Bouncing Babies Songs and Rhymes

Parents and caregivers sometimes have a hard time remembering the cute songs and rhymes we did at the Bouncing Babies program when they go home. Use the list below to help recall your favorites! You are your baby’s first and best teacher, and they love to hear your voice.

Why are songs and nursery rhymes so important? Visit this article to learn all about the amazing benefits for your little one!

Bounces

A Bouncing We Will Go

(Tune: A Hunting We Will Go)
A bouncing we will go
A bouncing we will go
Hi ho the dario
A bouncing we will go

Fun Tip: Add your own verses depending on what you’re doing, like “We walk around the store,” “We lift you up and down,” “We go to left and right,” “We give a nice big hug,” etc.

Big A, Little a

Big A, little A, bouncing B, (bounce)
Cat’s in the cupboard and he can’t see me (cover face with hands)
Peekaboo! I see you! (open hands off face)

Bouncing, Bouncing Baby on My Knee

Bouncing, bouncing baby on my knee
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3!

Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!

Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Bumpin' Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon

Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon,
Won’t you be my darling?

One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken
One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken
One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken
Won’t you be my darling?

Fun tip: Substitute other words in place of “little red wagon” to match what you’re riding in—like “little blue car” or “little black stroller”

Dickery Dean

What is the matter with Dickery Dean?
He jumped right into the washing machine.
Chug, chug, chug, chug,
Chug, chug, chug, chug.
Nothing’s the matter with Dickery Dean.
He jumped in dirty and he came out clean!

Did You Ever See a Baby?

(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)

Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that?
Go this way and that way, and this way and that way.
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that?

Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby bounce this way and that?
Bounce this way and that way, and this way and that way,
Did you ever see a baby bounce this way and that?

A Farmer Went Trotting

A farmer went trotting
[Bounce baby on lap, facing you]
Upon his gray mare
With his daughter behind him
So rosy and fair
Then a duck cried out, “Quack!”
[Lift baby up]
And they all tumbled down
[Plop baby back into your lap]
Off of the horse
And upside down!
[Tip baby gently backwards!]

Giddy-up!

Giddy-up, giddy-up ride to town
Giddy-up, giddy-up up and down
Giddy-up fast
Giddy up slow
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa!

The Grand Old Duke of York

(If you forget the tune, you can also use “The Farmer in the Dell”)
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again!

And when they’re up, they’re up.
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only half-way up,
They’re neither up nor down!

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And marched them out of sight.

Gregory Griggs

Gregory Griggs, Gregory Griggs
He had 27 wigs
He wore them up
And he wore them down
To please the people of the town.
He wore them east
He wore them west
But which one did he love the best?
This one!

A Hip, A Hip, A Hippopotamus

A hip,
A hip,
A hippopotamus,
Got on,
Got on,
Got on a city bus,
And all,
And all,
And all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”

I Bounce You Here, I Bounce You There

I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you, everywhere
I kiss you here, I kiss you there
I kiss you, kiss you, everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you, everywhere!

I Had a Horse, His Name Was Jack . . .

I had a horse,
His name was Jack.
I rode his tail,
To save his back.
His tail came loose,
I fell back,
Whoa, Jack!

Mother and Father and Farmer John

Mother and Father and Farmer John went to town. One by one . . .(bounce baby)
Mother fell off,(tip baby to one side)
And Father fell off,(tip baby to the other side)
But Farmer John went on and on and on and on!(bounce slowly and then get faster and faster!)

Old Macdonald

Old McDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a {animal},
E-I-E-I-O
With a {animal sound} here,
And a {animal sound} here,
Here a {animal sound},
There a {animal sound},
Everywhere a {animal sound},
Old McDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.

Fun Tip: This song is fun to sing with various farm animal toys.

Ride the Horsey

Ride the horsey, ride the horsey
Go to town!
Ride the horsey, ride the horsey
Don’t fall down!

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain

She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw!)
She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw!)
She’ll be coming around the mountain
She’ll be coming around the mountain
She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes  (yee haw!)

She’ll be riding six white horses when she comes (whoa there!)…

We’ll all go out to meet her when she comes (*kiss on both cheeks*)…

We’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes (Yum, yum)…

Fun tip: Incorporate actions! Lift baby up on the “Yee haw,” lean back on the “whoa there,” and rub baby’s belly on the “Yum, yum!”

Shoe the Horse

Shoe the horse and
shoe the mare but
let the little colt go bare, bare, bare

alternate ending:
but the little colt runs everywhere

A Smooth Road

A smooth road
A smooth road
A smooth road
A smooth road

A bumpy road
A bumpy road
A bumpy road
A bumpy road

A rough road
A rough road
A rough road
A rough road

A hole!

ALTERNATE WORDS:
We’re going down a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road,
We’re going down a smooth road,
It’s such a smooth road!

We’re going down a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road,
We’re going down a bumpy road,
It’s such a bumpy road!

We’re going down a winding road, a winding road, a winding road,
We’re going down a winding road,
It’s such a winding road!

We’re going down a rough road, a rough road, a rough road,
We’re going down a rough road,
UH OH! POTHOLE!

Tiny Little Babies

Tune: Shortnin’ Bread

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ so
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight!

Getting Ready Songs

Baby Put Your Pants On

(Tune: Shortin’ Bread)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3

Leg to the left, leg to the right
Wiggle and jiggle and pull ’em up tight.
Leg to the left, leg to the right
Wiggle and jiggle and pull ’em up tight.

Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3

Other Verses: shirt, socks, shoes, hat, coat, etc

I Wake Up My Hands

I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap,
And wiggle my waggles away!

(Other verses):
I wake up my feet with a stomp, stomp, stomp…
I wake up my eyes with a blink, blink, blink…
I wake up head with a nod, nod, nod…
I wake up my belly with a beep, beep, beep…
I wake up my hips with a shake, shake, shake…

The Diaper on the Bottom

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Nice and clean!

Interactive Songs/Rhymes

5 Little Ducks

5 little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When the Mama Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack”
4 little ducks came waddling back.
(Repeat with 4, 3, 2, 1)
When no ducks came waddling back,
Mama Duck said, “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK”
And 5 little ducks came waddling back.

Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo.
Acka backa soda cracker up goes you

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka backa boo
Acka backa soda cracker I love you.​

A Hunting We Will Go

A hunting we will go,
A hunting we will go,
We’ll catch a fox
And put him in a box,
And never let him go.

Fun Tip: Change out the “fox” and “box” with other rhyming words! You can do “fish”/”dish”, “goat”/”boat”, or whatever other rhymes you can think of!

Apples in a Bowl

Five little apples in the bowl (Mom bounces baby on her lap)
One fell out and started to roll (Roll baby’s hands in a circle)
It bumped the table and hit my feet (Stomp or touch baby’s feet)
How many apples left to eat?

Are You Sleeping?

Are you sleeping, Are you sleeping?
Father John? Father John?
Morning bells are ringing. Morning bells are ringing.
Ding dang dong. Ding dang dong.

Pere Jacque, Pere Jacque,
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
Sonnez les matines, Sonnez les matines,
Din, din, don! Din, din, don!

A Bee Is On Your Nose

(Tune: The Farmer In The Dell)
A bee is on your nose.
A bee is on your nose.
Hi ho just watch me blow
A bee is on your nose.

(Repeat the song using different body parts.)

The Bugs in the Air

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The bugs in the air fly up and down,
Up and down,
Up and down,
The bugs in the air fly up and down,
All through the day.
Other verses:
The spiders on the bush spin a web.
The crickets in the field hop up and down.
The bees in their hive go buzz, buzz, buzz.

Cheek, Chin, Cheek, Chin

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin
Cheek, chin, nose.
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin
Cheek, chin, toes
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin,
Up baby goes!

The Chickens in the Coop

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The chickens in coop go
Flap flap flap…

The puppies in the yard go
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…

The goat on the hill jumps
Up and down, up and down…

The horses in the barn go
Stomp, stomp, stomp…

The Clapping Mouse

Behind the tree (clap-clap)
And under the house
There live a teeny
Tiny mouse.
She loved to sing
She loved to tap
But most of all
She loved to clap.
She clapped all night
She clapped all day
She clapped to frighten
The cat away!!! “Meoooow!”

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Feet

Clap, clap, clap your feet
Clap your feet together
Clap, clap, clap your feet,
Clap your feet together.
Clap them high!
Clap them low!
Clap them fast!
Clap them slow!

Come and Sing Along With Me

(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Come along and sing with me,
Sing with me,
Sing with me,
Come along and sing with me,
It’s so much fun to do.

Come along and clap with me…
Come along and stretch with me…
Come along and roll with me…
Come along and stomp with me…

Cuckoo Clock

Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
(*Tongue click four times*)
Now I’m striking one o’clock, Cuckoo!

Fun Tip: Keep going with the clock striking one, two, three, four o’clock (as far as you want until you get tired!)

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh, my, it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There are witches in the air!”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun.”
Then OOOOOO went the wind and OUT went the light,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Five Little Snowflakes

Five little snowflakes
Floating by my door,
One blew away.
WHOOSH!
And then there were four.

Four little snowflakes
Falling down on me,
One blew away.
WHOOSH!
And then there were three.

Three little snowflakes
Falling down on you,
One blew away.
WHOOSH!
And then there were two.

Two little snowflakes
Having lots of fun,
(Make ASL sign for “play”.)
One blew away.
WHOOSH!
And then there were one.

One little snowflake
Lying in the sun,
(Form a large circle over your head with your arms.)
It melted away.
SPLOOSH!
(Clap hands together.)
And then there were none.

Five Senses Song

(Tune: Farmer In the Dell)

What color is this?
What color is this?
I can use my eyes and see,
What color is this?

What sound does it make?
What sound does it make?
I can use my ear and hear,
What sounds does it make?

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
I can use my hands and touch,
How does it feel?

How does it smell?
How does it smell?
I can use my nose and smell,
How does it smell?

How does it taste?
How does it taste?
I can use my mouth to taste,
How does it taste?

Good Morning Toes

Good morning toes,
Good morning toes,
And how are you today?
I trust you had a good night’s sleep,
And now you’re ready to play!

(Additional Verses):
Good morning knees . . .
Good morning tummy . . .
Good morning hands . . .
Good morning cheeks . . .

Head and Shoulders 1, 2, 3

Head & Shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head & Shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head & Shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head & Shoulders, Head & Shoulders
Head & Shoulders baby 1, 2, 3

Knees and toes baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes, Knees and toes
Knees and toes baby 1, 2, 3

Back and tummy baby 1,2,3
Back and tummy baby 1,2,3
Back and tummy baby 1,2,3
Back and tummy, back and tummy
Back and tummy baby 1,2,3

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes

Here Sits Lord Mayor

Here sits the Lord Mayor
Here sit his two men.
Here sits the rooster,
Here sits the hen.
And here sits the little chicks
Here they run in.
Chin chopper, chin chopper, chin chopper, chin!

Hickory Dickory Dare

Hickory, Dickory, Dare
The pig flew up in the air.
Farmer Brown soon brought her down.
Hickory, Dickory, Dare.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck two
And down he flew
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three
The mouse said “Whee!”
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck FOUR
There is no MORE
Hickory dickory dock

Fun tips: With this song you can either lift baby up, lift their arms up, or throw an object up and down (a toy, a blanket, a scarf, etc)

If You're Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then your face is gonna show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Additional verses:
If you’re sad and you know it, wipe your eyes…
If you’re mad and you know it, stomp your feet…
If you’re scared and you know it, hide your eyes…

I Love You More Than Frogs Love to Hop

I love you more than frogs love to hop.
I love you more than toast loves to pop.
I love you more than rain loves to fall.
I love you more than bugs love to crawl.
I love you more that fish love the sea.
And because you’re my baby, I know you love me!

I'm a Little Beetle

I’m a little beetle
And I wiggle all day
If you get too close,
Then I’ll FLY away!

(I’m a little bumblebee…
I’m a little ladybug…)

Johnny Oops

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny
OOOOOPS . . . . . .
Johnny!
(touch each finger as you say “Johnny”)

Knock, Knock, Knock

Knock knock knock
Peek in
Open the latch
And walk right in.
How do you do,
Mr Chinny chin chin?

Let's Tap Our Feet Together

(Tune: The More We Get Together)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together
It’s so fun to do.

(Additional verses):
Clap our hands . . .
Touch our nose . . .
Blink our eyes . . .

Little Liza Jane

I’ve got a friend in Baltimore, little Liza Jane
Streetcars running by her door, little Liza Jane
*Chorus: Oh Little Liza, Little Liza Jane
Oh Little Liza, Little Liza Jane

I’ve got a friend in San Antone, little Liza Jane
Tumbleweeds and cactus grow, little Liza Jane
*
I’ve got a friend in Providence, little Liza Jane
Bluebird sitting on the fence, little Liza Jane
*
I’ve got a friend in Chicago, little Liza Jane
Walk and feel the cold winds blow, little Liza Jane
*
I’ve got a friend in Sioux Falls, little Liza Jane
Where sunflowers grow so tall, little Liza Jane
*
I’ve got a friend in Cape Cod, little Liza Jane
Bullfrogs singing in the pond, little Liza Jane
*
I’ve got a friend in Tokyo, little Liza Jane
Springtime ume blossoms grow, little Liza Jane
*

My Hands are Starting to Wiggle

Tune: For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow

My hands are starting to wiggle
My hands are starting to wiggle
My hands are starting to wiggle
Around and around and around.

Fun Tip: You can substitute the word “hands” for other body parts: feet, arms, head, fingers, toes, belly, etc.

Old MacDonald Felt So Glad

Old MacDonald felt so glad
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA
And when he’s glad he sounds like this:
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA
With a HA-HA here and a HA-HA there
Here a HA, there a HA everywhere a HA-HA
Old MacDonald felt so glad.
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA

Repeat this, substituting the following emotions and sounds:
Grumpy = NO NO NO NO NO
Sad = Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
Silly = Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Toesies

(Tune: Ten little Indians)
One little, two little, three little toesies,
Four little, five little, six little toesies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little toesies,
Ten little tickly toesies

Ten little, nine little, eight little toesies,
Seven little, six little, five little toesies,
Four little, three little, two little toesies,
One little tickly toesy

Open Them, Shut Them

Open, shut the. Open, shut them.
Give a little clap!
Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
Place them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin.
Open wide your little mouth
But do not let them in!

Pat-a-Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it and pat it and mark it with a “b”
And put it in the oven for baby and me

Peek A Boo

(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek a boo
Peek a boo
I see you.
I see you.
I see your button nose,
I see your tiny toes,
Peek a boo. I see you!

Popcorn Kernels

(Tune: Frere Jacques)
Popcorn Kernels (Popcorn Kernels)
In the pot (In the Pot)
Shake them, shake them, shake them
(Shake them, shake them, shake them)
‘Til they POP! (‘Til they POP!)

Pumpkin, Pumpkin On the Ground

Tune: Twinkle, twinkle little star

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground,
How’d you get so big and round?
Once you were a seed so small,
Now you are a great big ball!
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground,
How’d you get so big and round?

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Sitting on the Wall

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Sitting on the wall,
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Tip and fall,
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Rolling down the street,
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
You’re so sweet.

Rain is Falling

Rain is falling all around
On the housetops, on the ground
Rain is falling on my nose
On my head and hands and toes.

(You can replace rain with “snow,” or “rain is falling” with “sun is shining”)

Rain on the Grass

Rain on the grass,
Rain on the trees,
Rain on the roof,
But not on me!

Roly Poly

(Tune:John Brown’s Baby)
Roly poly roly poly round and round x 3
Clap your hands together one, two, three
Shaky shaky shaky shaky up and down x 3
Clap your hands together one, two, three
Wibble wobble wibble wobble side to side x 3
Clap your hands together one, two, three
Roly poly roly poly round and round x 3
Clap your hands together one, two, three

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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

Fun tip: Help baby move their arms with rowing motions!

Say Hello to the Sun

Say hello to the sun, shining down on me,
I love the sun, because the sun warms me
Say hello to the moon, beaming down on me,
I love the moon, because the moon guides me
Say hello to the corn, growing strong for me,
I love the corn, because the corn feeds me
Say hello to the stars, shining down on me,
I love the stars because the stars see me
Say hello to the rain, falling down on me,
I love the rain, because the rain cools me
Say hello to the flowers, bright colours for me,
I love the flowers, because they gladden me
Say hello to my friends, playing games with me,
I love my friends, because my friends love me
Say hello to the sun

Shake Your Rattle, Baby

Shake your rattle, baby,
Shake it if you can.
Shake it like a milkshake,
And drop it in the can!

Skinamarinka Dinka Dink

Skinamarinka dinka dink
Skinamarinka doo
I love you!
Skinamarinka dinka dink
Skina marinka doo
I love you!
I love you in the morning and in the afternoon,
I love you in the evening and underneath the moon!
Oh-skinamarinka dinka dink
Skinamarinka doo–I love you!

Slowly, Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, up the garden rail.
Quickly, Quickly, very quickly, goes the little mouse,
Quickly, Quickly very quickly, all around the house!

Snowflake, Snowflake

(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Snowflake, snowflake in the sky,
Love to watch you floating by,
Down you fall upon the ground,
Down you fall without a sound,
Snowflake, snowflake in the sky,
Love to watch you floating by.

Snuggle Up Together

Snuggle up together, baby’s in your lap,
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap!
Snuggle up together, baby don’t nap!
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap.
Working out together, baby don’t stop!
You’re working out together, now hop, hop, hop.

This is Big Big Big

This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no

This is the Way My Fingers Stand

(Tune: Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way my fingers stand,
Fingers stand, fingers stand,
This is the way my fingers stand
So early in the morning.

This is the way they dance about,
Dance about, dance about
This is the way they dance about
So early in the morning.

This is the way I fold my hands,
Fold my hands, fold my hands
This is the way I fold my hands,
So early in the morning.

Tiny Tim Turtle

(Tune: The Grand Old Duke of York)
There was a tiny turtle
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim
He drank up all the water (glub glub glub glub glub)
He ate up all the soap (smack smack smack smack smack)
Now he’s home sick in bed
With bubbles in his throat
Bubble bubble bubble
Bubble bubble POP
Bubble bubble bubble
Bubble bubble POP

Touch Your Nose . . .

Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze!
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two little lips right here
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends!

Turkey Wore a Red Feather

(Tune: Mary Wore a Red Dress)

Turkey wore a red feather,
Red feather,
Red feather,
Turkey wore a red feather,
All day long.

(Blue, green, purple, orange, yellow, etc.)

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

Fun tip: You can substitute in any other kind of bird/flying creature you want! We’ve sung this one with turkeys, bats, and more!

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

Up, Up In the Sky Like This

Up, up, up in the sky like this!
(lift baby up)
Down, down, down for a great big kiss!
(lower baby and give a kiss)
Up like this,
(lift once more)
Down for a kiss,
(down once more)
You’re my special baby!
(give baby a big hug!)

Wake Up Feet

Wake up feet, wake up feet,
Wake up feet and wiggle wiggle wiggle!
Wake up feet, wake up feet,
Wake up and wiggle in the mornin’.

Fun tip: Replace “feet” with other body parts like hands, toes, elbows, ears–whatever you want to sing about that day!

Wave Your Scarf

(Tune: London Bridge)
Wave your scarf up and down,
Up and down,
Up and down,
Wave your scarf up and down,
Wave your scarf.

Other verses: “Wave your scarf left and right” “Wave your scarf fast and slow” “Wave your scarf to say goodbye”

Fun tip: You don’t need a scarf to do this song at home—you can use the corner of a blanket, or even a tissue!

Way up High in the Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree, (Stretch baby’s arms up high)
Two little apples stared down at me,
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (Bounce baby gently on lap)
Down came the apples, mmmm, they were good! (Tip baby’s back and tickle their tummy)

We Ring Our Bells Together

(Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain)
We ring our bells together,
We ring our bells together,
We ring our bells together,
Because it’s fun to do.
Ring them UP HIGH
Ring them DOWN LOW
Ring them in the MIDDLE

(Alternate End):
AND AWAY THEY GO!

Wind, Oh Wind!

Wind, oh wind, oh wind I say.
What are you blowing away today?
Scarves, oh scarves, oh scarves, I say.
I am blowing the scarves away.
(fly scarves from side to side in front of child while saying the rhyme)

You're My Little Baby, Soft & Sweet

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

You’re my little baby
So soft and sweet
Here are your hands
Here are your feet
I’ll watch you clap your hands
And tap your feet
I love you baby
So soft and sweet

Zoom Down the Freeway

Zoom down the Freeway
Zoom down the Freeway
Zoom down the Freeway
Stop!!

Up goes the bridge
Under go the boats

Zoom down the Freeway
Zoom down the Freeway
Zoom down the Freeway
Stop!!

Zoom Zoom Zoom

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM
We’re going to the moon
ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM
We’re going to the moon

If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM
We’re leaving very soon
5…4…3…2…1…Blastoff!

Lullabies/Soothing Songs

I See the Moon

(Tune: Hush Little Baby)
I see the moon and the moon sees me
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree
Please let the moon that shines on me
Shine on the ones I love.

Over the mountain, over the sea
back where my heart is longing to be
Please let the moon that shines on me
Shine on the ones I love.

I've Got Peace Like a River

I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
In my soul

I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
In my soul

I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
In my soul

I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
In my soul

Lavender's Blue

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender’s green
When you are king, dilly dilly,
I shall be queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,
Who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
That told me so

Lavender’s green, dilly dilly,
Lavender’s blue
You must love me , dilly, dilly
For I love you.

Rain is Falling Down

Rain is falling down. Splash!
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Rain is falling down. Splash!

Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out. Peek!

Standing Bounces/Dancing Songs

Dancing With Bears

1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
Dancing with bears
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
Dancing round chairs
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
That’s what we’ll do
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
Dancing with you!

Fun tip: This is a fun song to sing while dancing around the room with baby! It doesn’t matter if you know any steps, just have fun! (if you know any basic waltz steps, they are fun to use with this song!)

The Elevator Song

(Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?)
Oh the city is great and the city is grand
There are lots of people on a little piece of land
And we must go up to the 27th floor
So this is what we do when we go out the door!

Take the elevator up and the elevator down
Take the elevator up and the elevator down
Take the elevator up and the elevator down
And we turn around.

Fun tip: This is also a favorite with toddlers. Although beware—they may ask you to do it again and again until you’re exhausted!

Go In and Out the Window

Go in and out the window
Go in and out the window
Go in and out the window
As we have done before

Other Verses:
Go up and down the staircase . . .
Go round and round the village . . .
Stand and face your partner . . .
Follow him to London . . .

Mama's Little Baby Loves Dancing

(Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)

Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves turning round,
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down.

Lean to the left,
Lean to the right,
Hug that baby nice and tight.

Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves turning round,
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down.

Shake My Sillies Out

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away.

Gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out…
Gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out…
Gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out…
Gotta stretch, stretch, stretch my stretches out…
Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out…

Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me

(Walk around in a circle)
Shoo fly, don’t bother me
Shoo fly, don’t bother me
Shoo fly, don’t bother me
For I belong to somebody

(Step forward into the circle, then back)
I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star
I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star
I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star
I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star

Tickles

Butterfly, Butterfly

Butterfly, butterfly, landing on my nose.
Butterfly, butterfly, now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows.
Butterfly, butterfly he lands and then he goes.

Eye Winker, Tom Tinker

Eye Winker
Tom Tinker
Nose Smeller
Mouth Eater
Chin Chopper
Chin Chopper
Great Big Guzzle Whopper
Tickle Tickle Tickle

Here is the Beehive

Here is the beehive,
but where are the bees?
Hiding inside where nobody sees
Watch and see them come out of the hive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 . . . they’re alive!
Buzzzzzzz

Hurry Scurry Little Mouse

Hurry scurry little mouse
Starts down at your toes
Hurry scurry little mouse
Past your knees he goes
Hurry scurry little mouse
Past where your tummy is
Hurry scurry little mouse
Gives you a mousy kiss.

I Can Make My Baby Smile

(Tune: The Muffin Man)

I can make my baby smile,
My baby smile, my baby smile,
I can make my baby smile,
When I tickle his/her toes.

I can make my baby laugh,
My baby laugh, my baby laugh,
I can make my baby laugh,
When I tickle his/her nose.

(Additional verses):
Tickle his/her tummy
Tickle his/her feet

On My Foot There is a Flea/Creeping Creeping Little Flea

On my foot there is a flea.
Now he’s climbing up on me!
Past my belly, past my nose,
On my head where my hair grows.

On my head there is a flea.
Now he’s climbing down on me.
Past my belly, past my knee,
On my foot there is a flea.

Take that, you flea!

(ALTERNATIVELY:)
Creeping, creeping, little flea
Up my leg and past my knee.
To my tummy, on he goes,
To my chin and to my nose.

Now he’s creeping down my chin,
Down my tummy once again.
Down my leg and past my knee,
To my toe, that little flea.

GOTCHA! (grab baby’s foot)

Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel

Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!

The Little Train

The little train
Ran up the track.
It went “Toot, toot”
And then it came back.
Another train
Ran up the track.
It went “Toot toot”
And then it came back.

There Was a Little Mouse

There was a little mouse,
Looking for his house.
Not here, not here,
But here, here, here!

These are Baby's Fingers

These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes,
This is baby’s belly button,
Round and round it goes!

Wiggle Waggle Went the Bear

Wiggle, waggle went the bear
Catching bees in his underwear
One bee out, one bee in
One bee bit him on his big bearskin!