Take a G and an E and O,
And add a little R-G-E,
To a W-A-S-H, I…N…G
If you add 2,000 pounds,
That makes a ton,
So what have you got?
You’ve got a lot!
George Washington!

This is part of a silly song I remember from way back in 5th grade when we were learning about the Revolutionary War.  This post isn’t about history at all, but rather, the power of silly songs!

I’ve written before about tricks for teaching parts of speech so that they stick.  It’s the perfect opportunity to throw your self-consciousness out the window and belt out some silly songs with your kids.

Here’s one I’ve shared before about nouns (but this version is way more Pinterest-worthy ; )  Sing this one to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic (you totally know the BH of the R, look it up on YouTube and you’ll see).


Teach students to identify nouns with this fun song, perfect for the elementary classroomclick the picture to print a copy off for your class!

Here’s one about verbs.  You sing it to the tune of The Ants go Marching:

Teach students to identify verbs with this fun song, great for learning parts of speech in the elementary classroom

click to print!
Here’s a video of the song to play for your class:


I like to have these songs up as anchor charts so that kids can refer back to them as necessary and because singing through these is perfect for those unexpected 3-5 minute chunks of time your run into every now and then.
More parts of speech songs here! They only get cheesier : )(Oh my gosh, a mini series!  I feel like such a grown up blogger…ha ha!)
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Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former teacher with 8 years of experience in the classroom and a master's degree in early childhood education. She designs engaging, organized classroom resources for 1st-3rd grade teachers.


  1. I just discovered your blog via your TPT store. I love it! I’ll definitely be back to explore more later. These songs are fantastic! I’m a big believer in using music in the classroom.

  2. I love these songs but when I clicked on it to print it the document was larger than the paper size. Any ideas because I’d love to use this in my class next week ?

  3. I would love to hear you sing the song about Nouns, because I’m not very familiar with the hymn and even after listening to it on Youtube I can’t seem to put the lyrics with the tune.

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