• Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Five Little Mice
    Five Little MiceDirections Use the fingers of one hand for the mice and the other hand for the cat. Continue each verse with one less mouse until there are no little mice scampering back.Five little mice came out to play, Gathering up crumbs on t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Ten Little Gentlemen
    Ten Little GentlemenDirections Use your fingers to represent the gentlemen in this rhyme. When the door closes at the end, be sure to give a big clap. Ten little gentlemen, standing in a row. Bow, little gentlemen, bow down low; Walk, little gent...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Walking Through the Jungle
    Walking Through the JungleDirections Pretend to walk very carefully through the jungle and mime the actions to suggest each animal. It's easy to make up more verses for this rhyme.Walking through the jungle, What did I see? A big lion roaring At ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Snowflakes
    SnowflakesDirections Mime the actions suggested by the words.Softly, softly falling so, This is how the snowflakes go. Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, Pit pit pat, Down go the raindrops On my hat. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    I Hear Thunder
    I Hear ThunderDirections This is sung to the tune of "Frère Jacques," or "Are You Sleeping?"I hear thunder, I hear thunder, (Drum feet on the floor.) Hark, don't you, hark, don't you? (Pretend to listen.) Pitter-patter raindrops, (Flutter your f...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Grandmother's Glasses
    Grandmother's GlassesDirections Make appropriate actions to fit the words as you say them. For glasses, join the thumb and forefinger on each hand. Use a higher voice for Grandmother, a deeper voice for Grandfather.These are Grandmother's glasses...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Round and Round the Garden
    Round and Round the GardenRhyme and Actions Round and round the garden(Run your index finger around baby's palm.)Went the Teddy Bear, One step, two steps,(Jump your finger up his arm.)Tickle under there. (Tickle him under his arm.)Round and roun...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book