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Mr Sun

Category Rhymes and Songs

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree.

These little children are asking you,
Please come out so we can play with you.
Oh Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on me.

Doo doo doo doo, doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo, doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo,
Doo-doo doo-doo doo doo.

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree.

These little children are asking you,
Please come out so we can play with you.
Oh, Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on,
Please shine down on me.

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, thanks for shining down now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, everything is fine now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, thanks for shining down now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, everything is fine now, Sun.
Oh Mister Sun.

Hints and Tips

  • Catchy song you can sing during outdoor transition
  • Make up actions to do with each verse

There was a little turtle
Who lived in a box.
He swam in the puddles
And climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at the mosquito,
He snapped at the flea.
He snapped at the minnow,
And he snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito,
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow,
But he didn't catch me!

Hints & Tips

  • This simple transition song can be used when transitioning individual children to wash their hands, to go outside or while waiting while lining up.

Walking Walking

Category Rhymes and Songs

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop. [Place both hands out in front of you, palms facing forward.]

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop.

Tiptoe tiptoe. Tiptoe tiptoe. [Walk on your toes.]
Jump jump jump. Jump jump jump.
Swimming swimming swimming. [Make a swimming motion.]
Now let's sleep. Now let's sleep. [Rest your head against your hands or lie down on the ground and pretend to sleep.]

Wake up! [Eyes open! Look alert!]
It's time to go! [Look at your watch.]
Are you ready to go fast? [Run in place quickly.]
Okay!

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop.

Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let's stop. Now let's stop.
Whew! [Wipe your brow with your hand]

Hints and Tips

  • Instead of "hop, hop, hop," sing "jump, jump, jump" or "spin, spin, spin" etc.
  • This is a fun transition song to use when transitioning children from outside to inside.

This Old Man

Category Rhymes and Songs

This old man, he played one, 
He played knick-knack on my thumb; 
With a knick-knack paddywhack, 
Give the dog a bone, 
This old man came rolling home. 

This old man, he played two, 
He played knick-knack on my shoe; 
With a knick-knack paddywhack, 
Give the dog a bone, 
This old man came rolling home. 

This old man, he played three, 
He played knick-knack on my knee; 
With a knick-knack paddywhack, 
Give the dog a bone, 
This old man came rolling home. 

This old man, he played four,
He played knick-knack on my door;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick-knack on my hive;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,
He played knick-knack on my sticks;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick-knack up in heaven;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick-knack on my gate;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick-knack on my spine;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick-knack once again;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

Hints and Tips:

  • Poster for this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

 

Ten In A Bed

Category Rhymes and Songs

There were ten in the bed (Hold up 10 fingers.) 
and the little one said, (Hold your hands close together, indicating 'small.') 
"Roll over, roll over" (Roll hands around each other, or each student turns to the right and says, "Roll over! Roll over!") 
So they all rolled over and one fell out. (Everyone rolls to the right and the student in the first chair 'falls out' of the bed.) 

Nine! (Hold up 10 fingers and then take one away, leaving 9.) 

There were nine in the bed (Hold up 9 fingers.) 
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over" 
So they all rolled over and one fell out. 

Eight! (Hold up 9 fingers and then take one away, leaving 8.) 

There were eight in the bed (Hold up 8 fingers.) 
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over" 
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Seven! (Hold up 8 fingers and then take one away, leaving 7.)

There were seven in the bed (Hold up 7 fingers.)
and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Six! (Hold up 7 fingers and then take one away, leaving 6.)

There were six in the bed (Hold up 6 fingers.)
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Five! (Hold up 6 fingers and then take one away, leaving 5.)

There were five in the bed (Hold up 5 fingers.)
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Four! (Hold up 5 fingers and then take one away, leaving 4.)
There were four in the bed (Hold up 4 fingers.)
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Three! (Hold up 4 fingers and then take one away, leaving 3.)

There were three in the bed (Hold up 3 fingers.)
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Two! (Hold up 3 fingers and then take one away, leaving 2.)

There were two in the bed (Hold up 2 fingers.)
and the little one said,"Roll over, roll over"
So they both rolled over and one fell out.

One! (Hold up 2 fingers and then take one away, leaving 1.)

There was one in the bed (Hold up 1 finger.)
and the little one said, "I'm lonely...(sigh)" 
(The one remaining student lays down on the chair, then everyone shouts "WAKE UP!" and the student falls out of bed.)

Alternative:

  • For last line, you can replace "I'm lonely...(sigh)" to "Good Night!".

Hints and Tips:

  • Poster for this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

Round and round the garden 
Like a teddy bear. 
One step, two step, 
Tickle you under there. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Round about there 
Sat a little hare 
The bow-wows came and chased him 
Right up there. 

Hints and Tips: 

  • The nursery rhyme is accompanied by various actions, by the adult on the child or the child on the adult. The child/adult first lightly strokes his or her index finger in slow circles around the child/adult's upturned palm, then with each "step", walks their index and middle finger up the arm, firstly to the elbow and then to the shoulder. Finally after a short pause before the "tickle", they launch a (not unexpected) tickle under the arm.
  • Poster for this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

Pat A Cake

Category Rhymes and Songs

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. 
Bake me a cake as fast as you can; 

Roll it, Pat it and mark it with B, 
Put it in the oven for baby and me. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man. 
Bake me a cake as fast as you can; 

Roll it up, roll it up; 
And throw it in a pan! 

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;

Roll it up, roll it up;
Put it in a pan;
And toss it in the oven as fast as you can!

Alternative Lyrics:

Patty Cake, Patty Cake,
Baker's Man;
That I will Master,
As fast as I can;

Prick it and prick it,
And mark it with a T,
And there will be enough for Tommy and me.

Hints and Tips:

  • If told by a parent to a child, the "B" and "baby" in the last two lines are sometimes replaced by the child's first initial and first name.
  • The rhyme is often accompanied by hand-clapping between two people, a clapping game. It alternates between a normal individual clap with two-handed claps with the other person. The hands may be crossed as well.
  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

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

I'm a little teapot, short and stout 
Here is my handle here is my spout 
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout 
Just tip me over and pour me out! 

I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true 
Here's an example of what I can do 
I can change my handle to my spout 
Just tip me over and pour me out. 

Hints and Tips:

  • Use the following actions with the nursery rhyme:

Line #2: (one hand on hip), (other arm out straight)

Line #4: (As song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout.)

Line #7: (Switch arm positions and repeat tipping motion.)

  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

I've been around the world 
A couple of times or maybe more 
I've seen the sights, I've had delights 
On every foreign shore 
But when my mates all ask me 'bout 
The place that I adore 
I tell them right away 

Give me a home among the gum trees 
With lots of plum trees 
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo 
A clothesline out the back 
Verandah out the front 
And an old rocking chair. 

You can see me in the kitchen
Cooking up a roast
Or Vegemite on toast
Just you and me, a cup of tea
And later on, we'll settle down
And go out on the porch
And watch the possums play

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

There's a Safeways up the corner
And a Woolies down the street
And a brand new place they've opened up
Where they regulate the heat
But I'd trade them all tomorrow
For a little bush retreat
Where the kookaburras call

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

Some people like their houses
With fences all around
Others live in mansions
And some beneath the ground
But me I like the bush you know
With rabbits running round
And a pumpkin vine out the back

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

Hints and Tips:

  • Hand Actions for the following words:

Gum Trees: Wag hands over head like leaves in the wind

Plum trees: Pretend to pull plums down from tree

Sheep: Circle sides of head with 1st 2 fingers like sheep horns end with or 2: 2 fingers up then

Kangaroo: bounce 1st 2 fingers of right hand like a kangaroo across in front

Clothesline: Use thumbs to show clothesline behind you

Veranda: spread hands from center palms up showing veranda

Old Rocking Chair: Rock forearms as if in chair.

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