Frere Jacques Printable Free Download + Ideas

Variety is the spice of life, and you’ll agree to it if you’re a parent to a fast growing little one. Frankly, it can be incredibly hard to keep him occupied and hooked onto anything, and that’s exactly why introducing new activities and rhymes to him can be a great idea.

Frere Jacques is one good example to get started on- it is a classic nursery rhyme of the French origin. Ready to get started on it? Wait up! Here’s a free colorful Frere Jacques printable for you to download.

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Frere Jacques is actually a lot different than most other kids nursery rhymes you might come across. The rhyme is traditionally sung in a round, and has an interesting story to it.

The rhyme is about a monk who has overslept, and is urged to wake up and sound the bell for early prayers. When translated, the rhyme is sung as ‘Brother John’ in English.

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Words To Frere Jacques Song

Before you get your hands on the actual printable, here are the lyrics to the popular nursery rhyme!

Frère Jacques,

Frère Jacques,



Sonnez les matines,

Sonnez les matines.

Ding Ding Dong,

Ding Ding Dong.

Frere Jacques Printable Free Download

And as promised, here’s the free Frere Jacques printable for you to download and get started with.

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Download Your Frere Jaques Nursery Rhyme Here!

And if you loved the printable, and are looking for more such free ones centered around other popular nursery rhymes for kids, here they are- as promised!

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