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12 days of Christmas

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Watch the video above and sing along together to "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This is a song where each verse adds an extra line - up to the 12th verse. It is fun to sing and you have to remember what comes next! Here are the words if you want to sing along (all twelve verses):

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds,
three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me
seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings,
four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming,
six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds,
three French hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking,
seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,
five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens,
two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing,
eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming,
six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds,
three French hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me
eleven pipers piping, ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing,
eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming,
six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds,
three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping,
ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking,
seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings,
four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

If you would like to print out the lyrics, click on the pdf download above right.

 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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