.

The lamb she sat at Mary’s desk, Mary’s desk, Mary’s desk.
The lamb she sat at Mary’s desk, to read a book.

The teacher came to see the lamb, see the lamb, see the lamb.
The teacher came to see the lamb - what a surprise!

All the other teachers came, teachers came, teachers came.
All the other teachers came to see with their own eyes.

“Yes my little lamb can read, lamb can read, lamb can read.
Yes, my little lamb can read, and she can write!”

A pencil then she gave to her, gave to her, gave to her.
A pencil then she gave to her - Mary was right!

Mary’s little lamb can stay, lamb can stay, lamb can stay.
Mary’s little lamb can stay. The teacher changed the rule!

It made the children laugh and play, laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.

About the Song

Has your little one heard about Mary’s special companion? The classic song “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is one of children’s favorites and it can be a great learning asset for children in preschool.

It’s origin is not recent at all. In fact, the song was first published in May 24, 1830 by Sarah Josepha Hale and John Roulstone in the form of a poem, and it’s believed to have been inspired by a real incident!

The story says that a little girl called Mary Sawyer had a little lamb that one day she took with her to school. This, of course, wasn't as common so it inspired the poem.

As the years passed, the song has had many different versions written, but it has always remained true to its essence.

In this lovely music video for kids, your little one will learn about Mary’s story as they get to accompany Mary and her little friend during a day in their lives.

First, in the morning, Mary is sitting at the table with her lamb. They’re having breakfast before heading out to school. Since the lamb was always right by Mary’s side, it decided to follow her to school.

At the school, Mary found out that taking her lamb to school was against the rules, and she got very sad. However, all the children at school were laughing and playing with the lamb. They took it to the playground, where they played on the roundabout, on the seesaw, on the climbers, and on the slide during the recess.

After, the lamb went into the classroom and sat on Mary’s desk, where it started to read a book. The teacher was very surprised and impressed by this and, after seeing that the lamb could read and write, the teacher changed the rules and the lamb was allowed to stay at school. A happy ending!

Listen to this lovely nursery rhyme a few times with your little one and make sure to sing along! This is a great way to practice new vocabulary in English, especially for children who are just starting preschool, this song will help them learn school vocabulary in English , and also, to learn about rules at school.

Talk about what the little lamb could do that your child will be able to do at school as well, like reading and writing. Also, practice the name of the school supplies by taking a look at the video.

Help your little one find the books, crayons, paper, and pencil that appear in the video. Also, take a look at the desks, chairs, and the blackboard.

As an extra practice, it would be fun to find the shapes’ drawings on the classroom wall and practice the shapes in English .

Have a great time learning about school in English while singing this classic song for kids!

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