Miss Polly Had A Dolly

Miss Polly Had A Dolly Aussie Childcare Network

Miss Polly had a dolly 
Who was sick, sick, sick! 

So she called for the Doctor, 
To come quick, quick, quick! 

The Doctor came 
with his (her) bag and his (her) hat, 
And he (she) knocked on the door 
With a Rat-a – tat – tat! 

He (she) looked at the dolly, 
And he (she) shook his (her) head, 
And he (she) said “Miss Polly put her straight to bed!” 

He (she) wrote on a paper
For a pill, pill, pill,
"I’ll be back in the morning
With the bill, bill, bill!"

Alternative:

(Optional Last Paragraph)

She went to bed,
And she slept all night,
And she woke up in the morning,
Feeling quite alright!

Alternatives:

  • Alternate this line "I’ll be back in the morning With the bill, bill, bill!" to "I’ll be back in the morning yes I will, will, will!"
  • Alternate this line "I’ll be back in the morning With the bill, bill, bill!" to "I’ll be back in the morning if she still feels ill!?"
  • Can use "Miss Milly" instead of "Miss Polly"

Hints and Tips:

  • The actions are very simple:

Miss Polly rocks the dolly looking concerned, she mimes telephoning the Doctor. The Doctor taps his hat and shows his bag, and knocks on the door (or the floor will do!) He looks at the dolly, shakes his head, and wags his finger as he gives his advice to Miss Polly. He takes out his notebook and does a little bit of ‘writing’ to tell Miss Polly what type of medicine the dolly needs. He waves and leaves. Miss Polly then looks very happy because the dolly is feeling much better in the morning!

  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters
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Last modified on Friday, January 9, 2015

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