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Kimba wants to say hello

Kimba wants to say hello, say hello, say hello,

Kimba wants to say hello, say hello to you.


Shall we say hello to him, hello to him, hello to him?

Shall we say hello to him, say hello to Kimba?

Shall we wave hello to him........
Shall we sing some songs with him.....

If you're happy and you know it
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands,
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands,
If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.
swing your arms...tickle your tummy.....turn around....bounce around...

Jumping Music
(Bounce around to the music!)

Okey Cokey
You put your right foot in, your right foot out,
In, out, in, out and shake it all about.
You do the okey cokey and you turn around,
That's what it's all about.
Oh, okey cokey cokey,
Oh, okey cokey cokey,
Oh, okey cokey cokey,
Knees bent, arms stretched,
Ra ra ra.
left foot....right hand....left hand....whole self
(If there are several of you, stand in a circle doing the appropriate actions and move towards the centre of the circle for 'oh okey cokey' Younger children can be swung into the centre. All this can easily be done on the spot as an individual)

Kangaroos like to hop
© Leon Rosselson
Kangaroos like to hop, hop, hop, hop, hop,
And frogs like to leap....weeeeeee!
And horses like to trot, trit, trot, trit, trot,
But I like to fall in a heap....weeeeeee!
(Do all the actions as the words suggest. Older children can leap forward like a frog and younger children can be swung forwards)

We're go
We're going up, we're going up,
As high as we can go.....
We're going down, we're going down,
We're going way down low...
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up...
Down, down, down, down, down.

(Slowly reach up as high as you can, then go down slowly to the floor)

See the little rabbits sleeping
© Linda Chesterman
See the little rabbits sleeping,
'Til it's nearly noon.
Come and let us wake them up
With a merry tune.
Oh, how still!
Are they ill?
Wake up soon.....
Hop little rabbits, hop, hop, hop,
Hop little rabbits, hop, hop, hop,
Hop little rabbits, hop, hop, hop,
Hop little rabbits, hop, hop, hop.

(Lie on the floor pretending to be asleep or have a cuddle, wait for the alarm to ring and then hop around like little rabbits)

Wiggle and stop
We're gonna wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and stop!
Wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and stop!
Wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and stop!
Wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and stop!
jump....sway.....dance...march.....

(move to the music with the appropriate actions and stop with a 'stop' hand signal...or just stop!)

Oh the grand old Duke of York
Oh 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.
waved their flags....played their drums...played their trumpets....

(March around waving flags and playing drums and trumpets...or pretend to! If you're in the car you could march your hands on your laps etc)

Toy soldier's march
(March to the music or pat your hands on your laps in time to the music)

Hey Mr Knickerbocker
Hey Mr Knickerbocker, boppity bop,
I like the way you boppity bop.
Listen to the sound it makes on your knees...
Listen to the sound it makes on your knees....
With your hands...on the floor...with your tongue....

(Tap your hand on your lap/the floor in time to the rhyme and try to keep in time through the gap. You can make a clicking, raspberry sound etc for the last verse)

Here we go round the mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
On a cold and frosty morning.
Eat our food.....drink our juice.....wash our face....brush our teeth...
put on our clothes...brush our hair

(Join hands and walk or skip around, stopping to do the appropriate actions for each verse...or just do the actions if you're sitting!)

As I was walking down the street
As I was walking down the street,
Down the street, down the street,
A friend of mine I chanced to meet,
Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho!
So.....riggety jig and away we go, away we go, away we go!
Riggety jig and away we go,
Hey ho, hey ho, hey ho!

(Walk along, join hands with a friend and then skip along together...or bounce gently and slowly on a lap for the 'walking' section then bounce much faster for the 'riggety jig' section!)

I looked down the road
© Poppy Hyde I looked down the road and what did I see?
A great big car going right past me.
'Brum brum brum' went the great big car,
Driving right past me.

I looked down the lane and what did I see?
A great big bike going right past me.
'Ting-a-ling-a-ling' went the great big bike,
Going right past me.

I looked down the river and what did I see?
A great big boat going right past me.
'Swish swish swish' went the great big boat,
Sailing right past me.

I looked in the sky and what did I see?
A great big plane going right past me.
'Neeaaow, neeaaow, neeaaow' went the great big plane,
Flying right past me

I looked down the street and what did I see?
A great big bus going right past me.
'Brum brum brum' went the great big bus,
Driving right past me.

I looked down the track and what did I see?
A great big train going right past me.
'Chuff chuff chuff' went the great big train,
Going right past me.

(Make the noise of each one or use the hand signs for each....or use the song to sing about things you see as you're driving along in the car or walking along the street)

Carnival night
(Use the music for dancing or playing instruments)

Picnic song
© Poppy Hyde Let's have a picnic, let's have a picnic.
Let's munch a lovely picnic lunch and have a picnic.
Let's have a picnic, let's have a picnic,
And munch a lovely picnic lunch.

Let's have a sandwich.....some fruit.....a drink.....some salad......some fruit.....a cake...

(Pretend to eat each of the things, choosing what you'll have each time....or use it to sing about your lunch!)

Solfiegetto
(Fast music for some fast moving about or fast playing on your instruments!)

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose!
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!

(Put your hands on each part of your body as it's mentioned, being very gentle with your eyes. The song gets faster and faster so the muddle that follows is quite fun!!)

Toumba
(The music gets faster and faster – good for dancing, clapping or for playing instruments)

I would like to ride a pony
I would like to ride a pony,
Jig jog, jig jog, jig-a-jog jee.
Not too fat and not too boney,
Jig jog, jig jog, jig-a-jog jee.
For I'd like to go for a ride
All around the countryside....
With a jig jog, jig jog, jig jog, jig jog,
Jig jog, jig-a-jog jee
With a jig jog, jig jog, jig jog, jig jog,
Jig jog, jig-a-jog jee.

(Use as a bouncing lap song, getting faster for the second part of the song...or pretend you're riding a pony!)

Sing for your daddy
Sing for your daddy, my little laddie,
Sing for your daddy when the boat comes in.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a fishy when the boat comes in.
Sing for your daddy, sing for your mummy,
Sing for your daddy when the boat comes in.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a fishy when the boat comes in.

Rock for your daddy..... Bounce for your daddy...

(A bouncing, rocking lap song)

Ring a ring o' roses
Ring-a-ring o' roses,

A pocket full of posies,

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down.



Fishies in the water,
Fishies in the sea.
We all jump up
With a one, two, three.

(Hold hands, moving around in a circle, then fall down. Make a wiggly fish with your hand and pretend little fish are swimming in between you in the middle of the circle)

Sugar plum fairy
(Music for dancing, tip-toeing or for playing along to with instruments...esp bells, triangles or finger cymbals)

Open Shut
Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Give a little clap!
Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Lay them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin.
Open up your little mouth,
But do not let them in.

(Open and shut your two hands as you hold them out in front of you, then lay them gently in your lap. You can creep/tickle your fingers all the way from your toes up to your chin, then hide them - behind your back, sit on them etc - but make sure you don't let them in to your mouth!)

Leg over leg
Leg over leg
As the dog went to Dover.
When he came to a style –
Whoooh!
He went over!

(Sit the child on your lap, if they're small, facing out and lift each of their legs over the other in turn – only works if they go floppy enough! – then lift their legs up high as they go over the style! Bigger children can put each of their legs over the other in turn then lean back lifting their legs up high.)

Five little ducks
Five little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only one little duck came back.

One little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said, “It's time for tea!”
And all the five little ducks came back.

(Hold five fingers up on one hand and pretend they are swimming along in front of you, then disappear behind you. Use the other hand to be mummy duck quacking for the ducks to return but when your other hand re-appears hold up only four fingers. Continue like this until only one duck disappears behind you, then have all five fingers returning when mummy duck says it's time for tea)

Teddy bear
Teddy bear, Teddy bear turn around.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear touch the ground.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear find your shoe.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear I love you.

Teddy bear, Teddy bear climb up the stairs.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear say your prayers.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear turn out the light.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear say good night.

(Childen can pretend to be a teddy bear, turning around, touching the ground etc They can give someone a hug for 'I love you' and pretend to fall asleep on the last line)

Over in the meadows
Over in the meadow,
In the sand, in the sun,
Lives an old mother turtle
And her little turtle, one.
“Dig!” said the mother,
“I dig,” said the one,
So they dug and were glad
In the sand, in the sun.

Over in the meadow,
Where the stream runs so blue,
Lives an old mother fish
And her little fishies two.
“Swim!” said the mother,
“We swim,” said the two,
So they swam and were glad
Where the stream runs so blue.

Over in the meadow,
In a hole in a tree,
Lives an old mother bird
And her little birdies three.
“Sing!” said the mother,
“We sing,” said the three,
So they sang and were glad
In the hole in the tree.

(Use as a winding down song but if you want to do actions you can pretend to dig with two hands like a turtle, and use signing for the fish and the birds)

Sometimes I like to walk
© Poppy Hyde
 Sometimes I like to walk and talk about,
Sometimes I like run and jump about,
And sometimes when I get into a muddle,
All I want is just a little cuddle.

Sometimes I like to splish and splosh about,
Sometimes I like to flip and flop about,
And sometimes, if I step into a puddle,
All I want is just a little cuddle.

(You can gently do actions to the song eg walking, running, jumping fingers on your knees and having a cuddle...splashing action with hands, flip flop from side to side and end with another cuddle)

Skye boat song
(Music for gentle dancing and swaying or for cuddling)

Two little eyes
Two little eyes to look around,
Two little ears to hear each sound,
One little nose to smell what's sweet
And one little mouth that likes to eat.

Two little eyes all ready for sleep,
Two little ears can't hear a peep,
One little me – no more running about,
One little me, who's all tired out.

(Point very gently to eyes, ears, nose and mouth)

I've had such a busy day
© Poppy Hyde I've had such a busy day
Running and jumping and skipping about.
Time to sleep and dream away,
The lights are almost out.

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.

(Wiggle fingers and point up high, making a world shape with your hands, then make diamond shape and wiggle your fingers again – or just listen calmly!)

Banks of green willow
(Gentle thoughtful music)

Lavender's blue
Lavenders blue, dilly dilly,
Lavenders green.
When I am king, dilly dilly,
You shall be queen.

Lullaby my pretty one
Lullaby, my pretty one,
Gone the day and set the sun,
Lullaby, my pretty one,
And sleep until the morning,
And sleep until the morning.

Little one, now take your rest,
Like a birdy in its nest.
Little one, now take your rest,
And sleep until the morning,
And sleep until the morning.

Lullaby, my pretty one,
Gone the day and set the sun,
Lullaby, my pretty one,
And sleep until the morning,
And sleep until the morning.

Eideweiss
(Gentle rocking music)

Lullaby and Goodnight!
Lullaby and good night,
With lilies of white
And roses of red
To pillow your head.
May you wake when the day
Chases darkness away.
May you wake when the day
Chases darkness away.
Lullaby and good night,
Let angels of light
Spread wings round your bed
And guard you from dread.
Slumber gently and deep,
In the dreamland of sleep.
Slumber gently and deep,
In the dreamland of sleep.

Or click here to download a MS Word document with all the lyrics.
Or click here to see the lyrics in plain text, which you can then print off straight from the internet.

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