English songs for kids

London Bridge


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London bridge is falling down
Falling down, falling down
London bridge is falling down
My fair lady

Build it up with wood and clay
Wood and clay, wood and clay
Build it up with wood and clay
My fair lady

Wood and clay will wash away
Wash away, wash away
Wood and clay will wash away
My fair lady

Build it up with iron and steel
Iron and steel, iron and steel
Build it up with iron and steel
My fair lady

Iron and steel will bend and bow
Bend and bow, bend and bow
Iron and steel will bend and bow
My fair lady

Build it up with silver and gold
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Build it up with silver and gold
My fair lady

Silver and gold will be stolen away
Stolen away, stolen away
Silver and gold will be stolen away
My fair lady

Set a man to watch all night
Watch all night, watch all night
Set a man to watch all night
My fair lady


London Bridge is a well known traditional nursery rhyme based on the one of the most famous landmarks in London.


The first London Bridge was made of wood and clay and was rebuilt with the various materials mentioned in the song.


The song is often used in a kids' game, which exists in a wide variety of forms. Two players make an arch while the others pass through in single file. Kids love sing along and do the actions too!


materials

If we look around us, we can see different objects made of different materials. Learn the names of the materials mentioned in the song. Then read some ideas on how to practise your spelling words in a fun way.

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If you are right handed, write your words with your left hand. If you are left handed, write your words with your right hand.

Number the alphabet from 1 - 26, for example: a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, and so on. Then convert your words to a number code!

Write down three clues about each word. Read them to a friend and see if they can guess your word!


printable resources

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