Category Archives: Singing games

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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All around the buttercup

Although it’s apparently a traditional song, I first came across  this one in Candy Verney’s The Singing Year, which is a wonderful book full of songs and activities which reflect the changing seasons. In this game, one child is the … Continue reading

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Sally go round the sun.

Hold hands, skip in a circle, and at the end of the verse shout BOOM and jump to face the other way. Repeat again until all are out of breath! From Rhymetime at Home 2 Sally go round the sun … Continue reading

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Adam he had seven sons

Silly walk time! Take it in turns to be the leader and make them wriggle, jump, hop, limp or whatever you please. Adam he had seven sons Adam he had seven sons, seven sons had he They would not eat, … Continue reading

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An elephant went out one day

An elephant went out one day If you like it, please support me by buying the CD it’s on for £6 (inc UK P&P)….. scroll down to Esther’s Daily Rhymetime. An elephant went out one day Upon a spider’s web to play … Continue reading

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Lazy Mary

This could be made into a game, with one of you playing the mother and the child playing Mary. It might be a good way to get them to rest a little…. Lazy Mary Lazy Mary won’t you get up … Continue reading

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Down in the valley

I first heard this sung by Bessie Jones- it’s an American children’s song which you can really groove to. Once it’s in your head, it’s there all day. In the verse ‘let me see you make a motion’ it’s time … Continue reading

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