A Wise Old Owl

A Wise Old Owl is an old American nursery rhyme. It is a short rhyme, but it has an important message. Simply wise words from a wise old owl... And the kids love it! :)

Did you know... that during World War 2, the US Army used this rhyme on a poster with the text "Soldier – be like that old bird. Silence means security".

Tip: Why not teach the children the sound of an owl after singing this song? They will love it...

Not sure about the tune? You can listen to A Wise Old Owl at the bottom of this page.

A Wise Old Owl - Lyrics

A wise old owl lived in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

Clapping Instructions / Video / Tune

See clapping instructions for A Wise Old Owl, and listen to the song. Just click the play icon below.

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