Songs and Stories

I’m a little scarecrow

I’m a little scarecrow stuffed with hay. Here I stand in a field all day.
When I see the crows, I like to shout: “Hey! You crows, you better get out!”

Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around

Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around
Scarecrow, scarecrow jump up and down
Scarecrow, scarecrow arms up high
Scarecrow, scarecrow wink one eye
Scarecrow, scarecrow bend your knee
Scarecrow, scarecrow  flap in the breeze
Scarecrow, scarecrow climb into bed
Scarecrow, scarecrow rest your head

Boodoo Yemmi Moss-ti (A polish Song)

Boodoo Yemmi Moss-ti
?Dia Pana Stavosti
Tiss-Yonts Konny prepushchammi
A yedneggo zatshimammi

We are building bridges for the mayor, we let a thousand horses through, and we step one.

Sous le pont d'Avignon

Sous le Pont d'Avignon
On y danse, On y danse
Sous le Pont d'Avignon
On y danse tous en rond

Les beaux messieurs font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça.

Les belles dames font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça.

Les filles font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça

Les musiciens font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça.

If you're wearing red today

(to the tune of mary had a little lamb)

If you’re wearing red today, red today, red today

If you’re wearing red today stand up and shout hooray!

?If you're wearing blue today ...

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts
She made some tarts,
     All on a summer's day;

The Knave of Hearts
He stole those tarts,
    And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts
Called for the tarts,
    And beat the knave full sore;

The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
    And vowed he'd steal no more

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 there?

I frightened a little mouse, under her chair


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 parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose.

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears,
Oh what did her two eyes see?
A bowl that was huge,
A Bowl that was small,
A bowl that was tiny and that was all.
She counted them one two three.

verse 2, change 'bowl' to 'chair'
verse 3, change  'chair' to 'bed'
verse 4, change 'bed' to 'bear' 
then last line 'She ran from them grr, grr, grr

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

When all the cows were sleeping
and the sun had gone to bed,
Up jumped the scarecrow
and this is what he said,

“I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow
with a flippy floppy hat,
I can shake my hands like this
and shake my feet like that.”

When all the hens were roosting
and the moon behind the cloud
Up jumped the scarecrow
and shouted very loud,


When the dogs were in the kennel
and the doves were in the loft
Up jumped the scarecrow
and whispered very soft,


The Hello Song

When I see my friends,
We like to go and play.
First we do 3 friendly things
To have a real fun day.

Number 1 is look.
Number 2 is smile.
Number 3 is say hello,
Let's go play for a while.

Watch me say hello,
I smile and look at you.
Can you smile and look at me
When you say hello too?

The Shark Song

5 little fishes swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr Shark
You can't catch me!
Along came the shark with mouth open wide and
One little fishy went inside.

4 little fishes.........

Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.

You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.

When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.

When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch.

When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.

I do not know,
Says the great bell of Bow.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!

The Handwashing Song (to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Soap and water, soap and water
Wash your hands, wash your hands
Rub them both together, rub them both together
Wash them well, wash them well.

The Please & Thank you Song (to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Please and thank you
Please and thank you
We must say
We must say
When we ask for something
When we ask for something
Every day
Every day

The Sharing Song (To the tune of Twinkle twinkle)

At our nursery we share
We are friends who like to care
My turn, your turn we can share
My turn your turn then its fair
Share a train and share a book
Now its my turn to have a look.

5 Hungry Dinosaurs

5 Hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp
The first one said 'I like to stomp'
The second one  said 'My stomach is growling'
The third one said 'Lets look for some food'
The fourth one said 'Its time to go prowling'
The fifth one said 'I'm in the mood'

5 Hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp
They are very hungry, chomp, chomp, chomp

The Gigantic Dinosaur (To the tune of 'Incy Wincy')

The little baby dinosaur
Climbed up to the top
of a volcano
That was ready to pop!

Out came the lava
So very, very hot
And the little baby dinosaur
ran home without a stop!

The Register Rhyme - with actions!

My hands upon my head I place
On my shoulders, on my face
On my hips I place them so
Then bend down to touch my toes
Then I raise them up so high
Make my fingers fairly fly
Then I clap them one, two, three
Then I fold them, silently.

Off to school we go (To the tune of 'A hunting we will go')

Off to school we go
Its off to school we go
We'll take our lunch and ride the bus
With everyone we know.

Off to school we go
Its off to school we go
We learn our ABCs and more
With everyone we know.

A Sailor went to sea

A sailor went to sea, sea sea
To see what he could see,see,see
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea sea

The Pirate Counting Song

When I was 1
I sucked my thumb
The day I went to sea
I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me

We're going
This way, that way, forward and backwards
Over the Irish Sea
A bottle of rum to warm my tum
and that's the life for me, me, me, me, me

When I was 2
I buckled my shoe...................

When I was 3
I climbed a tree .......................

When I was 4
I shut the door.........................

When I was 5
I learned to dive......................

Tiburon, tiburon (Shark, shark!)

Tiburon, tiburon, tiburon a la vista
banista, banista Que el tiburon
te va a comer, de mi pellejo no va poder.

Sal del agua, mujer y ven conmigo a bailar
que el tiburon quiere comer, de mi pellejo no va a poder.

Ay, mama! Que me come el tiburon!
Ay, mama! Que me come el tiburon!

No va a poder de mi pellejo no va a comer.

Beach Counting

1 for the sun that shone in the sky
2 for the ships that sailed on by
3 for the castles I built in the sand
4 for the sea shells I held in  my hand
5 for the points on the star fish I saw
6 for the crabs that scuttled ashore
7 for the waves I managed to beat
8 for the pebbles I perched on my feet
9 for the boats that bobbed on the sea
10 for my toes that were wiggling free.

Spanish number rhyme

Soy 1 cuando estoy solo

somos 2  si tú estás conmigo
somos 3 si somos dos
y viene algún otro amigo

4 patas tiene el perro
5 dedos de la mano

6 son los años que tengo

y 7 los de mi hermano

8 pies tiene la araña
9 son tres veces tres
y si esto bien me lo aprendo

me van a poner un, 10
me van a poner un 10

Spanish song about spring

Que llueva, que llueva,
La virgen de la cueva.
Los pajaritos cantan,
Las nuves se levantan.
Que si!  Que no!
Que caiga un chaparron,
Con azucar y turron,
Que rompa los cristales
de la estacion.

La mariposa se posa,
Se posa en la flor.
Alegrate mariposa la
primavera llego!
Vuela, vuela mariposa
Vuela, vuela sin parer,
Y no olvides que mas tarde
el sol llegara.

A Monster came to visit you (To the tune of The animals went in 2 by 2 )

A monster came to visit you
He roared! He roared!
A monster came to visit you
He roared! He roared!
A monster came to visit you
His head was green and his nose was too
You could hear him roaring
Did he frighten you?  No!

Tiny caterpillar (to the tune of She'll be coming round the mountain)

There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle wiggle
There's a tiny caterpillar on  a leaf, wiggle wiggle
There's a tiny caterpillar, tiny caterpillar
There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle wiggle

He will eat the leaves around him 'til he's full, munch munch....

A cocoon is what he's spinning for his home, spin spin....

Then he'll be a butterfly and flap away, flap flap........

So that tiny caterpillar went like this,
wiggle wiggle, munch munch, spin spin, flap flap..... 

The Silly Soup song (to the tune of Pop goes the weasel)

I'm making a pan of silly soup
I'm making soup that's silly
I'm going to cook it in the fridge
To make it nice and chilly

The Chinese Counting song

Yak yi sahm, sahm yi yak  (1, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1)

Yak yi sahm sei ng log chuk (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Yi sahm sei, sei sahm yi (2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2)

Sei ng lok chuk bad gow sab

Cecil the Caterpillar

Cecil is my caterpillar, Cecil is my friend
The last time I saw Cecil he was this big
I said ooooooooh Cecil what've you done?
He said 'I've eaten all the leaves in the nursery garden/Buckfastleigh/England/the world!'                   (add where ever you like!)

The Fruit Bowl Song

Fruit is tasty and good for me
Super juicy and so healthy
Look into the fruit bowl
Look into the fruit bowl
What do you see?
Can you tell me?

Pancake Song

5 Little Pancakes in a  frying pan
Flip them, toss them, catch them if you can
Along came ... for a pancake one day; sprinkled it with sugar and took it away
4 Little Pancakes ...

Mix a Pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan
Fry a pancake, toss a pancake, catch it if you can!

The Bath Song

After my bath
I try, try, try
to wipe myself
till I’m dry, dry, dry.

Hands to wipe
and fingers and toes
and two wet legs
and a shiny nose.

Just think how much
less time I’d take
if I were a dog
and could
shake, shake, shake.