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Baby Rhymes and Songs

Baby Rhymes and Songs: Sleepytime Reading

Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree, (raise arms)
Two little apples smiled at me. (cup hands)
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (shake arms)
Down came the apples, (drop hands to lap)
Mmm, were they good!! (rub tummy)

Beehive
Here is the beehive, (make fist)
But where are the bees?
They’re hiding inside, where nobody sees. (point to fist)
Look out now, they’re coming alive! (shake fist)
Let’s count them – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!!
(open out fingers one at a time)

Baa, Baa Black Sheep
Baa, baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full. (hold up 3 fingers)
One for my master (hold up one finger)
One for my dame, (hold up one finger)
One for the little boy who lives down the lane.
(hold up one finger)
Baa, baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full. (hold up 3 fingers)

Criss Cross, Applesauce
Criss Cross (make"X" on baby's back)
Applesauce (tap shoulders)
Spiders crawling up your back, (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow on neck & hair)
Tight squeeze (hug baby)
Now you've got the shivers! (tickle baby)

Eensy, Weensy Spider
The eensy. weensy spider
Went up the waterspout,
(fingers “climb” while raising arms)
Down came the rain,
(lower arms while fingers make” rain”)
And washed the spider out (swing arms low)
Out came the sun (arms form circle)
And dried up all the rain, (fingers drift up)
And the eensy, weensy spider went up the spout again! (fingers “climb” while raising arms)

Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on this farm he had a duck, E-I-E-I-O!
With a quack, quack here, and a quack, quack there,
Here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack, quack….
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!!
Sing with other animals – Dogs - woof,
Cats – meow, Cows – moo, Pigs - oink

Ring Around the Rosie
Ring around the rosie, (bounce)
Pocket full of posies (bounce)
Ashes, ashes, (lift)
We all fall down! (lower)
The cows are in the meadow, eating buttercups,
Thunder, lightening (gently shake baby)
We all stand up! (lift baby)

Rock-a-Bye Baby
Rock a bye baby, (rock)
On the tree top (lift)
When the winds blow,
The cradle will rock.
When the bow breaks (lift)
The cradle will fall.
And down will come baby,
Cradle and all. (lower)

Open, Shut Them
Open - shut them,
Give a little clap.
Open - shut them,
Open - shut them,
Lay them in your lap.
Roll them, roll them, (roll hands)
Roll them, roll them,
Roll them, just like this.
Wave them, wave them, (wave hands)
Wave them, wave them,
And blow a little kiss

This Little Pig
This little pig went to market,
This little pig stayed home,
This little pig had roast beef for dinner,
This little pig had none.
This little pig cried “Wee, wee, wee,”
All the way home.
(Touch a toe or finger for each “pig.”)

Trot Along to Boston
Trot along to Boston. (bounce baby)
Trot along to Lynn.
Better watch out or you’ll fall in!
(open legs & drop baby down)

Two Little Eyes
Two little eyes look around.
Two little ears to hear each sound.
One little nose to smell what’s sweet.
One little mouth that likes to eat.
(touch eyes, ears, etc. while reciting)

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, (open/close fingers as stars)
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high, (raise arms)
Like a diamond in the sky! (make diamond with fingers)
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, (open/close fingers as stars)
How I wonder what you are!

Flying Man
Flying man, flying man, (bounce baby)
Up in the sky, (lift baby)
Where are you going to, (bounce baby)
Flying so high? (lift baby)
Over the mountains (bounce baby)
Flying man, flying man, (bounce baby)
Can’t you take me? (hug baby)

Head & Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes;
knees and toes.
Eyes and ears, a mouth and nose;
Head, shoulders, knees and toes!
(touch body parts as you sing)

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory dickory dock, (swing arms)
The mouse ran up the clock.
(run fingers up arm to head)
The clock struck one, (clap hands over head)
The mouse ran down (run fingers down arm)
Hickory dickory dock. (swing arms)

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands,
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your face will surely show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
Wiggle your toes! Pat your head! Shout hooray! etc.

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble (bounce)
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over the candlestick! (lift)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat, (bicycle legs or arms)
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream!

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers, (touch fingers)
These are baby’s toes, (touch toes)
This is baby’s belly button. (touch belly)
Round and round it goes. (circle belly button)

This Is the Way …
(a getting dressed song)
This is the way you put on your shirt,
Put on your shirt,
Put on your shirt,
This is the way you put on your shirt,
So early in the morning!
This is the way you take off your socks,
Take off your socks,
Take off your socks,
This is the way you take off your socks
It’s almost time for bed.
(make up new verses about pants, diaper, etc)

The Wheels of The Bus
Perform the actions and sounds
The wheels of the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round
The wheels of the bus go round and round
All through the town.
The driver of the bus says "Move On Back!
Move On back! Move On Back!"
The driver of the bus says "Move On Back!"
All through the town.
The people on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down all through the town.

Substitute these also:
The horn of the bus goes beep beep beep.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish.
The doors on the bus go open and shut.
The baby on the bus goes, "Wa-Wa-Wa"...

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds,
(hands closed with thumbs straight up for birds)
Sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, (wriggle one thumb)
Fly away Jack
(toss one hand at a time over shoulder)
Fly away Jill.
Come back Jack
(bring back hands one at a time)
Come back Jill.

Up, Up, Up
Here we go up, up up, (lift baby)
Here we go down, down, down. (lower baby)
Here we go up, up, up.
Here we go down, down, down.

Last updated: 2/28/2012 9:15:33 AM