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Grand Old Duke of York

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again
And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half-way up
They were neither up nor down!
Actions: Every time you sing the word "up", stand up. When you sing the word "down", sit down. On "half-way up", stand up with knees bent. Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster. To totally confuse everyone, reverse the actions (e.g. sit down on "up", stand up on "down"!)

Herman the Worm

Sittin' on my fence post, chewing my bubblegum
(chew, chew, chew, chew)
Playin' with my yo-yo, wee-oo! wee-oo!
When along came Herman the worm
And he was this big (make a motion as if measuring a tiny worm)
And I said: "Herman? What happened?"
"I ate my Mother."

(repeat verse, with worm action getting larger and larger for each of the following lines:)

"I ate my Father."
"I ate my Brother."
"I ate my Sister."
"I ate my Dog."

(repeat verse one last time, with a tiny worm action for:)
"I burped."

Little Tommy Tinker

 

Little Tommy Tinker
Sat upon a clinker
He began to cry:
"Mom! Mom!"
Poor little innocent guy.
Note: A clinker is a hot ash or cinder. The fourth line is shouted loudly while you jump up and down for each "Mom!"

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My bonnie lies over the ocean
My bonnie lies over the sea
My bonnie lies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my bonnie to me

Bring back, bring back,
Bring back my bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back my bonnie to me
Actions: Start the song sitting down. On the first "B" in the song, stand up. At the next "B", sit down again. Repeat throughout the song. Repeat the song a number of times, getting faster and faster!
Extra verses:
My Bonnie's complexion was makeup
Her face, it was beauteous to see
Until she got caught in a rainstorm
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me!

My Bonnie leaned over the gas tank
The height of its contents to see
I lighted a match to assist her
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me!

My Bonnie has tuberculosis
My Bonnie has only one lung
My Bonnie can cough up raw oysters
And roll them around on her tongue!

My mother's an apple pie maker
My father he fiddles for tin
My sister scrubs floors for a living
Oh boy, how the money rolls in.

Last night as I lay on my pillow
Last night as I lay on my bed
I stuck my feet out the window
Next morning my neighbors were dead!

Peanut Butter

Chorus:
Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!
Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!
First you take the peanuts and you pick 'em, you pick 'em,
You pick 'em, pick 'em, pick 'em
Then you crush 'em, crush 'em,
You crush 'em, crush 'em, crush 'em
Then you spread 'em, spread 'em,
You spread 'em, spread 'em, spread 'em...

Then you take the berries and you pick 'em, you pick 'em,
You pick 'em, pick 'em, pick 'em
Then you crush 'em, crush 'em,
You crush 'em, crush 'em, crush 'em
Then you spread 'em, spread 'em,
You spread 'em, spread 'em, spread 'em...
Pirate Ship
(actions in brackets)

When I was one (hold up one finger) I sucked my thumb (suck your thumb)
The day I went to sea, (make waves with a hand)
I climbed aboard a pirate ship (climb an invisible ladder)
And the Captain (salute) said to me,
"We're going north, (stomp foot in front of you)
South, (stomp foot behind you)
East, (stomp foot to the left)
West, (stomp foot to the right)
And up the Irish sea, (two hands beside each other, palms facing out, make an "up" motion towards your head)
A bottle of rum (drink from a bottle) to fill my tum (rub your belly)
And that's the life for me!"

When I was two (hold up two fingers) I tied my shoe (tie your shoe)
The day I went to sea, (make waves with a hand)
I climbed aboard a pirate ship (climb an invisible ladder)
And the Captain (salute) said to me,
"We're going north, (stomp foot in front of you)
South, (stomp foot behind you)
East, (stomp foot to the left)
West, (stomp foot to the right)
And up the Irish sea, (two hands beside each other, palms facing out, make an "up" motion towards your head)
A bottle of rum (drink from a bottle) to fill my tum (rub your belly)
And that's the life for me!"
Other Verses:
Three: scraped my knee (brush your knee)
Four: shut the door (shut an imaginary door)
Five: did the jive (?) (do a little dance)
Six: picked up sticks (pick up sticks)
Seven: went to heaven (point upward, act 'angelic')
Eight: closed the gate (close an imaginary gate)
Nine: stood in line (?) (look impatient)
Ten: did it again (look exasperated)

Singing Song

I'm singing, I'm singing,

I'm just singing along.
I'm just singing my singing song,
I'm just singing along.

I'm walking, I'm walking,
I'm just walking along.
I'm just singing my walking song,
I'm just walking along.
Other verse ideas: skipping, dancing, swimming, hopping, swinging, etc. For each verse, do an appropriate action as everyone slowly walks around the campfire.
Slap! Slap! Slap! Mosquitoes are Biting
(actions in brackets)

Slap! Slap! Slap! Mosquitoes are biting (slap your body for each "slap")
Hey there fellows, I've got one (hold up one finger)
And between my fingernails I will pinch his little tail (make squishing action with fingertips)
'Till he promises not to bite me on my thumb! (point to thumb)

Slap! Slap! Slap! Mosquitoes are biting (slap your body for each "slap")
Hey there fellows, I've got two (hold up two fingers)
And between my fingernails I will pinch their little tails (make squishing action with fingertips)
'Till they promise not to bite me on my shoe! (point to shoe)

Slap! Slap! Slap! Mosquitoes are biting (slap your body for each "slap")
Hey there fellows, I've got three (hold up three fingers)
And between my fingernails I will pinch their little tails (make squishing action with fingertips)
'Till they promise not to bite me on my knee! (point to knee)

Slap! Slap! Slap! Mosquitoes are biting (slap your body for each "slap")
Hey there fellows, I've got four (hold up four fingers)
And between my fingernails I will pinch their little tails (make squishing action with fingertips)
'Till they promise not to bite me anymore!
Swimming
(to the tune of "Sailing, Sailing, Over the Ocean Blue")

Swimming, swimming in my swimming-pool
When days are hot when days are cold, in my swimming pool
Breast-stroke, side-stroke, fancy diving too.
Don't you wish you never had anything else to do, but....
Actions:
Swimming, swimming: swimming action
In my swimming pool: trace outline of pool
Days are hot: wipe hand across forehead
Days are cold: shiver
Breast-stroke: do the breaststroke
Side-stroke: do the sidestroke
Fancy diving: dive action

Repeat the song a number of times, leaving out each of the above lines one at a time but still doing the actions. The last verse should be all actions and no singing!

Three Sharp Tooth Buzzards
(actions in brackets)

3 (hold up 3 fingers) sharp tooth (fingers curled up by mouth as teeth) buzzards (hunch shoulders, look mean)
3 sharp tooth buzzards (same actions)
3 sharp tooth buzzards (same actions)
Sitting on a dead tree (arms out as branches, head lolled to one side)

Oh LOOK (shade eyes with hand), One has flown A-way (point to the distance)
What A Shame (one hand at forehead in a dramatic gesture)

2 sharp tooth buzzards (same actions as above, but hold up 2 fingers)...
1 sharp tooth buzzard (same actions as above but hold up 1 finger)...
No sharp tooth buzzards (same actions, but shake finger "no" at "No")...

Oh, Look (shade eyes with hand), One has RE-turned (beckoning motion)
Let us RE-Joice (arms up in joy)!

1 sharp tooth buzzard ...
2 sharp tooth buzzards ...
3 sharp tooth buzzards ...

Waddle-ee-ocha

Waddle-ee-ocha, waddle-ee-ocha,
Doodle-ee-doo, doodle-ee-doo,
Waddle-ee-ocha, waddle-ee-ocha,
Doodle-ee-doo, doodle-ee-doo!

It's the simplest song, there ain't much to it,
All you've got to do is doodle-ee-doo it,
I like the rest but the part I like best
It goes: doodle-ee-doodle-ee-doo! Woo!
Actions: For each pair of lines in the song, you fit the following actions:
  • Slap hands on thighs twice
  • Clap hands twice
  • With arms in held in front of chest, shake left hand over right hand twice, then right hand over left twice
  • Left hand holding your nose, right hand holding your left ear, then right hand holding your nose and left hand holding your right ear, repeat

     

    Yogi Bear

    I know someone you don't know
    Yogi, Yogi
    I know someone you don't know
    Yogi, Yogi Bear
    Yogi, Yogi Bear, Yogi, Yogi Bear
    I know someone you don't know
    Yogi, Yogi Bear

    Yogi has a little friend
    Boo-boo, Boo-boo
    Yogi has a little friend
    Boo-boo, Boo-boo Bear
    Boo-boo, Boo-boo Bear, Boo-boo, Boo-boo Bear
    Yogi has a little friend
    Boo-boo, Boo-boo Bear

    Yogi has a girlfriend too
    Cindy, Cindy
    Yogi has a girlfriend too
    Cindy, Cindy Bear
    Cindy, Cindy Bear, Cindy, Cindy Bear
    Yogi has a girlfriend too
    Cindy, Cindy Bear

    They all have another friend
    Ranger, Ranger
    They all have another friend
    Ranger, Ranger Smith
    Ranger, Ranger Smith, Ranger, Ranger Smith
    They all have another friend
    Ranger, Ranger Smith

    They all live in Jellystone
    Jelly, Jelly
    They all live in Jellystone
    Jelly, Jellystone
    Jelly, Jellystone, Jelly, Jellystone
    They all live in Jellystone
    Jelly, Jellystone
    Actions:
    Yogi: wave ars back and forth one either side of your head
    Boo-Boo: pat an invisible short person
    Cindy: one hand twirling in hair, other hand on hip
    Ranger Smith: make a finger gun, "shoot" people
    Jellystone: shake whole body