Apples and Bananas Song Lyrics, apples and bananas lyrics

Apples and Bananas

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Themes: food, pronunciation of vowels
Age-range: infant-preschool, 3 – 8 years

 

Download the words of the song:
Apples and Bananas Lyrics

 

Apples and Bananas” is a fun song for children that is great for introducing English vowel sounds. Apples and bananas are so tasty! Children will love this delightfully nursery rhyme that teaches vowel sounds.

 

English Lyrics:

Apples and Bananas

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas

Now change the vowel sound to A:
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

Now change the vowel sound to E:
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

Now change the vowel sound to I:
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O:
like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos

Now change the vowel sound to OO:
I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos
I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos

French translation:

Des pommes et des bananes

J’aime manger, -ger, -ger, des pommes et des bananes
J’aime manger, -ger, -ger, des pommes et des bananes

Changer maintenant les voyelles en A :
J’aime manga, -ga, -ga, da pa-mmes et da ba-na-nas
J’aime manga, -ga, -ga, da pa-mmes et da ba-na-nas

Changer maintenant les voyelles en E :
J’aime mange, -ge, -ge, de pe-mmes et de be-ne-nes
J’aime mange, -ge, -ge, de pe-mmes et de be-ne-nes

Changer maintenant les voyelles en I :
J’aime mangi, -gi, -gi, di pi-mmes et di bi-ni-nis
J’aime mangi, -gi, -gi, di pi-mmes et di bi-ni-nis

Changer maintenant les voyelles en O :
J’aime mango, -go, -go, do po-mmes et do bo-no-nos
J’aime mango, -go, -go, do po-mmes et do bo-no-nos

Changer maintenant les voyelles en U :
J’aime mangu, -gu, -gu, du pu-mmes et du bu-nu-nus
J’aime mangu, -gu, -gu, du pu-mmes et du bu-nu-nus

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • food: apples, bananas.

Grammar:

  • Express your tastes: I like to eat…

Phonology:

  • pronunciation of the vowels.

Teaching suggestions:

  • ask the children to find other names of fruits or vegetables and have fun changing the vowels.

Les petits cousins from the album Les plus belles comptines et chansons anglaises

 

Videos of the song “Apples and Bananas” in English:



Video of the song “Apples and Bananas” in French:

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