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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

The Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the water spout. 
Down came the rain, and washed poor Incy out. 
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain 
And then Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again. 

Alternative Lyrics:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider crawled up the water spout. 
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out. 
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain, 
And the Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the spout again. 

Hints and Tips:

  • This Nursery Rhyme is known in many different names such as: Incy Wincy Spider, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Inky Binky Spider, Inky Dinky Spider, etc...
  • Use this as an action song by following the directions of each line
  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes 
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes 
and eyes and ears and mouth and nose, 
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! 

Alternative Lyrics: 

Heads and shoulders knees and toes 
Knees and toes
Heads and shoulders knees and toes 
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears And mouth and nose
Heads and shoulders knees and toes 
Knees and toes

Feet and tummies arms and chins
Arms and chins
Feet and tummies arms and chins
Arms and chins

And eyes and ears
And mouth and shins
Feet and tummies arms and chins
Arms and chins

Hands and fingers legs and lips
Legs and lips
Hands and fingers legs and lips
Legs and lips

And eyes and ears
And mouth and hips
Hands and fingers legs and lips
Legs and lips

(Repeat the first verse)

Hints and Tips:

  • An action song - touch head, shoulders, knees and toes etc. in sequence while singing each word.
  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

 

Baa Baa PINK (any colour) sheep 
Have You any SPOTS? 

Yes Sir Yes Sir (or child's name) 
LOTS & LOTS. 

One on my knee 
And one on my Tummy, 

One on my Nose 
And that's not funny 
(but is really is!!)

Alternative Lyrics:

Baa Baa Pink Sheep,
Have you any spots?

Yes sir, yes sir
Lots and lots!

Some on my fingers,
and some on my toes!
Some on the end of my little pink nose!

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of spots use a different pattern (stripes, wavy)
  • Use colour flashcards to help child identify colour of the sheep

 

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Five little speckled frogs

Sat on a speckled log

Eating the most delicious grubs

One jumped into the pool

Where it was nice and cool

Then there were four green speckled frogs.

(The verse is then repeated, but with one fewer frog each time.)

Alternative Lyrics:

Five dumb speckled frogs

Sitting on a speckled log

Eating some some scum (Yum, yum!)

One little speckled frog

Fell off the speckled log

Now there's only four dumb speckled frogs (Glub, glub!)

Hints and Tips:

  • There are actions that allow children to participate during the song.

Line #1: By show of fingers hold up the number of frogs sitting on the log.
Line #2: Draw in your hands close to your chest and curl your fingers downward, facing the floor as though you are a frog perched atop a log.
Line #3: Mimic eating while you sing 'Eating some scum', then rub your belly delightfully while singing 'yum, yum!'.
Line #4: Hold one finger up to represent the frog who fell off the log.
Line #5: Pretend to fall over.
Line #6: By a show of fingers, hold up the number of frogs still remaining on the log while singing "Now there's only four speckled frogs". Upon singing "(glub, glub)", repeat the same movement as in the second line except look upward as though you were a frog underneath water.

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

Bee Bee Bumble Bee

Can you sing your name for me?

My Name is____________________

(Repeat)

Alternate Lyrics:

Bee Bee Bumble Bee

Can you sing your name for me?

I wonder what your name is,

Your name is __________

Hints and Tips:

  • After Second Line, Educator points to a child who then sings the last line adding in their name. Just repeat till all children & Educators done. I just flat sing eg: "da da dada da".
  • This song can be used at mat/circle time to introduce new children.
  • Helps them/you get to know & remember names...
  • Also to move children slowly for hand washing before eating etc.
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