Birds in the Tree


Birds in the Tree


1. We will find a little nest

In the branches of a tree.

Let us count the eggs inside;

There are one, two, three.

2. Mother bird sits on the nest

To hatch the eggs, all three.

Father bird flies round and round

To guard his family.

Nest: Cup hands together.
Tree: Hold arms up rounded over head.
One, two, three: Hold up one, two, and three fingers.
Sits on the nest: Cup left hand; place right hand on top.
Flies: Move arms in flying motion.

Words: Glenna Tate Holbrook, b. 1925. © 1977 IRI

Music: Marjorie Castleton Kjar, 1927–2019. © 1977 IRI