Songs and Rhymes
 

For Women At Home has listed the following songs and rhymes as a means of being able to sing with our children and to enjoy the fun it will bring. It has not been done to intentionally breach any copy write laws. 

 

Finger Plays

Ten Fingers

This Is My Garden 

Sally and Dally

An elephant

Blacksmith's Shop

Grandma's glasses

Mouse in a hole

Cup and Saucer

Teddy Bear

 

Songs

Five Little Monkeys 

Here’s a house

Cleaning

May I come over to your place?

Head and shoulders

Hokey pokey

Hey there what do you wear?

Do you put your hat on

The toothbrush song

Five in the bed

Shake my sillies out

If you’re happy and you know it

Bananas in Pyjamas 

Miss Polly

Polly put the kettle on

You can stamp your feet

Open shut them

Wiggerly woo

I can run as fast as you

Changes

One grey elephant

Little Peter Rabbit

Bingo

Kookaburra

Mister Frog

Der Gluph

Three little speckled frogs

Sally go round the stars

Take you riding

All the fish

Three little fishies

Dingle dangle scarecrow

I'm a little teapot

Wheels on the bus

 

Ten Fingers

I have ten fingers    hold up both hands, fingers spread
And they all belong to me,  point to self
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight   make fists
I can open them wide    open hands
I can put them together   place palms together
I can make them all hide   put hands behind back

I can make them jump high   hands over head
I can make them jump low   touch floor
I can fold them up quietly   fold hands in lap
And hold them just so.


This Is My Garden 

This is my garden (place left hand, palm toward sky, in front of you)

I'll rake it with care (use first 3 crooked fingers of right hand to "rake" left palm)

Then some flower seeds I'll plant in there (with thumb and forefinger "pinchers" touch garden four times to plant seeds)

The sun will shine (right hand pinchers in air above "garden" twist wrist and open fingers)

The rain will fall (wiggle fingers of right hand down to garden)

And my garden will blossom and grow straight and tall (put right hand under left hand "garden" push right hand fingers up through left hand to grow)

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Sally and Dally

"Quack, quack", said Sally

(Close fingers and thumb, repeat)

"Quack, quack", said Dally

(Close right fingers and thumb,.....repeat)

"Let's swim", said Sally

(Repeat)

"Let's swim", said Dally

(Repeat)

So Sally and Dally to the water's brim

Went wadding down for their morning swim

(Move folded hands slightly four times)

"Splish, splash", said Sally,

(Clap twice to the left)

"Splish, splash", said Sally,

(Clap twice to the left)

 

An elephant

An elephant goes like this and that

(Pat knees alternately)

He’s terrible big

(Hands up high)

And he’s terrible fat

(Hands out wide)

He has no fingers

(Wiggle fingers)

And he has no toes

But goodness, gracious, what a nose!

(Make trunk by arms and fingers interlaced)

 

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Blacksmith's Shop

Bang! Goes the hammer 

Just like this!

(Clench fist, bang on palm)

Bang! Goes the hammer 

Do not miss

(Repeat)

Bang! Goes the hammer 

Sparks fly high

(move fingers above head)

Here is a horse-shoe

Now you try

 

Grandma's glasses

Here are grandma's glasses

(Ring fingers and thumbs at eyes)

Here is Grandma's hat.

(Hand on head)

This is the way she folds her hands,

(Fold hands in lap)

And then lays them in her lap.

(Repeat in a deeper voice for Grandpa)

And has a little nap

(Nod head)

 

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Mouse in a hole

A little mouse hid in a hole

(Hand on hip, other hand in circled arm)

Hid softly in a little hole

When all was quite as quiet can be

Out popped he!

(pull hand quickly out)

 

Cup and Saucer

Here is a saucer

(hand flat palm up)

Here is a cup

(Circle fingers and thumb)

Pour in the milk

(Pretend to pour)

And drink it up

(And raise cup to lips)

 

Teddy Bear

We are little teddy bears

(Clench fists on head for ears)

As you all can see.

We hold out our arms and say,

(Stretch out arms and )

"Come and cuddle me)

(Hug)

 

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Songs

Five Little Monkeys 

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One falls down and bumps his head.
Mother calls the doctor
The doctor says:
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One falls down and bumps his head.
Mother calls the doctor
The doctor says:
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."

(Continue singing 3, 2 and 1
little monkeys until you have no more
monkey/children on the bed)

Here’s a house

Here’s a house with a wall, With a wall, With a wall, Here’s a house with a floor, With a floor, With a floor, Here’s a house with a roof, With a roof, With a roof. Spoken (Here’s a house falling down! Crash!)

There’s no house any more, any more, There’s no house any more.

 

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Cleaning

Cleaning Cleaning There’s always so much cleaning to be done by everyone. 

Cleaning cleaning There’s always so much cleaning to be done, to be done. 

You start to clean the floor, soon down comes the rain, Now there’s rain ion ev-ry pane, 

So you clean it all again.

 

May I come over to your place?

May I come over to your place? May I come over to you? 

You may come over to my place but you have to do what we do.

 

Head and shoulders

Head and shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes,. knees and toes

Head and shoulders knees and toes, we all clap hands together.

 

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Hokey pokey

You put your left arm in, You put your left arm out You put your left arm in, and you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn around, That’s what it’s all about. Ooooh! Hokey pokey pokey, . Ooooh! Hokey pokey pokey, Ooooh! Hokey pokey pokey, That’s what it’s all about. ( keep changing to different parts of the body)

 

Hey there what do you wear?

Hey there what do you wear when you go out to play? Wear your sun hat, yes your sun hat, in a hat hat haty way, You wear your sun hat , yes your sun hat, In a hat hat haty way.

 

Do you put your hat on

Do you put your hat on your foot, on your foot? Your hat on your foot uh uh uh uh ! Do you put your hat on your elbow, on your elbow , your hat on your elbow uh uh uh uh ! Do you put your hat on your knee, on your knee? Your hat on your knee uh uh uh uh You put your hat on you put your hat on you put your hat on your head, head, head. You put your hat on you put your hat on you put your hat on your head, head, heady head.

 

The toothbrush song.

When you wake up in the morning at a quarter to one. And you can’t get back to sleep and you want to have some fun, You brush your teeth Ch Ch Ch Ch, Ch Ch Ch Ch Ch.

 

Five in the bed

There were five in the bed and the litle one said, Roll over, roll over So they all rolled over and one fell out ( There were four in the bed etc, There was one in the bed and that one said, " Goodnight".)

 

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Shake my sillies out

I’m going to shake shake shake my sillies out, shake shake shake my sillies out, shake shake shake my sillies out, Wiggle my waggles away. (jump my juggles out, Nod my naughties out clap my crinkles out)

 

If you’re happy and you know it

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap) 

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, then you really ought to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)

 

Bananas in Pyjamas 

Bananas in pyjamas, are coming down the stairs,

Bananas in pyjamas, are coming down in pairs,

Bananas in pyjamas are chasing teddy bears,

Cause on Tuesdays they all try to catch them unawares.

 

Miss Polly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick,

So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick,

The doctor came with his bag and his hat,

And he knocked at the door with a ra-ta-tat.

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head.

He said "Miss Polly put her straight to bed"

He wrote on the paper for a pill, pill, pill.

I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.

 

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.

 

You can stamp your feet

You can stamp your feet, You can knock your knees,

You can sway and shake and spin

And when the music stops you can freeze.

 

Open shut them

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

Open, shut them, open shut them, lay them in your lap.

Creep them creep them creep them crrep them creep them,

Right up to your chin,

Open wide your little mouth, but do not let them in.

 

Wiggerly woo

Wiggerly woo, wiggerly woo, Let’s all do the wiggerly woo

Wiggerly woo, wiggeerly woo, Woo! Woo!, Wiggerley woo!

Swing your arms round and round, Tap your feet on the ground,

Clap your hands in front of you, That’s how you do the Wiggeley woo.

 

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I can run as fast as you

I can run as fast as you, I can run as fast as you,

I can run as fast as you, running on the spot

I can jump as high as you, I can jump as high as you,

I can jump as high as you, jumping on the spot.

 

Changes

You can change your face from a smile to a frown, Smile Frown

You can change your body from a cat to a clown Cat, Clown

Changes, changes every where, But if you sit and stare you stay the same,

Sit and stare, Stay the same sit and stare…………..Change!

 

One grey elephant

One grey elephant balancing. Step by step on a piece of string.

Thought it was such a wonderful stunt, that he called for another elephant.

(Two, Three, Four onwards till)

Five grey elephants balancing, Step by step on a piece of string,

All of a sudden the piece of string broke, And down came all the elephant folk.

 

Little Peter Rabbit

Little Peter rabbit had a fly upon his nose

Little Peter rabbit had a fly upon his nose

Little Peter rabbit had a fly upon his nose

So he flipped and he flopped it and it flew away.

 

Bingo

There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name-oh!

B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O,

And Bingo was his name oh!

 

Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he,

Laugh kookaburra laugh Kookaburra , gay your life must be

 

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Mister Frog

Mister frog jumped put of his pond one day,

And found himself in the rain, Said he I’ll get wet and I might catch a cold

So he jumped in the pond a gain.

 

Der Gluph

Der Glumph went the little green frog one day, d.er Glumph went the little green frog

Der Glumph went the little green frog one day, And the frog went glumph, glumph, glumph! But we all know frogs go (clap) La de da de dah,(clap) La de da de dah,(clap)

La de da de dah.We alll know frogs go La de da de dah,(clap), They don’t go glumph glumph glumph!

 

Three little speckled frogs

Three little speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs (YumYum),

One jumped into the pond, Where it was nice and cool

Then there were two green speckled frogs (glub!glub!)

Two little speckled frogs……..

One little speckled……

Then there were no green speckled frogs (glub, glub!)

 

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Sally go round the stars

Sally go round the stars

Sally go round the moon

Sally go round the chimney pots on a Saturday afternoon. 

 

Take you riding

Take you riding in my car car, Take you riding in my car car

Take you riding in my car car, I’ll take you riding in my car.

Horn it goes beep beep ………..

Engine it goes brrrrm brrrrrm………….

Windscreen wipers go swish swish………….

 

All the fish

All the fish are swimming in the water, swimming in the water,

swimming in the water, All the fish are swimming in the water

Fol de rol de rol de ray.

 

Three little fishies

Down in the meadow in a little bitty pool,

Swam three little fishies and a mumma fishy too

Swim said the mumma fishy swim if you can

So they swam and they swam all over the dam.

Boop boop dit-tum dot-tem wot-tem chu

Boop boop dit-tum dot-tem wot-tem chu

And they swam and they swam all over the dam.

 

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Dingle dangle scarecrow

When all the cows were sleeping and the sun had gone to bed

Up jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said

"I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat,

I can shake my hands like this and shake my feet like that.

When all the hens were roosting and the moon had gone to bed

Up jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said

"I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow……………."

 

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 then I shout,

"Tip me over, pour me out!"

I am very cleaver, this is true,

See all the actions I can do.

I can change my handle to my spout

Tip me over, pour me out.

 

Wheels on the bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

round and round, round and round,

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

All the way to town.

The driver on the bus goes steer, steer, steer,....

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep,......

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,..........

The people on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down.......

The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah...........

                                                  

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