Toddler Fingerplays, Rhymes, and SongsAEYC-Missouri State Conference
Cherri Jones, CRC,
Meyer Library, MSU
When ducks get up in the morningthe MorningThey always say “good day.”When ducks get up in the morningThey always say “good day.”
“Quack, quack. Quack, quack.”That is what they say.“Quack, quack. Quack, quack.”That is what they say.
(Repeat, using different animals.)
Animal Soundsgetreadykids.com –puppet and CD
Animal sounds. Animal sounds. Let?s make some animal sounds.
A pig says “Oink, oink”.A dog says “Bow wow”
A cow says “Moo moo”.A cat says “Meow”
A bird says “Tweet tweet”;A sheep says “Baa baa”
A horse says “Neigh neigh”.
A duck says “Quack quack”
Snow Is Falling DownLapsit Services for the Very Young II by Linda L. Ernst?Snow is falling down, shhhh.?Snow is falling down, shhhh.?Slowly, slowly, very slowy,?Snow is falling down, shhhh.
Sing a Song of Storytime by Susan M. DaileyBuilding a Snowman
Take some snow and roll it around (roll hounds around each other)
Around, around, around, around, around, around, around(repeat this verse two more times)
?Til you have a huge ball. (show LARGE circle with hands)Then take some snow and roll it around (roll hands)
Around, around, around, around, around, around, aroundAround, around, around, around, around, around, around?Til you have a big ball. (show BIG circle with hands)Then take some snow and roll it around (roll hands)
Around, around, around, around, around, around, around
?Til you have a SMALL ball. (show SMALL circle)Now add two eyes, a nose and a hat. (point)
And wrap around a scarf and that is that! (pretend)
The BearToddle On Over by Robin Works Davis
Inside is a bear. (pub thumb inside fingers)
Now he comes out,
Music for Very Little People by John M. FeierabendRound and Round the Garden
Little Arabella Miller had a fuzzy caterpillar.
First it climbed up on her mother,Then up on her baby brother.
They said, “Arabella Miller! Put away your caterpillar!”
Here is the beehive, Hidden inside where where are all the bees?Here they come, nobody sees.
creeping out of the 1, 2, 3 4 5! Buzzzzzzzz
(Use Bee finger puppets.)
Clap, Tap, Bend (From It's Toddler Timeby
Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel)
I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clapI take my little hands and go clap, clap, clapClap, clap, all day long.
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap (tap feet)I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tapI take my little feet and go tap, tap, tapTap, tap, all day long.
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend straighten knees alternately)
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend
Songs & Games for Toddlers/McGrath & SmithrimA Rom Som Som
A rom som som (pound fists together)A rom som somRom som som (pound fists) REPEAT
A rob bee (wave hands above head)A rob beeRom som som (pound fists) REPEAT
The Flea(From Music forVery Little
People by John Feierabend)
On my toe there is a flea,Now he?s climbing on my knee, Past my tummy, past my nose,On my head where my hair grows.On my head there is a flea,Now he?s climbing down on me,Past my tummy, past my knee,shake finger on toe)
(Hide an object in one hand. Have children choose which hand to open to Handy Dandyfind object.)
Which hand will you have?High, or low?
Knock on the door (tap forehead)Ring the bell (pull ear gently)Lift the latch (tweak nose)
And walk in (“walk” fingers on lips)Go down to the cellar (“walk” fingers to tummy)
And EAT UP ALL THE APPLES! (tickle tummy)
Let’s Go to the Wood (Traditional, Great Britain)
little pig. (wiggle wrist)little pig. (wiggle ankle)pig. (make kisses)
(Traditional, England)Moses Supposes
But Moses supposes erroneously;
As Moses supposes his toeses to be.
Rain is Falling Down (
Baby RecordRain is falling down. (wiggle fingers high, then “rain” down)
Rain is falling down. (repeat)Pitter, patter, pitter, patter (tap fingers together)
Rain is falling down (wiggle fingers down)Splash! (hit hands on ground)
Round and Round the HaystackMusic for Very Little People by John Feierabend
Went the little mouse.circle on palm)
Shoe a little horse (tap lightly on Shoe a little mare.feet)
But let the little coltGo bare, bare, bare!(Teach children to tap the feet of a favorite stuffed animal, doll, or friend!)
Tommy Thumbs Up Songs and
Games for Toddlers by Bob McGrath
Tommy Thumbs Up and Tommy Thumbs down, (thumbs up, thumbs down)around)Dance them on your shoulders (tap shoulders)Dance them on your head. (tap head)Dance them on your knees then (tap knees)Tuck them into bed. (tuck under arms)
Where Is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin, where is Thumbkin?Here I am, Here I am.Run away, run away.you.
(Good to use with finger puppets.)Man? Etc.