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Songs for Preschoolers

 Doggy, Doggy
Doggy, Doggy, who’s got your bone?

Somebody stole it from your home.
Guess who!
Maybe you... Maybe the monkeys from the zoo...
Wake up doggy, find your bone.

How to play:

Have the birthday boy or girl be the first to be the doggy. They should sit in the center of the circle of children and close/cover their eyes while the song is sung.

Have an adult give the bone (or whatever you choose to hide... any small item will work) to one of the children while chanting the song. Have all of the children hide their hands behind their backs. When the chant is over, the doggy can uncover his or her eyes and gets 3 guesses as to which person is hiding the bone.


 Sleeping Bunnies
See the little bunnies sleeping 'til it's nearly noon.

Come and gently wake them
With this happy tune... (pause)
Oh so still... Are they ill... (pause)
NO!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop... and... stop...

How to play:

When “See the little bunnies sleeping” is sung, children curl up in a ball on the floor. When the first “Hop little bunnies” is sung, children jump up and start jumping until the song is finished. (Make sure that there is ample clear floor space)


 The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again

And when they were up they were up
and when they were down they were down
and when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right

And then he marched them upside down
Oh what a silly sight

 Three Little Monkeys
Three little monkeys swinging in a tree

Along came a crocodile as quiet as can be
The first monkey said, "You can't catch me!"

SNAP!

Two little monkeys swinging in a tree
Along came a crocodile as quiet as can be
The second monkey said, "You can't catch me!"

SNAP!

One little monkeys swinging in a tree
Along came a crocodile as quiet as can be
The last monkey said, "You can't catch me!"

SNAP - Missed me!


 Rig-A-Jig-Jig
As I was walking down the street
Down the street, down the street
A friend of mine I chanced to meet
Hi-Ho Hi-Ho Hi-Ho

We clapped our hands and stomped our feet
Stomped our feet, stomped our feet
We clapped our hands and stomped our feet
Hi-Ho Hi-Ho Hi-Ho

Rig-a-jig-jig and away we go,
Away we go, away we go
Rig-a-jig-jig and away we go,
Away we go, away we go
Hi-Ho Hi-Ho Hi-Ho

 I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle and here is my spout
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out

I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true
Here's an example of what I can do
I can change my handle and my spout
Just tip me over and pour me out

 Little Ducks
Six little ducks that I once knew
Little ones, big ones, tall ones too
But the one little duck with the feather on her back
She led the others with her quack, quack, quack
Quack, Quack Quack
She led the others with her quack, quack, quack

Down to the river they would go
With a wibble wobble, wibble wobble to and fro
But the one little duck with the feather on her back
She led the others with her quack, quack, quack
Quack, Quack Quack
She led the others with her quack, quack, quack

Home from the river they would come
With a wibble wobble, wibble wobble ho ho hum
But the one little duck with the feather on her back
She led the others with her quack, quack, quack
Quack, Quack Quack
She led the others with her quack, quack, quack

 Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs - Yum, Yum
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are four green speckled frogs - Glub, Glub

Four green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs - Yum, Yum
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are three green speckled frogs - Glub, Glub

Three green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs - Yum, Yum
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are two green speckled frogs - Glub, Glub

Two green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs - Yum, Yum
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there is one green speckled frog - Glub, Glub

One green and speckled frog,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs - Yum, Yum
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are no green speckled frogs - Glub! Glub!