Tall as a Tree/Jack in the Box Tall as a tree (arms in the air) Wide as a house (arms out to the side) This as a pin (arms down) Small as a mouse (crouch down)
Jack in the box (still crouched down, hands over head like a lid) So quiet and still Will you come out? Of course I will! (jump up)
Davy Davy Dumpling Davy Davy Dumpling Boil him in the pot (wiggle child) Sugar him (tickle gently) And butter him (stroke gently) And eat him while he’s hot! (nibble child’s neck, ears, cheeks)
The Grand Old Duke of York (child can be lifted up and down by an adult, or move arms up and down independently) The Grand Old Duke of York He had ten thousand men. He marched them up to the top of the hill And he marched them down again! And when they’re up, they’re up. And when they’re down, they’re down. And when they’re only half-way up, They’re neither up nor down!
Two Little Birds Sitting on a Cloud Two little birds sitting on a cloud (index fingers held out in front) One named soft and the other named LOUD Fly away soft, fly away LOUD. (one index finger behind the back and then the other)
Come back soft, come back LOUD. (one index finger back in front and then the other) Two little birds sitting on a cloud (index fingers held out in front) One named soft and the other named LOUD
Two Little Blackbirds Sitting on a Hill Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill One named Jack and the other named Jill Fly away Jack, fly away Jill Come back Jack, come back Jill Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill One named Jack and the other named Jill
Snow is Falling (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle) Snow is falling all around On the roof and on the ground Snow is falling on my nose On my head and on my toes Snow is falling all around On the roof and on the ground
I’m a Little Snowman (to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot) I’m a little snowman short and fat Here is my broomstick and here is my hat When the sun comes out I melt away Down, down, down, down WHOOPS! I’m a puddle!
We’re Going to Kentucky We’re going to Kentucky (clap) We’re going to the fair To see the senorita with flowers in her hair! Oh, shake it, baby, shake it (shake) Shake it if you can Shake it like a milkshake And pour it in a pan! We rumble to the bottom (roll arms to the floor) We rumble to the top (roll arms up in the air) And turn around, and turn around, And turn around and STOP!
Tommy Thumbs Up Tommy thumbs up Tommy thumbs down Tommy thumbs dancing all around the town Dance them on your shoulders Dance them on your head Dance them on your knees And tuck them into bed!
I Put My Arms Up High I put my arms up high I put my arms down low I put my arms out to the side And then I let them go!
Mr. Sun Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun Please shine down on me Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun Hiding behind a tree These little children are asking you To please come out so we can play with you Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun Please shine down on me
Here is My Bunny Here is my bunny with ears so funny And here is his hole in the ground When a noise he hears, he perks up his ears And jumps in his hole in the ground
The Wheels on the Bus The wheels on the bus go round and round (roll hands) Round and round, round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round All through the town The people on the bus go up and down, etc The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish, etc The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep, etc. The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah, etc. The parents on the bus go shh, shh, shh, etc.
Roly Poly Roly poly, roly, poly Up and down, up and down Roly roly poly Roly roly poly Up and down, up and down!
Crawly Crawly Crawly Crawly crawly crawly Up the wally, wally, wally Watch out little fly Don’t you fally, fally, fally, fally, fally!
The Elephant The elephant goes like this and that He’s terribly big And he’s terribly fat He has no fingers He had no toes But goodness gracious what a nose!
Round and Round the Garden Round and round the garden (trace circle on child’s tummy) Like a teddy bear One step, two steps, (walk fingers up chest) Tickle you under there!
Criss Cross Applesauce Criss Cross Applesauce (trace an “X” on child’s back) Fingers crawling up your back Cool breeze (blow on child’s neck) Tight squeeze (give child a hug) Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)
Round and Round the Butter Dish Round and round the butter dish (trace circle on child’s tummy) One, two, three! (walk fingers up chest) A little here, a little there (tap one cheek and then the other) As tasty as can be! (tickle)
Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel (trace circle on child’s tummy) My little honey’s going to get a tickle! One for your elbow, One for your toes, And one for your belly Where the hot dog goes!
Round and Round the Haystack Round and round the haystack (trace a circle on child’s head) Creeps the little mouse One step, two steps Into his little house!
Andy Spandy Andy Spandy, Sugardy Candy (slowly) French Almond Rock Bread and butter (faster) For your supper’s All your mother’s got!
Trot Trot to London Trot trot to London Trot trot to Dover Look out, honey You might fall OVER! (tip child over)
Trot trot to Boston Trot trot to Lynn Look out, honey You might fall IN! (let child fall between legs)
Father and Mother and Uncle John Father and Mother and Uncle John Rode to town one by one Father fell off – whoooo! Mother fell off – whoooo! But Uncle John rode on and on and on!
And what kind of road did he ride on? A smooth road, a smooth road A rough road, a rough road A bumpy road, a bumpy road A HOLE! (let child fall between legs)
I Have A Little Pony I have a little pony (slowly) His name is Macaroni He trots and trots and then he STOPS! (pause) My silly little pony Macaroni! (faster)
To Market, 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!
Tommy O’Flynn Tommy O’Flynn and his old gray mare Went off to see the county fair The bridge fell out and the bridge fell in (let child fall between legs) And that was the end of Tommy O’Flynn, O’Flynn, O’Flynn
Bumping Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon Bumping up and down in my little red wagon Bumping up and down in my little red wagon Bumping up and down in my little red wagon Won’t you be my darling?
Front wheel’s off and the axle’s broken (tip child to one side) Front wheel’s off and the axle’s broken Front wheel’s off and the axle’s broken Won’t you be my darling?
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker Icky bicky soda cracker Icky bicky boo Icky bicky soda cracker Up goes you! (lift child up)
Icky bicky soda cracker Icky bicky boo Icky bicky soda cracker I love you! (give child a hug)
Horsey, Horsey Horsey, horsey come ride with me Across the land, across the sea Horsey, horsey come ride with me But do not let me fall! (tip child to one side)
I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock I’m a little cuckoo clock (rock child back and forth on lap) Tick tock, tick tock Now I’m striking one o’clock Cuckoo! Cuckoo! (lift child in the air one time)
I’m a little cuckoo clock (rock child back and forth on lap) Tick tock, tick tock Now I’m striking two o’clock Cuckoo! Cuckoo! (lift child in the air two times)
Jelly on the Plate Jelly on the plate Jelly on the plate Wibble wobble, wibble wobble (move child back and forth on lap) Jelly on the plate
Candies in the jar Candies in the jar Shake them up, shake them up (gently shake child) Candies in the jar
Candles on the cake Candles on the cake Blow them out, blow them out (blow on child’s neck) Candles on the cake
Gregory Griggs Gregory Griggs, Gregory Griggs Had 27 different wigs He wore them up He wore them down To please the people of the town. He wore them east He wore them west But which one did he love the best?