Rhymes 1,2,3,4,5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive One, two, three, four, five Once I caught a fish alive. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten Then I let him go again. Why did you let him go? Because he bit my finger so. Which finger did he bite? This little finger on the right. 5 Ringing Bells (Puppet) 5 silver bells ringing in the air, The 1st one said, “Ring me everywhere.” The 2nd one said, :”Ring me everyday.” The 3rd one said, “Ring me on a sleigh.” The 4th one said, “Ring me loud and clear.” The 5th one said, “Wintertime is here.” A Chubby Little Snowman A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose. Along came a bunny, and what do you suppose? That hungry little bunny, looking for his lunch Ate that little snowman’s nose Nibble, nibble, crunch! After a Bath After a bath I try, try, try, To wipe myself til I’m dry, dry, dry. Hands to wipe and fingers and toes, And two wet legs and a shiny nose. Just think how much less time I’d take If I was a dog and could shake, shake, shake! Applesauce Peel an apple, cut it up, cook it in a pot. When you taste it you will find it’s applesauce you’ve got. Beehive Here is the beehive Where are the bees? Hidden away where nobody sees See them come creeping out of the hive One, Two, three, four, five BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Bell Horse Bell horses, bell horses What’s the time of day? 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock Time to go away Little bell, little bell Where are you? Here I am, here I am How do you do? Bicycle, Bicycle (baby in front of you, on back) Bicycle, bicycle, peddle slow, Bicycle, bicycle, where will you go? Bicycle, bicycle, peddle fast, Bicycle, bicycle step on the gas! Christmas Candy I took a lick of my peppermint stick And was it ever yummy! It used to be on my Christmas tree. Now, it’s in my tummy Clap Your Hands Clap your hands, touch your toes, Turn around and put your finger on your nose. Flap your arms, reach up high Wiggle your fingers, and stretch to the sky. Criss Cross Applesauce Criss cross applesauce Spiders crawling up your spine A spider here, a spider there Now there’s spiders in your hair! Tight squeeze, cool breeze Now you’ve go the shiverees. Daffodils 1 little daffodil had nothing much to do Out popped another 1 then there were 2 2 little daffodils were smiling at a bee Out popped another 1 then three were 3 3 little daffodils were growing by the door Out popped another 1 then there were 4 4little daffodils were glad to be alive Out popped another 1 then there were 5 5 little daffodils were wearing golden crowns They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns Eyes, Nose, Cheeky, Cheeky Chin Eyes, nose, cheeky, cheeky chin (x3) Cheeky, cheeky chin, nose eyes Five Eggs Five Eggs and Five eggs, that makes ten Sitting on top is the mother hen Crackle, crackle, crackle, what do I see? Ten fluffy chicks as yellow as can be. Five Fat Peas Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed 1 grew, 2 grew and so do all the rest! They grew and they grew and they grew and never stopped! They grew so big that the pea pod popped! (clap) Five Little Christmas Trees Five little Christmas trees (hold up five fingers) Stood all alone. (stand up straight) Their heart were very sad, (point to heart; make sad face.) For they hadn’t found a home Chop! Went the ax (swing ax) Down fell one tree (fall down) And off it went with a happy family. (march in place, smiling) Continue counting down until One little Christmas tree Stood all alone. Its heart was very sad, For it hadn’t found a home. Chop! Went the ax Down fell the tree And off it went with a happy family! Five Little Leprechauns 5 little leprechauns knocked at my door 1 chased a rainbow, then there were 4 4 little leprechauns, oh so wee 1 picked a shamrock, then there were 3 3 little leprechauns hiding in my shoe 1 found a toadstool, then there were 2 2 little leprechauns dancing in the sun 1 went to look for gold, hen there was 1 1 little leprechaun, and he was on the run Shined up his shoe buckle, then there were none. Five Little People All Made of Snow 5 little people all made out of snow 5 little snowmen standing in a row Out came the sun and stayed all day 1 little snowman melted all away! (continue 4,3,2,1) Five Little Pumpkins Five Little Pumpkins sitting on the gate The first one said, “Oh my it’s getting late” The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” The third one said, “Oh I don’t care!” The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run”. The fifth one said, “Let’s stay and have some fun!” Then whish went the wind and out went the light (clap) And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight. Funny Turkey The turkey is a funny bird. It’s head goes wobble, wobble. All it knows is just one word And that is gobble, gobble! Gingerbread Man Mix and stir and pat in a pan I’m going to make a gingerbread man! With a nose so neat And a mouth so sweat And gingerbread shoes For his gingerbread feet! Grandma’s Glasses These are grandma’s glasses This is grandma’s hat This is how she folds her hands And lays them in her lap These are grandpa’s glasses This is grandpa’s hat This is how he folds his arms And takes a little nap. Snooorreeee! Here is a Nest Here is a nest for a bluebird Here is a hive for a bee Here is a hole for a bunny And here is a house for me! Here is the Chimney Here is the chimney Here is the top Open the lid And out Santa will POP! Green Says Go Green says ‘GO’ (march in place quickly) Go! Go!, GO! Yellow says ‘Slow!’ (march slowly) Slow, Slow, Slow Red say ‘Stop!’(stop suddenly) GO! GO! GO! Slow…Slow…Slow STOP! Hands on Shoulders Hands on Shoulders Hands on knees Hands behind you If you please Touch your shoulders Now your nose Now your chin And now your toes Here is Baby’s Ball Here is Baby’s ball Big and soft and round. Here is Baby’s hammer See how it can pound. Here is Baby’s trumpet Tootle, Tootle, Too. Here is Baby’s game. It’s called Peek a Boo. Here is a Bunny Here is a bunny with ears so funny Here is his hole in the ground When a noise he hears he pricks up his ears And jumps in his hole in the ground! Here’s a Cup Here’s a cup and here’s a cup And here’s a pot of tea Pour a cup and pour a cup And drink it up with me! Hey Diddle Diddle 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. Hickory Dickory Dock Hickory dickory, dock the mouse ran up the clock The clock struck 1 the mouse ran down Hickory, dickory, dock. Repeat with 2-Boo! 3-Wee! 4- No more! How Many Valentines? Valentines, valentines: how many do you see? Valentines, valentines; count them with me: One for father (hold up thumb) One for mother (pointer) One for grandma too (middle) One for sister (ring) One for brother (pinky) And here is one for you (make a heart shape by joining thumbs and pointer fingers) I Have A Little Heart I have a little heart And it goes thump, thump, thump It keeps right on beating When I jump, jump, jump I get a special feeling When I look at you It makes me want to give you A kiss or two I Have Ten Fingers I have ten fingers And they belong to me I can make them do things Would you like to see? I can shut them up tight I can open them wide I can put them together I can make them all hide I can make them jump high I can make them jump low I can fold them up quietly And hold them just so. In This House In this house (make a peak) There is a room (draw a room) In this room (draw room) there is a bed (cup hands) In this bed is a little teddy bear (put ‘bear’ in bed) With a very bad cold in his head (touch head) Achoo, achoo (cover mouth) Jack and Jill Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water Jack fell down and broke his crown Jill came tumbling after Up Jack got and home did trot As fast as he could caper To old dame Dob who patched his knob With vinegar and brown paper Jeremiah Blow the Fire Jeremiah blow the fire puff, puff, puff First you blow it gently Then you blow it rough Ladybug Ladybug, ladybug, fly away, do Fly to the mountain and feed upon dew Feed upon dew and sleep on a rug Then fly away home like a good little bug Leg Game One, two, three, Bend your knees. One, two three, Bend your knees. Leg Over Leg (great for putting diaper on) Leg over leg the dog went to Dover When he came to the fence He jumped right over! Let’s Go Walking in the Snow Let’s go walking in the snow Walking, walking, on tiptoe Lift one foot way up high Then the other keep it dry All around the yard we skip Watch your step or you might slip! Let’s Put on Our Mittens Let’s put on our mittens, And button up our coat. Wrap a scarf snugly Around our throat. Pull on our boots, Fasten up the straps, And tie on tightly Our warm winter caps. Then open the door And out we to, Into the soft and feathery snow. Lisa’s Fingers (use your child’s name) These are Lisa’s fingers These are Lisa’s toes This is Lisa’s belly button Round and round it goes! (give a tickle) These are Lisa’s eyes, This is Lisa’s nose This is Lisa’s belly button Just where mommy blows. Little Cheek Little cheek, little chin, Here is where the food comes in. Little eyes, little nose, Now I’ll kiss your little toes. Little Man in a Coal Pit (for putting on shirt) Little man in a coal pit Goes knock, knock, knock Up he comes, up he comes Out at the top! Little Rabbit I saw a little rabbit go hop, hop, hop I saw his little ears go flop, flop, flop I saw his little eyes go wink, wink, wink I saw his little nose go twink, twink, twink I said ‘Little Rabbit, won’t you stay?’ But he just looked at me and hopped away My Garden This is my garden I’ll rake it with care And them some seeds I’ll plant in there. The sun will shine And the rain will fall. My seeds will sprout and grow very tall! My Snowsuit My snow suit is bunny brown The top zips up The legs zip down I wear it every day. Zip it up and zip it down, And hurry out to play! Not a Single Word (A finger play or stand up a stretch) I can hop, hop, hop like a bunny And run, run, run like a dog; I can walk, walk, walk, like an elephant And jump, jump, jump like a frog. I can swim, swim, swim like a fish And fly, fly, fly, like a bird; I can sit right down and fold my hands, And not say a single word. Oink! Baa! Cluck! Quack! Moo! I went to visit a farm one day And saw a pig across the way. Now what do you think I heard it say? Oink! Oink! Oink! Monkeys in a tree Five little monkeys Sitting in a tree Teasing Mr. Crocodile-"You can't catch me." "You can't catch me." Along comes Mr. Crocodile As quiet as can be-SNAP!!! Continue until all monkeys are gone Away swims Mr. Crocodile As full as he can be!!! I went to visit a farm one day And saw a sheep across the way. Now what do you think I heard it say? Baa! Baa! Baa! Repeat with hen, duck, cow. I went to visit a farm one day and saw all the animals across the way. Now what do you think I heard them say? Oink! Baa! Cluck! Quack! Moo-oo-ooo! Once There Was a Snowman Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman. Once there was a snowman, tall, tall, tall. (stretch up on tip toes) In the sun he melted, melted, melted. In the sun he melted, small, small, small. (sink down as low as you can One Step, Two Step One step, two step find my teddy bear Three step, four step going up the stair Five step, six step now start to hop Seven step, eight step come to a stop One, Two Three Four One, two , three, four Mary’s at the cottage door Five, six, seven, eight, Eating cherries off a plate. Open Them, Shut Them Open them, shut them, Open them, shut them, Give a little clap, clap, clap! Open them, shut them, Open them, shut them, Put them in your lap, lap, lap. Creep them, creep them, Creep them, creep them, Right up to your chin, chin, chin. . . Open up your little mouth But do not put them in! Roll them Roll them roll them Just like this Creep them creep them Blow a little kiss Pat a Cake Pat a cake, pat a cake bakers man Bake me a cake as fast as you can Roll it and pat it and mark it with a B And put it in the oven for Baby and me. Pat Your Head Pat your head And rub your tummy Tickle your toes And hug your mommy Peel Banana Peel banana, peel banana, peel, peel, peel banana Chop banana, chop banana, chop, chop, chop banana Eat banana, eat banana, eat, eat, eat banana Go bananas! Pizza Pickle Pizza pickle pumpernickel My little guy/gal is gonna have a tickle One for his/her nose, One for his/her toes, And one for his/her tummy Where the hotdog goes! Point to your Eye Point to your eye, point to your nose, Point to your tummy, point to your toes. Hello eye (wink), hello nose (wiggle) Hello tummy (pat), hello toes (tickle) Pop Goes the Weasel All around the cobbler’s bench The monkey chased the weasel The monkey laughed to see such sport Pop! Goes the weasel. Pound Goes the Hammer Pound goes the hammer, pound, pound, pound Buzz goes the saw, buzz, buzz, buzz Chop goes the axe, chop, chop, chop Pound, Pound, buzz, buzz, chop, chop, chop Reach for the Ceiling Reach for the ceiling, touch the floor Stand up again, let’s do some more. Touch your head, then your knee, Up to your shoulders, like this, you see. Reach for the ceiling, touch the floor. That’s all for now, there isn’t anymore. Mom drinks tea in a great big cup. Reindeer Cookies 5 little cookies sitting on a plate Waiting for Santa But he was running late. Along came a Reindeer and guess what he ate? (Chomp Chomp Chomp) One of the cookies sitting on the plate. 4,3,2,1, repeat No Little cookies sitting on the plate, Because that’s what Santa’s Reindeer ate. Rocket I am a rocket Crouched on the ground, Waiting quietly Without a sound. Light this fuse on my little toe… Ready for take off? Here I go Woooooooooosh Rolling, rolling (brain gym) Rolling, rolling little hands Rolling down the street Rolling slowly, getting faster Roll, roll, roll, roll, roll! Round About Round about, round about Goes the wee mousie Up a bit, up a bit In his little housie! Round and Round the Garden Round and round the garden Like a teddy bear 1 step, 2 steps tickle you under there! Round and round the garden In the wind and rain 1 step, 2 steps Tickle you there again. Sippity Sup Sippity sup, sippity sup. I drink tea in a little cup. Sippity sup, sippity sup. Shoe the Little Horsey Shoe the little horsey Shoe the little mare But let the little colt Run bare, bare, bare! Slice Slice Slice, slice, bread looks nice. Spread, spread, butter on the bread. Some jam on top to make it sweet, And now it’s good enough to eat! Slowly, Slowly Slowly, slowly, very slowly Goes the garden snail. Slowly, slowly, very slowly Up the garden rail. Quickly, quickly, very quickly Runs the little mouse. Quickly, quickly, very quickly To his little house. Snowflakes Falling Sonwflakes, snowflakes falling down (hold hands up high) Softly, quietly to the ground, (flutter fingers down to floor) They form a blanket soft and white, To comfort plants through winter’s night, (pate floor gently with hands) See the snowflakes as they play, (flutter hands and fingers in air) Swirling, twirling on their way, (twirl around with fluttering hands) What a pretty, sparkly sight, When all the earth is dressed in white! (clap hands) Spaghetti Here is a piece of spaghetti All slimy and thin It twirls and it curls And it tickles your chin. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your nose Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around Teddy bear, teddy bear climb the stairs Teddy bear teddy bear say your prayers Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light Teddy bear, teddy bear say good night Ten Fluffy Chicks 5 eggs and 5 eggs That makes 10 Sitting on top is the Mother hen Crackle, crackle, crackle What do I see? 10 fluffy chicks as yellow as can be. Ten Galloping Horses Ten galloping horses Came through town 5 were white and 5 were brown They galloped up they galloped down Ten galloping horses came through town. Ten Little 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 thingsWould 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. Ten Little Snowmen Ten little snowmen standing straight Ten little snowmen open the gate Ten little snowmen all in a ring Ten little snowmen start to sing Ten little snowmen dance all day Ten little snowmen hide away. The Christmas Tree I am a Christmas tree growing up tall But when I first stared, I was this small Then I grew bigger and had branches this wide And I made pine cones with seeds hiding inside The wind shakes my branches And down those seeds fall To make new little pine trees for tinsel and balls. The Cobbler (great for getting shoes on) There’s a cobbler on our street Mending shoes for little feet With a bang, with a bang, with a bang, bang, bang. With a bang, with a bang, with a bang, bang, bang, bang Mending shoes the whole day long Mending shoes to make them strong With a bang, with a bang, with a bang, bang, bang With a bang, with a bang, with a bang, bang, bang. The Eency Weency Spider (Alberta version) The eency weency spider climbed up the frozen tree Down came the snow and made the spider freeze Out came the sun and it didn’t do a thing! So the poor frozen spider just had to wait for spring…and wait…and wait…and WAIT! The Elephant The elephant goes like this and that. He’s oh, so big, And he’s oh, so fat! He has no fingers, And he has no toes. But goodness gracious, What a nose! The Little Old Man The little old man went up in space And got ice cream all over his face. So…wash him with a washcloth Roll him in a rug Tuck him in a blanket (towel) Till he’s snug, snug, snug! The Moon is Round The moon is round as round can be Two Eyes a nose and a mouth like me! There Was A Little Mouse There was a little mouse And he lived just there (touch a spot on baby’s body) And when anybody came He ran right up there! (run fingers up leg or arm for a tickle) The Snowman Roll him and roll him until he is big Roll him until he is fat as a pig He has two eyes and a hat on his head He’ll stand there all night While we go to bed! The Turtle Goes Up the Hill (do action up child’s arm) The turtle goes up the hill Creepy, creepy, creepy, creepy The snake went up the hill Slither, slither, slither, slither The rabbit went up the hill Boing, boing, boing, boing The elephant went up the hill Thud, thud, thud, thud And they pushed and they pushed and they pushed and they pushed And the big rock came tumbling down Bumpity, bumpity, bumpity, bumpity CRASH! This is Me This is me from my head to my toes I have two eyes and one little nose I can wiggle my ears and stamp my feet From my head to my toes I’m really neat! This is My Family This is my mother (thumb) This is my father (pointer finger) This is my brother tall (middle) This is my sister (ring) This is the baby (pinky) Oh, how I love them all! (clap left hand over all fingers and hug) This is My Right Hand This is my right hand, I raise it high This is my left hand, I’ll touch the sky. Right hand, left hand, roll them round and round. Left hand, right hand, pound, pound, pound! This Little Cow This little cow eats grass This little cow eat hay This little cow drinks water This little cow runs away And this little cow does nothing all day So we’ll chase her and chase her and chase her away! Three Balls Here's a ball (make ball with thumb and index finger ) And here's a ball ( make ball with other thumb and index ) A great big ball, I see (touch fingers over head ) Shall we count them? Are you ready? One, Two, Three ( make all three balls in succession) Tommy Thumbs Tommy thumbs up, Tommy thumbs down Tommy thumbs dancing all around the town Dance ‘em on your shoulders, dance ‘em on your head Dance ‘em on your knees and tuck ‘em into bed *Repeat with Peter Pointer, Toby Tall, Ruby Ring, Baby finger, and finger family Two Little Eyes Two little eyes to look all around Two little ears to hear each sound One little nose to smell what’s sweet And one little mouth that likes to eat! Tying My Shoe I know how to tie my shoe I take the loop and poke it through. It’s very hard to make it stay Because my thumb gets in the way. Under Baby’s Sweater Under baby’s sweater, under baby’s vest There’s a little button just waiting to be pressed. Lift up baby’s sweater, take a little peek Push that little button to make that baby squeak! Valentine Rhyme Valentines, Valentines, How many do you see? Valentines, Valentines, Can you count them with me? One for mother One for father One for Grandma too. One for brother One for sister And here is one for you. Walk Like a Turkey (A movement rhyme) Walk like a turkey, Woddle, woddle, woddle. Talk like a turkey, Gobble, gobble, gobble. Run like a turkey ‘Round and ‘round. But when it’s Thanksgiving Don’t make a sound! Jean Warren Wash the Dishes Wash the dishes, wash the dishes Ring the bell for tea. Three good wishes, three good kisses I will give to thee. Way Up High (action Poem) Way up high in the Christmas tree, 2 Little candy canes winked at me. So I shook that tree as hard as I could, And down came the candy canes, MMM , MMM, Good! Way Up High In the Apple Tree Way up high in the apple tree Two red apples looked down on me I shook that tree as hard as I could And down fell the apples Mmmmm they were good! Whoops Johnny Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny Whoops Johnny Whoops Johnny Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny Wiggle Fingers Wiggle fingers, wiggle so Wiggle high, wiggle low Wiggle left, wiggle right Wiggle fingers out of sight. Wiggle Waggle Wiggle waggle went the bear Catching bees in his underwear One bee out and one bee in And one bee bit him on his big bear skin Winter Time Poem by Mary Ryer Icy fingers, icy toes, Bright red cheeks and bright red nose. Watch the snowflakes as they fall, Try so hard to count them all. Build a snowman way up high, See if he can touch the sky. Snow forts, snowballs, angels, too, In the snow, so white and new. Slip and slide and skate so fast. Wintertime is here at last. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Zoom, zoom, zoom. We’re going to the moon. (X2) Would you like to take a trip? Climb aboard my rocket ship. Zoom, zoom, zoom. We’re going to the moon. (X2) 5,4,3,2,1 BLAST OFF!