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!
This classic from “The Sound of Music” was actually one of the first non-original songs I learned on the baritone ukulele! (which is my “home” ukulele – I learned bari before I learned GCEA)
It’s a great study in music theory and an opportunity to try some fingerpicking. Plus, it’s just a gorgeous song.
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!
A Girl Scout favorite, I have a video and chord chart for both GCEA and Baritone Ukulele Tunings. The first one is for GCEA.