Song Book

Walking Through the Jungle

 Walking through the jungle, walking through the jungle [clapping]

What do you see?  What do you see? [clapping]

If you hear a noise, shh, shh, shh [finger to lips]

What could it be?  What could it be?

Well I think it was a tiger, roar [with hand action]

I think it was a tiger, roar [with hand action]

I think it was a tiger, roar [with hand action]

Looking for his tea, looking for his tea.                     

 

2nd verse: As above

Well I think it was a snake, ss ss ss [with hand action]

I think it was a snake etc...

 

3rd verse: As above

Well I think it was a crocodile, snap snap snap [with hand action]

I think it was a crocodile, snap snap snap [with hand action]

I think it was a crocodile, snap snap snap [with hand action]

Looking for his tea, looking for his tea,

I hope it isn’t me. [point to yourself] 

LOLLIPOPS

[Hold up fingers to represent lollipops and pretend to lick]

5 sticky lollipops fixed on sticks,

Take a sticky lollipop and lick, lick, lick!

4 sticky lollipops fixed on sticks,

Take a sticky lollipop and lick, lick, lick!

3 sticky lollipops fixed on sticks,

Take a sticky lollipop and lick, lick, lick!

2 sticky lollipops fixed on sticks,

Take a sticky lollipop and lick, lick, lick!

1 sticky lollipop fixed on a stick,

Take a sticky lollipop and lick, lick, lick!

No sticky lollipops fixed on sticks,

No sticky lollipops to lick, lick, lick!


ALL THE LITTLE DUCKS

All the little ducks turn upside down, [Use hand to make duck beak]

Upside down, upside down, [Beak points down to floor, repeat]

All the little ducks turn upside down, [Repeat]

As they dabble at the bottom [point to floor] of the pond. [mimic ripple effect using hand]

All their little tails go wiggle waggle wiggle, [Wiggle bottom!]

Wiggle waggle wiggle, wiggle waggle wiggle, [More bottom wiggling]

All their little tails go wiggle waggle wiggle, [And more]

As they dabble at the bottom [point to floor] of the pond. [mimic ripple effect using hand]

All their little feet go paddle paddle paddle, [Paddle feet on ground]

Paddle paddle paddle, paddle paddle paddle [More paddling]

All their little feet go paddle paddle paddle [Keep paddling]

As they dabble at the bottom [point to floor] of the pond. [mimic ripple effect using hand]

All their little beaks go snap snap snap, [Make beak with hand and snap open and closed]

Snap snap snap, snap snap snap, [Repeat snapping]

All their little beaks go snap snap snap, [Repeat snapping]

As they dabble at the bottom [point to floor] of the pond. [mimic ripple effect using hand]

 

5 LITTLE TEDDY BEARS (OR MONKEYS IF YOU PREFER!)


[1st line: Hold up correct number of fingers

2nd line: Gently bump hand against head

3rd line: Pretend to phone the doctor

4th line: Wag finger]


5 little teddy bears bouncing on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head,

Mummy phoned the doctor,

The doctor said, “No more bouncing on the bed!”

 

4 little teddy bears bouncing on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head,

Mummy phoned the doctor,

The doctor said, “No more bouncing on the bed!”

 

3 little teddy bears...

 

2 little teddy bears...

 

1 little teddy bear...

 

 DINGLE DANGLE SCARECROW


1.      When all the cows were sleeping,

And the sun had gone to bed,

Up jumped the scarecrow,

And this is what he said...

 

CHORUS:         I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow,

                        With a flippy floppy hat,

                        I can shake my hands like this,

                        And shake my feet like that.

 

2.      When all the hens were roosting,

And the moon behind a cloud,

Up jumped the scarecrow,

And shouted very loud...

 

CHORUS:         I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow,

                        With a flippy floppy hat,

                        I can shake my hands like this,

                        And shake my feet like that.

 

3.      When dogs were in the kennels,

And the pigeons in the loft,

Up jumped the scarecrow,

And whispered very soft...

 

CHORUS:         I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow,

                        With a flippy floppy hat,

                        I can shake my hands like this,

                        And shake my feet like that.

 

5 LITTLE SPECKLED FROGS

 

5 little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log,

Eating the most delicious grubs, yum, yum.

One jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were 4 green speckled frogs, glub, glub.

 

4 little speckled frogs...

3 little speckled frogs...

2 little speckled frogs...

 

One little speckled frog sat on a speckled log,

Eating the most delicious grubs, yum, yum,

He jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were no more green speckled frogs, glub, glub.

 

 5 LITTLE MEN IN A FLYING SAUCER

 

[5 fingers up on one hand – hold up high and pretend to circle down to Earth.  Look left and right, then shake head.  Hold one finger up as your hand circles away up to space.  Last verse – nod head instead of shaking it.]

 

5 little men in a flying saucer,

Flew down to Earth one day,

They looked left and right,

But they didn’t like the sight,

So one man flew away.

 

4 little men...

3 little men...

2 little men...

 

One little man in a flying saucer,

Flew down to Earth one day,

He looked left and right,

And he did like the sight,

So he decided to stay.

 

 TWO LITTLE HANDS


[Clap hands, tap feet on floor, point to eyes and look around room, put hand to each ear and pretend to listen.  Follow up by asking what the children can hear.]


Two little hands to go clap, clap,

Two little feet to go tap, tap,

Two little eyes to see all around,

And two little ears to hear each sound.

 

5 FAT SAUSAGES

 

[Hold correct number of fingers up for sausages and clap hands together for the bang.  Repeat until all sausages have gone.]

 

5 fat sausages sizzling in the pan,

All of a sudden one went BANG.

 

4 fat sausages...

3 fat sausages...

2 fat sausages...

1 fat sausage...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JELLY ON A PLATE

Jelly on a plate, jelly on a plate,

Wibble wobble!  Wibble wobble!

Jelly on a plate.

 

Sausage in a pan, sausage in a pan,

Sizzle sizzle!  Sizzle sizzle!

Sausage in a pan.


A MOUSE LIVED

A mouse lived in a little hole,

Lived quietly in a little hole,

When all was quiet, as quiet can be,

Sshh…

Out popped he!

[Make hole with one hand and place forefinger from other hand in “hole”, push finger through hole at the end of rhyme]

COBBLER COBBLER

 

Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe, [pretend to hammer with fist]

Have it done by half-past two, [point to watch]

‘Cos my toe is poking through, [poke thumb through hole made by finger and thumb on other hand]

Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe. [pretend to hammer with fist]

GRANDMA’S SPECTACLES

 

[Sing to tune of “Happy Birthday” but slowly!]

 

Here are Grandma’s spectacles, [Use fingers to make glasses]

Here is Grandma’s hat. [Use hands to make pointed hat]

This is the way she holds her hands, [Put hands together]

And puts them in her lap. [Place hands in lap]

 

Here are Grandad’s glasses, [Use fingers to make glasses]

Here is Grandad’s hat. [Pretend to put on hat]

This is the way he folds his arms, [Fold arms]

And has a little nap. [Pretend to go to sleep]

 

MOUSEY BROWN

[Raise one arm to make a candlestick and use other hand as mouse]

Up the tall white candlestick ran little Mousey Brown,

Right to the top but he couldn’t get down,

So she called to his grandma,

Grandma, Grandma, [Cup hands to mouth]

But Grandma was in town,

So he curled herself into a ball, [Make hand into ball and roll hand down the arm which is the candlestick]

What a clever mouse,                        

And rolled himself back down.


I WANT SOMEONE TO BUY ME A PONY


I want someone to buy me a pony,

Jig jog, jig, jog, jig-a-jog-jig,

Not too fat and not too bony,

Jig jog, jig, jog, jig-a-jog-jig,

For I want to go for a ride,

Right across the countryside,

With a jig jog, jig jog, jig jog,

Jig jog, jig jog, jig jog, jig-a-jog-jig.

 

PETER HAMMERS

Peter hammers with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer,

Peter hammers with one hammer, all day long.

[Use one fist to bang on your knee)

 

Peter hammers with two hammers...

[Use two fists]

 

Peter hammers with three hammers...

[Use two fists to bang on knee and stamp one foot on floor]

 

Peter hammers with four hammers...

[Use two fists to bang on knee and stamp two feet on floor]

 

Peter hammers with five hammers...

[Two fists, two feet and nod head]

 

Peter’s very quiet now, quiet now, quiet now,

Peter’s very quiet now, all day long.

[Pretend to sleep with head held on one side, against hands placed together]

 

Peter’s wide awake now, awake now, awake now,

Peter’s wide awake now, all day long.

[Two fists, two feet and nod head]


KEEP ON DANCING

 

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Clap your hands and stamp your feet...

 

1.      ...wiggle your eyebrows to the beat.

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Keep on singing this song.

 

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Clap your hands and stamp your feet...

 

2.      ...shrug your shoulders to the beat.

Shrug your shoulders,

Shrug your shoulers,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Keep on singing this song.

 

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Clap your hands and stamp your feet...

 

3.      ...wobble your bottom to the beat.

Wobble your bottom,

Wobble your bottom,

Shrug your shoulders,

Shrug your shoulders,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Keep on singing this song.

 

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Keep on dancing, keep on dancing,

Keep on singing this song;

Clap your hands and stamp your feet...

 

4.      ...knobble your kneecaps to the beat.

Knobble your kneecaps,

Knobble your kneecaps,

Wobble your bottom,

Wobble your bottom,

Shrug your shoulders,

Shrug your shoulders,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Wiggle your eyebrows,

Keep on singing this song.

 

[Do exactly what it says in the song!]


I WIGGLE MY FINGERS

 

[Wiggle the right bits at the right time – be still at the end]

 

I wiggle my fingers and I wiggle my toes,

I wiggle my shoulders and I wiggle my nose.

Now all the wiggles are gone from me,

And I’m as still as still can be.


10 FAT SAUSAGES

 

[Hold correct number of fingers up for sausages.  Make popping noise with finger in cheek/mouth and clap for the bang.  Repeat until all the sausages have gone.]

 

10 fat sausages sizzling in the pan,

One went pop and the other went bang!

 

8 fat sausages...

6 fat sausages...

4 fat sausages...

2 fat sausages...


TOMMY THUMB

[Put both thumbs behind your back, bring out at start of second line and make them bow to each other.  Repeat this for each verse: forefingers for Peter Pointer, middle fingers for Toby Tall, ring fingers for Ruby Ring, baby fingers for Baby Small (quiet voice) and all the fingers for the last verse.]

Tommy Thumb, Tommy Thumb, where are you?

Here I am, here I am, how do you do?

Peter Pointer, Peter Pointer, where are you?

Here I am, here I am, how do you do?

Toby Tall, Toby Tall...

Ruby Ring, Ruby Ring...

Baby Small, Baby Small,

Fingers All, Fingers All...

5 LITTLE MONKEYS SWINGING IN THE TREE

 

5 little monkeys swinging in the tree [hold up 5 fingers]

Along came the crocodile [snapping action with hands/arms]

As hungry as can be [rub tummy]

You can’t catch me, you can’t catch me [hands cupped round mouth]

SNAP went the crocodile [hands and arms snap together]

And then there were 4 little monkeys

And then there were 3 little monkeys

And then there were 2 little monkeys…

And then there was one little monkey swinging in the tree

Along came the crocodile [snapping action with hands/arms]

As hungry as can be [rub tummy]

You can’t catch me, you can’t catch me [hands cupped round mouth]

SNAP went the crocodile [hands and arms snap together]

 

And then there were no little monkeys swinging in the tree

5 CURRANT BUNS IN THE BAKER’S SHOP

5 currant buns in the baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on the top [draw circle, pat head]

Along came [insert child’s name] with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

 

4 currant buns in the baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on the top [draw circle, pat head]

Along came [insert child’s name] with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

 

3 currant buns in the baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on the top [draw circle, pat head]

Along came [insert child’s name] with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

 

2 currant buns in the baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on the top [draw circle, pat head]

Along came [insert child’s name] with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

 

1 currant bun in the baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on the top [draw circle, pat head]

Along came [insert child’s name] with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

 

[child can then collect buns and check by counting them ]


 PETER RABBIT


[Use forefinger as fly, fly flies around and lands on nose – repeat each time, use both hands to pretend to flip/flap the fly away]

 

Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,

Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,

Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,

And he flipped it and he flapped it,

And the fly flew away.

 

[Pat cheeks with hands and make gesture for curly whiskers with both forefingers.  Use hands to flip/flap again.]

Powder puffs and curly whiskers,

Powder puffs and curly whiskers,

Powder puffs and curly whiskers,

And he flipped it and he flapped it,

And the fly flew away.

 

THE BIG SHIP SAILS

 

The big ship sails on the alley-alley-oh,

The alley-alley-oh, the alley-alley-oh,

Oh, the big ship sails on the alley-alley-oh,

On the last day of September.

 

The Captain said, it will never, never do,

Never, never do, never, never do,

Oh, the Captain said it will never, never do,

On the last day of September.

 

The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea,

The bottom of the sea, the bottom of the sea,

Oh, the big ship sank to the bottom of the sea,

On the last day of September.

 

We all dip our heads in the deep blue sea,

The deep blue sea, the deep blue sea,

Oh, we all dip our heads in the deep blue sea,

On the last day of September.


MISS POLLY HAD A DOLLY


[1st line: Pretend to rock baby

2nd line: Pretend to phone the doctor

3rd line: Pretend to hold bag and put on hat

4th line: Pretend to knock

5th line: Shake head

6th line: Shake finger

7th line: Pretend to hold pad and write on it

8th line: Pretend to hand over bill]


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

So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick,

The doctor came with his bag and his hat,

And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head,

He said “Miss Polly put her straight to bed,”

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

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

 

2 LITTLE DICKY BIRDS


[Put right and left forefingers in front of you,

Put one behind you and then the other,

Bring one back and then the other.]


Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall,

One named Peter, one named Paul,

Fly away Peter, Fly away Paul,

Come back Peter, Come back Paul.


ALL THE LITTLE BUNNIES


[Children lie down on floor and pretend to be asleep.  Jump up and hop about until the word “STOP”.  Lie down again, repeat...and again...and again and probably again!]

 

All the little bunnies lying on the hill,

Oh, how still – are they ill?

Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop,

Hop...till...I...say...STOP!


5 LITTLE PEAS

 

[Squeeze one hand into a fist, allow one little finger to pop out, then ring finger and the rest.  Put hands in front and pull away from each other to show the pod getting bigger, then bring hands together in a big clap.]

 

5 little peas in a pea pod pressed,

One grew, 2 grew and so did all the rest,

They grew and grew and did not stop,

Until one day the pod went POP!


 CLAP CLAP HANDS


[Clap hands, put them on knee, lift them high, clap again, link thumbs to make bird and flap away.]


Clap clap hands, 1 2 3,

Put them down upon your knee,

Lift them high to touch the sky,

Clap clap hands and away they fly.


5 LITTLE LEAVES

 

[Hold correct number of fingers up for leaves, make whooo noise like the wind, hold one finger up and circle downwards towards the floor.]

 

5 little leaves so bright and gay,

Dancing about on the tree one day,

The wind came whistling through the town,

Whoooooooooooooooooo,

And one little leaf came floating down.

 

4 little leaves...

3 little leaves...

2 little leaves...

One little leaf...


FATHER CHRISTMAS

 

[Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques]

 

Father Christmas, Father Christmas,

He got stuck, he got stuck,

Coming down the chimney,

Coming down the chimney,

What bad luck, what bad luck.

 

WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK IN THE CHIMNEY

 

[3rd line: Point to children, then wag finger

4th line: use thumb and forefinger to make pointed beard

5th line: point to sack on back

6th line: finger on nose]

 

When Santa got stuck in the chimney,

He began to shout,

“You girls and boys won’t get any toys,

If you don’t pull me out.

My beard is black,

There’s soot in my sack,

My nose is tickly too.

When Santa got stuck in the chimney,

Atchoo!  Atchoo!  Atchoo!

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