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5 Little Fireflies

A lovely little song! It can be sung as a simple chant, but I like to sing it to my own melody. You can find it in the links below.


  Voice only


5 little fireflies flying through the night
Blinking and twinkling like little night lights
5 shining fireflies flew by a door
One was caught and then there were 4

4 little fireflies flying through the night
Blinking and twinkling like little night lights
4 little fireflies flew by a tree
One was caught and then there were 3

3 little fireflies flying through the night
Blinking and twinkling like little night lights
3 little fireflies landed on my shoe
One was caught and then there were 2

2 little fireflies flying through the night
Blinking and twinkling like little night lights
2 little fireflies having lots of fun
One was caught and then there was 1

1 little firefly flying through the night
Blinking and twinkling like a little night light
1 little firefly playing all alone
She was caught and then there was none

No little fireflies flying through the night
No blinking and twinkling like little night lights
Come have a look, here they are!
Blinking and twinkling inside a jar

Open the jar and away they fly
2, 3, 4, 5, into the sky
Blinking and twinkling like little night lights
Wave goodbye as we say good night


  Voice & piano


Flutter your five fingers
Open and shut your hands

Clap hands on "caught"; show four fingers.
























Cup hands together to make a "jar".

Open your hands

Open and shut hands one last time
Wave and fall asleep.