Posts Tagged ‘day care songs’

Rocking Chair

Saturday, November 20th, 2010 by by

ROCKING CHAIR (Noah and I did this at the OEYC Mother Goose Program. I have also heard it done on the show “4 Square.” I think they said it is by Dennis Lee.)

I like to rock in my rocking chair (You can rock back and forth for this rhyme, no matter where you’re sitting!)

I rock and I rock and I just don’t care (Shake your head “No”)

I rock around the block in my underwear

Then I rock back home in my rocking chair


Five Little Ducks

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by by


(This is a popular Raffi song. You could also use duck cutouts as props, without the mama. Just hide one duck at a time, and bring them out again in the last verse.)

Five little ducks went out one day

Over the hills and far away

Mama duck said

“Quack, quack, quack, quack!”

But only four little ducks came back.


Five Little Pumpkins

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 by by


This is originally a Raffi song. Very fitting not just for Halloween, but also because as of next week I will be looking after five little “pumpkins” in the daycare (including my son). Use real pumpkins or cutouts. I have added some actions we have also used for this song.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate

The first one said

“Oh my, it’s getting late!” (Point to outer wrist for watch.)

The second one said

“There are witches in the air.” (Arms up, flutter fingers.)

The third one said

“But we don’t care.” (Shake head.)

The fourth one said

“Let’s run and run and run.” (Move arms in running motion.)

The fifth one said

“I’m ready for some fun.”

Ooo ooo went the wind (Blow on child’s head.)

And out went the light

And the five little pumpkins

Rolled out of sight.

Bumping Up and Down In my Little Red Wagon

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by by

BUMPIN’ UP AND DOWN IN MY LITTLE RED WAGON (Originally Raffi….modified by OEYC)

Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon (For the duration of this verse, have the child sit on your lap, and bounce them up and down)

Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon

Bumpin’ up and down in my little red wagon

Won’t you come and join me?

One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken (For the duration of this verse, move the child on your lap from side to side)

One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken

One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken

Won’t you come and help me?

We’re gonna fix it with our hammer (For the duration of this verse, open one hand flat, and pat the fist of another hand into the flat hand)

We’re gonna fix it with our hammer

We’re gonna fix it with our hammer

Oh, we are so clever!


On My Foot There is a Flea

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 by by

ON MY FOOT THERE IS A FLEA (From the Ontario Early Years Centre)

On my foot there is a flea (Fingers on foot)
Now he’s climbing up on me (Crawl fingers up body)
Past my tummy (Crawl fingers over stomach)
Past my nose (Crawl fingers over nose)
On my head, where my hair grows (Crawl fingers onto head)

On my head there is a flea (Leave fingers on head)
Now he’s climbing down on me (Climb fingers down face)
Past my tummy, past my knee (Crawl fingers past stomach, knee)
On my foot (Crawl fingers onto foot)
Shoo! (Gently slap foot)
Take that you flea! (Point at foot)

Three Little Monkeys

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 by by


Three little monkeys (Hold up 3 fingers – the monkeys)
Swinging in a tree (Sway fingers side to side)
Along came a crocodile (With other hand – the crocodile, make a chomping motion toward first hand)
As quiet as can be
Shhhh! (Finger to mouth)

The first monkey said (Swing one finger downward, side to side)
“You can’t catch me!
And…… (Move other hand in open chomping position, toward first hand)
Snap! (Clap)

Open and Shut Them

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 by by

OPEN AND SHUT THEM (Also from the Early Years Centre. Start with your hands in fists. Get the kids to open and (more…)


The Key to the Kingdom

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by by

(I learned this one by attending the Mother Goose program with Noah at the Early Years Centre.)

This is the key to the kingdom (thumb up)
And this is the kingdom (Arms wide apart, palms inward) (more…)

Old Macdonald – Letter Recognition

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 by by

OLD MACDONALD (An old favorite! I don’t normally encourage the kids to sing while eating, but thought it would be a better way to demonstrate on camera how we are linking letters with sounds in songs.)

Old MacDonald had a farm

E-I-E-I-O (point to each letter as you clearly sing it)


Sunday, August 15th, 2010 by by

BINGO (Noah and Aidas have been fans of this song for a while. It is on one of our children’s cd’s. Though you can’t see it in the video, we have the letter cards in front of us. Both of them take turns turning them over, and then I clap above the overturned card. I’m just hoping to familiarize them with some of the letters in the alphabet in a fun way. Start with all 5 letters facing up, and make sure that they (more…)