Songs, Rhymes, Tickles

Master List

Here is a master list of my favourite storytime songs, rhymes, and tickles that I’ve learned throughout the years!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

A

B

Song: 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 the dame,
One for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

Song: Baby Bumblebee

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee
Ouch! It stung me!

I’m squishing up my baby bumblebee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m squishing up my baby bumblebee
Ooo! It’s all over me.

I’m wiping off my baby bumblebee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m wiping off my baby bumblebee
Now my mommy won’t be mad at me!

Song: Bingo

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

C

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them just like me
Clap them high, clap them low
Clap them just like me

Repeat: roll your arms, snap your fingers, tap your toes, stretch your arms

Come Along and Sing With Me (Welcome Song)

Come along and sing with me
Sing with me, sing with me
Come along and sing with me
Please be my friend

Come along and hop with me
Hop with me, hop with me
Come along and hop with me
Please be my friend

Repeat with clap, jump, wiggle, wave

D

E

Song: Everyone Can Shake, Shake, Shake

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now let’s make a stop.

Repeat: everyone can tap, everyone can clap, everyone can wave

F

Song: Finger On Your Nose

Put your finger on your nose, on your nose
Put your finger on your nose, on your nose
Put your finger on your nose,
On your nose, on your nose
Put your finger on your nose, on your nose

Repeat: finger on toes, finger on ears, finger on knees, fingers on head

Rhyme: Five Dancing Ballerinas

Five dancing ballerinas, prancing on their toes
The twirl and spin and jump; then off the stage she goes (count down)

Rhyme: Five Fluffy Sheep

5 fluffy sheep skating on the floor, one fell down
and that left 4!
4 fluffy sheep drinking cold tea, one got a tummy ache
and that left 3!
3 fluffy sheep wondering what to do, one got bored
and that left 2!
2 fluffy sheep laying in the sun, one fell asleep
and that left 1!
1 fluffy sheep sitting all alone, he didn’t know what to do
so he went home.

Rhyme: Five Little Lambs

Note: I’ve used this as a closing rhyme. For my knights theme, I changed the lyrics to “little knights” and “Queen Mother.” Use your imagination!

“It’s time for my lambs to go to bed,” the great big mother sheep said.
“So I will count them first to see if all my lambs came back to me.
One little lamb, two little lambs, three little lambs dear,
Four little lambs, five little lambs, – yes, they’re all here!”

Rhyme: Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Ending: Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“Put those monkeys back to bed!”

Rhyme: Five Little Snowflakes

 One little snowflake with nothing to do,
Along came another and then there were…two!
Two little snowflakes laughing with me,
Along came another and then there were…three!
Three little snowflakes looking for some more,
Along came another and then there were…four!
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
Along came another and then there were…five!
Five little snowflakes, having so much fun!
Out came the sun, and then there were none!

Rhyme: Five Little Snowmen Riding on a Sled

 Five little snowmen riding on the sled
One fell off and bumped his head
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more snowmen, riding on that sled!”
Four little snowmen… etc

G

H

Action Song: Head and Shoulders

Note: I usually do this three times. Once at regular speed, once at high speed, and lastly, once at slow speed

Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears
And mouth and nose
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes

Song: H-E-A-R-T (Tune: B-I-N-G-O)

 “H-E-A-R-T”
There is a shape and it means love
And heart is its name-o.
H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,
And heart is its name-o!

Names Song: “Here, Here”

(Tune: Skip to my Lou)
Here, here, we’re all here
Here, here, we’re all here
Here, here, we’re all here
We’re all here in circle time!

Hello [name], how are you?
Hello [name], how are you?
Hello [name], how are you?
We’re so glad to see you!
(Repeat until every child’s name is said)

Fingerplay: Here’s a Hill

Here’s a hill (tilt left arm so that it forms a hill)
And here’s a hill (tilt right arm so that it forms a hill)
All covered with snow (raise hands up, bring down in snow motion)
I’ll put on my coat, (put coat on)
And jump on my sled (hold the rope of a sled)
And ZOOM, down the hill I will go! (clap hands, slid hands down)

Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory doc,
the mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
the mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory doc.

Rhyme: Humming Bird

A hummingbird gets its name from the sound
Of its hum – hmm – as it darts all around.
The sound is not a song that it sings
But the fast flapping of its tiny wings!

I

Rhyme: I Like to Be a Jumping Jack

I like to be a jumping jack
And jump out from a box
I like to be a rocking horse
And rock and rock and rock.
I like to be a spinning top
And spring around and round
I like to be a rubber ball
And bounce right to the ground

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Give It a Shake

If you’re happy and you know it – give it a shake
If you’re happy and you know it – give it a shake
If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it – give it a shake!

Song: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed and bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning

Rhyme: It’s Time to Read a Book

With our ears with listen
With our eyes we look
It’s time to read a book

J

Rhyme: 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.

Up Jack got and home he did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
Went to bed to mend his head,
With vinegar and brown paper.

Jill came in and she did grin
To see his paper plaster,
Mother vexed did scold her next
For causing Jack’s disaster.

K

L

Rhyme: Little Bo Peep

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, And they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them

M

Rhyme: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,
whose 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 rule.

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,

And waited patiently about,
till Mary did appear.

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
the eager children cry.

“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know.”
the teacher did reply.

N

O

P

Song: Popcorn Kernels (Tune: Frere Jacques)

Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels
In a pot, in a pot
Shake them, shake them, shake them
Until they pop, until they pop!

Q

R

Red is the Colour I see

Red, red is the colour I see
If you`re wearing red, show it to me
Stand up, turn around, show me your red
And sit back down

Repeat: orange, black, green, blue, etc.

S

Song: Shake My Sillies Out

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
And wiggle my waggles away!

Repeat: clap…crazies; jump…jiggles

Rhyme: Six Little Ducks

That I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones,
Fair ones, too
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Six Little Valentines

Six little Valentines were sent to my house,
The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.”
Five little Valentines in my mailbox,
The second one said, “Be mine, Love Fox.”
Four little Valentines full of love,
The third one said, “You are sweet, From Dove.”
Three little Valentines just for me,
The fourth one said, “Be my honey, Love Bee.”
Two little Valentine’s mailed with care,
The fifth one said, “Here’s a hug, From Bear.”
The last little Valentine, from my friend Jay,
This one said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

T

Rhyme: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

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 find find your nose
Teddy Bear, teddy bear touch your toes
Teddy Bear, teddy bear find your knees
Teddy Bear, teddy bear sit down please

Song: This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home

Song: The More We Get Together

Note: I get the kids to spread out there arms and swing from side to side. This helps motor skills

The more we get together,
together, together,
the more we get together,
the happier we shall be.
For your friends are my friends,
and my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we shall be.

Tickle: There’s a Spider on the Floor

Note: Use spider prop for this!

There’s a spider on the floor, on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor, on the floor
There’s a spider on the floor
Oh who could ask for more
There’s a spider on the floor, on the floor

Repeat with leg
Repeat with stomach
Repeat with neck
Repeat with head

Hand Game: This Little Lamb

This little lamb went to the pasture,
This little lamb stayed in the barn,
This little lamb had grass to eat,
This little lamb jumped up and down,
This little lamb cried, “BAA BAA BAA,”
All the way home!

Finger Play: Two Mother Sheep

Note: I did this for my sheep themed storytime. The original version is “Two Mother Pigs” – but you can adapt the animal to fit your theme

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPt9bMv1Ob4

Two mother sheep lived in a pen (show thumbs)
Each had four babies, and that made ten (show fingers and thumbs)
These four babies were soft and pink (hold up one hand, four fingers up)
These four babies were black as ink (hold up other hand, four fingers up)
All eight babies loved to play
And they rolled, and they rolled, in the mud all day. (roll hands over each other)
At night, with their mothers, they curled up in a heap, (make fists)
And squealed and squealed until they went…to…sleep. (turn fists over, palms up)

Rhyme: Three Little Kittens

Five little kittens standing in a row
They nod their heads to the children so
They run to the left, they run to the right
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight
Along comes a dog, who’s in for some fun
M-e-oooow, see those kittens run!

Song: 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

U

V

W

Song: We Can Jump

We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Opening Song: We Clap and Sing Hello

Tune: Farmer in the Dell

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends here at circle time,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello,
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends here at circle time,
We wave and sing hello.

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at circle time,
We stomp and sing hello.

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

Tune: Farmer in the Dell

We clap our hands like this.
We clap our hands like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We clap our hands like this.

We stomp our feet like this.
We stomp our feet like this.
We stomp our feet for all our friends.
We stomp our feet like this.

We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

X

Y

Z

Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon
5,4,3,2,1 BLAST OFF!!

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