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Blocks Songs and Fingerplays

London Bridges


London bridge is falling down, falling down,
falling down, London bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Chorus:
Take the key and lock her up, lock her up, lock her up,
take the key and lock her up
My fair lady

2. Build it up with iron bars
3. Iron bars will bend and break
4. Build it up with silver and gold.

(Traditional, England)

London bridges

Little Jack Horner


Little Jack Horner sat in a corner
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plumb,
And said, What a good boy am I!

(Traditional, Great Britian)

pie

Little Turtle Who Lived in a Box


There was a little turtle
And he lived in a box
He swam in the puddles
and he climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito
And he snapped at a flea
He snapped at a minnow
And he snapped at me

He caught the mosquito
And he caught the flea
He caught the minnow
But he didn't catch me.

(Collected Poems by Vachel Lindsay. Copyright 1920 by Macmillan Publishing Co., renewed 1948 by Elizabeth C. Lindsay.)

turtle

Stretch, Stretch


Stretch, stretch away up high,
(reach upwards)
On your tiptoes, reach the sky.
(stand on tiptoes)
See the bluebirds flying high.
(wave hands)
Now bend down and touch your toes.
(touch toes)
Now sway as the North wind blows.
(move body back and forth)
Waddle as the gander goes.
(waddle while walking)

(Traditional, United States)

girl stretching tall

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 Britian, United States)

kettle