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Kitchen Capers Songs and Fingerplays

This Little Pig Went to Market


This little pig went to market,
(Wiggle child’s big toe)
This little pig stayed home,
(Wiggle second toe.)
This little pig had roast beef,
(Wiggle third toe.)
This little pig had none.
(Wiggle fourth toe.)
And this little pig cried,
"Wee-wee-wee-wee-wee,"
(Wiggle little toe.)
All the way home.

(Traditional, England)

pig

Charley Barley


Charley Barley, butter and eggs,
Sold his wife for three duck eggs.
When the ducks began to lay,
Charley Barley flew away.

(Traditional, England)

nest of eggs

The Muffin Man


Oh, have you seen the Muffin Man,
The Muffin Man, the Muffin Man:
Oh, have you seen the Muffin Man
That lives in Drury Lane?

Oh, yes I've seen the Muffin Man,
The Muffin Man, the Muffin Man:
Oh yes I've seen the Muffin Man
That lives in Drury Lane.

(Traditional, England)

muffin

Mother's Knives and Forks


These are Mother's knives and forks,
(fingers interlaced, tips up)
This is Mother's table,
(flatten hands and arms)
This is Mother's looking glass,
(palms toward face)
And this is baby's cradle.
(palms up, rock arms)

(Traditional, unknown)

utensils

Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle


Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
the cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such sport,
and the dish ran away with the spoon.

(Traditional, Great Britain)

cow jumping over moon

I’m a Little Teapot


I’m a little teapot,

Short and stout.

Here is my handle,

Here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up,

Then I shout.

Just tip me over,

And pour me out.

(Traditional, Great Britain, United States)

kids having tea