My First Attempts at Converted Nursery Rhymes

Like I’ve said before, I want to be creative in the way I instill values in my children. One way I think we can do that is through nursery rhymes. Let’s be honest a lot of the nursery rhymes we currently sing and teach have no real moral or point to them anyways. So, following in the footsteps of those before us who converted old Drinking Songs to Christian Hymns, here are my brief attempts at converted nursery rhymes:

To the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb:

Jesus loves his Enemies, Enemies, Enemies
Jesus loves his Enemies,
Even when they are mean.

To the tune of Hot Cross Buns:

Feed the Poor,
Feed the Poor,

If you see,
someone hungry,
Give them Food.

To the tune of Twinkle Twinkle little star:

Loving, loving, one another,
each one a sister or brother,
looking out for others needs,
instead of seeking my own greed.
Loving, loving one another, each one a sister or brother.

Okay, so that’s my start. Any thoughts or suggestions?

6 thoughts on “My First Attempts at Converted Nursery Rhymes”

  1. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! I might have to steal some of these some day. I think its important not to let the world define how you will raise your kids, play with your kids, and relate to your kids. Way to put creativity into parenting.

  2. very cool ariah. as always, very cool. are you practicing with avery, teaching her these awesome nursery rhymes??

    and that ben guy sounds cute and super cool…

  3. Cute.

    That’s exactly what I needed to wake up to after an *almost* all-nighter with my sick kids… groggy from only two hours of sleep and a sore throat and nasty cough to boot. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Like the creative element your bringing to your parenting already! Definately keep ’em coming…

  4. sorry ariah, they suck, no offence. nice try tho. but i feel sorry for ur kid. ill teach my niece/nephew the real versions so they dont look like a dork

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