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Bouncing Babies Songs

Bounces

(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.

Tune: Skip to my Lou

Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Now bounce that baby up to the top! (lift baby)

*DO SLOW, THEN FAST
*Make sure to pause after “stop” in each line to build suspense! This helps develop humor by blending the expected and unexpected.

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)

Bounce me Bounce me on your knee
Bounce me bounce me pretty please
Bounce me bounce me here and there
Bounce me bounce me EVERYWHERE!!!

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!

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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”

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!

(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
[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!]