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for parents and their young children

Touch, Sight and Hearing Songs and Fingerplays

Wink and Blink

Make one eye go wink, wink, wink (wink one eye).
Make two eyes go blink, blink, blink (blink both eyes).
Make two fingers stand just so (hold two fingers up).
Then ten fingers in a row (hold up 10 fingers)
Front and back your head will rock (head back and forth)
Then your fist will knock, knock, knock (thump fists together)
Stretch and make a yawn so wide (stretch and yawn).
Stand and lean from side to side.
Close your eyes and help me say (close eyes).

(Traditional, unknown)

girl winking

Here's a Bunny

Here's a bunny
with ears so funny
(raise two fingers)
And here's a hole in the ground.
(make hole with fingers of other hand)
At the first sound she hears
She pricks up her ears
(straighten fingers)
And pops right into the ground.
(put into hole)

(Traditional, United States)

rabbit standing wearing a vest

Ten Little Sailors

Ten little sailors,
(fingers stand facing in)
All dressed in blue;
Looking at me,
(fingers bow in)
Looking at you.
(fingers bow out)

(Traditional, United States)

ten little sailors

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Hickory, dickory, dock,
(Left arm bent up, palm out. Right hand under left elbow. Move left, sideways, back and forth)

The mouse ran up the clock.
(Right hand fingers run from elbow up to left hand.)

The clock struck one,
(Clap hands together, one time.)

The mouse ran down.
(Right hand fingers run down the left elbow.)

Hickory, dickory, dock.
(Repeat first movement.)

(Traditional, United States)

grandfather clock with mouse on top

On Top of Spaghetti

Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had a __________
(The farmer can, of course, be "she".)

With a _________, ________ here,
and a ________, ________ there.

Here a ________, there a _______
Everywhere a ________, ________.

Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

(Traditional, unknown)