Rhymes for Babies

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Instead of listing on every baby storytime write-up what rhymes/lifts/bounces I used, I’m just going to make a giant write up here.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


A


B

Tickle: “Baby’s Fingers”
These are baby’s fingers (touch fingers)
These are baby’s toes (touch toes)
This is baby’s belly button (touch stomach)
Round and round it goes! (tickle)
Credit: Co-worker

Bounce: “Bouncing Bouncing”
Bouncing, Bouncing Baby on my Knee (bounce)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee (clap)
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3! (big clap)
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee (hug)
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3! (hug or tilt)
Credit: Read Sing Play


C

Rhyme: “Cheek Chin”
Cheek chin cheek chin cheek chin, nose (touch baby’s nose)
Cheek chin cheek chin cheek chin, toes (touch baby’s toes)
Cheek chin cheek chin, up baby goes! (lift baby)
Credit: Read Sing Play

Song: “Colors Over You” Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle
Red and yellow, green and blue, these are the colors over you
Red as a flower, green as a tree
Yellow as the sun, and blue as the sea
Red and yellow, green and blue, these are the colors over you
Credit: Read Sing Play


D


E


F


G

Bounce: “Giddy-up, Giddy-up”
Giddy-up, giddy-up ride to town (bounce babies on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up up and down (lift baby up and down)
Giddy-up fast (bounce quickly)
Giddy up slow (bounce slowly)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (dip baby backwards gently)
Credit: Reading With Red


H


I

Bounce: “I Bounce You Here”
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere
Credit: Read Sing Play

Bounce: “Icka Bicka Soda Cracker”
Icka bicka soda cracker, icka bicka boo
Icka bicka soda cracker, up goes you! (lift baby)
Icka bicka soda cracker, icka bicka boo
Icka bicka soda cracker, I love you! (hugs and kisses)
Credit: Co-worker


J


K


L


M

Song: “Milkshake, Milkshake” (shake baby’s hands, use egg shakers, or gently shake baby)
You take a little milk, pour some milk
And you take a little cream, pour some cream
You stir it all up
You shake it and you’ll sing…a 1,2,3,4
Chorus:
Milkshake, milkshake shake it up, shake it up
Milkshake, milkshake shake it all up!
Milkshake, milkshake shake it up, shake it up
Milkshake, milkshake shake it all up!
Credit: Co-worker, Old Town School of Folk Music


N


O

Song: “Open, Shut Them”
Open, shut them, open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open, shut them, open, shut them
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, crawl them, creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open up your little mouth, but do not let them in
Credit: Co-worker


P

Fingerplay: “Peek-a-Boo”
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo
I see you! I see you!
I see your button nose and your tiny toes
Peek-a-boo! I see you!
Credit: Read Sing Play

Tickle: “Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel”
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle
One for her nose, one for his toes
One for the tummy where the cracker goes
Credit: Read Sing Play

Movement: “Popcorn, Popcorn”
Popcorn, popcorn, put it in the pan (swish hands back & forth)
Shake it up! Shake it up (shake body)
(pause)
BAM! BAM! BAM (stomp feet or clap hands for each BAM)
Credit: Co-worker


Q


R

Movement: “Rock the Baby”
Rock the baby, rock the baby, 1-2-3
Watch the baby, watch the baby, smile at me
Bounce the baby, bounce the baby, on your lap
Don’t forget to teach the baby how to clap: clap, clap, clap, clap!
Credit: Read Sing Play

Movement: “Roly, Poly”
Roly poly, roly poly
Up, up, up
up, up, up
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
down, down, down
down, down, down
Credit: Jbrary (With my babies, I only do the first verse)

Tickle: “Round and Round the Garden”
Round and round the garden like a teddy bear (swirl finger around palm)
One step, two step (walk fingers up child’s arm)
Hidden under there! (tickle child’s underarm)
Credit: Co-worker


S

Bounce: “A Smooth Road”
A smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road (bounce baby gently)
A bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road (bounce baby faster)
A rough road, a rough road, a rough road, a rough road (bounce baby faster)
A hole!(drop baby gently between your knees)
Credit: Co-worker


T

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, touch the sky
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your knees
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit down please
Credit: Childhood

Rhyme: “This Little Piggy”
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy went…
Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!
Credit: Childhood

Rhyme: “This Little Train”
This little train ran up the track (walk fingers up baby’s arm or leg)
It went Choo! Choo! (tap baby’s nose)
And then it ran back (walk fingers back down baby’s arm)
The other little train ran up the track
It went Choo! Choo!
And then it ran back.
Credit: Read Sing Play

Lift: “Tick Tock”
Start by swaying baby from side to side
Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now I’m chiming one o’clock lift once
More verses: Two o’clock, three o’clock
Credit: My co-worker

Bounce: “Tiny Little Babies”
Tune: Shortenin’ Bread
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ so
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight!
Credit: Read Sing Play

Bounce: “Toast in the Toaster”
I’m toast in the toaster
And I’m getting very hot!
Tick, tock,
Tick, tock
Up I pop!
Credit: Jbrary


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V


W


X


Y


Z

20 comments on “Rhymes for Babies

  1. Denise Lester
    April 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

    Thanks for all the great lapsit rhymes!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

      You’re welcome!

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