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Bubbles Songs and Fingerplays

Rub-a-Dub-Dub


Rub-a-dub-dub
Three men in a tub –
And who do they think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker –
Turn ‘em out,
Knaves all three!

(Traditional, Great Britain)

three men in a tub

I'm Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee


(Tune: “Turkey in the Straw”)
I’m bringing home my baby bumblebee.
(Swing cupped hands.)
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me!

I’m bringing home my baby bumblebee.
Oh-ohhhhh! He STUNG me!
(Open hands on “Oh-ohhhhh!”)

I’m squishing up my baby bumblebee.
(Clasp hands together to squish.)
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me!

I’m squishing up my baby bumblebee.
Oh-ohhhhh! He’s all OVER me!

(Traditional, North America)

bee

Bubbles Are Floating


(Tune: Are You Sleeping)
Bubbles are floating, bubbles are floating,
Up so high, up so high,
Floating up above us, floating up above us,
In the sky, in the sky.
Grass is growing, grass is growing,
All around, all around,
Growing round about us, growing round about us,
On the ground, on the ground.
Kites are flying, kites are flying,
Soaring high, soaring high,
Flying up above us, flying up above us,
Through the sky, through the sky.

(Traditional, adapted by Marilyn Morton)

kite

Little Green Frog


Ah — ump went the little green frog one day.
Ah — ump went the little green frog.
Ah — ump went the little green frog one day.
And his eyes went blink, blink, blink.

(Traditional, United States)

frog

Bubble Dance (Soap Bubbles)


A little soap bubble went for a sail
on a bright autumn day.
(small circle with one hand)

It bounced along to the windman’s song,
away-away-away
(make bubble dance)

Over the roof tops
(fingers make roof)

Over the trees
(hold up hands, fingers partial)

It rollicked and frolliced about
(make bubble dancd)

‘till passing a meadow where fairy folk dwell.
(form large circle with arms.)

A wee little elf spied it out
(hand above eyes and peer about.)

With a sharp pointed finger he gave it a poke.
(poke finger into bubble.)

And pop! (clap hands) The little round bubble broke!

(Traditional, United States)

soap bubbles

Rain, Rain, Go Away


Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day.

Little [child’s name] wants to play.
Rain, rain, go away.

(Traditional, Great Britian, North America)