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Five Crispy Pancakes

Five crispy pancakes in a frying pan,
Flip them and toss them and catch them if you can.
Along came (choose a child),
For a pancake one day
Sprinkled it with sugar and took it away.

Four crispy pancakes in a frying pan...


Five Currant Buns

Five currant buns in a bakers shop,
Round and fat with a cherry on the top.
Along came (choose a child),
With a penny one day.
Bought a currant bun and took it away.

Four currant buns in a bakers shop...?


Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log.
Eating the most delicious worms
YUM, YUM.
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool.
Then there were four green speckled frogs
GLUG, GLUG.

Four green and speckled frogs,

Continue until all the frogs have gone.


Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said,
Quack, quack, quack, quack.
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks went swimming one day,
Over...........etc

until

But no little ducks came swimming back,
So Mummy duck said,
QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK.
And five little ducks came swimming back.

Can also use five little fish, and make fish noises/actions at the appropriate time


Five Little Firemen

Five little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 5 lets go.
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Four little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Three little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Two little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 shhh shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

One little firemen standing in a row,
1 shhh shhh shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Choose five children to be the firemen.
Shout the SHOUTand fingers to lips to whisper shhh


Five little monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
Teasing Mr crocodile, "You can't catch me"
Along came the crocodile,
as quietly as can be and
SNAP!
Went the crocodile, and then there were:

Four little monkeys swinging from a tree?

Continue until there are no little monkeys.

Instead of a crocodile a tiger can be used who goes GRRRR instead of snap.


One, Two, Three, Four, Five

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let it go again.
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right.


Pea Soup

One little pea,
Jumped into the pot,
And waited for the soup to get hot.
(Tuck thumb into fist)

Two little peas jumped into the pot,
And waited for the soup to get hot.
(Tuck pointer finger into fist)

Three little peas jumped into the pot,
And waited for the soup to get hot.
(Tuck middle finger into fist)

Four little peas jumped into the pot,
And waited for the soup to get hot.
(Tuck little finger into fist)

Finally the soup got so very hot,
All the little peas jumped out of the pot!
(Open hand and wiggle all your fingers)


Ten Fat Sausages

Ten fat sausages, sizzling in the pan,
Ten fat sausages, sizzling in the pan,
And if one went POP!
and the other went Bang!
There'll be eight fat sausages,
sizzling in the pan,
Eight fat sausages, sizzling in the pan.

And if one went POP!
and the other went BANG!

Continue counting down until all the sausages have gone.
Sung to the tune of Ten Green bottles


Ten Green Bottles

Ten green bottles, hanging on the wall,
Ten green bottles, hanging on the wall.
And if one green bottle,
Should accidently fall.
There'll be, nine green bottles, hanging on the wall.

Nine green bottles, hanging on the wall.
And if one green bottle,
Should accidently fall.
There'll be, eight green bottles, hanging on the wall.

Eight green bottles, hanging on the wall.
And if one.........

There'll be one green bottle, hanging on the wall,
One green bottle, hanging on the wall.
And if that green bottle,
Should accidently fall,
There'll be no green bottles, hanging on the wall.


Ten in the Bed

There were ten in the bed,
And the little one said, 'Roll over, roll over'.
So they all rolled over,
And one fell out,

There were nine in the bed,
And the little one said, 'Roll over, roll over'.
So they all rolled over,
And one fell out.

There were eight in the bed etc...

There was one in the bed,
And the little one said, 'Roll over, roll over'.
So he rolled over,
And he fell out,
There were none in the bed,
So no one said,
Roll over, Roll over.


Ten Round Pumpkins

Ten round pumpkins, sitting on the wall,
Ten round pumpkins, sitting on the wall.
And if one round pumpkin,
Should accidentally fall.

There'll be, nine round pumpkins, sitting on the wall.
Nine round pumpkins, sitting on the wall.
And if one round pumpkin,
Should accidentally fall.

There'll be, eight round pumpkins, sitting on the wall.
Eight round pumpkins, sitting on the wall.
And if one.........

There'll be one round pumpkin, sitting on the wall,
One round pumpkin, sitting on the wall.
And if that round pumpkin,
Should accidentally fall,
There'll be no round pumpkins, sitting on the wall.

Sung to the tune of "Ten Green Bottles", this could be used as an alternative for Autumn and particularly Halloween


The Pirate Song

When I was one,
I banged my drum.
The day I went to sea.
I jumped aboard a pirate ship,
And the captain said to me.
We're going, this way, that way,
Forwards and backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of rum, to warm my tum,
And that's the life for me.

When I was two,
I buckled my shoe.....

When I was three,
I banged my knee....

When I was four,
I knocked on the door....

When I was five,
I learned to dive.....


There's a Cow on the Mountain

There's a cow on the mountain, the old saying goes,
On her legs are four feet, on her feet are eight toes.
Her tail is behind on the end of her back,
And her head is in front on the end of her neck.

Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme


This Little Frog

This little frog has two eyes,
Four legs,
One mouth, no tail,
Says croak, croak and
Plops into the water.
These little frogs have four eyes,
Eight legs,
Two mouths, no tails,
Say croak, croak and
Plop into the water.

Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme


This Old Man

This old man, he played one,
He played knick knack with his thumb,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two,
He played knick knack with my shoe,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,
He played knick knack on my knee,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,
He played knick knack at my door,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick knack, jazz and jive,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,
He played knick knack with his sticks,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick knack with his pen,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick knack on my gate,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick knack, rise and shine,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick knack in my den,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eleven,
He played knick knack up in heaven,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played twelve,
He played knick knack, dig and delve,
With a
Knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.