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September 01, 2006

Circle Time Favorites

Some of the regulars at our Tuesday morning Circle Time asked for the words to some of our favorite songs, chants and fingerplays. Many of these will be familiar, others may be less known. All of them are designed to get you singing and playing with your little ones. Enjoy! And, you're available on Tuesday mornings, come on by and join in the fun at Circle Time. We meet every Tuesday, from 10 -10:30 a.m. No need to sign up, just show up!


Circle Time Songs and Rhymes
__“Knock At the Door”
Knock at the door (fist knocks)
Peek inside (circle fingers on eyes)
Turn the knob (use hand to “turn” knob)
Walk in (pretend to walk)
And shut the door! (clap hands together)

__ “Who Has a Nose?”
(Sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?")
Who has a nose? Who has a nose?
Who has toes? Who has toes?
Who has lots of fingers? (2x)
Now we know! Now we know! (Clap)

Who can wiggle his nose? (2X)
Who can wiggle his toes? (2X)
Who can wiggle his fingers? (2X)
Now we know! Now we know! (Clap)

Who can touch the ceiling? (2X)
Who can stand on tippy toes? (2X)
Who can turn around? (2X)
Now we know! Now we know! (Clap)

Who can bend down low? (2X)
Who can touch the ground? (2X)
Who can turn around? (2X)
Now we know! Now we know! (Clap)

__ “I Wake In the Morning Early”
I wake in the morning early
And always, the very first thing
I poke out my head
And I sit up in bed
And I sing, and I sing, and I sing!

__ “Good Morning Dear Earth”
Good morning, dear earth
Good morning, dear sun
Good morning, dear stones
And the flowers, every one.
Good morning, dear beasts
And the birds in the trees
Good morning to you,
And good morning to me.

__ “Here We Go, Up, Up, Up”
Here we go, up, up, up (2-3X)
Here we go, down, down, down (2-3X)
Here we go backwards and forwards
And backwards and forwards
And around and around.

Repeat above, then say:
I touch my head
I touch my toes
I touch my ears
I touch my nose
I stretch up high
I bend down low
I turn around, and
Down I go!

__ The Ants Go Marching”
The ants go marching, one by one
Hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching, one by one,
Hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching, one by one
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching, down to the ground
To get out of the rain
Boom! Boom! Boom!

Two by two – little one stops to tie his shoe
Three by three – climb a tree
Four by four – shut the door
Five by five – take a dive.

__ “Roll Sugar Baby”
Roll sugar baby (roll arms)
Roll sugar baby (roll arms)
P-u-u-u-s-s-s-h
P-u-u-u-u-l-l
Clap, clap, clap.

(Repeat several times, with increasing vigor)

__ “Five Little Monkeys”
(Start with arms and hands going in and out and a sh-sh sound)
Five little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Alligator (fingers in ears, waggle fingers)
“You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Alligator (low voice, palms together, make a wavy motion)
Grumpy as can be
And – SNAP! (palms together with a clap)
(Wiggle fingers to mimic other monkeys running away)

__ “Wheels on the Bus”
The wheels on the bus go round and round (make round motion with hands)
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.

-Driver on the bus says “Move on back!” (use thumb to mimic driver’s motion)
-Wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish (use hands like wipers)
-Windows on the bus go up and down (hands go up and down)
-Doors on the bus go open and shut (hands go open and shut)
-Horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep (push hands down as if beeping a horn)
-Money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink (use finger to “clink” money)
-Babies on the bus go waaah, waaah, waah (use fingers to pretend to cry)
-Parents on the bus go “I love you” (cross arms across chest)
-End with Wheels on the bus go round and round….

__ “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands! (2x)
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know
Clap your hands!

-Stomp your feet
-Shout “Hooray”
-Do all three – clap, clap, stomp, stomp, “Hoorah!”

__ “The Good-bye Song”
Good-bye, good-bye
To you and you and you
Good-bye, good-bye
To you and you and you.
A big good-bye
And a small good-bye
A tall good-bye
And a short good-bye
Good-bye, good-bye
To you and you and you.
Cha, cha, cha!

__ “Roly Poly”
Roly poly, up, up, up (roll arms upward)\
Roly poly, down, down, down (roll arms downward)
Roly poly, out, out, out (roll arms outward)
Roly poly, in, in, in (roll arms inward)
Roly – Poly
Ever so slowly…….
Roly, poly, faster, and faster and faster and FASTER
And stop!

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