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for parents and their young children

Dramatic Play Songs and Fingerplays

Take Me Riding in Your Airplane


Take me riding in your airplane
Take me riding in your airplane
Take me riding in your airplane
I want to go riding in your airplane.
(Add motions to the song. Continue with bumpety bus, motorcycle, bicycle, rowboat, rocket ship, and others.)

(Traditional, North America)

person riding airplane

This is the Way


This is the way we wash our clothes,
wash our clothes, wash our clothes.
This is the way we wash our clothes,
so early in the morning.
Other verses:
hang up our clothes,
iron our clothes,
fold our clothes,
put on our clothes

(Traditional, England)

person putting clothes on

Grandma's Glasses


Here are Grandma's glasses,
(Make circles with thumbs and index fingers.)

And here is Grandma's hat.
(Join fingertips and place on head.)

Here's the way she folds her hands,
(Fold hands.)

And puts them in her lap.
(Place in lap.)

Here are Grandpa's glasses,
(Hold larger "glasses" to eyes.)

And here is Grandpa's hat.
(Make larger "hat" with hands.)

Here's the way he folds his arms,
(Fold arms with vigor.)

And has his little nap.
(Close eyes and snore....)

(Traditional, Great Britain, North America)

grandma

Row, Row, Row Your Boat


Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Fly, fly, fly, fly your plane
Swiftly through the sky,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life you cannot buy.

Drive, drive, drive your car
Carefully down the road,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is my abode.

(Traditional, Great Britain, North America, adapted)

person riding car with dog

Let's Go to the Store


(Tune: "Mary Had a Little Lamb.")
Let's go to the grocery store, grocery store, grocery store.
Let's go to the grocery store,
Oh, what will we buy?

(Traditional, adapted by Marilyn Morton)

We are Going to the Park


(Tune: "Mary Had a Little Lamb.")
We are going to the park, to the park, to the park.
We are going to the park,
Oh, what will we see?

(Traditional, adapted by Marilyn Morton)

kids carrying food for a picnic