Songs Nursery Rhymes Poems Fingerplays for Preschoolers

Edited by, Chee Sook Ching

One Little Flower, One Little Bee

One little flower, one little bee. One little blue bird, high in the tree. One little brown bear smiling at me. One is the number I like!
(Tune: Ten Little Indian boys)

Flies in the Buttermilk

Flies in the buttermilk, Two by two (3x)

Skip to my lou my darling! Lou, lou skip to my lou (3X) Skip to my lou my darling!

(Substitute with *three by three, four by four, five by five…. )

One, Two, Three, Four, Five

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

where is Thumbkin? Here I am. run away Repeat with:  Pointer  Tall Man  Ring Man  Pinky . How are you this morning? Very well. I thank you Run away. here I am.Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin.

toes! Rain. knees and toes. Knees and Toes Head. shoulders. knees and. Head. shoulders. Rain. knees and toes. And eyes and ears and mouth and nose. Head. knees and toes. Shoulders. . shoulders. knees and toes. Go Away.Head.

rain. Come again another day. rain. Little Johnny wants to play! Old MacDonald Had a Farm . Rain. go away. go away.Rain.

i.Old MacDonald had a farm. moo here and a moo. moo there. e.neigh cat-miao sheep-baa Mary Had a Little Lamb . o and on his farm he had a cow. i. everywhere a moo. moo! Old MacDonald had a farm. o With a moo. e. e. there a moo. e. i. o duck –quack horse. i. e. here a moo. i. e. i.

Mary went. little lamb. Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow. . Little lamb. Everywhere that Mary went. Mary went. Everywhere that Mary went.Mary had a little lamb. The lamb was sure to go.

Build it up with iron bars. iron bars. my fair lady. London bridge is falling down.London Bridge London bridge is falling down. falling down. iron bars Build it up with iron bars. falling down. . my fair lady.

Could not put Humty together again. horses king’s men. .Humty Dumty Humty Dumty Humty Dumty All the king’s and all the sat on the wall. had a great fall.

short and stout Here is my handle And here is my spout When I get all steam up Hear me SHOUT! Peep…. Tip me over and pour me out Just tip me over and pour me out Hokey Pokey .I’m A Little Teapot I’m a little teapot.

You put your *right hand in You put your right hand out You put your right hand in And you shake it all about You do the Hokey Pokey And you turn around That’s what it’s all about (clap. clap) Ooo… The Hokey Pokey Mmm… The Hokey Pokey Ooo… The Hokey Pokey Knees bent Arms stretched Rah! Rah! Rah! * Repeat with:  Left hand  Right leg  Left leg  Whole self The Wheels on the Bus .

weh • The mommies on the bus go shhh. swish. swish • The horn on the bus goes beep. All Day Long! • The wipers on the bus go swish. round and round. shhh Jack and Jill . round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round. beep • The people on the bus go up and down • The babies on the bus go weh. shhh.The wheels on the bus go round and round. beep. weh.

Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water Jack and Jill mak iloi. ilai Jack fell down and broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after Jack fell down oh aduh. Black Sheep . Baa. saying! (Tune: Ikan Kek Kek) Baa. aduh And Jill came saying sayang. iloi Went up the hill mak ilai.

sir. Three bags full. black sheep. sir.Baa. yes. And one for my dame. * Substitute with any colours THERE WAS A FROG . One for my master. baa. and one for the little boy Who lives down the lane. Have you any wool? Yes.

rukutuk. Rukutuk. He had a fall. Rikitik. By the river side.There was a frog.rukutuk. Rukutuk.rikitik. That’s how he cried! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star .

Twinkle twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are? Let’s sing . Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are? Up above the world so high.

La. Do.fa. Mi. Ti.a name I call myself.a drink with jam and bread.mi. Do! Are you sleeping Are you sleeping? .fa.a deer a cute nice deer. Re. (2x ) Do.ti. That will bring us back to… Do.a note to follow so. Fa.a little pulling trill.Do. La. Mi. So. Mi. Fa. So.a long long way to run. La.ti.mi. La. drop of golden sun.

Ding dong bell. Morning bells are ringing. You Are My Sunshine You are my sunshine . Brother John. Morning bells are ringing. Ding dong bell.Are you sleeping? Brother John.

As I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in my arms.My only sunshine You make me happy when skies are grey You never know dear how much I love you Please don’t take my sunshine away The other night. . dear. We will go to a band I play a maracas. I was mistaken So I hung my head and cried. When I awoke. dear.

ba. ka.mi. ba.shake bom. Incy Wincy Spider . He She plays a ba.fa. bom. plays a piano.ti.

Incy Wincy spider climbing up the sprout Down came the rain and washed the spider out Out came the sun and dried up all the rain Now Incy Wincy spider went up the sprout again! .

Put it in the oven for baby and me. QUE SERA. baker's man. pat-a-cake. Roll it and pat it and mark it with a 'B'. Pat-a-Cake. Bake me a cake as fast as you can.Pat-a-Cake. Pat-a-cake. SERA When I was just a little girl (boy) .

will be The future’s not ours to see Que sera. Chorus: Que sera. will I be rich? This is what she said to me.I asked my mother. sera Whatever will be. will be When I was just a child in school I asked my teacher what should I try? Should I paint pictures should I sing songs This was her wise reply *Chorus TWO LITTLE BLACKBIRDS Two little blackbirds . what will I be? Will I be pretty (handsome). sera What will be.

Jack. Jill. Jill. Come back.Sitting on a hill. . Jack. Come back. One named Jill. One named Jack. Fly away. Fly away.

stop. hop The farmer’s gun went Pop. pop.” TEN LITTLE MONKEYS . stop Until I fly to the Top. top.The Little Bird The little bird went Hop. pop The little bird cried “Will you stop. hop. top To my little nest at the top of the tree.

and the doctor said. three. seven. Mummy called the doctor. two. four. One fell off and bumped his head. one A Sailor Went to Sea . were jumping on the bed. five. “No more monkey jumping on the bed!” *Repeat with: nine. six.Ten* little monkeys. eight.

sea To see what he could see. sea. sea Ladybird. see Was the bottom of the deep blue sea. sea. see.A sailor went to sea. Ladybird . see But all that he could see. see.

To gain in. to give in. And not to be sad in. and that's little Ann. fly away home. . New Year A year to be glad in. A happy new year. Ladybird. And she has crept under the warming pan. All except one. Your house is on fire and your children all gone.Ladybird.

. And never for sighing. On the Christmas tree. Look at me. A new year to live in. Oh! Hold it most dear! I'm a Fairy Doll I'm a fairy Doll.A new year for trying. Boys and girls come and look at me.

See what I can do. Then all of you can do it too. One fell down and then there were four. . Five Little Teddy Bears Five little teddy bears dancing on the floor.

He looked all around and then went home. Three little teddy bears wondering what to do. Rainbow fish . One little teddy bear sitting all alone. One took a swim and that left one. One found a bee hive and then there were three. then there were two.Four little teddy bears climbing up a tree. Two little teddy bears looking for some fun. One chased a bunny rabbit.

Will you please. Share a scale with me? Rocket .Rainbow fish. Swimming in the sea. Rainbow fish.

A tall silver rocket Is standing on the ground. Here comes the sound. 6. 1. Tie My Shoe Nursery Rhyme 1. 7. 2.2 Tie my shoe 3. Now it's nearly ready. 10. 3. Blast off! One.4 Shut the door . 5. 4. 9. Two. 8.

10 A big fat hen. Let's get up and count again! Ten Fingers A fingerplay .8 Lay them straight 9.5.6 Pick up sticks 7.

hold up both hands.I have ten fingers And they all belong to me I can make them do things Would you like to see? I can shut them up tight I can open them wide I can put them together I can make them all hide I can make them jump high I can make them jump low I can fold them up quietly And hold them just so. fingers spread point to self make fists open hands place palms together put hands behind back hands over head touch floor fold hands in lap Three Balls A fingerplay .

I see over head Shall we count them? Are you ready? One. Three make all three balls in succession Here is a Beehive . Two.Here's a ball And here's a ball make ball with thumb and index finger make ball with other thumb and index put arms up and touch fingers A great big ball.

two.A fingerplay Here is the beehive. five. where are the bees? clench fist and bring out fingers quickly one by one Hidden away were nobody sees Watch and you will see them come out of their hives. buzz. Counting Apples . three. One. Buzz. four. buzz.

one . two. Repeat with: four. three.A fingerplay Five red apples Hanging on a tree The wind came past And gave an angry frown shake head and look angry five fingers held up The juiciest apples you ever did see! And one little apple came tumbling down.

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