How to Sing Animal Fair

Learn how to sing the classic kid's song Animal Fair with this Howcast video.

Jamie: "We went to the animal fair/The birds and the beasts were there." Hi, friends. I’m Jamie.

Kelly: And I’m Kelly.

Jamie: And we are going to go to "The Animal Fair" together! I think you may have been to the animal fair before. Maybe the zoo? Saw some fun animals there. Why don’t we go to the animal fair together? And watch my hands, okay? While I’m singing this song and then you’ll be able to do it at home with me. We’re going to do it again and again. Okay?

"We went to the animal fair/The birds and the beasts were there/The big baboon by the light of the moon/Was combing his auburn hair/You should have seen the monk/He sat on the elephant’s trunk/The elephant sneezed–achoo–and fell to his knees/And that was the end of the monk, the, monk, the monk, the monk, the monk."

Why don’t we try that with music? Do you think you’re ready at home to do it with music?

"We went to the animal fair/The birds and the beasts were there/The big baboon by the light of the moon/Was combing his auburn hair/You should have seen the monk/He sat on the elephant’s trunk/The elephant sneezed–achoo–and fell to his knees/And that was the end of the monk, the, monk, the monk, the monk, the monk."

One more time. Ready? Go back to the animal fair.

"We went to the animal fair/The birds and the beasts were there/The big baboon by the light of the moon/Was combing his auburn hair/You should have seen the monk/He sat on the elephant’s trunk/The elephant sneezed–achoo–and fell to his knees/And that was the end of the monk, the, monk, the monk, the monk, the monk."

That was great. I think we had so much fun at the animal fair and I hope you saw all of those fun animals there, too. That was "The Animal Fair."