children's books

The Twelve Days of Camping

by Hilary Williamson

To the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas

 


1 On the first day of camping
My sister showed to me
A woodpecker in a fir tree
2 On the second day of camping
My sister showed to me
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

3 On the third day of camping
My sister showed to me
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

4

On the fourth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

5

On the fifth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

6

On the sixth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

7

On the seventh day of camping
My sister showed to me
Seven owls a-swooping
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

8 On the eighth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Eight frogs a-hopping
Seven owls a-swooping
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree
9 On the ninth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Nine spiders spinning 
Eight frogs a-hopping
Seven owls a-swooping
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

10 On the tenth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Ten fireflies glowing
Nine spiders spinning
Eight frogs a-hopping
Seven owls a-swooping
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree
    

            

          

                     

                    

11 On the eleventh day of camping
My sister showed to me
Eleven beavers building
Ten fireflies glowing
Nine spiders spinning
Eight frogs a-hopping
Seven owls a-swooping
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines
And a woodpecker in a fir tree

12

On the twelfth day of camping
My sister showed to me
Twelve stars a-shining
Eleven beavers building
Ten fireflies glowing
Nine spiders spinning
Eight frogs a-hopping
Seven owls a-swooping
Six raccoons raiding
Five dragonflies
Four calling loons
Three startled deer
Two porcupines

And a woodpecker in a fir tree