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Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore.
One swam into a net and then there were four.


Four cranky crabs were floating in the sea.
One got tangled up in seaweed then there were three.


Three cranky crabs were wondering what to do.
One dug a deep, deep hole. Then there were two.


Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun.
One got scooped up in a cup. Then there was one.


One cranky crab was smarter than his friends.
He hid between the jagged rocks.
That's how the story ends.

Hints and Tips: 

  • Use felt board, puppets, images when singing this song. 

Whale

Category Rhymes and Songs

A whale is not as small as us,
Most whales are bigger than a bus.

A whale is not a fish in the sea,
A whale breathes air like you and me.

A whale can’t walk upon the ground,
A whale must swim to get around. 

A whale is a mammal like you and me,
But his home is in the deep blue sea. 

Hints and Tips: 

  • Learn actions to the rhyme: 

A whale is not as small as us (shake head and finger)
Most whales are bigger than a bus (stretch arms out wide)
A whale is not a fish in the sea (shake head and finger)
A whale breathes air like you and me (take a deep breath)
A whale can’t walk upon the ground (shake head and finger)
A whale must swim to get around (make a swimming motion)
A whale is a mammal like you and me (nod head and point to self and others)
But his home is in the deep blue sea. (make wave motion)

Five Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

Four Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

Three Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

Two Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away

One Easter eggs in a chocolate shop
Round and yummy with a bow on the top
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day
Bought an Easter egg and took it away.

Hints and Tips:

  • Great counting song for toddlers and preschoolers. 
  • Use felts/puppets

Reference:
Music Bus

Won't you bee my Valentine?
And buzz away with me?
We'll bumble along together
Because your my honey bee!
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!


Hints and Tips: 

  • Actions To The Song: 
    Won't you bee my Valentine? (point to friend)
    And buzz away with me? (pretend to buzz around)
    We'll bumble along together
    Because your my honey bee! (blow kisses)
    BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

 

 

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

I have ten little fingers, 
And they all belong to me. 
I can make them do things,
Do you want to see? 

I can close them uptight,
I can open them wide.
I can put them together
I can make them hide. 

I can make them fly high, 
I can make them go low. 
I can fold them like this and hold them just so.

Hints and Tips:

  • Do the actions for each line. 




 


 

 

Ten little firefighters
Sleeping in their beds.

"Ding" went the bell,
And down the pole, they slid

They raced to the fire,
And put out all the flames.

Then the 10 little firefighters
Went to bed again.

Hints and Tips:

  • Do actions for each verse
    Use felts for each line.

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

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.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are. 
Up above the world so high, 
Like a diamond in the sky. 

When the blazing sun is gone, 
When he nothing shines upon, 
Then you show your little light, 
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. 

Then the traveller in the dark, 
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go, 
If you did not twinkle so. 

In the dark blue sky you keep, 
And often through my curtains peep, 
For you never shut your eye, 
'Till the sun is in the sky. 

As your bright and tiny spark, 
Lights the traveller in the dark. 
Though I know not what you are, 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

Alternative Lyrics:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How we wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the glorious sun has set,
And the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

When the golden sun doth rise,
Fills with shining light the skies,
Then you fade away from sight,
Shine no more 'till comes the night.

Hints and Tips:

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