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Five Currant Buns


Five Currant BunsAudio Single Song – Five Currant Buns

  • Vocal mp3 download
  • Lyric Sheet PDF download


Time Signature: 4/4                 Key: F Major

Five Currant Buns is a fun, traditional Counting Song. There are different versions and lyrics, as for all traditional songs. One version of the second phrase lyrics says “with a cherry on top” whereas I learnt it as “with sugar on the top.”

This Counting Song is fantastic for teaching children subtraction. It can be a simple fingerplay song.

It is also a great song for drama, as the song lends itself to acting out each verse. Five children, a Baker and 5 buns is all that’s needed. Each time someone buys a currant bun from the Baker, they sit down and the rest stay standing. Children can see visually what happens when we subtract one from the whole. All the verses are sung until there are no children left standing. Then we say “And there were NO buns left!”

It is also a great song to introduce at Kindy or Preschool or Home when setting up a Play Shop and learning about money to buy things.

Here is a lovely video of a child singing this song and using imaginative play from his own play Shop at home:
Play Shop Video

Teaching Points: counting, subtraction, fingerplay, action, improvisation, drama.


Audio Single Song

  • Vocal mp3
  • Lyric Sheet

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Single Song Pack

Five Currant Buns is also available as a SINGLE SONG PACK with the following contents:

  • Vocal mp3
  • Instrumental mp3
  • Instrumental with melody mp3
  • Lyric Sheet PDF
  • Colored Poster PDF
  • Coloring Sheet PDF
  • Sheet Music PDF

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