Little Boy Blue

Come calling with "Little Boy Blue"! Sing this pastoral rhyme, learn the serene lyrics, and engage in farm-themed activities.


Little Boy Blue song lyrics

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn, The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep? He's under the haystack, fast asleep.

Will you wake him? No, not I, For if I do, he's sure to cry.

(Repeat as many times as you wish!)

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About the Little Boy Blue song

“Little Boy Blue” is a beloved nursery rhyme that captures the adventures of a young shepherd boy who falls asleep when he should be watching over his sheep and cows. This classic tale, with its vivid imagery and gentle melody, has been a favorite among children for generations, offering both entertainment and a lesson wrapped up in its verses.

What your child can learn from it

Through the simple and rhythmic lines of “Little Boy Blue,” children can have a blast while learning English. This nursery rhyme introduces them to a variety of language skills in a fun way. It’s perfect for building vocabulary with words related to farming and countryside life, and the repetitive nature of the rhyme helps with memorization and understanding sentence structure.

The story encourages kids to ask questions and explore the consequences of actions, enhancing their narrative skills and critical thinking. Singing about Little Boy Blue and his duties on the farm also provides a great opportunity for children to practice their pronunciation and fluency in a lively and engaging manner.

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Bringing “Little Boy Blue” to life

Creating a mini farm scene with toys or crafting materials can be a wonderful activity to accompany this rhyme.

Acting out the story with figures or drawings encourages children to retell the tale in their own words, deepening their comprehension and ability to use English in storytelling. This kind of play not only makes the learning process enjoyable but also stimulates imagination and creativity.

Let’s Discover the World of “Little Boy Blue” Together!