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Baa, Baa Black Sheep


Baa, baa black sheep,


Have you any wool?


Yes sir, yes sir,


Three 3 bags full.



One 1 for my master.


One 1 for my dame.


But none 0 for the little boy,


Who cries in the lane.

----THE END----


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBEHFFnV3RY








 
Weather

Whether the weather be fine,

Or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold, ,

Or whether the weather be hot, ,

We'll weather the weather, ,

Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

 

----THE END----










FIDDLE DEE DEE

Fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee,
the fly has married the bumblebee.
Said the fly, said he,
"Will you marry me,
and live with me sweet bumble bee?"
Fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee,
the fly has married the bumblebee.










PUSSY CAT, PUSSY CAT

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the queen.
Pussu cat, pussy cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under the chair.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_jYAvcCAGc






CLAP YOUR HANDS

Clap your hands 1 - 2 - 3
Stamp your feet 4 - 5 - 6
Nod your head 7 - 8
Sit again 9 and 10.









I SCREAM

I scream
You scream
We all scream
Ice- cream.








The Clock



There's a neat little clock,



In the school room it stands,

And points to the time,

With its two little hands .



And may we, like the clock,

Keep a face clean and bright,

With hands ever ready,

To do what is right.


----THE END----


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfai_1erkqE








Over in the Meadow
Written By: Olive A. Wadsworth (in the 1800's)



Over in the meadow,

In the sand in the sun,

Lived an old mother toadie,

And her little toadie one,

"Wink!" said the mother;

"I wink!" said the one,

So they winked and they blinked,

In the sand in the sun.



Over in the meadow,

Where the stream runs blue,

Lived an old mother fish,

And her little fishes two,

"Swim!" said the mother;

"We swim!" said the two,

So they swam and they leaped,

Where the stream runs blue.



Over in the meadow,

In a hole in a tree,

Lived an old mother bluebird,

And her little birdies three,

"Sing!" said the mother;

"We sing!" said the three,

So they sang and were glad,

In a hole in the tree.



Over in the meadow,

In the reeds on the shore,

Lived an old mother muskrat,

And her little ratties four,

"Dive!" said the mother;

"We dive!" said the four,

So they dived and they burrowed,

In the reeds on the shore.



Over in the meadow,

In a snug beehive,

Lived a mother honey bee,

And her little bees five,

"Buzz!" said the mother;

"We buzz!" said the five,

So they buzzed and they hummed,

In the snug beehive.



Over in the meadow,

In a nest built of sticks,

Lived a black mother crow,

And her little crows six,

"Caw!" said the mother;

"We caw!" said the six,

So they cawed and they called,

In their nest built of sticks.



Over in the meadow,

Where the grass is so even,

Lived a gay mother cricket,

And her little crickets seven,

"Chirp!" said the mother;

"We chirp!" said the seven,

So they chirped cheery notes,

In the grass soft and even.



Over in the meadow,

By the old mossy gate,

Lived a brown mother lizard,

And her little lizards eight,

"Bask!" said the mother;

"We bask!" said the eight,

So they basked in the sun,

On the old mossy gate.



Over in the meadow,

Where the quiet pools shine,

Lived a green mother frog,

And her little froggies nine,

"Croak!" said the mother;

"We croak!" said the nine,

So they croaked and they splashed,

Where the quiet pools shine.



Over in the meadow,

In a sly little den,

Lived a gray mother spider,

And her little spiders ten,

"Spin!" said the mother;

"We spin!" said the ten,

So they spun lacy webs,

In their sly little den.

----THE END----


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZxES6i6Nw









MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY



Mary , Mary , quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells,

And pretty maids all in a row. .



----THE END----


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS_sPFh9B30










Daffodils



Daffy-down-dilly,

Has come to town,

In a yellow petticoat,

And a green gown.


----THE END----













Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen


Hickety, pickety, my black hen,

She lays eggs for gentlemen.

Gentlemen come every day,

To see what my black hen doth lay.


----THE END----













The Flying Pig



Dickory, dockory, dare,

The pig flew in the air;

The man in brown,

Soon brought him down, down

Dickory, dockory, dare.

----THE END----













A Sunshiny Shower



A sunshiny shower ,

Won't last half an hour


----THE END----










Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son


Tom , Tom , the Piper's son,

Stole a pig , and away did run!

The pig was eat,

And Tom was beat,

And Tom went crying,

Down the street.

----THE END----



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_0Z2u_oJgk










The Boy in the Barn




A little boy went into the barn,

And lay down on some hay.

An owl came out,

And flew about,

And the little boy ran away.


----THE END----








How Doth The Little Crocodile
by Lewis Carroll



How doth the little crocodile alligator

Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

On every golden scale!



How cheerfully he seems to grin,

How neatly spreads his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in,

With gently smiling jaws!



----THE END----









Bees



A swarm of bees in May,

Is worth a load of hay.

A swarm of bees in June,

Is worth a silver spoon.

A swarm of bees in July,

Isn't worth a fly.


----THE END----









Rain



Rain , rain , go away,

Come again some other day.

Little Johnny wants to play.


----THE END----









Diddle Diddle Dumpling, My Son John



Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John,

Went to bed with his breeches on.

One stocking off, and one stocking on;

Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.


----THE END----








Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsey, and Bess



Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsey, and Bess,

They all went together,

To seek a bird's nest;

They found a bird's nest,

With five eggs in,

They all took one ,

And left four in.



----THE END----









Doctor Foster



Doctor Foster went to Glo'ster,

In a shower of rain.



She stepped in a puddle, up to her middle,

And never went there again.


----THE END----








Tommy Tittlemouse




Little Tommy Tittlemouse,

Lived in a little house,

He caught fishes,

In other men's ditches.


----THE END----








I'm a Little Teapot



I'm a little teapot short and stout,

Here is my handle, here is my spout,

When I get all steamed up hear me shout,

Tip me over and pour me out.



----THE END----








Pat-A-Cake



Pat-a-cake , pat-a-cake,

Baker's man!

So do I master,

As fast as I can,


Pat it, and prick it,

And mark it with a T,

And put it in the oven,

For Tommy and me.

----THE END----








Little Miss Muffet



Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey.



There came a big spider,

Who sat down beside her.
And frightened Miss Muffet away!


----THE END----








Bat, Bat



Bat, bat,

Come under my hat

And I'll give you a slice of bacon,

And when I bake,

I'll give you a cake,

If I am not mistaken.


----THE END----








Elsie Marley



Elsie Marley's grown so fine,

She won't get up to feed the swine,

But lies in bed 'till eight or nine!

Lazy Elsie Marley.

----THE END----








HICKORY DICKORY DOCK



Hickory Dickory Dock,

The mouse ran up the clock,

The clock struck one 1, and down he run,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The bird looked at the clock,

The clock struck two 2, and away she flew,

Hickory Dickory Dock


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The dog barked at the clock,

The clock struck three 3, fiddle-de-dee,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The bear slept on the clock,

The clock struck four 4, he ran out the door,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The bee buzzed round the clock,

The clock struck five 5, she went to her hive,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The hen clucked at the clock,

The clock struck six 6, fiddle-sticks,

Hickory Dickory Dock!

Hickory Dickory Dock,

The cat ran round the clock,

The clock struck seven 7, she wanted to get 'em,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The horse jumped over the clock,

The clock struck eight 8, he ate some cake,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The cow danced on the clock,

The clock struck nine 9, she felt so fine,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The pig oinked at the clock,

The clock struck ten 10, she did it again,

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The snake squirmed out of the clock,

The clock struck eleven 11, he said, "Let me get in",

Hickory Dickory Dock!


Hickory Dickory Dock,

The snail slimed up the clock,

The clock struck twelve 12, what a sticky self,

Hickory Dickory Dock!



----THE END----








Humpty Dumpty



Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses,

And all the king's men,

Couldn't put Humpty together again.


----THE END----







The Itsy Bitsy Spider
(or The Inky Dinky Spider)



The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout,

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.


Out came the sun that dried up all the rain,

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.


----THE END----








One, Two, Three, Four, Five



One 1, two 2, three 3, four 4, five 5,

Once I caught a fish alive.

Six 6, seven 7, eight 8, nine 9, ten 10,

But I let it go again.

Why did I let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

The little one upon the right.


----THE END----








Rock a Bye Baby


Rock-a-bye, baby,

In the tree top.

When the wind blows,

The cradle will rock.

When the bough breaks,

The cradle will fall,

And down will come baby,

Cradle and all.

----THE END----










Star Light, Star Bright



Star light , star bright,

First 1st star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.


----THE END----








Three Blind Mice




Three blind mice,

Three blind mice,

See how they run!

They all ran after the farmer's wife,

Who cut off their tails,

With a carving knife.


Did you ever see such a thing in your life,

As three blind mice.


----THE END----







Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
by Jane Taylor, 1806



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 trav'ller 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 thro' my curtains peep,

For you never shut your eye,

Till the sun is in the sky.



'Tis your bright and tiny spark,

Lights the trav'ller in the dark:

Tho' I know not what you are,

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.




----THE END----









Vintery, Mintery, Cutery, Corn



Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn,

Apple apple seed and apple apple thorn;

Wire, briar, limber lock,

Three geese in a flock.

One flew east,

And one flew west,

And one flew over,

The cuckoo's nest.



----THE END----








X, Y, and Tumbledown Z



X, Y, and tumbledown Z,

The cat's in the cupboard,

And can't see me.

----THE END----









Winter



Cold and raw the north wind doth blow,

Bleak in the morning early,

All the hills are covered with snow,

And winter's now come fairly.


----THE END----









Yankee Doodle



Yankee Doodle came to town,

Riding on a pony.

Stuck a feather in his hat,

And called it macaroni.



Yankee Doodle keep it up, up

Yankee Doodle dandy,

Mind the music and the steps,

And with the girls be handy.



Father and I went down to camp,

Along with Captain Gooding,

And there we saw the men and boys,

As thick as hasty pudding.



Yankee Doodle keep it up, up

Yankee Doodle dandy,

Mind the music and the steps,

And with the girls be handy.





----THE END----







Upstairs, Downstairs



Upstairs up, downstairs down,

Upon my lady's window,

There I saw a cup of sack,

And a race of ginger,

Apples appleapple at the fire,

And nuts to crack,

And a little boy in the cream pot, ,

Up to his neck.



----THE END----









To Market



To market , to market,

To buy a fat pig,

Home again, home again,

Jiggety jig,


To market , to market,

To buy a fat hog,

Home again, home again,

Jiggety jog,


To market , to market,

To buy a plum bun,

Home again, home again,

Market is done.

----THE END----







The Old Woman Under a Hill



There was an old Woman,

Lived under a hill,

And if she's not gone,

She lives there still,



----THE END----







THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN



There was an old woman,

Who lived in a shoe;

She had so many children,

She didn't know what to do.

She gave them some broth,

Without any bread;

She whipped them all soundly,

And sent them to bed.


----THE END----










See-Saw Marjorie Daw



See-Saw Marjorie Daw;

Sold her bed,

And lay upon straw.


----THE END----








She Sells Seashells



She sells seashells,

By the seashore.

The shells she sells,

Are surely seashells.

So if she sells shells,

On the seashore,

I'm sure she sells,

Seashore shells.

----THE END----








There Was a Crooked Man



There was a crooked man,

And he walked a crooked mile.

He found a crooked sixpence,

Beside a crooked stile;

He bought a crooked cat,

Which caught a crooked mouse,

And they all lived together,

In a little crooked house.


----THE END----








Going to St. Ives



As I was going to St. Ives,

I met a man with seven wives,

Every wife had seven sacks,

Every sack had seven cats,

Every cat had seven kits,

Kits , cats , sacks , and wives,

How many were going to St. Ives?

----THE END----








Polly, Put the Kettle On



Polly , put the kettle on,

Polly , put the kettle on,

Polly , put the kettle on,

We'll all have tea.



Sukey , take it off again,

Sukey , take it off again,

Sukey , take it off again,

They've all gone away.



Blow the fire and make the toast,

Put the muffins on to roast,

Blow the fire and make the toast,

We'll all have tea.


----THE END----








Wee Willie Winkie


Wee Willie Winkie,

Runs through the town,

Upstairs, downstairs,

In his nightgown.

Rapping at the windows,

Crying through the lock,

"Are the children all in bed?

For it's now eight 8 o'clock".



----THE END----










What Are Little Girls Made Of?
What Are Little Boys Made Of?



What are little girls made of, made of?

What are little girls made of?

Sugar and spice, and everything nice,

That's what little girls are made of.



What are little boys made of, made of?

What are little boys made of?

Snips and snails , and puppy dog tails,

That's what little boys are made of.


----THE END----








Thirty Days Hath September



Thirty days hath September,

April, June, and November;

All the rest have thirty-one,

Excepting February alone,

And it has twenty-eight days time,

But in leap years, February has twenty-nine.

----THE END----








A Well



As round as an apple,

As deep as a cup,

And all the king's horses,

Can't fill it up.


----THE END----







Ten O'Clock Scholar



A diller, a dollar,

A ten o'clock scholar.



What makes you come so soon?

You used to come at ten o'clock,

But now you come at noon .


----THE END----







Solomon Grundy



Solomon Grundy,

Born on Monday,

Christened on Tuesday,

Married on Wednesday,

Took ill on Thursday,

Worse on Friday,

Died on Saturday,

Buried on Sunday,

This is the end,

Of Solomon Grundy.


----THE END----








SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE



Sing a song of sixpence,

A pocketful of rye;


Four 4 and twenty 20 blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.


When the pie was opened,

The birds began to sing;


Wasn't that a dainty dish,

To put before the king?


The king was in the counting-house,

Counting out his money;


The queen was in the parlor,

Eating bread and honey.


The maid was in the garden,

Hanging out the clothes;


When down came a blackbird,

And bit her on the nose.


----THE END----











Ring Around the Rosie



Ring around the rosie,

A pocket full of posies,

Ashes, ashes,

We all fall down! down

----THE END----








Ride a Cockhorse to Banbury Cross



Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross,

To see a fine lady upon a white horse.


Rings on her fingers,

And bells on her toes,


She shall have music,

Wherever she goes.

----THE END----







THE QUEEN OF HEARTS



The Queen of Hearts,

She made some tarts,

All on a summer's day.

The Knave of Hearts,

He stole the tarts,

And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts,

Called for the tarts,

And scolded the knave full bore.

The Knave of Hearts,

Brought back the tarts,

And vowed he'd steal no more.


----THE END----












Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater



Peter , Peter , pumpkin-eater,

Had a wife and couldn't keep her;

He put her in a pumpkin shell,

And there he kept her very well.


----THE END----








Pease Porridge



Pease Porridge hot,

Pease Porridge cold.

Pease Porridge in the pot,

Nine days old.

----THE END----








Old Mother Hubbard



Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard,

To give her poor dog a bone.



But when she got there, her cupboard was bare;

And so the poor dog had none.



She went to the baker's to buy him some bread;

When she got back, the dog was dead.



She went to the undertaker's to buy him a coffin;

When she got back, the dog was a-laughing.



She took him a clean dish to get him some tripe;

When she came back, he was smoking a pipe.



She went to the hatter's to buy him a hat;

When she came back, he was feeding the cat.



She went to the barber's to buy him a wig;

When she came back, he was dancing a jig.



She went to the fruiterer's to buy him some fruit;

When she came back, he was playing the flute.



She went to the tailor's to buy him a coat.

When she came back, he was riding a goat.



She went to the cobbler's to buy him some shoes;

When she came back, he was reading the news.



She went to the seamstress to buy him some linen;

When she came back, the dog was a-spinning.



She went to the hosier's to buy him some hose;

When she came back, he was dressed in his clothes.



The dame made a curtsy, the dog made a bow;

The dame said, "Your servant," the dog said, "Bow-wow."

----THE END----








The North Wind Doth Blow



The North Wind doth blow,

And we shall have snow,

And what shall the poor robin do then?

Poor thing!



He'll sit in the barn,

And keep himself warm,

And hide his head under his wing,

Poor thing!


The North Wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,

And what will the dormouse do then?

Poor thing!



Rolled up like a ball,

In his nest snug and small,

He'll sleep till warm weather comes in.

Poor thing!


----THE END----











Oh Where, Oh Where has My Little Dog Gone?



Oh where, oh where,

Has my little dog gone?

Oh where, oh where can he be?



With his ears cut short,

And his tail cut long,

Oh where, oh where can he be?

----THE END----









Pop ! Goes the Weasel



All around the mulberry bush,

The monkey chased the weasel.

The monkey thought 'twas all in fun.

Pop ! goes the weasel.



A penny for a spool of thread,

A penny for a needle. < CENTER>
That's the way the money goes.

Pop ! goes the weasel.



Up and down the city road,

In and out of the eagle,

That's the way the money goes.

Pop ! goes the weasel.



Half a pound of tuppenney rice,

Half 1/2 a pound of treacle,

Mix it up and make it nice,

Pop ! goes the weasel.


----THE END----








A Week of Birthdays
Monday's Child



Monday's child is fair of face,

Tuesday's child is full of grace,

Wednesday's child is full of woe,

Thursday's child has far to go,

Friday's child is loving and giving,

Saturday's child works hard for a living,

But the child that's born on the Sabbath day,

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.


----THE END----








Mary's Canary



Mary had a pretty bird,

Feathers bright and yellow,

Slender legs -- upon my word,

He was a pretty fellow.



The sweetest note he always sung,

Which much delighted Mary,

She often, where the cage was hung,

Sat hearing her canary.

----THE END----








If All the Seas Were One Sea



If all the seas were one sea,

What a great sea that would be,



And if all the trees were one tree,

What a great tree that would be,



And if all the axes were one axe,


What a great axe that would be,



And if all the men were one man,

What a great man that would be,



And if the great man took the great axe,

And cut down the great tree,

And let it fall into the great sea,

What a splish splash that would be.


----THE END----








Boy LITTLE BOY BLUE



Little Boy Blue , come blow your horn ;

The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.

Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?

He's under the haystack , fast asleep.


----THE END----








Hot Cross Buns!



Hot cross buns ! Hot cross buns!

One 1 a penny , two 2 a penny.

Hot cross buns!



Hot cross buns ! Hot cross buns!

If ye have no daughters,

Give them to your sons.

----THE END----








It's Raining, It's Pouring



It's raining, , it's pouring,

The old man is snoring.

He fell out of bed and bumped his head

And couldn't get up up in the morning.


----THE END----








Jack Sprat



Jack Sprat could eat no fat,

His wife could eat no lean.



And so betwixt the two 2 of them,

They licked the platter clean.



----THE END----








THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE



Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon,

The little dog laughed to see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.


----THE END----








If Wishes Were Horses



If wishes were horses,

Beggars would ride.



If turnips were watches,

I would wear one by my side.



And if "ifs" and "ands,"

Were pots and pans,

There'd be no work for tinkers!

----THE END----








How Much Wood
Would a Woodchuck Chuck


How much wood

would a woodchuck chuck,

if a woodchuck

could chuck wood?



As much wood
As a woodchuck would,

if a woodchuck

could chuck wood.

----THE END----








The Little Girl with a Curl



There was a little girl who had a little curl,

Right in the middle of her forehead;

When she was good, she was very, very good,

And when she was bad, she was horrid.


----THE END----








Christmas starTwelve Days of ChristmasChristmas star



On the first 1st day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
A partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the second 2nd day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the third 3rd day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the fourth 4th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the fifth 5th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the sixth 6th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the seventh 7th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Seven 7 swans a-swimming,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the eighth 8th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Eight 8 maids a-milking, maid milking
Seven 7 swans a-swimming,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the ninth 9th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Nine 9 ladies dancing,
Eight 8 maids a-milking, maid milking
Seven 7 swans a-swimming,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the tenth 10th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Ten 10 lords a-leaping,
Nine 9 ladies dancing,
Eight 8 maids a-milking, maid milking
Seven 7 swans a-swimming,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the eleventh 11th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love sent to me,
Eleven 11 pipers piping, piper
Ten 10 lords a-leaping,
Nine 9 ladies dancing,
Eight 8 maids a-milking, maid milking
Seven 7 swans a-swimming,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree




On the twelfth 12th day of Christmas, Christmas star
My true love gave to me,
Twelve 12 drummers drumming, drummer
Eleven 11 pipers piping, piper
Ten 10 lords a-leaping,
Nine 9 ladies dancing,
Eight 8 maids a-milking, maid milking
Seven 7 swans a-swimming,
Six 6 geese goose a-laying,
Five 5 golden rings. golden ring
Four 4 calling birds,
Three 3 French hens,
Two 2 turtle turtle doves, dove
And a partridge partridge in a pear pear tree! tree


----THE END----








Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush



Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,

The mulberry bush , the mulberry bush,

Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,

So early in the morning.



This is the way we wash our clothes,

Wash our clothes , wash our clothes,

This is the way we wash our clothes,

So early Monday morning.



This is the way we iron our clothes,

Iron our clothes , iron our clothes,

This is the way we iron our clothes,

So early Tuesday morning.



This is the way we sweep the floor,

Sweep the floor, sweep the floor,

This is the way we sweep the floor,

So early Wednesday morning.



This is the way we mend our clothes,

Mend our clothes , mend our clothes,

This is the way we mend our clothes,

So early Thursday morning.



This is the way we clean the house,

Clean the house, clean the house,

This is the way we clean the house,

So early Friday morning.



This is the way we bake our bread,

Bake our bread , bake our bread,

This is the way we bake our bread,

So early Saturday morning.



This is the way we get dressed up,

Get dressed up , get dressed up,

This is the way we get dressed up,

So early Sunday morning.

----THE END----













Bird Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



Three Little Birds

Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing's gonna be all right.
Singing don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing's gonna be all right.
Rise up this morning, smile with the rising' sun.
Three little birds sit by my doorstep singing sweet songs,
A melody sweet and pure, sing,
This is my message to you.



Little White Duck

There's a little white duck (quack)
Sitting' in the water
There's a little white duck (quack)
Doing what he oughter.
He took a bite of the lily pad
Flapped his wings & he said,
"I'm glad, I'm a little white duck
Sitting' in the water."
(Quack, quack, quack)



Swans In The Park
(Tune:"Rock-A-Bye baby")

Swans glide across the pond in the park,
With feathers so white and beaks that are dark.
They spread out there wings and take to the air.
The swans fly away, but I don't know where.




I'm A Duck
(Sung to : "Frere Jacques" )

I'm a duck, I'm a duck,
Watch me waddle, watch me waddle.
Hear me when I talk,
Hear me when I talk.
Quack, quack, quack; quack, quack, quack.




I Had A Little Rooster

I had a little rooster by the old barn gate
And that little rooster was my playmate
And that little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo
Dee-doodley-doodley-doodley-do

(substitute other animals)




Five and five eggs

Five and five eggs
(Hold up hands )
That makes ten
Sitting on top is mother hen
(Fold one hand over the other )
Crackle crackle crackle
(Clap hands three times )
What do I see
(Fingers around eyes )
Ten fluffy chickens
As yellow as can be
(Hold up ten fingers.)



Five Little Birds - poem

Five little birds in a nest in a tree
(hold up right hand)
Are just hungry as can be
"Peep", said baby bird number one
(wiggle one finger)
Mother bird promised she would come
"Peep, Peep", said baby bird number two,
If she doesn't come what will we do?
"Peep, Peep, Peep", said baby bird number three,
I hope she can find this tree.
"Peep, Peep, Peep, Peep", said baby bird number four,
She never was so late before.
"Peep, Peep, Peep, Peep, Peep", said baby bird number five,
When will our mother bird arrive?
Well, here she comes to feed her family
(use left hand as mommy bird)
They're all as happy as can be!





The Chickadee Song

(Fly your fingers away one by one as you sing this song)
Chorus:
Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.
Five little chickadees, no room for more,
One flew away, and then there were four.
Four little chickadees, sitting in a tree,
One flew away, and then there were three.
Three little chickadees, don't know what to do,
One flew away, and then there were two.
Two little chickadees, sitting in the sun,
One flew away, then there was one.
One little chickadee, can't have any fun.
He flew away, and then there were none.




Birds Fly High
(Sung to 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' )

Birds fly high and bees fly low,
Caterpillars crawl and rivers flow,
Cats meow and cows go 'moo'.
Puppies bark and babies 'coo'.
So many things to see and hear,
I use my eyes and I use my ears.




Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds
Sitting on a wall;
One named Peter,
The other named Paul.
Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!
Come back Peter!
Come back Paul




Bugs and Butterflies Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


The Insects Outside
(To the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)

The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink
The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
Out in the garden.

The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz
The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
Out in the garden.

Continue with the other verses as:
cricket/fields/chirp
ants/in the grass/march
caterpillars/on the leaves/munch
spiders/in the bush/ spin their webs
butterflies in the sky/go flit
ladybug on the wall/ have lots of spots
worms/in the ground/ wiggle and squirm
mosquitos outside/ they get smacked



To the tune of "Frere Jacques"

Big bug, small bugs
Big bugs, small bugs
See them crawl
On the wall
Never, never falling,
Never, never falling,
Bugs, bugs, bugs
Bugs, bugs, bugs




A Finger play

1, 2, 3?( hold up fingers)
There's a bug on me!(point to shoulder)
Where did it go?( brush off)
I don't know(Shrug shoulders and look really puzzled)




Little Butterfly
(sung to I'm A Little Teapot)

I'm a little butterfly
I have wings
I fly around
And see all things.
When I see a flower
That looks great
I call out
To all of my mates.






Duck Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


Duck

Duck in the water, quack, quack, quack!
Soft, white feathers on your back, back, back!
Duck in the water, splash and splish!
Dip in your bill and catch those fish!
Duck out of water, walk on land.
Your webbed feet make it hard to stand!
Waddle with your family, waddle in a pack.
Duck out of water, quack, quack, quack Lucky Duck
Oh it was a bit of luck
That I was born a baby duck
With yellow socks and yellow shoes
That I may go wherever I choose?
Quack, quack, quack quack




Two Little Ducks

Two little ducks. . .sitting on a hill
One named Jack . .. one named Jill
Fly away Jack. . .fly away Jill
Come back Jack. . .come back Jill




Five Little Ducks & Five Little Quail

Five little ducks went out to play (Wiggle five fingers on one hand)
And met five quail that came their way.(Wiggle five fingers on other hand.)
The five little quail went to get a snack(put quail hand behind back.)
And the five little ducks went quack, quack, quack(use hand to form duck bill)






Little Ducks Song

Little ducks go quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack-
Little ducks go quack, quack, quack
In the springtime.






Five Little Ducks - Finger Puppet Glove

Five little ducks went out to play
over the hills and far away
When mother duck said
Quack, quack, quack!
Only four little ducks came back.
reduce by one until you are down to one left and the last line is
One little duck went out to play
over the hills and far away
When mother duck said
Quack, quack, quack!
five little ducks came running back...




Three Little Ducks That I Once Knew

Three little ducks that I once knew.
A fat one, a skinny one, a yellow one too.
But the one little duck with a feather on his back
He ruled the others with his quack, quack, quack!
Quack, quack, quack.
He ruled the other with his quack, quack, quack.
Down to the meadow they would go.
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble to and fro.
But the one little duck with the feathers on his back.
He led the others with his quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack.
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Home from the river they would come.
Wibble, wobble, wibble wobble, ho, hum.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back.
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack.
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.

 

The Little Ducklings

All the little ducklings
Line up in a row.
(Stand up)
Quack, quack, quack,
And away they go.
(Hands and thumbs together with both hands)

They follow their mother,
(put hands behind as a tail waddle
Waddling to and fro.
Quack, quack, quack
And away they go.
(repeat above)

Down to the big pond
Happy as can be.
(smile)
Quack, quack, quack
They are full of glee.
(repeat)

They jump in the water
(jump up and down)
And bob up and down,
Quack, quack, quack,
they swim all around.
(repeat)

All the little ducklings
(swimming motion)
Swimming far away.
Quack, quack, quack,
They'll play another day
.(repeat)




Five little Ducks

Five little ducks, went out to play(hold up five fingers)
over the hills, and far away,(hold hand to eyebrows)
When the mother duck went "Quack Quack Quack"
(motion "quack" with your hand)
Four little Ducks came waddling back.
(make wings with arms and move elbows up and down)
Continue to count down until there are no little ducks then sing:
No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When the father duck went "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK",
Five little ducks came waddling back.





Nursery Rhymes

Christmas is coming,
The geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny
In the old man's hat.

If you haven't got a penny,
A ha'penny will do;
If you haven't got a ha'penny,
Then God bless you!

Goosey, goosey gander,
Whither shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
And in my lady's chamber.
There I met an old man
Who would not say his prayers,
I took him by the left leg
And threw him down the stairs.




Six little ducks

Six little ducks
That I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones,
Fair ones, too
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Down to the river
They would go
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
To and fro
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Back from the river
They would come
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
Ho, hum, hum
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack





Cat and Kitten Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



Three Little Kittens

Three little kittens lost their mittens
And they began to cry: Meow, meow, meow
What? Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens
Then you shall have no pie: Meow, meow, meow
Three little kittens found their mittens
And they began to cry: Meow, meow, meow
What? Found your mittens, you good little kittens
Now you shall have some pie: Meow, meow, meow



This Kitty

(Start by holding up all 5 fingers. At each line take one away.On the last line have the final finger run through a hole made by the left hand.)
This kitty said, "I smell a mouse,"
This kitty said, "Let's hunt through the house."
This kitty said, "Let's go creepy creep."
This kitty said, "Is the mouse asleep?"
This kitty said, "Meow, meow, I saw him go through
This hole just now."




My Kitty Cat

I have a kitty cat named Puff.
(hold up one thumb)
He's round and soft as a ball of fluff.
(make a circle with finger and thumb of other hand)
Each day he laps up all his milk.
And his fur is soft as silk.
(stroke thumb with other hand)
When he's happy you will know,
For his fluffy tail swings to and fro.
(wiggle little finger)



Lonely Kitten

I'm just a lonely little kitten, as lonely as can be
(make fist of left hand, thumb for head and little finger for tail)
Won't somebody come and be a friend to me?
(right hand moves toward left with walking motion of index and middle fingers. When they meet, enclose fist in right hand)



Soft Kitty

(Make fist of left hand for kitty. Pet kitty with right hand)
Soft kitty, warm kitty
Little ball of fur.
Lazy kitty, pretty kitty,
"Purr, purr, purr.."




I Know A Cat
(Sung to "Bingo")

I know a cat with perky ears,
And kitty is her name-o.
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
And Kitty is her name-o.
She makes a sound and it's "meow,"
And Kitty is her name-o.
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
And Kitty is her name-o.




My Kitten
(Sung to "Sing a Song of Sixpence")

I have a little kitten,
She's black and white and gray.
When I try to cuddle her,
She always wants to play,
So I drag a piece of yarn
Across the kitchen floor.
She thinks it is a little mouse
To chase right out the door.




I'm A Little Cat
(Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little cat.
Soft and furry.
I'll be your friend.
So don't you worry.
Right up on your lap I like to hop.
I'll purr, purr, purr and never stop.




Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?

How much is that doggie in the window? (Bark! Bark!)
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
(Bark! Bark!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale!
I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home
How much is that doggie in the window?
(Bark! Bark!)
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
(Bark! Bark!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale!
I read in the papers there are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark
I don't want a bunny or a kitty,
I don't want a parrot that talks,
I don't want a bowl of little fishies;
He can't take a goldfish for walks.
How much is that doggie in the window?
(Bark! Bark!)
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
(Bark! Bark!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale!



A Poodle in a Fuddle(Children stand in a circle, look from left to right )

A poodle in a fuddle
In the middle of a puddle!
(step left )
Will he wade to the left?
(step right)
Will he wade to the right?
(step into the middle)
Will he stay in the middle?
(Point up to the sun)
Till the sun shines bright?
(Hold hands over head to form sun)
When the sun shines bright,
(Crisscross arms and move one left, one right)
Will the puddle disappear?
(Point to floor in front where standing)
Will the poodle in the middle
(Cup hands to mouth and say this louder, as though cheering)Give a great, big cheer?!



Two Little Puppy Dogs

Two little puppy dogs
(hold up two fingers)
Lying in a heap,
(let two fingers fall down.)
Soft and Woolly
(pet two fingers with opposite hand.)
And fast asleep.
(lay hands against the side of your face and close eyes.)
Along came a pussycat
(hold up one finger from opposite hand and move toward the two little fingers.)
Creeping near,
"Meow", She cried right in their ear.
Two little puppy dogs
(hold up two fingers)
After one cat,
(two fingers chase the one finger).
Did you ever play tag like that?
(point to the children)



This Little Doggie

(Start by holding up five fingers.)
This little doggie ran away to play.(take one finger away)
This little doggie said, "I'll go too some day."(take next finger away.)
This little doggie began to dig and dig.(pretend to dig with next finger, then take it away.)
This little doggie danced a funny jig. (pretend to dance with next finger, then take it away.)
This little doggie cried, "Ki! Yi! Ki! Yi! I wish I were big." (take last finger away.)




Elephant Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black.
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back.

She asked her mother, mother, mother,
for fifty cents, cents, cents,
To see the elephant, elephant, elephant,
jump the fence, fence, fence.

He jumped so high, high, high,
he reached the sky, sky, sky,
And didn't come back, back, back,
till the fourth of July, July, July.

He fell so fast, fast, fast,
He fell so hard, hard, hard,
He made a hole, hole, hole,
in her back yard, yard, yard.
He went bumpy thump, thump, thump!!





Did You Ever See an Elephant?
Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?

Did you ever see an elephant
An elephant, an elephant,
Did you ever see an elephant
Spray water with her trunk?
Spray water all over,
Spray water all over,
Did you ever see an elephant
Spray water with her trunk?

Did you ever see an elephant
An elephant, an elephant,
Did you ever see an elephant
Eat peanuts with her trunk?
Throw peanuts in her mouth,
Throw peanuts in her mouth,
Did you ever see an elephant
Eat peanuts with her trunk?

Did you ever see an elephant
An elephant, an elephant,
Did you ever see an elephant
Hug her baby with her trunk?
Wrap it this way and that way,
And this way and that way,
Did you ever see an elephant
Hug her baby with her trunk?



Five Gray Elephants

Five gray elephants, marching through the glade,
Decide to stop and play like they are having a parade. The first sings his trunk and announces he'll lead;
The next waves a flag which of course they need.
The third gray elephant trumpets a song;
The fourth beats a drum as he marches along.
While the fifth makes believe he's the whole show
And nods and smiles to the crowd as they go.
Five gray elephants, marching through the glade,
Having a lot of fun during their parade
.





Fish Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


Five Little Fishes

Five little fishes swimming in a pool,
This one said, "The pool is cool."
This one said, "The pool is deep."
This one said, "I'd like to sleep."
This one said, "I'll float and dip."
This one said, "I see a ship."
The fishing boat comes. The line goes splash. All the little fishes swim away in a flash!




The Whales
(tune of I'm a little teapot)

I'm a humpback whale, I'm very strong.
I leap about And sing a song.
I like to eat my fill In the Northern Sea. But in the winter, South I flee.
I am a beluga, I'm all white.
From head to tail I'm quite a sight.
You can hear me singing Way up north,
Playing and swimming back and forth.
I'm a mighty orca Black and white.
In the sea I'm a beautiful sight.
I'm not very big, But I am sleek.
I hunt for my food, Cause I have teeth.



I'm A Big Whale

(Clementine)

I am swimming, I am swimming, I am swimming in the sea.
I'm a big whale and I'm swimming I am swimming in the sea.
I am singing , I am singing, I am singing in the sea.
I'm a big whale and I'm singing, I am singing in the sea.
I am spouting, I am spouting, I am spouting in the sea.
I'm a big whale and I'm spouting, I am spouting in the sea.





Slippery Fish

Slippery fish, slippery fish, splashing in the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish, GULP GULP GULP!
OH NO! he was eaten by a octopus!
Octopus, octopus, wiggling in the water.
Octopus, octopus, GULP GULP GULP!
OH NO! he was eaten by a tuna fish!
Tuna fish, tuna fish, gliding through the water.
Tuna fish, tuna fish, GULP GULP GULP!
OH NO! he was eaten by a Great White Shark!
Great White Shark, Great White Shark,lurking in the water
Great White Shark, Great White Shark, GULP GULP GULP!
Oh NO! he was eaten by a humongous whale!
Humongous whale, Humongous whale, spouting in the water
Humongous whale, humongous whale, GULP GULP GULP!
BURP! Pardon me!
(For the slippery fish and the tuna fish, you can cup your hands and make them move through the water. The octopus is a hand with wiggling fingers. The great white shark is an open hand on top of the head. The whale is both hands spread wide. The finger play ends with putting your hand to your mouth to suppress a loud Burp.)



Five Little Fishes

Five little fishes, Swimming in the sea.
Teasing Mr. Shark, You can`t catch me, You can`t catch me.
Along comes Mr. Shark, As quiet as can be... Snap!
Four etc.
(tune of 5 little monkeys teasing Mr. Alligator)



Frog Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


Five Little Frogs

Five little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a hungry ________,
And chased one frog away.
Four little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play.
Along came a wiggly ________,
And chased one frog away.
Three little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a giant ________,
And chased one frog away.
Two little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a purple ________,
And chased one frog away.
One little frog
Was down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a flying ________,
And chased one frog away.
Then no little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Where do you think the little frogs went
When they all hopped away?




Five Little Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs (mmm, mmm!)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four green speckled frogs. (glub, glub)

4 green and speckled frogs...
3 green and speckled frogs...
2 green and speckled frogs...
1 green and speckled frog...



Five Little Froggies

Five little froggies sat on a shore
(children crouch in a row like frogs)
One went for a swim then there were four
(First frog leaps, swims off)
Four little froggies looked happy as can be
One went swimming and then there were three
Three little froggies said "What can we do?"
(Children repeat)
One jumped in the water then there were two
Two little froggies sat in the sun
One swam off and then there was one
One little froggie said "This is no fun!"
(Last frog repeats)
He dived in the water and then there were none.



Little Tadpole
(tune: Frere Jacques)

Little tadpole, Little tadpole
Lost his tail, lost his tail.
Now he has two feet
Now he has four feet
Look a frog! Look a frog!



Six Little Frogs
(tune: "Six Little Ducks")

Six little frogs that I once knew,
Green ones, brown ones, red ones, too.
But the one bullfrog with the freckles on his throat,
He ruled them all with a croak, croak, croak.

Down to the blue pond they would go,
Hop, jump, hop, jump, to and fro.
But the one bullfrog with the freckles on his throat,
He ruled them all with a croak, croak, croak.





Jungle Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



Three Talking Toucans

Three talking toucans sitting in a tree
The first one turned & squawked at me!
Three little toucans sitting in a row
The second one said"I flap my wings,watch me go!"
Three little toucans sitting side by side
The third one said "my bright beak, I open wide!"




Three Frolicking Red Eyed Tree Frogs

Three little frogs sitting in a tree
The first one turned & jumped towards me!
Three little little frogs hopping all about
The second one said "at night's when I come out!"
Three little frogs leaping tree to tree
The third one said "hey,wait for me!



The Mighty Morpho Butterflies

Three morpho butterflies gliding through the trees
The first one swooped to take a look at me!
Three morpho butterflies sitting on a leaf
The second one was trying to eat something sweet!
Three morpho butterflies flitting all about
The third one landed on my snout!



Take A Walk In The Rainforest
There are four levels of the rainforest.
Let's take a walk & see.
The Emergent Level of the rainforest is the tops of the tallest trees.
Vultures,Mosquitoes, flying Geckos
Glide on skin from head to toe
Harpy eagles almost four feet tall
Look around 'cause that's not all
There are four levels of the rainforest.
Let's take a walk & see.
If we could bend way back & look up high,we'd see the Canopy.
Fruit Bats,Toucans Parakeets too
And Howler Monkeys,to name a few
It looks like broccoli we would say
From the window of a plane on a sunny day
There are four levels of the rainforest.
Let's take a walk & see.
Look straight up,we will find what's called the Understory.
Bromeliads and orchids are called Epiphytes
They grow without soil at different heights
Butterflies,Tree Frogs,& hummingbirds
Are some of the sounds that can be heard
There is one more level of the rainforest.
We've reached the number four.
The lowest level of the rainforest is simply called the Floor.
Clay and sand & fallen leaves
Mold & fungus, buttressed roots of trees
Insects, Millipedes, crocodile
Anacondas & natives who love to smile.
At the four levels of the rainforest, let's take a walk & see.
There are four levels of the rainforest.
Name them now with me.
Emergent Layer & canopy
Are one & two.
Let's go for three.
The Understory, don't forget number four
The lowest level, the forest Floor.



Little Froggy
(tune: I'm a little teapot)

See the little froggy
Swimming in the pool
The water's great
It's nice and cool
When he gets all cleaned up
Out he'll hop
Squeaky clean
From bottom to top.

See the little froggy
On the lily pad
Trying to catch flies
She's getting sad.
When she catches one,
She'll gobble it up
Back in the water
She'll go kerplop!



Baby Frogs

"Ribbit Ribbit" said mama frog
Sitting on a great big log
"Where are my babies, where can they be?"
Then out of the pond jumped one, two and three.
(Hold up three fingers , one at a time)
She was happy as could be,
But where were the others? She couldn't see.
So, "Ribbit, ribbit," she called again.
Then out they jumped---4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
(hold up remaining fingers one at a time)




Lion and Tiger Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Zoo Walk

(Tune: Frere Jacques)

I'm a lion, I'm a lion
God made me, God made me.
Listen to me talk now
(roar)
See how I can walk now
I'm a lion, I'm a lion.




Ocean Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Crazy Crabs

Crazy crabs walk sideways,
What a giddy way to go !
Snails slip slide forwards
And that is very slow!
Ducks waddle, waddle,
And that is funny too,
And what about the hopping
Of the big red kangaroo?
(Actions:Translate words into actions)



Cranky Crabs

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.



The Whales
(tune of I'm A Little Teapot)

I'm a humpback whale,
I'm very strong.
I leap about
And sing a song.
I like to eat my fill
In the Northern Sea.
But in the winter,
South I flee.

I am a beluga,
I'm all white.
From head to tail
I'm quite a sight.
You can hear me singing
Way up north,
Playing and swimming
Back and forth.

I'm a mighty orca
Black and white.
In the sea
I'm a beautiful sight.
I'm not very big,
But I am sleek.
I hunt for my food
Cause I have teeth.



I'm A Big Whale
(Clementine)

I am swimming, I am swimming,
I am swimming in the sea.
I'm a big whale and I'm swimming
I am swimming in the sea.

I am singing , I am singing,
I am singing in the sea.
I'm a big whale and I'm singing,
I am singing in the sea.

I am spouting, I am spouting,
I am spouting in the sea.
I'm a big whale and I'm spouting,
I am spouting in the sea.






Octopus Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



The Octopus

Sung to: "Little White Duck"

There are eight tentacles
Swimming in the ocean,
Eight tentacles making a commotion
Who could belong to so many feet?
The octopus does and they help him eat.
He has eight tentacles
Swimming in the ocean,
Swim, Swim, Swim.



Ocean Chant

Slippery fish slippery fish gliding through the water
slippery fish slippery fish
gulp gulp gulp
Oh no he's been eaten by .. an octopus

Octopus octopus squiggling through the water
Octopus octopus
Gulp gulp gulp
On no he's been eaten by .. a tuna fish

Tuna fish tuna fish flashing through the water
Tuna fish tuna fish
Gulp gulp gulp
Oh no he's been eaten by .. a great white shark

Great white shark great white shark lurking in the water
great white shark great white shark
gulp gulp gulp
Oh no he's been eaten by a humongous whale

Humongous whale humongous whale spouting in the water
humongous whale humongous whale
bur......rr......rp
Pardon Me!!



Eight Arms
(Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?)

Once I saw an octopus, octopus, octopus,
Once I saw an octopus down deep in the sea.
Then out came her eight arms,
Her eight arms, her eight arms,
Then out came her eight arms to swim with me!




Penguin Songs, Poems and Finger Plays
Penguin Parade



Waddle, waddle, waddle
From side to side.
Penguins go a-walking
Slip, slip, slide.
With a funny jump

The penguins dash Down to the water Splash! Splash! Splash!

Waddle from the water With a rock'n roll Penguins go parading On a wintry stroll.




Penguin Thoughts

Have you ever seen penguins in picture books?
I always smile when I see their looks.
They look like men in their fancy suits,
All black and white from head to boots.
I often wonder when it snows,
Do they freeze their little penguin toes?
Do they shiver and shake in their land of ice?
Sitting on icebergs CAN'T BE NICE!




Six Little Penguins

Their suits are black and their vests are white.
They waddle to the left and they waddle to the right.
They stand on the ice and they look very neat,
As they waddle along on their little flat feet.
Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak, then there were five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale, then there were four.
Four little penguins spun around, whee-ee!
One spun off, then there were three!
Three little penguins, with nothing to do,
One went fishing, then there were two.
Two little penguins, having lots of fun,
One fell off, then there was one.
One little penguin, when the day was done,
Went home to sleep, then there were none.




I Know A Little Penguin
(Tune: "I'm a LittleTeapot")

I know a little penguin
Who sat on some blocks,
He swam in the ocean
And he climbed on some rocks!
He snapped at a seagull,
He snapped at a seal,
He snapped at a fish,
Oh, what a meal!



On Top Of An Iceberg
(Tune: "On Top of Old Smoky")

On top of an iceberg,
All covered with snow,
I saw my first penguin
And I wanted to know.
Oh is it a bird,
Or is it a fish?
I looked at his feathers,
And knew which was which.
I said, "Mr. Penguin,
Which species are you?"
He said, "I'm an emperor,
And not a gentoo."
I said, "Mr. Penguin,
What's under you patch?"
He said, "It's an egg,
It's ready to hatch!"
I said, "Mr. Penguin,
Oh, where is your wife?"
"She's out in the ocean,
She'll be back tonight."
Said Mr. Penguin,
"Her name is Jill.
She's out in the ocean,
Feeding on krill."
The next thing I knew,
I heard a small peep.
And I saw a chick,
At the emperor's feet!




Reptile Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



Boa Song

I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor,
Boa constrictor, boa constrictor.
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor,
Now what do you think of that?
Oh no, he's got my toe
Oh gee, he has my knee
Oh my, he's up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, he's up to my middle
Oh heck, he's up to my neck
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor, boa constrictor, boa constrictor.
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
No! No! No!
(In a high squeaky voice)




Snapping Turtle

He snaps in the morning,(snap with hand)
He snaps at night
He snaps at the bugs
As he takes each bite.
He snaps so much,
He's quite a sight.
Snap! Snap! Snap!





A Salamander

I saw a little creature that was slimy, smooth, and wet.
I thought it was the oddest thing that I had ever met.
It was something like a lizard, but it had no scales at all.
It was something like a frog, but it didn't hop- it crawled.
So I took it to my teacher and she told me right away,
" I see you brought a salamander into class today."



Lizard Finger play

(Use fist of one hand to represent the lizard - have pointer finger move in and out of fist quickly to be the lizard's tongue. 5 fingers of the other hand are the bugs that "disappear" as the lizard's fast tongue "gets" them.)
5 little bugs on the forest floor Along came a sticky tongue lizard ... SLURP!!! Now there are 4.
4 little bugs on a kapok tree Along came s sticky tongue lizard ... SLURP!!! Now there are 3.
3 little bugs without a single clue.....
2 little bugs soaking up the hot sun....
1 little bug knew that he was done.....
Now there are none.






If You See

If you see a crocodile,
Do you think it's a pretty sight?
(Make a frightened face)
If you see a snake,
Do you freeze with fright?
(Freeze in position)
If you see an alligator,
Does your heart pound with all it's might?
(Quickly thump fist over heart)
Their reptile families think they're dear
(Hug self)
But people really should steer clear!
(Take giant step backwards)

S-n-a-k-e
As he bends and twists and squiggles around,
(Do actions as indicated by words)
See Mr. Snake shaping letters on the ground.
(Point to ground)
First an "S"
Now an "N"
Then an "A"
Next a "K"
And an "E"
(Make giant size letters in the air as each letter is mentioned)
He's spelled out his name for us all to see.
"S-N-A-K-E"
(spell name aloud)





On The Back Of A Crocodile

She sailed away
On a bright and sunny day
On the back of a crocodile
You see said she
He's as tame as he can be,
I'll ride him down the Nile,
The croc winked his eye
As she waved a fond good bye Wearing a happy grin.
At the end of the ride,
The lady was inside,
And the smile was on the crocodile.




The Alligator is my Friend

The Alligator is my friend, he can be your friend too
If only you would understand that he has feelings too
The alligator laughs and sings, he never cries the blues
I'd rather have him on my shirt than have him for my shoes
Alligator,alligator, can be your friend, can be your friend,
Can be your friend too!




Turkey Songs, Poems and Finger Plays



Five Turkeys In A Tree

Five fat turkeys are we.
We slept all night in a tree.
When the cook came around,
We couldn't be found,
That's why we're here, you see.



Mr. Turkey Gobbler

Mr. Turkey Gobbler, wobbling all around,
He gobbles here, he gobbles there, it's such a funny sound.
He spreads his tail into a fan, and acts like he is mad,
But I like Mr. Gobbler, he really isn't mad.



I'm A Little Turkey
(tune of I'm a little Teapot)

I'm a little turkey; I like to play,
I'm very hungry; I eat all day.
When I see the hunter with his gun,
Then I know it's time to run.



Turkey in the Barnyard

Turkey in the barnyard, what does he say?
Gobble, gobble, gobble all day.
Turkey on the table, what do you say?
Yummy, yummy, yummy all day.
Turkey in my tummy, what do I say?
I ate too much turkey on Thanksgiving Day!
(hold your hand on your belly and make a pained face...the kids love this!)




Gobble, Gobble

A turkey is a funny bird,
His head goes wobble, wobble.
And he knows just one word,
Gobble, gobble, gobble.




Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys were sitting on a fence.
The first one said, "I'm so immense."
The second one said, ""I can gobble at you."
The third one said, "I can gobble too."
The fourth one said, "I can spread my tail."
The fifth one said, "Don't catch it on a nail."
A farmer came along and stopped to say
"Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day."



Variation on last two lines:

Out came the cook with a great big pan
Away flew the turkeys, their tails in a fan.





Mr. Turkey
Tune: Frere Jacques

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey
Run away, run away.
If you are not careful,
You will be a mouthful,
Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day!




Run Fast Little Turkey

Act out the following with your children:
The brave little Pilgrim
Went out in the wood
Looking for a meal
That would taste really good.
First she/he picked cranberries
Out in the bog.
Then she saw a turkey
Hiding in a log.
Run fast little turkey.
Run fast as you may.
Or you will come to dinner On Thanksgiving Day!




My Turkey

(As you recite the poem below, have the children act out the movements described.)
I have a turkey, big and fat.
He spreads his wings
And walks like that.
His daily corn he would not miss,
And when he talks he sounds like this
Gobble, gobble, gobble.




Vegetable Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

 

Vegetables
(tune: Mary had a little lamb)

We are pumpkins, big and round,
Big and round, big and round.
We are pumpkins, big and round,
Seated on the ground.
(then try the following) We are string beans green and fine.....growing on a vine.
We are onions round and white....we make soup taste right.
We are carrots, orange and long...help us sing the song.
We are cabbage green or red....see our funny head.
We are corn stalks tall and straight...don't we just taste great!



The Vegetable Song
(Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.



The Good Food Song
(Tune: "Old MacDonald Had A Farm")

Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O
And so I eat them happily, EE I EE I O
(Children take turns naming vegetables that they like)
With a carrot, carrot here, and a carrot, carrot there
Here a carrot, there a carrot
Everywhere a carrot, carrot.
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O.





Fingerplay:

See the carrots in the ground
(point hands and arms in a point to form a carrot and point to the ground.)
I pull them hard without a sound
(pull them out)
I wash and clean them up and down.
(scrub up and down with your palms of your hands)
I love to eat them all year round.
(Pretend to eat carrots with mouth)





Meet the Veggies

Tomato: I'm round and red And juicy too.
Chop me for a salad,
Or dump me in your stew!

Lettuce: Hey, wait a minute!
If a salad you're fixin'
I can stand alone.
No need for the mixin'!

Onion: Chop me and slice me
But keep water near.
I sometimes get juicy
And can bring on a tear!

Carrot: Orange is my color;
I stand long and lean.
In the garden you'll see
Just my bright leaves of green.

Pea: I live in a pod
With so many others.
I think I was born
With one hundred brothers!

Green Bean: Look in the garden;
You'll see my sign.
Then bring out your basket
When it's pickin' time!

Potato: I've an eye for perfection
To give you the best.
Baked, mashed or fried-
I'll pass the test!

Cabbage: My head is quite thick
So people tell me.
I guess that's the reason
Grocery stores sell me!

Celery: Cut and rinse my stalks,
Then spread on cream cheese.
A refreshing hors d'oeuvre
To make parties a breeze!

Squash: Some call me a game,
A game of good sport,
But I'm really to eat
As a side dish of sorts!

Brussel Sprout: I'm kinda cute
When I'm served on a plate
I'm just a little mouthful.
You can eat six or eight!

Cauliflower: I carry white flowers
To break off and eat.
I'm sometimes served raw,
A nutritious snack treat!

Broccoli: My friends call me trees
Now that's a funny name.
Though I am a dark green
With stalks just the same.

We're the veggies You should eat every day! Now don't make a face. We're as good as we say!




Apple Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

 

The Apple Tree - poem

Way up high in the apple tree. (point up)
Two little apples smiled at me. (close thumb & forefinger of each hand to make an apple)
I shook that tree as hard as I could(grab pretend tree & shake)
Down fell the apples--- (raise hands & let fall)
MMMMMM, were they good!




Apple On A Stick

Apple on a stick, apple on a stick
I can lick it all day and not get sick.
Apple in a cup, apple in a cup
I can drink it all day and not fill up.
Apple in a crunch, apple in a crunch
I can eat it all day, it is so good to munch
Apple in a cake, apple in a cake
I can eat it all day with no tummy ache
Apple in a pie, apple in a pie
I can eat it all day and never cry.
Apple in a dish, apple in a dish
I can eat it all day, it's so delish!




Red Apple

A little red apple
Hung high in a tree
I looked up at it
And it looked down at me
"Come down, please" I called
And what do you suppose---
That little red apple
Dropped right on my nose!



Five Red Apples

Five red apples in a grocery store
Bobby bought one & then there were 4
Four red apples on an apple tree
Susie ate one & then there were 3
Three red apples. What did Alice do?
Why she ate one & then there were 2
Two red apples ripening in the sun
Tommy ate one, & now there was one
One red apple & now we are done
I ate the last one & now there are none!





Chocolate Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


 

Chocolate

I know a treat I like a lot
and chocolate is its name-o.
C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E,
C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E,
C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E,
And chocolate is its name-o!




Egg Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

 

Red Hen Red Hen
(Tune: Baa Baa Black Sheep)

Red hen, red hen, have you eggs from me?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. A lot you see.
One to hard boil.
Another one to fry.
One to scramble.
And Easter eggs to dye.
Red Hen, red hen, have you eggs for me?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir A whole lot you see.




Eggs in a nest

Here's an egg in a nest up in a tree.
(make fist with right hand and place in palm of cupped left hand)
What's inside? What can it be?
(shrug shoulders)
Peck, peck, peck,
Peep, peep, peep.
Out hatches a little bird,
(Wiggle fingers or fisted hand)
Cute as can be!
Hatching Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs
(hold one hand and then another)
Are underneath a hen.
Five eggs and five eggs
(hold up all fingers)
And that makes ten.
The hen keeps the eggs warm for three long weeks
(hold up three fingers)
Snap go the shells with tiny little beaks.
(Snap fingers)
Crack, Crack, the shells go,
(Clap four times)
The chickens, every one,
Fluff out their feathers
In the warm spring sun.
(make circle of arms)



Colored Egg

Blue egg, blue egg,
Oh, what fun.
Blue egg, blue egg,
I found one.

Green egg, green egg,
I see you.
Green egg, green egg,
Now I've two.

Red egg, red egg,
Can you see?
Red egg, red egg,
Now I've three.

Yellow egg, yellow egg,
Just one more.
Yellow egg, yellow egg,
Now I've four.



Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
(Sung to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Eggs in Buckets,
Eggs in Bins.
Eggs in baskets,
Eggs in tins.
Eggs in green grass,
Eggs in clover.
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
Yes, eggs all over.
Eggs for children
Just like me.
Eggs for springtime fun,
Yippee!




Fruit Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

 

Fingerplay

Bananas are my favorite fruit(make fist as if holding banana)
I eat one every day(hold up one finger)
I always take one with me(act as if putting one in pocket)
When I go out to play(wave goodbye)
It gives me lots of energy(make muscle)
To jump around and run(move arms as if running)
Bananas are my favorite fruit(rub tummy)
To me they're so much fun!(point to self and smile)



Strawberry Patch
(Tune: Paw Paw Patch)

Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.

Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.

Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!

Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!




Picked A Strawberry

(tune: "Clementine")

Picked a strawberry,
Picked a strawberry
That was growing
In the sun.
Then I washed it,
And I ate it,
And I picked another one.




The Watermelon Patch Song

(tune:  Are you Sleeping?)

Watermelon,(Make a circle with your arms.)
Watermelon,
On the vine,
(Curve hands and arms beside body.)
On the vine,
Sweet and red and juicy,
(Rub your tummy.)
Sweet and red and juicy,
Please be mine!
(Palms together as though pleading.)
Please be mine!

Watermelon,
(Make a circle with your arms.)
Watermelon,
Thump, thump, thump,
(Make a thumping movement with thumb and middle finger.)
Thump, thump, thump,
I think you are ready-
(Point, resting finger on your temple.)
I think you are ready-
Big and plump!
(Make a circle with your arms.)
Bug and plump!  






Sing a Song of Lemonade

Sing a song of lemonade.
We'll pour it in a cup.
We'll stir it with a straw
And then we'll sip it up.
It will be so refreshing
We'll have to have some more,
And we'll be drinking lemonade forever, ever more!






Have You Ever Had An Apple

Have you ever had an apple, an apple an apple?
Have you ever had an apple
And heard it go crunch?
Have you ever had an orange, an orange..Etc..
And heard it go slurp?
Banana...... go mush?
(think of other fruits and the noises that go along with them)





I Like Oranges
(Tune:'Three Blind Mice')

I like oranges. I like oranges.
Oranges are a fruit. Oranges are a fruit.
They are not animals, tools and such.
They are are good fruit that I like so much.
So, I eat oranges. I eat oranges.
An orange is orange. An orange is orange. It is not red.
It is not purple nor pink nor gray.
An orange is simply not colored that way.





What Is Orange?

(Can use any fruit)
(Tune: Frere Jacques)

What is orange?
What is long?
What is it?
Bunny loves to eat it!
Horses love to eat it!
So do I!
So do I!





Ice Cream Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

 

Ice Cream

Make flannelboard pieces for this poem by Carrie Lacher:
First we need a cone, (brown triangular felt ice cream cone shape) Nice and crunchy. Then we need some ice cream, Sweet and yummy, Scoop 'em on; stack 'em on' Up to the sky. We love ice cream; my, oh my!
First comes vanilla, Cold and sweet. (white felt ice cream scoop) Then comes chocolate (brown scoop) A delicious treat. Here's some strawberry; (red/pink scoop) Orange sherbet, too, (orange scoop) A super-duper scooper cone Just for you!
One scoop, two scoops, Three scoops, four. We love ice cream Let's have some more!
Also have available a blue scoop (blueberry), yellow scoop (lemon sherbet), Etc....and change the words of the poem.



Chocolate Ice Cream Cone

My mama said if I'd be good,
She'd send me to the store
She said she'd bake some Gingerbread
If I would sweep the floor
She said if I would make the bed
And watch the telephone
That she would send me out to get
A chocolate ice cream cone
And so I did the things she said
And then she made some Gingerbread
Then I went out, just me alone
And got my chocolate ice cream cone
While coming back I stubbed my toe
Upon a big old stone
Now need I tell you that I dropped
My chocolate ice cream cone
A little puppy came along
And he took a great big lick
And so I hit that mean old dog
With just a little stick
Then he bit me where I sit down
And he chased me all over town
So, now I'm lost, I can't find my home
And all because of that chocolate ice cream cone
And all because of that chocolate, (Chocolate-yodel)
Chocolate ice cream cone





"Eighteen Flavors" By Shel Silverstein

Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors
Chocolate, lime and cherry,
Coffee, pumpkin, fudge banana
Caramel cream and boysenberry.
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth and round,
Tallest ice cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.





Ice Cream Cone Flannel board Rhyme

Make felt ice cream cones. Place them on the board as you say the rhyme.
Five little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, "I'm a summer time treat."
The second one said, "It's such a hot day."
The third one said, "I'm melting away."
The fourth one said, "Don't lose your top."
The fifth one said, "Oh dear , ker-plop!" (Place the last cone upside down.)




Nutrition Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

 

The Shape-Up Song

Sung to 'Farmer in the Dell'
We're jumping up and down
We're jumping up and down
We're getting lots of exercise
We're jumping up and down.

We bend and touch our toes.....
We kick our legs up high......
We jog around the room.......
We wiggle our whole body....
We stretch up to the sky.......

Basic Food Groups

Here are the food groups:
Dairy, bread, and meat
And don't forest that vegetables
Are important for you to eat.
Have a food from each food group
Each and every day,
And you'll grow strong and healthy -
Good nutrition is the way!



Vegetable Soup game like London Bridges

We are making vegetable soup
Vegetable soup, Vegetable soup
We are making vegetable soup
Now put in the (vegetable of choice).
Take the ________and stir it up,
Stir it up, stir it up,
Take the ________and stir it up
While making vegetable soup.





Growing Song
(tune: Are you Sleeping?)

We need food and we need water
We need sleep, lots of sleep
To help our bodies grow
From our heads down to our toes
Grow, grow, grow
Grow, grow, grow



Cheese Please
(tune 3 blind mice)

Cheese, cheese, cheese we love cheese
Please, please please give us cheese
We like white cheese oh yes we do
Orange cheese taste wonderful too
Yellow cheese is for me and you
Oh, give us cheese






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