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It's time to sleep. 
It's time for bed
Get jammies on then lay down my head

But I'm not tired,
Can't fall asleep
What shall I do?
Let's count some sheep!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Now we counted up to 10,
Still not asleep.
Let's count again!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Night Night!
Sleep Tight!

Hints and Tips: 

  • Use flashcards of each number when singing the song. 
  • Create actions for each verse. 
  • Create felts of sheep to count. 

Reference: 
Laugh and Learn "Counting Sheep To Sleep", Fisher-Price, YOUTUBE 27 September 2016

Johnny works with one hammer (children hammer with one hand)
One hammer one hammer
Johnny works with one hammer,
Johnny works with two.

Johnny works with two hammers (children hammer with two hands)…
Two hammers two hammers
Johnny works with twp hammer,
Johnny works with three.

Johnny works with three hammers (children hammer with two hands and one leg)…

three hammers three hammers
Johnny works with three hammers,
Johnny works with four

Johnny works with four hammers (children hammer with both hands and both legs)
Four hammers four hammers
Johnny works with four hammers,
Johnny works with five

Johnny works with five hammers (children hammer with both hands, both legs, and head)
Five hammers five hammers
Johnny works with five hammers
Johnny’s work is DONE!

Hints and Tips 

  • Do the corresponding actions for each verse. 

Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan
One went ‘pop’ and the other went ‘bang’

Now there’s eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan
One went ‘pop’ and the other went ‘bang’

Now there’s six fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Six fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Six fat sausages sizzling in a pan
One went ‘pop’ and the other went ‘bang’

Now there’s four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
One went ‘pop’ and the other went ‘bang’

Now there’s two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
One went ‘pop’ and the other went ‘bang’

Now there’s no fat sausages sizzling in a pan
No fat sausages sizzling in a pan
No fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Ten went ‘bang’, ‘bang’, ‘bang’, ‘bang’
Now there’s no fat sausages sizzling in a pan

Hints and Tips: 

  • Do the corresponding actions for each verse. 
  • Use a visual display 

Five little caterpillars wiggling on a leaf,
One falls off, goes to sleep.
Close her eyes and wait a week,
Up comes a butterfly floating on the breeze.

Four little caterpillars wiggling on a leaf,
One falls off, goes to sleep.
Close his eyes and wait a week,
Up comes a butterfly floating on the breeze.

Three little caterpillars wiggling on a leaf,
One falls off, goes to sleep.
Close her eyes and wait a week,
Up comes a butterfly floating on the breeze.

Two little caterpillars wiggling on a leaf,
One falls off, goes to sleep.
Close his eyes and wait a week,
Up comes a butterfly floating on the breeze.

One little caterpillar wiggling on a leaf,
She falls off, goes to sleep.
Close her eyes and wait a week,
Up comes a butterfly floating on the breeze.

No more caterpillars, no more leaves!
Five little butterflies floating on the breeze.

Hints and Tips:

  • Learn the hand actions to the song

Reference:
Nursery Rhyme Finger Play - Five Little Caterpillars by Alina Celeste, YouTube

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
First one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
Second one said "There are witches in the air,"
Third one said, "but we don't care!"
Fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run."
Fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
Ooo ooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Hints and Tips:

  • Cut out pumpkins and sing with visuals 
  • Do actions for each verse 

Reference: 
Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate - The Kiboomers

1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Friends
4 Little, 5 Little, 6 Little Friends
7 Little, 8 Little, 9 Little Friends
10 Little Friends to play with me

10 Little, 9 Little, 8 Little Friends
7 Little, 6 Little, 5 Little Friends
4 Little, 3 Little 2 Little Friends
1 Little Friend to play with me

Hints and Tips:

  • Go faster each time you finish the verse.
  • Have children stand up as you count.

Reference: 
10 Little Friends, Mr Mike TV, 27 Novemeber 2012

Five little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

Four little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

Three little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

Two little snowmen standing in a row. 
Each had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
One little snowman melted away.

One little snowmen standing all alone. 
He had a hat and a big red bow. 
Out came the sun and it shone all day. 
And the one little snowman melted away.
Now all the little snowmen melted away!

Hints and Tips

  • Also can be done with 10 Little Snowmen
  • Use visuals such as felts, or pictures etc. 
  • Use during transitions and have 5 children take turns at being snowman before washing hannds, going outside etc. 

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

One, two, 
Buckle my shoe; 

Three, four, 
Open the door; 

Five, six, 
Pick up sticks; 

Seven, eight, 
Lay them straight: 

Nine, ten, 
A big, fat hen; 

Eleven, twelve, 
Dig and delve; 

Thirteen, fourteen, 
Maids a-courting; 

Fifteen, sixteen, 
Maids in the kitchen; 

Seventeen, eighteen, 
Maids a-waiting 

Nineteen, twenty, 
My plate's empty 

Alternative Lyrics:

Thirteen, fourteen,
draw the curtain,

Fifteen sixteen,
the maid's in the kitchen,

Seventeen, eighteen,
she's in waiting,

Nineteen, twenty,
my stomach's empty

Alternative Lyrics:

Three, four,
Lay down lower

Eleven twelve,
Who will delve

Fifteen, sixteen,
Maidsa-kissing...

Nineteen, twenty,
My Belly's empty

Hints and Tips:

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