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The wheels on the bus go round and round (Roll hands over each other) 
Round and round, round and round 
The wheels on the bus go round and round 
All through the town. 

The wipers on the bus go "Swish, swish, swish, (Put arms together in front of you and'swish' like wind shield wipers)
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish" 
The wipers on the bus go "Swish, swish, swish" 
All through the town. 

The door on the bus goes open and shut (Cover eyes with hands on 'shut' and uncover them on 'open')
Open and shut, open and shut
The door on the bus goes open and shut
All through the town.

The horn on the bus goes "Beep, beep, beep (Pretend to honk horn)
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep"
The horn on the bus goes "Beep, beep, beep"
All through the town.

The gas on the bus goes "Glug, glug, glug (Pretend to fill tank using pointer finger as gas nozzle)
Glug, glug, glug, glug, glug, glug"
The gas on the bus goes "Glug, glug, glug"
All through the town.

The money on the bus goes "Clink, clink, clink, (Pretend to put money in cash box on bus)
Clink, clink, clink, clink, clink, clink"
The money on the bus goes "Clink, clink, clink"
All through the town.

The baby on the bus says, "Wah, wah, wah! (Fisted hands in front of eyes and rub them like baby crying)
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah!"
The baby on the bus says, "Wah, wah, wah!"
All through the town.

The people on the bus say, "Shh, shh, shh, (Put pointer finger to mouth to 'shhh')
Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh"
The people on the bus say, "Shh, shh, shh"
All through the town.

The mommy on the bus says, "I love you, (Point to self on 'I',right hand over heart on 'love', and point to other on 'you')
I love you, I love you"
The daddy on the bus says, "I love you, too"
All through the town.

Alternative Lyrics:

The Driver on the bus says "Move on back,
move on back, move on back;"
The Driver on the bus says "Move on back",
All through the town.

OR

The mommy on the bus says "Shush, shush, shush;
Shush, shush, shush; Shush, shush, shush."
"The mommy on the bus says "Shush, shush, shush"
All through the town.

OR

The bell on the bus goes ding-ding-ding.
The lady on the bus says, "Get off my feet"...
The people on the bus say, "We had a nice ride"...
"Your name" on the bus says Let Me Off!

Hints and Tips:

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

Alice The Camel

Category Rhymes and Songs

Alice the camel has five humps.
Alice the camel has five humps.
Alice the camel has five humps.

So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has four humps.
Alice the camel has four humps.
Alice the camel has four humps.

So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has three humps.
Alice the camel has three humps.
Alice the camel has three humps.

So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has two humps.
Alice the camel has two humps.
Alice the camel has two humps.

So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has one hump.
Alice the camel has one hump.
Alice the camel has one hump.

So go, Alice, go.

Alice the camel has no humps.
Alice the camel has no humps.
Alice the camel has no humps.

Now Alice is a horse.

Alternative Lyrics:

  • Instead of So go Alice go change to So Ride Alice Ride
  • At the end of each verse sing Boom Boom Boom
  • Substitute Alice for Sally

Hints and Tips:

  • This classic children's song works well to reinforce counting.
  • Actions -  When in a group, everyone should get in as close to a circle as possible and put their arms over the shoulders of the people next to them. While the saying of each number of humps everyone bends at the knees. During the lines "Boom, Boom, Boom," everyone bangs hips against each other. Or to do individually, show five fingers when you sing "5 humps," then four, three, etc. Sway your hips from side to side on the "boom, boom, boom."

Open Shut Them

Category Rhymes and Songs

Open, shut them, 
Open, shut them 
Give a little clap  

Open shut them, 
Open shut them 
Lay them in your lap 

Creep them, creep them 
Creep them, creep them 
Right up to your chin 

Open wide your little mouth 
But do not let them in!

Shake them, shake them
Shake them, shake them
Shake them just like this

Roll them, roll them
Roll them, roll them,
Blow a little kiss!

Alternative Lyrics:

Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.

Open, shut them
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.

Wave them, wave them,
Wave them, wave them,
High up in the sky, sky, sky.

Wave to me, I'll wave to you,
Let's all say "Bye, bye."

Alternative Lyrics:

Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.

Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Fold them in your lap, lap, lap.

Criss and cross them, (Students criss-cross legs.)
Criss and cross them,
Fold them on the floor floor floor.

Creep them creep them,
Creep them creep them,
No noises any more more more. (Students creep fingers up their arms and put them over their lips)

Hints and Tips:

  • Actions -Open and close your hands when you sing "Open, shut them" and then follow the words to the song with the corresponding hand movements while you sing. On "do not let them in" hide your hands behind your back.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O,And on that farm he had a (animal name), E-I-E-I-O, 
And on that farm he had a (animal name), E-I-E-I-O, 
With a (animal noise twice) here and a (animal noise twice) there 
Here a (animal noise), there a (animal noise), everywhere a (animal noise twice) 
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. 

Example Lyrics:

Old MacDonald had a farm
ee-i ee-i oh

And on that farm he had a cow
ee-i ee-i oh

With a moo-moo here|
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo

Old MacDonald had a farm
ee-i ee-i oh

And on that farm he had a sheep
ee-i ee-i oh

With a baa-baa here
And a baa-baa there
Here a baa, there a baa
Everywhere a baa-baa

Old MacDonald had a farm
ee-i ee-i oh

Hints and Tips:

  • Use animal flashcards for children to see which animal sound to make during the song
  • Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters
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