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for parents and their young children

Clay and Other Dough Songs and Fingerplays

Humpty Dumpty


(Bounce baby up and down on her knees; quickly lower knees to floor on "fall," then bounce her again.)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great f-a-a-a-a-ll.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

(Traditional, England)

an egg with shoes

Two Little Eyes


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

(Traditional, United States)

a kid with two ice cream cones

It's Raining, It's Pouring


It's raining, it's pouring
The old man is snoring.

He went to bed and he bumped his head,
and he couldn't get up in the morning.

(Traditional, Great Britain, North America)

umbrella

The Wheels on the Bus


The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round,
(Sitting on floor, make circles with hands to show wheels turning.)

"Round and 'round, 'round and 'round,
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round.

All through the town.

The people on the bus go up and down...
(Bounce up and down.)

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish...
(Move feet back and forth for wipers.)

The money on the bus goes clink, clank, clunk...
(Drop coins in imaginary box.)

The babies on the bus go "Wah, wah, wah!"...
(Rub eyes.)

The mommies on the bus go "Sh-sh-sh!"...
(Place forefinger over mouth.)

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep...
(Honk imaginary horn.)

The driver on the bus says, "Move on back!"...
(Point backwards while turning wheel.)

The daddy on the bus says, "Be quiet ________!"

(Traditional, Great Britain, United States)

bus

If You're Happy and You Know It


(Do the actions as you sing.)

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!
(Clap, clap)

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!
(Clap, clap)

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!
(Clap, clap)

Mad - stomp your feet...
Surprised - raise your eyebrows...
Sad - wipe your eye...
Agree - nod your head...
Tired - stretch and yawn...
Confused - turn around...
Happy - shout "Hooray!"

(Traditional, Great Britain, North America)

baby