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Fingerplays, Rhymes and Songs

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See all of our videos on YouTube.  For entries without video, try Kiddidles or NIEHS for the tune.

Story time materials can also be found on many of our branch pages.


Animals Body Parts Bugs and Insects Colors
Clothing Counting Food Holidays
Nonsense Words Pocket and Pouch Rhymes Seasons Shapes
Sizes Vehicles Weather

Alphabetical List - Rhymes in Red Have Video!


A is for Alligator A Bouncing We Will Go A Fly Went Into a Grocery Store
African Planting Chant After a bath A Hunting We Will Go Aiken Drum
Airplanes Alice the Camel A Little Flea Went Walking All Around the Apple Tree
Alligator Elevator All the Pretty Little Horses Alphabet Song Ant Hill
Ants Go Marching Ants in Your Pants Apples and Bananas Applesauce
The Apple Tree A Ram Sam Sam A Skipping We Will Go A Swatting We Will Go
A Tisket A Tasket A Tooty Ta Ta Augustus Hopped and Skipped and Jumped


Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Birdie The Baby in the Cradle Baby 1, 2, 3
Balloons Bananas Unite Bathtime Bubbles The Bear Went Over the Mountain
A Bee Sat On My Nose Bees_here Bee Song Bell horses
Big Yellow Moon BINGO Blue Bird The Boa
Boom_Bang Bubblegum Bubble, Hop and Stop Bug Song
Bullfrog Bumble Bee B U N N Y Bunny, White Bunny
Bumpin' Up and Down B U Z Z Y Bye, Goodbye


Call_the_Puppy Can You Move With Me? A Captain and His Men The Candlestick and the Mouse
Car Song Cheep, Cheep, Cheep Cheerio Chicken Fun
Children put your pants on Chipmunk, Chipmunk Choo Choo Train Chook, Chook
Chubby Little Snowman Clap, Clap, Clap Clap, Clap, Clap, Your Hands Clap Your Pinkies
Clocks Cobbler, Cobbler Mend My Shoe Colored Houses Come and Have a Seat on the Floor
Counting Counting Rhyme Counting Spots Counting Valentines
Cows in the Barn Creeping, Creeping, Little Flea


Dancing Dinosaurs
Diddle Diddle Dumpling Did You Ever See a Baby Did You Ever See a Caterpillar? Did You Ever See a Fishy
Did You Ever See an Earthworm Dig a Potato Dinosaurs Disappearing Snowman
Doctor Knickerbocker Does Your Snout Hang Out Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky Down By the Station
Do You Know the Muffin Man Do Your Ears Hang Low Dressed in the Morning Dropped My Hat


Ears so Funny Eensy Weensy Spider Eeny Meeny Miny Mo
Eight Fuzzy Slippers An Elephant Eleanor Elephant Everybody Have a Seat


Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum Find the Beetle Bug Finger Band
Finger Family Fish and Hugs Fish With a Deep Sea Smile Five Baby Owls
Five Brown Buns Five Chilly Penguins Five Eggs Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Five Fat Peas Five Fat Sausages Five Green and Speckled Frogs Five Green Shamrocks
Five Hungry Ants Five in the Bed Five in the Truck Five Kittens in the Bed
5 Little Bananas Five_Little_Bears Five Little Bees Five Little Babies
Five Little Boats Five Little Bunnies Five Little Christmas (Holiday) Cookies Five Little Cookies in the Bakery Shop
Five Little Donuts Five Little Dragonflies Five Little Ducks Five Little Elephants
Five Little Fingers Five Little Fireflies Five Little Goblins Five Little Kitties
Five Little Leaves Five Little Mice Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Five Little Paintbrushes Five Little Penguins Five Little Pirates Five Plump Peas
Five Little Puppies 5_Little_Seashells Five Little Snowpeople Five Little Squirrels
Five Little Snowmen Five Little Turkeys Five Pairs of Dirty Socks Five Pretty Flowers
Five Pretty Valentines Five_shiny_robots Five Speedy Race Cars Five Sweet Valentines
Five Turkeys Five Ugly Monsters The Flea Floppy Dog
Flutter, Flutter, Little Bat Flying Man Flying to the Moon Fly is on My Toe
Four_Enormous_Whales Four Little Spiders Freddy Flea From Wibbleton to Wobbleton
Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar


Georgie Porgie Gink Gunk
Giraffe Going to the Moon Good Morning Toes Grandma's Glasses
Grand Old Duke of York Gray Squirrel Green Grass Grows All Around


Halloween Characters Hands_on_Hips Hands on Shoulders Handy Spandy
Hat Chant Hats Have You Seen the Ghost of Tom Head and Shoulders Baby
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Hello Hello Face Hello Feet
Hello, my friends Hello_Song Hello Toes Here are My Ears
Here Comes a Little Choo-Choo Train Here is a Baby Here is a Beehive Here is a Box
Here is a Bug Box Here is a Bunny Here is a Giant Here is My Hat
Here is A Kitty Here We Go Looby Loo Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Hey Diddle Diddle
Hickory Dickory Dock Hickory Dickory Docket Hippity Hop H I S S I
Ho, ho Watanay Hokey Pokey Hop & Twirl Hop Like a Bunny
Horns and Fangs How Can You Tell? Humpty Dumpty Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck!
Hurry Scurry Mousie


I Am a Top I Bounce You Here
I Can I Can Make My Baby Smile Can You Soar Like an Eagle? I Can, You Can
Ice Cream Incident Icky, Bicky, Soda Cracker I Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast If I were an Artist
If You Love Me and You Know It If You're a Monster and You Know It If You're Happy and You Know It I Have a Cat
I Have a House Chant I Have a Little Pony I Know a Little Pony I Made a Little Snowman
I'm a Friendly Ghost I'm a Little Cuckoo Clock I'm a Little Monkey I'm A Little Piggy
I'm a Little Pile of Tin I'm a Little Pirate I'm a Little Princess I'm A Little Rocket
I'm a Little Snowman I'm a Little Teapot I'm a Seed That's in the Ground I'm a Teeny Tiny Valentine for You
I'm Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee I'm Going Down to the Library I'm Toast In The Toaster
Insects on Me Inside the Rocket Ship In the forest, I see I Saw a Little Rabbit
Is There Something in My Pocket? It's Raining, It's Pouring Itsy Bitsy Spider I've Been Working on the Railroad
I've Got Something in My Pocket I Wiggle I Wish I Was a Fishy in the Sea I Wish I Was a Frog
I Wish I Were


Jack and Jill Jack be Nimble
Jack in a Box Jello in the Bowl John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Johnny's Hammer
Jump, Jump, Went the Little Green Frog Jungle Walk


Kangaroo, Kangaroo
Kissy Game Kitten Was Hiding Under a Chair Knees Up Mother Brown


Ladybug Let's Build a Scarecrow Let's Dance and Twirl Together Limbo Under the Spiderweb
Little Bear Little Birds Little Bo Peep Little Bunny Foo Foo
Little Heart Little_Leaves Little Mice are Creeping Little Miss Muffet
A Little Monkey Little Mousie Little Peter Rabbit Little Seed
London Bridge The Loving Bug


Mama and Papa and Uncle John Mama, Mama, Can I Eat? Mama's Little Baby Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary Has a Blue Hat Mary Wore Her Red Dress Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Mexican Handclapping Song
Mister Sun Monkey See, Monkey Do The More We Get Together Mother and Father and Uncle John
Mr. Sun Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duck Mr. Turkey's Tail Mr.Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
My Balloon My Bubble Flew Over the Ocean My Dog Rags My Eyes Can See
My Favorite Color is Pink My Hat My Hands My Igloo
My Kitten Stretches Myself My Thumbs are Starting to Wiggle My Wiggles


Naming the Fingers Number Fun


Oats, Peas, Beans Oh What a Cake Old MacDonald Had a Farm Once I Caught a Fish Alive
Once I Had a Pumpkin One Banana, Two Banana One Elephant One Fine Day
One Hand Can Wave One Little Baby One Little Elephant One Little, Two Little, Three Little Kittens
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Octopuses One, Two On My Toe There is a Flea On Top of Spaghetti
Open, Shut Them The Other Day, I Met a Bear The Owl


Pat a Cake The Paws on the Dog Pay Attention Peanut Butter
Peas Porridge Hot Peek-a-Boo! Peek a Boo (Who Are You) Paw Paw Patch
Paw Paw Patch - Extended Version The Penguin A Perfect White Egg Peter Hammers
Pichi pichi Pitter Patter Plant a Little Seed Please Change My Diaper
Peas Porridge in the City Polly Potter's Pickup Popcorn Pop! Goes the Weasel
Pumpkins on the Ground Pumpkin Trees Put Your Finger on Your Nose Put Your Finger on Your Shirt


Quiet Game


Raindrops Falling
Rain is Falling Down Rain on the Green Grass Reach for the Ceiling Rickety, Rickety, Rocking Horse
Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross Rig a Jig Jig Ring Around the Rosie Rock a Bye Baby
Roll Over Roll Your Hands Roly Poly Round and Round
Round and Round the Garden Row, Row, Row Your Boat Rub a Dub Dub


A Searching We Will Go See my big and scary eyes Shake It She Sailed Away
The Silly Dance Contest Six Little Ducks Skinnamarink a Dink a Dink Slow_fast
Slowly, Slowly Sneezing Song Sometimes I like to Walk in the Dark Spider in the Web
Spin, Little Dreidels Spots, Spots, Spots Stretch Squirrel


Take Me Out to the Ballgame Take Your Little Hands Tall As a Tree
Teasing Mr. Shark Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Tell Me, Tell Me Ten Fluffy Chicks
Ten Galloping Horses Ten_in_the_Bed Ten Little Candles Ten Little Ducklings
Ten Little Fingers Ten Little Men Ten Little Pumpkins Ten Red Apples
Thanksgiving Dinner Freeze There's a Big Red Heart There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly There Were Five Dinosaurs
These are Baby's Fingers They're a Part of Me The Things in My Pocket This is a Baby, Ready for a Nap
This is the Way the Baby Rides This is the Way the Ladies Ride This is the Way We Clap Our Hands This is the Way We Go to School
This is the Way We Say Hello This is the way we wash our hands This Little Boy Found an Egg This Little Moose
This Little Piggy This Little Wind This Old Man Three Brown Teddies
Three Fat Sausages Three Little Kittens Three Pigs in a Bed Three Terrifying Tigers
Tia Monica Tick, Tick, Tick - Toast Time! Tick Tock To Market, To Market
Tommy Thumbs Up Tommy Two Thumbs The Toolbox Touch Your Nose
The Train Trot Trot to Boston Tumble! Rumble! Blocks in a Jumble! Turkey Fat
Turkey is a Funny Bird Turn, Turn, Turn About Turtle Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Two Little Blackbirds Two Little Eyes Two little penguins Two Mother Pigs


Up, Down Up Down Turnaround (Goodbye)


Wash the Dishes Watermelon Way Up High In An Apple Tree Way Up High in the Sky
Way Up In The Sky Wave Hi, Wave Low Waves on the Sea Wee Willie Winkie
Welcome, Welcome, Everyone We Love Babies We Love Grandmas We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We're Going on a Dinosaur Hunt We're Going on a Santa Hunt What are You Wearing? What is a Circle?
What Shall We Do with a Tiny Baby? What's in the Yellow Box? The Wheels on the Bus When Animals Get Up in the Morning
Where are the Baby Mice? Where is Baby? Where is M? Where is Thumbkin?
White Choral Bells Who said Moo? Who Says Moo Moo? Who's That Knocking on My Door?
Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Your Fingers Wiggle Your Toes
Wild Animals The Wind is Full of Tricks Windshield Wiper The Winter Pokey


X Marks the Spot


Yankee Doodle
Yellow leaf, yellow leaf You Clap and You Stop You're My Little Baby


Z I G G Y Zoom down the Freeway Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

NEW Story Time Rhymes:

Here is Baby

Going on a Gator Hunt

1 is a Cat

Johnny Taps with One Hammer

Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Frog on a Log

Little Baby Gator

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Alligators
Five Little Froggies Go Hop
Little Froggy
Ducks in the Water

Four Little Leaves

Little Ball
I Walked to the Beach
Five Little Fish
Five Cranky Crabs
Waves at the Beach
Sand Castle

Jack in the Box

I Have A Nose

This is My Right Hand

Monkeys at the Zoo

Dance Your Fingers Up

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

Five Little Snowmen Fat

You Are My Sunshine

Fall Is Here

The Moon Is Round

If You're Wearing Any Blue

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light

Tony Chestnut
Paddled Little Ducks

Water Animals



Five Rubber Duckies

Five Little Duckies

Sail, sail, sail your ship

If you're a pirate and you know it

Jolly Roger had a parrot
I'm a Pirate

There was a little turtle

Brahms' Lullaby
I'm a Little Alligator

Here is a Nest for a Robin

Hello _______, how are you

Let everyone clap hands like me

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

What's in the ____ box?

They jumped in the boat

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