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CHANTS | The Hippopotamus Chant

5 Jan

“Mooooooove over!”

A Hippopotamus

A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got up, got up, got up on a bus
And all the people on the bus said,
“Oh, you’re squishing me.”

A cow, a cow, got up on the bus
A cow, a cow, got up on the bus
And all the people on the bus said,
“Mooooooove over.”

A snake, a snake, got up on the bus
A snake, a snake got up on the bus
And all the people on the bus said,
“Ssssssssit down.”

A sheep, a sheep, got up on the bus
A sheep, a sheep, got up on the bus
And all the people on the bus said,
“Baaaaack up.”

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RESOURCES |“Tell Me a Story” :: King County Rocks!

31 Dec

Looking for great storytime resources? Be sure to check out King County’s fantastic array of rhymes and songs. King County Library System rocks!

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SONGS | The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

3 Dec

Let’s picnic!

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

If you go down to the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You’d better go in disguise.

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Ev’ry teddy bear who’s been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There’s lots of marvellous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
Cause that’s the way the teddy bears have their picnic.

If you go down to the woods today
You’d better not go alone.
It’s lovely down in the woods today
So please don’t stay at home.*

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout;
They never have any care;

At six o’clock their mummies and daddies,
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little teddy bears.

Words by Jimmy Kennedy in 1932; music by John W. Bratton in 1907

* Lyric change to make the original (“But safer to stay at home.”) less scary!

SONG – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic – PDF

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RHYME | Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, slap your knees,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, sit down please.

RHYMES | My Teddy Bear

My Teddy Bear is a faithful friend

You can pick him up at either end

His fur is the colour of breakfast toast

And he’s always there

When you need him the most!

My Teddy Bear

My Teddy Bear is soft and brown

His heart is warm and good.

No matter if I laugh or frown

I know I’m understood!

RHYME | Teddy Lost His Coat

Teddy lost his coat.

Teddy lost his hat.

Teddy lost his rubber boots.

What do you think of that?

Teddy found his coat.

Teddy found his hat.

Teddy found his rubber boots.

He’d left them on the mat!

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