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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

Two little dickie birds,
Sitting on a wall;

One named Peter,
One named Paul.

Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!

Come Back Peter!
Come Back Paul!

Alternative Lyrics:

There were two blackbirds
Sat upon a hill,

The one was nam'd Jack,
The other nam'd Gill;

Fly away Jack,
Fly away Gill,

Come again Jack,
Come again Gill

Hints and Tips:

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

Line #1 Both of the exposed, marked, fingers are wiggled to attract attention 
Line #2 Wiggle one marked finger, Peter, to attract attention
Line #3 Wiggle other marked finger, Paul, to attract attention 
Line #4 The Peter hand is quickly drawn back alongside the adult’s head. As part of the movement the adult folds the marked finger and sticks out the second finger of the same hand and drops the hand back down to the original position. The child sees that the marking, Peter, is no longer there – it has flown away 
Line #5 The action is repeated with the other hand Line #6 The action is reversed to make Peter reappear Line #7 The action is reversed to make Paul reappear.

Ring-a-ring o' roses,

A pocket full of posies,

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down.

Alternative Lyrics:

Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,

Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.

Alternative Lyrics:

Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,

Hush! Hush! Hush! Hush!
We've all tumbled down.

Alternative Lyrics:

Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down.

The cows are in the meadow,
Eating buttercups.

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all jump up.

Hints and Tips:

  • Children hold hands and walk in a circle while singing this rhyme. When they sing "we all fall down" children drop their hands and fall onto the floor.
  • Poster for this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters

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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