Rhymes

All Around the Mulberry Bush
All around the Mulberry Bush,
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey stopped to pull up his sock,
Pop! goes the weasel.

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
Mix it up and make it nice,
Pop! goes the weasel.

Alligator, Alligator
Alligator, alligator long and green.
Alligator, alligator teeth so mean.
Snapping at a frog. Snapping at a bee.
Snapping at a fly but you can’t catch me!

An Elephant Goes…
The elephant goes like this, like that.
(Move on all fours, slowly like an elephant)
He’s terribly big.
(Stand up, reach arms high)
And he’s terribly fat.
(Stretch arms out to the sides)
He has no fingers,
(Make fists, hiding fingers.)
He has no toes,
(Wiggle toes)
But goodness gracious,
What a nose!
(Point to nose)
https://www.songsforteaching.com/fingerplays/elephant.htm

A-P-P-L-E
I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is it’s name-o.
A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E
And apple is it’s name-o.

Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers (touch fingers)
These are baby’s toes (touch toes)
This is baby’s belly button (touch stomach)
Round and round it goes! (tickle)
Rhymes for Babies

Baby Hokey Pokey
You put your arms up
You put your arms down
You put your arms up
And you wave them all around
You tickle, tickle, tickle
And you wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Baby that’s what it’s all about.
(Legs up, Baby up)
(https://kcls.org/content/baby-pokey/)

Balloons
I’m going to blow up this balloon (make circle with hands)
And never, never stop. ( make circle bigger and bigger)
I’ll blow and blow and blow and blow and (pretend to blow)
POP! (clap loudly!)
https://anneslibrarylife.wordpress.com/tag/balloons/

Bumblebee, Bumblebee
Bumblebee, bumblebee, landing on my nose.
Bumblebee, bumblebee, now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows.
Bumblebee, bumblebee he lands and then he goes.
https://storytimekatie.com/2011/05/16/bugs/

Bunny Ears
Bunny ears up (arms up)
Bunny ears down (arms down)
Bunny ears wiggling (wiggle arms)
All around! (tickle baby)

Can You Move With Me
Can you wiggle like a worm,
Can you squiggle, can you squirm?
Can you flutter, can you fly,
Like a gentle butterfly?
Can you crawl upon the ground
Like a beetle that is round?
Can you move with me?
Can you flip? Can you flop?
Can you give a little hop?
Can you slither like a snake?
Can you give a little shake?
Can you dance like a bee
who is buzzing in a tree?
Can you move with me?

Cheek Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose.
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes.
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!
(https://kcls.org/content/cheek-chin/)

Circle Rhyme
Little circle (fingers and thumb)
Bigger circle (two hands)
Biggest circle (Both arms) 

How many circles did we make? 1,2,3!
(http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2013/09/toddler-story-time-i-see-shapes.html)

Colors We Know
Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too!
These are the colors that we know, way up high in the great rainbow.
Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too!
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/colors/songs.htm

Dancing Sheep
Shhh! It’s time to go to sleep
(put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps.
(creep fingers)
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”
Soon he was…
Dancing on the ceiling!
(move hands above head
He was dancing on the floor!
(move hands on floor
He was dancing on the window!
(move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door!
(move hands to other side)
He kept on…
Dancing on the ceiling!
(sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)
“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.
So I started …
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!
http://www.susanmdailey.com/fingerplays.html

Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance them to the side and dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed!
(https://kcls.org/content/dance-your-fingers-up/)

Dino Find
Dinosaur, dinosaur, are you behind the RED door? Let me hear you ROAR! Oink, Oink…NO! It’s a pig!
Dinosaur, dinosaur, are you behind the PURPLE door? Let me hear you ROAR! Ribbet, ribbet…NO! It’s a frog!
Dinosaur, dinosaur, are you behind the ORANGE door? Let me hear you ROAR! ROAR!!! Well that’s a ROAR but it’s not a dinosaur! It’s a tiger!
Dinosaur, dinosaur, are you behind the GREY door? Let me hear you ROAR! Cheep, cheep…NO! It’s a bird!
Dinosaur, dinosaur, are you behind the BLUE door? Let me hear you ROAR! ROAR!!! YES! It’s our dinosaur!
(http://pasadena-library.net/kids/2018/dinosaurs-infant-storytime-2/)

Dinosaur, Dinosaur
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please

Fe Fi Fo Fum
Fe fi fo fum. (Touch each finger with thumb-one finger per syllable.)
See my fingers. (Hold up four fingers.)
See my thumb. (Hold up thumb.)
Fe fi fo fum. (Touch each finger with thumb again.)

Fingers Like to Wiggle Waggle
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
WAY UP HIGH!
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
WAY DOWN LOW!
How else do fingers like to wiggle?
(wiggle on different body parts)

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late”
The second one said, “There’s a chill in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run, let’s run!”
The fifth one said, “Isn’t playing fun?”

Then Woooooo went the wind
And OUT went the lights.

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight. 

Have You Ever Seen a Bunny
Have you ever seen a RED bunny,
A RED bunny, a RED bunny,
Have you every seen a RED bunny,
Go hop, hop, hop, hop.

(Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green)
(https://klmpeace.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/the-giant-carrot-flannel-friday/)

Have You Ever Seen a Frog
Have you ever seen a RED frog,
A RED frog, a RED frog,
Have you every seen a RED frog,
Go hop, hop, hop, hop.  

(Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green)

Have You Ever Seen a Pumpkin
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a fat one, a small one.
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
(https://fallingflannelboards.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/storytime-pumpkins/)

Have you ever seen a sailboat?
Have you ever seen a sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat.
Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails.
Wave this way and that way,
That way and this way.
Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails.

Helicopter
Helicopter goes up
Helicopter goes down
Helicopter turns, turns all around
Helicopter goes left
Helicopter goes right
Helicopter goes up, up, and out of sight (hands behind back)
Away we GO!

Here is a beehive
Here is the beehive. Where are the bees?
(hold up fist)
Hidden away where nobody sees.
(move other hand around fist)
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive
(bend head close to fist)
One, two, three, four, five.
(hold fingers up one at a time)
Bzzzzzzzz… all fly away!
(wave fingers)

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
And down he run,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

How Astronauts Get Dressed
Put on your spacesuit.
We’re going to the moon.
Climb aboard your rocket ship.
We’re blasting off soon.
Put on your helmet.
Strap yourself in tight.
Check your controls and instruments.
Get ready for the flight.
Time for your journey.
The countdown has begun.
Here we go, Get ready, Get set!
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!

How Much is that Pet in the Window?
How much is that doggy in the window? Woof woof!
The one with the waggly tail?
How much is that doggy in the window? Woof woof!
I do hope that doggy’s for sale.

Other verses:
To do the different verses, I asked the audience what the animals did.  Here are ones we ended up with at this storytime:
Kitty…meow…long whiskers
Bird… tweet tweet…flappity wings
Rabbit…hop hop…hoppity legs 
Fish… glub glub… swimmy fins
(https://jeninthelibrary.com/2019/03/23/pets-preschool-storytime/)

Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck (Hands on steering wheel)
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner (Lean to the right)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner (Lean to the left)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner (Lean to the right and left)
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)
Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder (Pretend to climb ladder)
Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)
Hurry, hurry, squirt the water (Pretend to spray hose)
Hurry, hurry, squirt the water
Hurry, hurry, squirt the water
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)
Slowly, slowly, back to the station (Lean slowly to the left and right)
Slowly, slowly, back to the station
Slowly, slowly, back to the station
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)
http://kididdles.org/lyrics/h027.html

I Like the Noisy Wind
I like the noisy wind
I like the noisy wind
It roars and mutters (loud, then soft)
And shakes and shutters (shake eggs)
I like the noisy wind
(Harris County Public Library)

I Spy something the color / Veo una cosa de color
I Spy – Veo una cosa de color ______
Rojo – Red – Lion – León
Verde – Green – Fish – Pez
Azul – Blue – Bear – Oso
Amarillo – Yellow –  Sheep – Oveja
Rosa – Pink –  Giraffe – Jirafe
(https://www.vla.org/assets/Conference_Session_Docs_Slideshows/2017_VLAPAF/salta%20jump%20into%20bilingual%20storytime.pdf)

Ice Cream Cone
First we need a cone, 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
Then comes chocolate A delicious treat.
Here’s some strawberry; Orange sherbet, too,
A super-duper scooper cone Just for you!
One scoop, two scoops, Three scoops, four.
We love ice cream Let’s have some more!

Click to access ice_cream.pdf

If You’re Going to the Moon…
If you’re going to the moon, wear your suit (ziiiiip)
If you’re going to the moon, wear your suit (ziiiiip)
If you’re going to the moon and you want to get there soon
If you’re going to the moon, wear your suit (ziiiiip)
…wear your boots (stomp, stomp)
…wear your helmet (pat head, pat head)
…wear your gloves (clap, clap)
(https://jeninthelibrary.com/2014/08/02/outer-space-preschool-storytime/)

If You’re Wearing…
If you’re wearing any RED,
If you’re wearing any RED,
If you’re wearing any RED… put your hands on your head!
If you’re wearing any YELLOW… wave up high and say hello!
If you’re wearing any BLUE… reach down and touch your shoe!
If you’re wearing any GREEN… let’s be a jumping bean!
If you’re wearing ANY COLOR… let’s all scream and holler!

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!

I’m a Rocket!
I’m a rocket on the ground (crouch down on ground).
Waiting quietly without a sound (say softly and put finger to lips)
The countdown’s starting. (start bouncing)
I’m ready to go… (put hands over head to form rocket point).
5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
Blastoff! (Jump into air)
Outer Space – Preschool Storytime

I’m an Airplane
I’m an airplane (repeat)
Flying high (repeat)
I can tilt this way (repeat)
In the sky (repeat)
I’m an airplane (repeat)
Flying high (repeat)
I can tilt that way (repeat)
In the sky (repeat)
I’m an airplane (repeat)
Flying high (repeat)
I can make a landing (repeat)
From the sky (repeat)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv76PtdM4BU)

I’m a Little Turkey
I’m a little turkey, my name is Ted.
Here are my feathers, here is my head.
Gobble, gobble, gobble, Is what I say,
Quick! Run! It’s Thanksgiving Day!

I’m going out in space
I’m going out in space
I’m going out in space
I think I’ll see a planet there
I’m going out in space
What planet did I see?
Saturn, Mars, Earth, Moon…
(http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/storytime-kit-outer-space/)

It’s so much fun to share
It’s so much fun to share
It’s so much fun to share
I have a hat
I’ll share with a cat
It’s so much fun to share.
Sharing – Toddler Storytime

Jump, Jump, Jump
Can you jump, jump, jump,
One, two, three.
Can you wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
Just like me!
Jump, jump, jump.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
Now let’s sit on our lily pads
Quiet as can be.

Leaves Are Twirling
Leaves are twirling, leaves are twirling
All around, all around
They are falling softly, very, very softly
To the ground, to the ground.
(https://sunflowerstorytime.com/2015/11/01/fall-leaves/)

Little Bunny in a Hat
Little bunny in a hat
Sitting so still
Will it come out?
Yes it will!
It looks to the left
It looks to the right
It looks straight ahead
And pops out of sight.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2WpC8dDRc)

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0cMfHJtJ84)

Little Heart
I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

Little Red Caboose
Little red caboose behind the…
Little red caboose behind the…
Little red caboose behind the train, train train.
Smoke stack on its back, back, back, back
Coming down the track, track, track, track
Little red caboose behind the train.

Love, Love, Love Your Pets
Love, love, love your pets,
Love them everyday.
Give them food and water too,
Then let them run and play.
(https://www.jocolibrary.org/kids/storytime-blog/feb-25-pets)

Monkey See Monkey Do
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you jump around like me?
(swing tail, clap hands, nod head, sit down)
Monkeys!

Oh, Diiiiinosaur!
One dinosaur went out to play
In a giant swamp one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dinosaur to come…
(Raise hands to mouth and call loudly)
Oh, diiiiiinosaur!
(Slap hands on thighs to make “running” sound)
Two, Three, Four…
Five dinosaurs went out to play
In a giant swamp one day
They had such enormous fun
That they played and played until the day was done!

Once there was a snowman
Once was there was a snowman, a snowman, a snowman
Once there was a snowman
He was tall, tall, tall
In the sun he melted, he melted, he melted
In the sun he melted
Now he’s small, small, small
(https://www.literacious.com/2016/02/03/toddler-storytime-theme-snow/)

One Bright Scarf
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back,
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVpwhTmGXFY)

One Fish, Two Fish
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
Black fish, blue fish, old fish, new fish
This one has a little star
This one has a little car
Say! What a lot of fish there are!
(http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/baby-storytime-dr-seuss/)

Open and Shut Them
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap, lap lap.
Creep them crawl them , creep them crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin chin
Open up your little mouth
But do not let them in!

Peek-A-Boo
Peek-a-boo, I see you.
I see you hiding there.
Peek-a-boo, I see you.
I see you hiding there.
(https://anneslibrarylife.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/baby-storytime-scarves/)

Popcorn Kernels
Popcorn Kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot (make their scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching in your fists)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake fists)
’til they POP (Toss scarves up into the air)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myp8OjcE-rg)

Pumpkin Chant
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin bread!
(Hold hands flat in front, palms up, on lying on top of the other) 

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin head!
(Put hands on head)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin pie!
(Hold hands in a big circle)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin eye!
(Curve hands around eyes)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin cake!
(Hold Hands flat, one palm up, one palm down five inches above the other)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin shake!
(Hold fists up close to years and shake hard)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin stew!
(Pretend to stir stew)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin BOO!
(http://www.sturdyforcommonthings.com/2014/10/farm-stand-storytime-pumpkins-compost/)

Pumpkin Faces
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 you’ll really want to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

(Continue with additional verses)
If you’re angry and you know it, stomp your feet….
If you’re silly and you know it, wiggle around….
If you’re sad and you know it, rub your eyes (“boo hoo”)….
If you’re surprised and you know it, say “Oh my!”…..
(https://sunflowerstorytime.com/2014/10/12/pumpkin-time/ )

Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

The Rain Comes Down
The rain comes down with a pitter pitter pat. (finger rain)
Pitter pitter pat.
Pitter pitter pat.
The rain comes down with a pitter pitter pat.
Helping all things grow.

The rain comes down with a splish splish splash. (slap thighs)
Splish splish splash.
Splish splish splash.
The rain come down with a splish splish splash.
Helping all things grow.

The rain comes down with a crash crash boom. (stomp feet)
Crash crash boom.
Crash crash boom.
The rain comes down with a crash crash boom.
Helping all things grow.
(https://www.mystorytimecorner.com/little-cloud-weather-story-time/)

Red is Rojo
Red is rojo,
Green is verde,
Blue, azul,
Purple, morado
Yellow, amarillo,
Orange, anaranjado,
White is blanco,
Pink, rosado
(https://www.vla.org/assets/Conference_Session_Docs_Slideshows/2017_VLAPAF/salta%20jump%20into%20bilingual%20storytime.pdf)

Rolling, Rolling Little Hands
Rolling, rolling little hands
Rolling down the street
Rolling slowly
Rolling faster
Rolling, rolling little hands.
Tapping, tapping little toes
Clapping, clapping little hands
Hugging, hugging little arms…hugging tight, hugging tighter
(https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/wigglerhymes/)

Shape Song
A circle is a shape that goes round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round and round,
Round and round.  

A triangle is a shape with three sides,
With three sides, with three sides.
A triangle is a shape with three sides,
With three sides.  

A square is a shape with four sides,
With four sides, with four sides,
A square is a shape with four sides,
With four sides.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHUg4QuTmyc)

Show Me Numbers
One, one, show me one.  – Uno, uno
Two, two, show me two.  – Dos, dos
Three, three, show me three. – Tres, tres
Four, four, show me four. – Cuatro, Cuatro
Five, five, show me five. – Cinco, Cinco
Show me _____ right now (choose any number or your bellybutton for fun!)
(https://jbrary.com/count-em-numbers-storytime/)

See the Little Mouse
See the little mousie (circle finger on baby’s hand)
Creeping up the stair. (move hands up baby’s arm)
Looking for a warm nest, (move fingers up arm)
There, oh, there! (tickle armpit)

Slowly, Slowly, Very Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the garden rail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly all around the house.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the garden mouse.
(https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/wigglerhymes/)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend down low,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, rest your head,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the lights,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “good night”.
(https://www.mystorytimecorner.com/bears-story-time-preschoolers/)

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.

Ten in the Bed
There were ten in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and
one fell out

Count down to 1…

There was one in the bed
And the little one said,
“I’m lonely, I’m lonley.”
So all ten bears jumped back in
And snuggled up tight!

The More We Get Together
The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
‘Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

This is big, big, big
This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)
This is small small small (cup hands together)
This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (nod)
This is no no no (shake head)

This is the way we wash our face
This is the way we wash our face,
Wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face so early in the morning.
(crumple the scarf up and use it to “wash” the baby’s face – repeat with other body parts; knees, tummies, toes…)
(https://anneslibrarylife.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/baby-storytime-scarves/)

This Little Helper
This helper builds our houses. (thumb)
This helper brings our mail. (pointer)
This helper teaches the children. (middle finger)
And this one has groceries to sell. (ring finger)
And this little helper, yes, it’s me(pinky finger)
When I grow up, (Stretch arms above head)
Which will I be? (Point to self)
https://www.preschool-plan-it.com/community-helpers.html

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to the market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
And this little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went wee, wee,wee
All the way home!

This Little Train
The little train ran up the track (run fingers up arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train noises)
And then it came toot-tooting back (run fingers down arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train noises)
Trains!

Tiny Tim
I had a little turtle
His name is Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
And now he’s home sick in bed with bubbles in his throat!
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble POP!
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpPXl7OTdwU)

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy thumbs up, Tommy thumbs down
Tommy thumbs dancing all over town.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head,
Dance them on your knees,
And tuck them into bed.

Touch Your…
Touch your nose
Touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze!
Aaachooooo!
Touch your hair
Touch one ear
Touch your two red lips right here
Touch your elbow where it ends
And that’s the way this touch game ends.
(http://the-wielded-pen-childrens-corner.blogspot.com/2012/03/seuss-y-time-storytime-outline.html)

Turkey Hokey Pokey
You put your wings in, You put your wings out.
You put your wings in and you shake them all about
You do the turkey pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Also: …drumsticks (legs), tail feathers (bottom), stuffing (tummy),wattle (head), whole turkey self

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
Two little blackbirds sitting on a stick
One named slow, the other named quick
Fly away slow, fly away quick
Come back slow, come back quick
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named soft, the other named loud
Fly away soft, fly away loud
Come back soft, come back loud

Waves in the Sea
The waves on the sea go up and down, [Raise and lower arms.]
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down all day long.
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap… [Clap your hands.]
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish… [Swish back and forth.]
The boats in the sea go toot toot toot… [Make blowing horn motion.]

Well Hello Everybody

Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes?
(Pat your head, rub your tummy…)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQDMQ2JVWs)

What is my job?
What is my job?
What is my job?
Can you guess?
Can you guess?
[_________________]
[_________________]
Who am I?
Who am I?
*Other verses: I help people get well (doctor). I make meals for you (chef). I keep your pets healthy (veterinarian). I put out the fires (firefighter). I grow food for you (farmer). I help you cross the street (crossing guard). I can help you stay safe (police officer).
Flannel Friday: Community Helpers

When Cows Get Up in the Morning
When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello.
When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello.
And what do they say? Mooooooooo
And that is what they say.
(Ducks, Pigs, etc.)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYp0RlHdjNU)

Where is Triangle
Where is triangle?  Where is triangle?
Here I am.  Here I am.
How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you.
Run away.  Run away.
(I repeated this rhyme with rectangle, circle, and square)
(http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2013/09/toddler-story-time-i-see-shapes.html)

Will You Be a Friend of Mine
Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and [insert action word] around with me?
(jump… bow… clap… hop on one foot…)

Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your right mitten in,
You take your right mitten out,
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the snowy pokey and you bounce, bounce, bounce,
Baby, that’s what it’s all about!

Left mitten, Right boot, Left boot, snow suit

Wobble, Wobble, Wobble
Wobble, wobble, wobble walks the turkey (rock back and forth)
Gobble, gobble, gobble talks the turkey (talking motion with hands)
Turkeys spread their feathers on Thanksgiving Day (spread your arms)
Turkeys spread the feathers and they fly away! (flap your arms & scarf)