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The Hello Song

Category Rhymes and Songs

Let's say "Hello!" to our friends in the U.S.A
"Bonjour!" to our friends in France
Let's say "Hola!" to our friends in Peru

Learn the words to say
And make a new friend everyday

Let's say "Ni Hao!" to our friends in China
"Priviet!" to our friends in Russia
Let's say "Jambo!" to our friends in Kenya

That was lots of fun
Now our song is done

Hints and Tips

  • You can change the first line to "Let's say "Hello" to all our friends in here". 
  • Add more greetings from different countries.

Hello Hello Hello
How are you

Hello Hello Hello 
How are you?

I'm good
I'm great 
I'm wonderful

I'm good
I'm great 
I'm wonderful

Hello Hello Hello
How are you?

Hello Hello Hello
How are you?

I'm tired 
I'm hungry
I'm not so good

I'm tired 
I'm hungry
I'm not so good

Hello Hello Hello
How are you?

Hello Hello Hello
How are you?

Hello Hello Hello
How are you?

Hello Hello Hello
How are you?

How do people greet their friends everywhere they go?
In English we all like to say "hi there" and "hello".

What do we say in other places I would like to know?
When we see brand new faces how do we say "hello"?

In German we say "hallo"
"Hallo" (children repeat)

In French "bonjour"
"Bonjour" (children repeat)

In spansih we say "ola"
"Ola" (children repeat)

Italian it's "ciao"
"Ciao" (children repeat)

Portuguese "oi"
"Oi" (children repeat)

Greek "yasoo"
"Yasoo" (children repeat)

Chinese "Ni hao"
"Ni hao" (children repeat)

Those are the way we say hello...

It's fun to learn new things to say everywhere we go,
It's fun to make new friends each day to smile and say hello!

Hints and Tips:

  • Add more greetings in different languages based on the children in the room 
  • For each greeting point to the country flag

The good morning train is coming, 
How are you?
Choo Choo

The good morning train is coming, 
How are you?
Choo Choo

The good morning train is coming
The good morning train is coming
The good morning train is coming 
How are you?
Choo Choo

And we say hello to __________ (child's name)
How are you?
Choo Choo (child responds)

(until all the children's names have be sung)

And we say hello to everybody 
How are you?
Choo Choo

Hints and Tips:

  • Point to each child and get the children to call out the child's name. 
  • The children can clap their hands while singing this song or use their hands in motion as the train wheels.

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

Row, row, row your boat, 
Gently down the stream. 
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, 
Life is but a dream. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Row, row, row your boat, 
Gently down the stream. 
If you see an alligator, 
Don't forget to scream. 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Row, row, row your boat, 
Gently down the stream. 
Throw your teacher overboard 
And listen to her scream. 

Alternative Lyrics:

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Verily, verily, verily, verily,
Life is but a dream.

Hints and Tips:

  • To use as an action song - to children sit across from each other, hold hands and rock backwards and forwards while singing this rhyme
  • Poster for 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
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