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Peace Train Is A Comin'
By Eric Litwin and Michael Levine

Lyrics:

Chorus

Peace train is a coming
Peace train’s coming so get on board
Peace train is a coming
Peace train’s coming so get on board


Can you hear that clickity clack?
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!
Peace train’s rolling down the track.
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!

Chorus

You may be big or you may be small.
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!
Peace train’s gonna take you all.
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!


Chorus

You may be rich or you may be poor.
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!
Peace train has an open door.
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!

Chorus

When you hear the train bell ring
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!
All the children start to sing.
Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!

Coloring Page and Sheet Music:



Activities:

Direction Dance/ Egg Shaker Song (with the CD): Play the song on the CD and sing along while shaking your eggs to the beat and walking in a circle or around the house.  If you don’t have egg shakers at home, use any toy that makes a noise when you shake it, such as a rattle, or any other children’s instrument, like maracas or wrist bells.

Direction Dance/ Egg Shaker Song (a cappella): Same as above, but sing it a cappella without the CD, so you can take suggestions or call them out on your own. Sing the chorus while walking in a circle or around the house and shaking eggs to the beat.  Then take suggestions for places to go next in each verse.  You can then improvise lines such as, “The peace train’s going to ________.  Child: Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!  Make up a rhyming line.  Child:  Chuga chuga chuga chuga – whoo whoo!  You can also substitute your child’s name instead of saying the peace train, such as “Sara’s going to the zoo.”  Here are some examples for places to go and rhyming words: school/cool, pool/cool, park/dark, moon/soon, zoo/you.

It’s fun to change directions (“oh, that’s the other way!”), go slower (“whoah, we have to go uphill to get there!”), go faster (“Now we have to go downhill!”), etc.

As an alternative, you could take suggestions for “Who else can get on the peace train?”   Then you improvise lines like, “The peace train carries the police man… Everybody loves the police man.”  Or make up any line that rhymes.

Transportation: Take this opportunity to learn about other vehicles and modes of transportation.  Ask for suggestions, such as trains, planes, cars, wagons, spaceships, rockets, helicopters, buses, skateboards, scooters, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. Sing, “The Peace Bus is a coming, the Peace Bus is coming so get on board,” etc.

Color in the Picture and Make Peace Signs: Color the picture of “Peace Train” in the coloring sheet.  Show your child how to draw the symbol for a “peace sign” and draw them all over the coloring book page.

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