Action Rhymes

Hickory Dickory Dock

(Clap your hands to the beat)
Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck four,
He hit the floor,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck five,
The mouse took a dive,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck six,
That mouse, he split,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck seven,
8, 9, 10, 11,
Hickory Dickory dock.
Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
As twelve bells rang,
The mousie sprang,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
“Why scamper?” asked the clock,
“You scare me so
I have to go!
Hickory Dickory dock.

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker

(Sit on the floor to do this.)
Icky, bicky, soda cracker
[bounce to the rhythm] 
Icky, bicky, boo!
[lean forward on “boo”]
Icky, bicky, soda cracker
[bounce to the rhythm]
UP goes you!
[lift baby up]
Icky, bicky, soda cracker
[bounce to the rhythm] 
Icky, bicky, boo!
[lean forward on “boo”]
Icky, bicky, soda cracker
[bounce to the rhythm]
I love you!
[hug baby]

Mother And Father And Uncle John

Mother and Father and Uncle John
Went to town, one by one.
[bounce baby on your knees]
Mother fell off!
[lean baby to the left]
Father fell off!
[lean baby to the right]
But Uncle John went on and on and on and on!
[bounce baby until you are tired!]

Ride The Horse

Galloping, galloping, ride to town,
[bounce baby on your knees, baby facing forward]
Galloping, galloping up and down.
[bounce baby]
Galloping fast
[bounce baby quickly]
Galloping slow
[bounce baby slowly]
Galloping, galloping,
[bounce baby]
Baby says, “WHOA!”
[dip baby backwards gently towards yourself]

Rooster Crows

(Sit on the floor to do this.)
One, two, three, baby’s on my knee.
[bounce baby on your outstretched knees]
Rooster crows and UP baby goes!
[lift baby up high]
One, two, three, baby’s on my knee.
[bounce baby on your outstretched knees]
Rooster crows and DOWN baby goes!
[open legs and gently drop baby to floor]
One, two, three, baby’s on my knee
[bounce baby on your outstretched knees]
Rooster crows and OVER baby goes!
[lean baby over to the side]

Trot Trot To Boston

Trot trot to Boston,
[bounce baby on knee, facing you]
Trot trot to Lynn,
[bounce a little faster]
Trot trot over the bridge,
[lift baby up]
But don’t fall in!
[tip baby to the side]

Patty Cake

Patty Cake, Patty Cake [pat lap, then hands, to a beat. Repeat for duration of song, until otherwise described]
Baker’s man
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can
Now pat it [pat hands on lap quickly]
Roll it [roll hands in forward rolling motion over each other]
And toss it in a pan [throw hands up in air]
Throw it in the oven for (child’s name) and me [pretend to toss]