Monday, 19 November 2012

Mary had a little lamb

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rules;
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near;
It waited patiently about
For Mary to appear.

"Why dose the lamb love Mary so?"
The eager children cried.
"Mary loves the lamb, you know,"
The teacher did reply.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Baa, Baa, Black sheep

Baa, Baa, Black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full
One for the master
One for the dame
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane

Little Tommy Tucker

Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper
What shall we give him?
White bread and butter.

How shall he cut it
Without any knife?

How shall he marry?
Without any wife?

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down besider her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Banana, Banana

Banana, Banana

Banana, banana, banana, banana,
One bite for me and one for you.

Banana, banana, banana, banana,
Banana's all gone, now what will we do?

No more for you, no more for me,
Let's go climb a marshmallow tree

Kitten lap time

Lap time

Kitten, little kitten,
Climb onto my lap
Kittle, little kitten,
How about a nap?

You slithered and stretched,
You quivered and prowled
You leaped and stratched
You howled and meowled


You hid in the closet
You rumpled the bed
You wrapped your sleeky self
All around my head


You drank up your milk
You licked your silky fur
Now fold in your paws
And purr, purr, purr.

Sing a song of sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing
Wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the king?

The king was in his counting-house
Counting out his money
The queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey

The maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes
There came a little blackbird
And snapped off her nose.

Old mother Hubbard

Old mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To fetch her poor dog a bone

But when she came there
The cupboard was bare
And so the poor dog had none.


She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe
But when she came back
He was smoking a pipe


She went to the grocer's
To buy him some fruit;
But when she came back
He was playing the flute.


She went to the baker's
To buy him some bread
But when she came back
The poor dog was dead.


She went to the undertaker's
to buy him a coffin;
But when she came back
The poor dog was laughing.


She went to the hatter's
To buy him a hat;
But when she came back
He was feeding the cat.



The dame made a curtsey,
The dog made a bow;
The dame said, 'Your servant,
The dog said, Bow-wow.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Old mother Hubbard

Old mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To fetch her poor dog a bone

But when she came there
The cupboard was bare
And so the poor dog had none.


She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe
But when she came back
He was smoking a pipe


She went to the grocer's
To buy him some fruit;
But when she came back
He was playing the flute.


She went to the baker's
To buy him some bread
But when she came back
The poor dog was dead.


She went to the undertaker's
to buy him a coffin;

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Goosey, Goosey, Gander!

Goosey, goosey, gander!
Where shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs,
And in my lady's chamber;
There I met an old man
Who would not say his prayers;
I took him by the left leg, and threw him down the stairs

I do not like thee, Doctor Fell

I do not like thee, Doctor Fell
The reason why I cannot tell
But this I know and know full well
I do not like thee, Doctor Fell

Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner
Eating a Christmas pie;

He put his thumb
And pulled out a plump,
And said, What a good boy am I?

Three blind mice

Three blind mice, see how they run!
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife


Did you see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

Pussy cat, pussy cat

Pussy cat, pussy cat,
Where have you been?

I've been to London to look at the queen

Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there?

I frightened a little mouse under her chair

Twenty-four robbers came knocking at my door

Not last night but the night before
Twenty-four robbers came knocking at my door
As I ran out, they ran in
I hit them on the head with s rolling pin

A B C DE F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U are out!

Callings in and callings out

Callings in and callings out,
I call Ruddy in
Rudy's in and won't go out
I call Kathie in

I love coffee

I love coffee
I love tea
I want Amy to come in with me

Jelly in the dish

Jelly in the dish
Jelly in the dish
Wiggle, waggle, wiggle, waggle
Jelly in the dish

Benjamin Franklin went to France

Benjamin Franklin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First the heel and then the toe
Spin around and out you go

Apple on a stick

Apple on a stick
Five cents a lick
Every time I turn around
It makes me sick

Teddy bear, teddy bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear
Show your shoe
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
That will do
Teddy bear, teddy bear
Go upstairs
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your prayers
Teddy bear, teddy bear
Turn out the light
Teddy bear, teddy bear
Say good night

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Little Miss Tucket

Little Miss Tucket
Sat on a bucket
Eating some peaches and cream
There came a grasshopper
Who sat down beside her
But she said, Go away or I'll scream

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day
Little Johnny wants to play

Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner
Eating a Christmas pie
He put in his thumb
And pulled out a plump
And said, " What a good boy am I"

Pease Porridge

Pease porridge hot
Pease porridge cold
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old
Some like it hot
Some like it cold
Some like it in the pot
Nine days old

Pat a cake, pat a cake

Pat a cake, pat a cake
Baker's man
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can.
Pat it, and prick it,
And mark it with T,
Put it in the oven
For Tommy and me.

Here is the temple

Here is the temple and here is the people
Open the doors and see all the people
Here is the priest going upstairs
And here he is saying his prayers

Old King Cole

Old King Cole

Old King Cole
Was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he?

He called for his pipe
And he called for his bowl,

(Now, if you were a King then would you call for?)

Little Tommy Tucker

Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper
What shall he eat?
White bread and butter.

How will he cut it
Without a knife?

How will be.......

Simple Simon

Simple Simon met a pieman
Going to the fair
Says Simple Simon to the pieman
Let me taste your ware.




Says the pieman to Simple Simon
Show me first your penny
Says Simple Simon to the pieman
Indeed I have not any.




Simple Simon went a-fishing
For to catch a whale
All the water he got
Was in his mother's pail.




He went to catch a dickey bird
And thought he could not fail
Because he'd got a little salt
To put upon its tail




Once Simon made a great snowball
And brought it in to roast
He laid it down before the fire
And soon the ball was lost




He went for water in a sieve
But soon it all ran through
And now poor Simple Simon
Bids you all bye bye

Orange beads (Moss bag song)

Orange beads, blue beads, yellow and red.
Sew them on with a needle and thread

Sew on the beads, one by one.
I'll sew until the job is done.

Orange beads, blue beads, yellow and red.
Sew them on with a needle and thread.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Halloween spells

Pumpkin seeds and carrot tops
Bones of skeletons and warlocks mops
Ghastly howls and the screams of a troll
May you find a goblin in your cereal bowl.





Wings of bats and chicken gizzards
Eyes of snakes and tails of lizards
Navels of apes and a witch's sneeze
May all the corns from your toes reach your knees




Teeth of crocodiles and knees of goats
Tongues of frogs and warts of toads
Elbows of flies and a werewolf's fang
May bats upside down from your armpits hang





Tops of toadstools and poison oak
Goblins slippers and Dracula's cloak
A black cat's fur and roast of mutton
May tulips sprout from your belly button





Mosquito stingers and those of bees
The nips and bites of a thousand fleas
Ears of lambs and a buffalo's nose
May an army of red ants invade your toes






Zebra stripes and leopard spots
Rattlesnakes all tied up in knots
May spinach, turnip, and a lima bean
Be all you get on Halloween.

Peanut butter and Jelly: a play rhyme

Peanut butter, peanut butter, Jelly Jelly

First take the dough and knead it, knead it

Pop it in the oven and bake it, bake it

Then you take a knife and slice it, slice it

Then you take the peanuts and crack them, crack them.

Put them on the floor and mash them, mash them

Then you take a knife and spread it, spread it.

Next you take some grapes and squash them, squash them

Glop it on the brad and smear it, smear it.

Then you take the sandwich and eat it, eat it.

My Sweet Black Cat

I have a black cat.
She's shy and she's sweet.
But on Halloween night
When she walks down the street,
Everyone runs
To get out of her way.
She doesn't know why:
She's more frightened than they!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Trick or Treat rhymes

Trick or Treat, you're so neat.
I know you'll give us lots of treats.
Some nuts and candy, fruit and gum.
We'll go away after you give us some.




Trick-or-Treat, smell my feet.
Give me something good to eat.
Not too big, not to small,
Just the size of Montreal





Shell out, shell out,
The witches are out!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Making Cookies

Making Cookies

I am making cookie dough, round and round the beaters go
Pour some flour from a cup, stir and stir the batter up.
Roll them, cut them, nice and neat.
Put them on a baking sheet.
Bake them, count them 1, 2, 3
Serve them to my friends for tea.

Five Little Pumpkins

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 are witches in the air!"
The third one said,
"But we don't care!"
The fourth one said,
"Let's run and run and run!"
The fifth one said,
"I'm ready for some fun!"
"OOOOOOOH," went the wind
And OUT went the light.
clap on "out")
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight.
Roll hands over one another.

Adapted Traditional

Friday, 7 September 2012

Two little fireflies land on my hand

Two little fireflies land on my hand

("Blink" fingers of both hands)
One named Sally
("Blink" right hand)
One named Sam
("Blink" left hand)
Lights on Sally
(Spread right hand open)
Lights on Sam
(Spread left hand open)
Lights off Sally
(Make right hand into a fist)
Lights off Sam
(Make left hand into a fist)

Two Apples

Two Apples
Way up high in the apple tree,
Two red apples smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Down came the apples,
And mmmm! They were good!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Squirrels

A family of squirrels lived in a tree
And they had three little squirrel babies

The first one said, 'What do you see?'
The second one said, 'Lots of nuts on the ground.'

The first one said, 'I will race you'
The second one said, 'Run'

So, they took their tails and ran

To the nuts that lay on the ground

(They made a huge pile and started counting them. Then, stored them in the hollow of the tree and this was their summer food.)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Ovals

Eggs are Ovals
Race tracks are ovals
Potatoes are ovals
Bathtubs are ovals
Spoons are ovals
Ovals, Ovals, everywhere.
I love ovals.

Rectangles

Books are rectangles,
Buildings are rectangles
Pictures are rectangles
Envelopes are rectangles
Doors are rectangles
Rectangles, rectangles, everywhere
I love rectangles

Triangles

Hats are triangles
Tents are triangles
Trees are triangles
Sails are triangles
Sandwiches are triangles
Triangles, Triangles, everywhere
I love triangles

Squares

Boxes are squares
Crackers are squares
Signs are squares
Windows are squares
Blocks are squares
Squares, squares, everywhere.
I love squares

Circles

Clocks are circles
Wheels are circles
Buttons are circles
Cookies are circles
Balls are circles
Circles, circles, everywhere.
I love circles.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Alice the Camel

Alice the Camel

Alice the camel has 5 humps,

Alice the camel has 5 humps,

Alice the camel has 5 humps,

So go, Alice, go!

Boom, boom, boom…

Alice the camel has 4 humps…

Alice the camel has 3 humps…

Alice the camel has 2 humps….

Alice the camel has 1 hump….

Alice the camel has no humps,

Alice the camel has no humps,

Alice the camel has no humps,

'Cause Alice is a horse, of course!


source: TDSRC manual 2012

Monday, 11 June 2012

Butterfly


A child is like a butterfly in the wind.
Some can fly higher then other's,
But each one flies the best it can.
Why compare one to another.
Each one is different.
Each on is special.
Each one is unique.
JUST LIKE YOU.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Crazy Clap

Crazy Clap

A crazy clap
A crazy clap
Clap like a duck
A MONSTER clap
A fairy clap for luck
    Source: The Moon in the Man by Elizabeth Honey

Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
Down her back, back, back…

She asked her mother, mother, mother
For fifty cents, cents, cents
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump the fence, fence, fence.

They jumped so high, high, high
They touched the sky, sky, sky
And they didn't come back, back, back
'Til the Fourth of July, -ly, -ly.

She went upstairs, stairs, stairs
To make her bed, bed, bed
But she made a mistake, -stake, -stake
She bumped her head, head, head.

She went downstairs, stairs, stairs
To make some stew, stew, stew
But she made a mistake, -stake, -stake
She cooked her shoe, shoe, shoe

She went outside, side, side
To hang some clothes, clothes, clothes
But she made a mistake, -stake, -stake
She hung her nose, nose, nose!


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Oranges


Oranges


We pick oranges, pick pick oranges,

Then we peel oranges, peel peel oranges.

Then we eat oranges, eat eat oranges.

Then we go oranges, go go oranges!








Bananas

We pick bananas, pick pick bananas,

Then we peel bananas, peel peel bananas.

Then we eat bananas, eat eat bananas.

Then we go bananas, go go bananas!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Rolie Polie


Rolie Polie Rolie Polie, up-up-up


Rolie Polie Rolie Polie, down-down-down


Rolie Polie Rolie Polie, clap-clap-clap


Rolie Polie Rolie Polie, hands behind your back


sh sh sh sh sh sh

Eight Little Piglets


Eight Little Piglets
Two mother pigs lived in a pen.
Each had four piglets and that made ten.
These four piglets are pink and white.
These four piglets are black as night.
Eight piglets loved to play.
And they rolled and they rolled in the mud all day.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Caterpillar finger rhyme

Caterpillar

 


There's a caterpillar crawling on the leaf.
He's crawling over top and crawling underneath.
Then inside a chrysalis caterpillar hides.
Till one fine day it opens and it's a butterfly.
La La La La La La.
La La La La La.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Irish blessing


May you always have....
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire

On top of spaghetti


On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table
And onto the floor,
And then my poor meatball
Rolled right out the door.

Row, row, row your boat


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

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

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.

Hickory, dickory, dock,


Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down!
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Baa Baa Black Sheep



Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.

Fingerplays helps improve fine motor skills

Fingerplays is communicating with your fingers or "talking with your hands."   Storytelling is illustrated by hand positions and movements.  

Fingerplays help teach rhythm, muscle control, language and disciplinary diversions (in some cultures).

Ring-a-ring-a-roses

Ring-a-ring-a-roses,
A pocket full of posies,
Husha Pusha

We all fall down.

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Image of Muffet on tuffet. Dr. Thomas Muffet (possibly Moffett or Moufet), an entomologist who died in 1604, wrote The Silkwormes and their flies "lively described in verse". Miss Muffet is said to depict his daughter, Patience. Accreditation is deemed shaky by some, as the first extant version is dated 1805 in Songs for the Nursery, whose 1812 edition read "Little Mary Ester sat upon a tester . . . ." Halliwell's 1842 collection read "Little Miss Mopsey sat in a shopsey . . . ."

Mother Goose scholars agree that "Little Miss Muffet" is not about Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), supposedly frightened (according to some speculators) by John Knox (1505-1572), Scottish religious reformer.

— based on text in Mother Goose: From Nursery to Literature (McFarland Pub.) by Gloria T. Delamar

I wound this information at the following source: http://www.librarysupport.net/mothergoosesociety/rhymes/littlemissm.html

May 1 Celebration

Mother Goose Day Celebration on May 1

Purpose: To re-appreciate the old nursery rhymes.

Motto: "Either alone or in sharing, read childhood nursery favorites and feel the warmth of Mother Goose's embrace."

Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature (MFarland Pub.). The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the world. It has been noted by municipalities, a cereal producer, banks, etc. and has a particular appeal to Kindergarten-Primary grades, libraries, and nursing homes.

The preface to The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (1843) showed an illustration of an old crone patting two toddlers on the head.

 

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,


Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he keep her very well.

The orginal dates back to Mother Goose's Quarto c1825.

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had another, and didn't love her;
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well.

Mother Goose's Quarto, c 1825

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather
 
Birds of a feather flock together,
And so will pigs and swine;
Rats and mice will have their choice,
And so will I have mine.