Nursery Rhymes

Miss Polly

Sing a long

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick
So she phoned for the doctor to come 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
And 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 yes I will, will, will!

Tidy Up Song

Sing a long

Put them in the basket 1,2,3

Put them in the basket for you and me

(Repeat) until the activity/toys have been put away

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Sing a long

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are!

Roly Poly

Sing a long

Roly poly, roly poly, up up up
Roly poly, roly poly, down down down.
Roly poly, roly poly, clap clap clap,
Roly poly, roly poly, hands behind your back.

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

Written by Mollie Russell-Smith

When all the cows were sleeping and the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped a scarecrow and this is what he said:
“I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat,
I can wave my hands like this and I shake my feet like that.”

When all the hens where roosting and the moon was behind the clouds
Up jumped a scarecrow and shouted very loud:
“I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat,
I can wave my hands like this and I shake my feet like that.”

12345 Once I Caught A Fish Alive

Sing a long

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive
6, 7, 8, 9, 10 then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go,
Because it bit my finger so,
Which finger did it bite,
This little finger on my right.

Zoom Zoom

Sing a long

Zoom zoom zoom we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom we’ll be there very soon
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 whoosh!

Wind the Bobbin Up

Sing a long

Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap
Wind it back again, wind it back again
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.
Point to the ceiling, point to the floor
Point to the window, point to the door
Clap your hands together 1…2…3…
Place them gently on your knee.

Row Row

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently up the creek If you see a little mouse
Don’t forget to squeak!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream If you see a crocodile
Don’t forget to scream!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion
Don’t forget to roar!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

And eyes, and ears, and mouth,
And nose.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

Old Macdonald had a Farm

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
With a “moo-moo” here and a “moo-moo” there
Here a “moo” there a “moo”
Everywhere a “moo-moo”
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O
With a (snort) here and a (snort) there
Here a (snort) there a (snort)
Everywhere a (snort-snort)
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a horse, E-I-E-I-O
With a “neigh, neigh” here and a “neigh, neigh” there
Here a “neigh” there a “neigh”
Everywhere a “neigh, neigh”
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a chicken, E-I-E-I-O
With a “cluck, cluck” here and a “cluck, cluck” there
Here a “cluck” there a “cluck”
Everywhere a “cluck, cluck”
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his 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

Continue adding animals with their sounds — it’s fun to allow the children to take turns picking the next animal/sound combination