Well hello. “Happy Birthday” is a great song for singing to anyone, especially on their birthday. 😉 It’s also great for learning which chords are related to each other, and for getting more fluent playing in different keys.
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I love this song for teaching AABA form, its fun chord progression, and just generally having fun while singing. One activity I used to do with elementary students was to have them list things that made them feel good or happy, and have them make their own versions of the song using those things. I love giving students opportunities to be creative and share what they love in their lives!
In this post there are 2 chord pages for each ukulele tuning – GCEA and DGBE. It’s always tricky to find good kids’ songs with only 2 chords, so I hope you find this convenient!