Category Archives: Action songs

Who’s that knocking at the window?

I’ve been doing this song in my small sessions for years. It’s in Ruth Crawford Seeger’s book, American Folk Songs for Children (1948) and engages little hands very quickly. Who’s that knocking at the window? Who’s that knocking at the … Continue reading

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I’m gonna mail myself to you

A song by Woody Guthrie- do some actions and mail yourself to someone you love. I’m gonna wrap myself in paper I’m gonna daub myself with glue Stick some stamps on the top of my head I’m gonna mail myself … Continue reading

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Andy Pandy

An action rhyme to get you moving this morning. Andy Pandy, sugar and candy All pop up (jump up) Andy Pandy, sugar and candy All pop down (jump down) Andy Pandy sugar and candy All pop out (jump back) Andy … Continue reading

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Ten fat sausages

Wriggle those fingers and make the sausages pop and then bang! Better concentrate with this one as it’s surprisingly easy to lose track of how many sausages are left. From At home with Rhymetime 1 (the yellow CD). Ten fat … Continue reading

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Scrub those little teeth

To the tune of Mother Brown- to sing as you’re getting ready in the morning. Scrub those little teeth Scrub those little teeth Scrub a dub a dub dub Scrub a dub a dub dub Scrub those little teeth Wash … Continue reading

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Swing me over the water

A traditional one that you don’t hear very often. Hope you like it! Swing me over the water Swing me over the sea Swing me over the garden wall And swing me home for tea.

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Peter uses one hammer

Hammer out all that excess energy- use one hand, then two, then add a foot then the other- and lastly- your head. If you’re not tired after that, then you’d better do it all again! Peter uses one hammer Peter … Continue reading

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