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1. A Pizza Hut (To the tune of "A Ram Sam Sam") (4-Part Round) 1

2. A Ram Sam Sam (4-part round) 1

3. A Sailor Went To Sea. 1

4. Ain't Gonna Rain No More. 1

5. Ants Go Marching. 2

6. Baby Bumble Bee. 2

7. Bingo. 2

8. Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great To Be Crazy. 3

9. Boy And A Girl In A Little Canoe. 3

10. Down By The Bay. 4

11. Farmer in the Dell 4

12. Five Green and Speckled Frogs. 4

13. Five in the Bed. 5

14. Found a Peanut. 5

15. Head and Shoulders. 6

16. Hello My Name is Joe. 6

17. Hokey Pokey. 6

18. I Had a Little Chicken. 6

19. I Have Lost my Underwear. 6

20. I'm A Little Piece Of Tin. 7

21. I've Got Two Eyes. 7

22. Lemme. 7

23. Little Peter Rabbit. 8

24. Little Rabbit Foo Foo. 8

25. On Top of Spaghetti 8

26. One Finger, One Thumb. 8

27. Peanut Butter. 8

28. Purple Stew.. 9

29. Quartermaster Store. 9

30. She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain. 9

31. Six Little Ducks. 9

32. Snail 10

33. Stella Ella Ola. 10

34. Teddy Bears' Picnic. 10

35. The Grand Old Duke of York. 10

36. Thorn Rosa. 11

37. Tom the Toad. 11

38. Whooping Cough. 12

 

 

1. A Pizza Hut (To the tune of "A Ram Sam Sam") (4-Part Round)

 

A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut,

Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut,

Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

Mc Donald's, Mc Donald's,

Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

Mc Donald's, Mc Donald's,

Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut


Actions:

Pizza Hut - Make a square in the air,

Kentucky Fried Chicken - Flap your arms like you're doing

the chicken dance

Mc Donald's - Make an "M" in the air, starting in the middle of the letter; right hand curves right, left hand curves left.


A Burger King, a Burger King,

A Taco Bell and a Burger King

A Burger King, a Burger King,

A Taco Bell and a Burger King

Red Lobster, Red Lobster,

Taco Bell and a Burger King

Red Lobster, Red Lobster,

Taco Bell and a Burger King


Actions:

Burger King - Hold your hands like you're eating a burger and bring them to your mouth and away again

Taco Bell - With your right hand pretend you're waving a bell back and forth

Red Lobster - Make claws with your fingers

 

 

A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam

Gooli gooli gooli gooli gooli ram sam sam

A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam

Gooli gooli gooli gooli gooli ram sam sam


A rafi a rafi

Gooli gooli gooli gooli gooli ram sam sam

A rafi a rafi

gooli gooli gooli gooli gooli ram sam sam

 

Actions:

Ram sam sam - Prop yourself up and bounce your backside on the floor three times

Gooli gooli - Drum your feet on the floor

A rafi - Wave arms in the air

 

Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster and faster.

 

Chorus:          

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.

 

Oh, Helen had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell.

When Helen went to heaven, the steamboat went to -


Hello, operator, just give me number nine.

If the line is busy, I'll kick your big -


Behind the old piano, there was a piece of glass.

Helen slipped upon it and hurt her little -


Ask me for a muffin, I'll give you some old bread,

And if you do not like it, just go and soak your head.

 

 

Chorus:          

It ain't gonna rain no more, no more,

It ain't gonna rain no more,

How in the heck can I wash my neck

If it ain't gonna rain no more?

 

Mary had a little lamb, so goes the tale of yore.

She loved that little lamb so much; she passed the plate for more.


A bullfrog sat on a lily pad, looking up in the sky.

He fell right off that lily pad, and got water in his eye.


Oh, a peanut sat on a railroad track, its heart was all a-flutter.

Along came the 5:05 - Oops! peanut butter.


A cow walked on the railroad track, the train was coming fast.

The train got off the railroad track to let the cow go past!


I woke up in the morning, I glanced upon the wall.

The roaches and the bedbugs were having a game of ball.


The score was six to nothing, the roaches were ahead.

A bedbug hit a home run and knocked me out of bed!


A doctor fell into a well and broke his collar bone.

We think that he should tend the sick and leave the well alone.

 

A farmer slipped on the old barn roof when rotten boards gave way,

And as he fell, he shrugged and said, "It's time to hit the hay."


Humpty Dumpty fell right down and landed on his head,

So, all the horses and the men had scrambled eggs and bread.

 

 

The ants go marching one-by-one Hurrah! Hurrah!

The ants go marching one-by-one Hurrah! Hurrah!

The ants go marching one-by-one

The little one stopped to suck his thumb

And they all went marching

Down, around the town

Boom, boom, boom

 

The ants go marching two-by-two....

 

Continue the verses with these changes:

 

Two-by-two - Tie his shoe

Three-by-three - Climb a tree

Four-by-four - Close the door

Five-by-five - Do a jive

Six-by-six - Pick up sticks

Seven-by-seven - Go to Heaven

Eight-by-eight - Close the gate

Nine-by-nine - Check the time

Ten-by-ten - Start again

 

 

I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee

Won't my mommy be so proud of me?

I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee

Ooh, eee it stung me!


I'm squishing up my baby bumble bee

Won't my mommy be so proud of me?

I'm squishing up my baby bumble bee

Ooh, eee it's all over me!


I'm licking up my baby bumble bee

Won't my mommy be so proud of me?

I'm licking up my baby bumble bee

Ooh, eee needs salt!


I'm (throwing up noise) my baby bumble bee

Won't my mommy be so proud of me?

I'm (throwing up noise) my baby bumble bee

Ooh, eee what a mess!


I'm sweeping up my baby bumble bee

Won't my mommy be so proud of me?

I'm sweeping up my baby bumble bee

Ooh, eee my mommy loves me!

 

Actions:

Bringing home the bumble bee - Cup hands as if carrying an insect

Squishing up the bumble bee - Use hands to squish!

Licking up the bumble bee - Lick hands one after the other

 

 

Farmer Brown he 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!

 

Repeat the song a number of times, each time substituting a clap for another one of the letters in "BINGO".

 

Farmer Brown he had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o!

(clap)-I-N-G-O,

(clap)-I-N-G-O,

(clap)-I-N-G-O,

And Bingo was his name-o!

 

Chorus:          

Boom, Boom, ain't it great to be Crazy?

Boom, Boom, ain't it great to be Crazy?

Giddy and Foolish all day long

Boom, Boom, ain't it great to be Crazy!

 

Way down south where bananas grow

A flea stepped on an elephant's toe

The elephant cried with tears in his eyes

"Why don't you pick on someone your own size?"


Way up north were there's ice and snow

There was a penguin and his name was Joe

He got tired of black and white

So he wore pink slacks to the dance last night!


A horse and a flea and three blind mice

Sat on the curbstone shooting dice

The horse, he slipped and fell on the flea

Woops! Said the flea, there's a horse on me!


I bought a suit of combination underwear

Guaranteed not to rip or tear

I wore them six months and to my consternation

I couldn't get the darned thing off, I'd lost the combination!


I love myself. I think I'm grand.

When I go to movies, I hold my hand.

I put my arm around my waist,

And when I get fresh, I slap my face.


I call myself on the telephone

Just to hear my musical tone.

I ask myself for a heavy date,

And I pick myself up at half past eight.


Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,

And Fuzzy Wuzzy cut his hair.

So, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy.

No, by Jove, he wasn't, was he?


I take a swim in my swimming pool.

I jump from the board 'cause that's the rule.

I hit my head on cement and mortar.

Forgot to look - there was no water.


That one-eared cat who used to sit

Watching Grandma rock and knit

Swallowed a ball of bright red yarn,

And out came kittens with red sweaters on.

 

I had a dog and he had fleas.

He had fleas all over his knees.

And every time his tail went flop,

The fleas on the bottom all jumped to the top!


Eli, Eli, he sells socks.

A dollar a pair and a nickel a box.

The longer you wear 'em, the stronger they get,

You put 'em in the water and they don't get wet!

 

 

Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe

And the moon is shining all around

As they dipped their paddles they didn't even make a sound

Well they talked and they talked till the moon went in

And he said you better kiss me or get out and swim

So you know what to do in a little canoe

When the moon is shining all a,

The moon is shining all a,

The moon is shining all around

Get out and swim!

What the heck stay and neck for an hour or two

When the moon is shining all a,

The moon is shining all a,

The moon is shining all around

 

 

Down by the bay

Where the watermelons grow

Back to my home

I dare not go

For if I do

My mother will say....

Have you ever seen a.... (insert silly line here)

Down by the bay!

 

Silly lines (use one of these, or make up your own!)

 

Did you ever see a llama, wearing pink pajamas?

Did you ever see a goose, kissing a moose?

Did you ever see a whale with a polka-dot tail?

Did you ever see cat, wearing a hat?

Did you ever see a hare, brushing her hair?

Did you ever see a turtle, wearing a girdle?

Did you ever see a quail, missing his tail?

Did you ever see a fox, carrying a box?

Did you ever see a mouse, sweeping out the house?

Did you ever see a dog, taking a jog?

Did you ever see a bird, speaking a word?

Did you ever see a moose with a loose front tooth?

Did you ever see a fly wearing a tie?

Did you ever see a bear combing its hair?

Did you ever see a goat sailing a boat?

Did you ever see a snake baking a cake?

Did you ever see a hog walking a dog?

Did you ever see a dog dancing with a frog?

Did you ever see a bat kissing a cat?

Did you ever see rats wearing silk hats?

Did you ever see beans as big as submarines?

 

The farmer in the dell

The farmer in the dell

Hi-ho the dairy-o

The farmer in the dell


The farmer takes a wife

The farmer takes a wife

Hi-ho the dairy-o

The farmer takes a wife


Repeat with:

 

Wife takes a child

Child takes a dog

Dog takes a cat

Cat takes a rat

Rat takes the cheese

Cheese stands alone

 

Actions:

The group stands in a circle, holding hands. A girl designated as the Farmer stands in the middle of the circle. By the end of the first verse, she picks someone in the circle to be the Wife. By the end of the second verse, the Wife must pick someone to come and be the Child. This repeats to the end of the song. When the Cheese is chosen, everyone else returns to the circle except the Cheese, who stands alone in the middle while the verse is sung.

 

 

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.

 

Four green and speckled frogs....

Three green and speckled frogs….

Two green and speckled frogs….

One green and speckled frog….

No green and specked frogs….

 

 

There were five in the bed and the little one said, (make #5 with your hands)

"Roll over! Roll over!" (roll motion with hands)

So they all rolled over and one fell out (roll motion)

And bumped his head and shouted out, (knock on head, cup hands around mouth)

"Please remember to tie a knot in your pajamas, (tie an invisible knot)

Single beds are only made for one, two, three, four!" (number 1, 2, 3, 4...)


There were four in the bed and the little one said....

There were three in the bed and the little one said....

There were two in the bed and the little one said....


There was one in the bed and the little one said.... (clapping to the beat)

"I've got the whole bed to myself,

I've got the whole darn bed to myself,

I've got the whole bed to myself,

I've got the whole bed to myself!"

 

 

Found a peanut, found a peanut,

Found a peanut last night.

Last night, I found a peanut.

Found a peanut last night.


Broke it open, broke it open,

Broke it open last night.

Last night, I broke it open.

Broke it open last night.


Found it rotten, found it rotten,

Found it rotten last night.

Last night, I found it rotten.

Found it rotten last night.


Ate it anyway, ate it anyway,

Ate it anyway last night.

Last night, I ate it anyway.

Ate it anyway last night.


Got a tummyache, got a tummyache,

Got a tummyache last night.

Last night, I got a tummyache.

Got a tummyache last night.


Called the doctor, called the doctor,

Called the doctor last night.

Last night, I called the doctor.

Called the doctor last night.


Penicillin, penicillin,

Penicillin last night.

Last night, penicillin.

Penicillin last night.


Wasn't working, wasn't working,

Wasn't working last night.

Last night, it wasn't working.

Wasn't working last night.


Operation, operation,

Operation last night.

Last night, an operation.

Operation last night.


Died anyway, died anyway,

Died anyway last night.

Last night, I died anyway.

Died anyway last night.


Wouldn't take me, wouldn't take me,

Wouldn't take me last night.

Last night, they wouldn't take me.

Wouldn't take me last night.


Went the other way, went the other way,

Went the other way last night.

Last night, I went the other way.

Went the other way last night.


Found it all a dream, found it all a dream,

Found it all a dream last night.

Last night, I found it all a dream.

Found it all a dream last night.


Found a peanut, found a peanut,

Found a peanut last night.

Last night, I found a peanut.

Found a peanut last night.

 

 

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Eyes, ears, mouth and nose,

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

 

Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat.

Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat.

And hair and neck and chin and cheeks,

Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat.

 

 

Hello, my name is Joe

I have a wife and a dog and a family

I work all day in the button factory

One day, my boss came up to me and said,

"Hey Joe, are you busy?"

I said, "No, heck no!"

"Then do this...."

 

Actions:

At the end of the first verse, pretend you're punching a button with your right hand's index finger. Then repeat the chant, adding your left index finger. Then one foot, then both feet, then your head are added. Final action is to collapse as if exhausted.

 

 

You put your (right hand) in.

You pull your (right hand) out.

You put your (right hand) in,

And you shake it all about.

You do the hokey pokey,

And you turn yourself around.

That's what it's all about!

 

Repeat using different body parts!

 

 

Well, I had a little chicken

And she wouldn't lay an egg

So I poured hot water all around her leg

And the little chicken hollered and the little chicken begged

And the gosh darn chicken laid a hard boiled egg!


Well, I had a little chicken

And she wouldn't lay an egg

So I poured hot chocolate all around her leg

And the little chicken hollered and the little chicken begged

And the gosh darn chicken laid an Easter egg!


Well, I had a little chicken

And she wouldn't lay an egg

So I poured gun powder all around her leg

And the little chicken hollered and the little chicken begged

And the gosh darn chicken laid a hand grenade!

 

Poured hot oil….laid a fried egg

Poured chocolate....laid a Cadbury egg

Poured beet juice....laid a pickled egg

Poured some milk....laid scrambled eggs

Poured some dye....laid Easter eggs

 

 

I have lost my underwear,

I don't care, I'll go bare.

Bye, bye longjohns.

They were very good to me.

Tickled me, Hee, hee, hee.

Bye, bye longjohns.

 

How I miss that trap door right behind me,

If you see them you know where to find me.

 

I have lost my underwear.

I don't care, I'll go bare.

Longjohns, Bye, Bye!

 

 

I'm a little hunk of tin,

Nobody knows where I have been.

Got four wheels and a running board,

I'm a Ford or I’m a Ford.


Honk-honk, rattle-rattle, rattle crash, beep-beep

Honk-honk, rattle-rattle, rattle crash, beep-beep

Honk-honk!

 

Actions:

Honk - pull ears

Rattle - shake head

Crash - cover face with hands

Beep - push on nose with flat of hand

 

Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster as you go.

 

 

I've got two eyes, one two (point to each eye in turn)

They're the same size, one two

I've got two eyes…. (point to each eye)

And they're both the same size! (shake head)


I've got two ears one two (point to each ear)

They help me hear one two

I've got two ears, they help me hear (point to each ear)

I've got two eyes.... (point to each eye)

And they're both the same size! (shake head)


I've got two hands, one two (point to each hand)

And they are grand, one two

I've got two hands, and they are grand (point to each hand)

I've got two ears, they help me hear (point to each ear)

I've got two eyes.... (point to each eye)

And they're both the same size! (shake head)

 

I've got two feet, one two (point to each foot)

They can walk down the street, one two

I've got two feet and they walk down the street (point to each foot)

 

I've got two knees they bend with ease (point to each knee)

 

I've got two arms, they work like charms (point to each arm)

 

 

Divide your singers into two groups: one side sings the boy's lines, the other sings the girl's lines.


Girl - What's your name little boy?

Boy- My name is Lemme...

Girl - Lemme what little boy?

Boy - Lemme kiss you!

Boy - What's your name, little girl?

Girl - My name is Ida

Boy - Ida what, little girl?

Girl - I don't want to!


Girl - What's your name, little boy?

Boy - My name is Lemme

Girl - Lemme what, little boy?

Boy - Lemme kiss you!

Boy - What's your name, little girl?

Girl - My name is I'll-a

Boy - I'll-a what, little girl?

Girl - I'll ask my momma


Girl - What's your name, little boy?

Boy - My name is Lemme

Girl - Lemme what, little boy?

Boy - Lemme kiss you

Boy - What's your name, little girl?

Girl - My name is Ollie

Boy - Ollie what, little girl?

Girl - Ollie right! (kiss, kiss)

 

 

Little Peter Rabbit had a flea upon his ear,

Little Peter Rabbit had a flea upon his ear,

Little Peter Rabbit had a flea upon his ear,

And he flicked it and it flew away

 

 

Little rabbit Foo Foo, hopping through the forest,

Scooping up the field mice, and bopping them on the head,

 

And down came the good fairy, and she said,

"Little rabbit Foo Foo, I don't want to see you

Scooping up the field mice, and bopping them on the head."

 

"I'll give you three chances, And then I'll turn you into a goon." But the very next day...

 

Repeat the verse

 

"I'll give you two more chances, And then I'll turn you into a goon." But the very next day...

 

Repeat the verse

 

"I'll give you one more chance, And then I'll turn you into a goon." But the very next day...

 

Repeat the verse

 

"I gave you three chances, So now I'll turn you into a goon." - Zap!

The moral of the story is: "Hare today; goon tomorrow."

 

Actions:

Little rabbit Foo Foo - use two fingers as rabbit ears;            hop your hand across in front of you

Scooping up the field mice - scoop up an invisible mouse, bop it on the head

Good fairy - wave arm as if holding a magic wand I don't want to see you: wag index finger back and forth as "no"

 

 

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 than my poor meatball rolled out of the door


It rolled into the garden and under a bush

And than my poor meatball was nothing but mush


The mush was as tasty as tasty could be

Then early next summer it grew into a tree


The tree was all covered with beautiful moss

It grew lovely meatballs with tomato sauce


So next time you eat s'getti all covered with cheese

Hang onto your meatball and don't ever sneeze!

 

 

One finger, one thumb, keep moving

One finger, one thumb, keep moving

One finger, one thumb, keep moving

And we'll all be merry and bright!

 

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, a knock on the head, stand up,sit down, stick out your tongue, keep moving...

 

Actions:

For each verse, stick out or point to the body part(s) currently being mentioned. Repeat the song until you have added on one hand, two hands, one arm, both arms, one foot, two feet, one leg, both legs, stand-up-sit-down!

 

 

Chorus:          

Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!

Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!

 

First you take the peanuts and you pick 'em, you pick 'em,

You pick 'em, pick 'em, pick 'em

Then you crush 'em, crush 'em,

You crush 'em, crush 'em, crush 'em

Then you spread 'em, spread 'em,

You spread 'em, spread 'em, spread 'em....


Then you take the berries and you pick 'em, you pick 'em,

You pick 'em, pick 'em, pick 'em

Then you crush 'em, crush 'em,

You crush 'em, crush 'em, crush 'em

Then you spread 'em, spread 'em,

You spread 'em, spread 'em, spread 'em....

 

Actions:

Pick - pretend to pick berries

Crush - squish something between your hands

Spread - use one hand to spread peanut butter / jam over

other hand

 

 

Making a purple stew,

Whip, whip, whip, whip (pretend to stir a huge bowl, circular motion with arms)

Making a purple stoobie-doobie-oobie-doobie

Purple potatoes, and purple tomatoes and (pretend to throw things in from over your shoulder)

You in my purple stew. (person in middle points to someone)

Fancy meeting you in my purple stew. (the two shake hands)

 

Actions:

Everyone stands in a circle while one person stands in the middle. While you are singing the song perform the actions. When you say "You in my purple stew" the person in the middle points to someone and that person joins the middle. On "Fancy meeting you..." the person who was just pulled into the circle shakes hands with the person who brought her there.

 

 

Chorus:          

My eyes are dim, I cannot see

I have not brought my specks with me

I have not brought my spectacles with me

 

There were llamas, llamas, wearing pink pajamas

In the store, in the store

There were llamas, llamas wearing pink pajamas

In the quartermaster store

 

There was cheese, cheese with shocking dirty knees….

 

Eggs, eggs on little bandy legs....

 

Lard, lard they sell it in the yard....

 

Kippers, kippers that go about in slippers….

 

Beans, beans as big as submarines….

 

Steak, steak that keeps us all awake....

 

Bread, bread like great big lumps of lead....

 

Cakes, cakes that give us tummy aches….

 

 

She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes.

She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes.

She'll be coming around the mountain; she'll be coming around the mountain,

She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes.


She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.

She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.

She'll be driving six white horses; she'll be driving six white horses,

She'll be driving six white horses when she comes.


And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.

And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.

And we'll all go out to meet her, and we'll all go out to meet her,

And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes.

 

She'll be wearing pink pajamas when she comes

She'll be wearing pink pajamas when she comes

She'll be wearing pink pajamas, wearing pink pajamas

Wearing pink pajamas when she comes

 

Oh, she'll have sleep with Grandma when she comes (snore, snore!)....

 

Oh, we'll kill the old red rooster, (hack, hack!) 'cause he don't crow like he use to....

 

Oh, we'll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes (yum, yum or yuck, yuck!)....

 

 

Six little ducks that I once knew

Fat ones, skinny ones, then there were two

But the one little duck with the feather on his back

He led the others with a quack, quack, quack

 

Chorus:          

Quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack

He led the others with a quack, quack, quack

 

Down to the river they would go

Widdle waddle, widdle waddle, to and fro

But the one little duck with the feather on his back

He led the others with a quack, quack, quack

 

Into the water they would dive

Over and under the other five

But the one little duck with the feather on his back

He led the others with a quack, quack, quack


Home from the river they would go

Wibble Wabble, Wibble Wabble, Ho Hum Ho

But the one little duck with the feather on his back

He led the others with a quack, quack, quack

 

 

Snail, snail, come out and be fed

First your feelers, then your head

Then your Mama and your Papa

Will feed you mutton fries, mutton!

 

Actions:

Everyone starts in a circle, holding hands. As you sing the song, turn it into a spiral (like a snail's shell) as you skip around. When you're all coiled up, reverse direction and unwind the snail!

 

 

Stella ella ola, clap clap clap

Say yes, chicko chicko, chicko chicko chak!

Say yes, chicko, chicko, allo, allo

Allo allo allo!

Say one, two three four, FIVE!

 

Actions:

Have everyone stand in a circle. Everyone stands with both palms up; your left palm on TOP of your neighbor’s right palm. At the beginning of the song, the leader slaps her left palm down on her right-hand neighbor’s left palm. This second person then repeats the action with her right-hand neighbor, etc., all around the circle.

The goal is to NOT get your palm slapped at the end of the verse. When the countdown gets to "FIVE", if the girl who would get her left hand slapped by her neighbor at "FIVE" moves her hand out of the way in time, the girl doing the slapping is out. If on the other hand the girl doesn't get her hand out of the way, she is out. Whoever is out moves to stand in the middle of the circle. Once several rounds have been played and you have three or four people standing in the middle of the circle, they can begin their own smaller circle and keep playing! The more players you have, the more concentric circles you can get.

 

If you go down in the woods today,

You're sure of a big surprise.

If you go down in the woods today,

You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was,

Will gather there for certain because,

Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.


Picnic time for teddy bears,

The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.

Watch them, catch them unaware,

And see them picnic on their holiday,

See them gaily gad about;

They love to sing and shout, they never have any cares,

At six o'clock their mummies and daddies

Will take them home to bed,

Because they're tired, little teddy bears.

 

 

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!

 

Actions:

Every time you sing the word "up", stand up. When you sing the word "down", sit down. On "half-way up", stand up with knees bent. Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster. To totally confuse everyone, reverse the actions (e.g. sit down on "up", stand up on "down")

 

OR

 

Start the girls out in two lines, facing each other.

 

The Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men

(first pair at the top of the line hold hands and side-slide down the centre of the two lines eight steps)

 

He marched them up to the top of the hill and he marched them down again

(first pair side-slide back to their starting position eight steps)

 

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

 

(first pair separates and each goes down the outside of their line, followed by the rest of the girls in that line, meets at the bottom and forms an arch with their original partner. The rest of the line(s) meet up with their partner at the bottom, hold hands and go under the arch and back up to form two lines again. This makes the first pair now the last pair of the lines. The song continues and the idea is to have all the actions complete and the next first set ready to start when the song repeats.)

 

 

Actions:

This game can be played with or without props (ie. a princess hat, a hobby horse for the prince and a witches hat), and has three acting parts so it doesn't need a large group:

All non-actors form a circle, hands joined - princess in middle, witch and prince standing off outside circle. Members of the circle swings arms while singing.

 

Thorn Rosa was a princess fair, a princess fair, a princess fair,

Thorn Rosa was a princess fair,

Long, Long Ago


(Circle raises hands, a little higher with each "castle high" to form towers)

 

She lived up in a castle high, a castle high, a castle high,

She lived up in a castle high,

Long, Long Ago


(The witch enters the circle under the arms, makes motions as if casting a spell)

 

A wicked witch put a spell on her, a spell on her, a spell on her,

A wicked witch put a spell on her,

Long, Long Ago


(The princess lies down and pretends to sleep)

 

The princess slept for a hundred years, a hundred years, a hundred years,

The princess slept for a hundred years,

Long, Long Ago


(Circle raises hands, a little higher on each "oh so high" to form hedge)

 

The briar hedge grew oh so high, oh so high, oh so high,

The briar hedge grew oh so high,

Long, Long Ago


(Prince motions as if chopping hedge with a sword, enters the circle)

 

A handsome prince came riding by, riding by, riding by,

A handsome prince came riding by,

Long, Long Ago


(The prince touches the princess, she awakes and rises)

 

The princess wakened at his touch, at his touch, at his touch,

The princess wakened at his touch,

Long, Long Ago


(Prince and princess "climb" on a horse and ride away)

 

The prince and princess rode away, rode away, rode away,

The prince and princess rode away,

Long, Long Ago

 

 

Oh, Tom the toad, Oh, Tom the toad,

Why are you lying on the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, Oh, Tom the toad,

Why are you lying on the road?

You did not see the car ahead;

Now you're all marked with tire tread.

Oh, Tom the toad, Oh, Tom the toad,

Why are you lying on the road?


Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

You were my friend, and now you're dead,

You bear the marks of tire tread.

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?


Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

You did not see yon passing car,

And now you're stretched out on the tar.

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?


Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

You hopped out to the yellow line

And turned into a streak of slime.

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?


Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

It's clear to all you're in a rut,

We all did see your gushing gut.

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?


Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?

There was a loud and awful crash

For poor old Tom had just got smashed

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why did you jump out in the road?


Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why are you lying in the road?

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

Why are you lying in the road?

You used to hop and jump about,

And now your guts are spilling out.

Oh, Tom the toad, oh Tom the toad,

So sad you're lying in the road!

 

 

I said a way down the road

Not so very far off

A jay bird died

Of the whooping cough

Well he whooped so hard

Of the whooping cough

That he whooped his head

And his tail right off!

If people didn't sometimes do silly things,
nothing intelligent would ever get done
Ludwig Wittgenstein