Tag Archives: Language

LITTLE DONKEY CLOSE YOUR EYES

Little donkey on the hill standing there so very still

Making faces at the skies little donkey close your eyes

Little monkey in the tree swinging there so merrily

Throwing coconuts at the skies little monkey close your eyes

Silly sheep that slowly crop night has come and you must stop

Chewing grass beneath the skies silly sheep now close your eyes

Little pig that squeals about make no noises with your snout

No more squealing to the skies little pig now close your eyes

Wild young bird that sweetly sing curve your head beneath your wing

Dark night covers all the skies wild young birds now close your eyes

Old black cat down in the barn keeping five small kittens warm

Let the wind blow in the skies dear old black cat close your eyes

Little child all tucked in bed looking such a sleepy head

Stars are quiet in the skies little child now close your eyes

[Written by Margaret Wise Brown]

 

WHAT DO YOU DO ?

Two for a crew

Two for a crew

What do you do with two for a crew ?

Sail !

Four at the shore

Four at the shore

What do you do with four at the shore ?

Swim !

Six on the bricks

Six on the bricks

What do you do with six on the bricks ?

Fly !

Eight in a crate

Eight in a crate

What do you do with eight in a crate ?

Run !

Ten in a den

Ten in a den

What do you do with ten in a den ?

Sleep !

Twelve by themselves

Twelve by themselves

What do you do with twelve by themselves ?

Waddle !

All you really  have to do is practice how to count by twos

2  4  6  8  10  and 12 !

(Written by Suzanne Hardin and illustrated by Bay Mathis)

THE GIGGLES

A giggler gets the giggles

At every little thing

A puppy dog that sneezes

A cow that tries to sing

She giggles at an elephant

She giggles at a toad

She giggles if a baby duck

Waddles down the road

She giggles if the teacher asks

If two and two are four

At lunch she giggles if she spills

Potatoes on the floor

When mother sat on Daddy’s hat

She giggled till she cried

I think she ate a feather that

Is tickling her inside

(Written by Martin Gardner)

 

 

SING ME A SONG OF TEAPOTS AND TRUMPETS

Sing me a song of teapots and trumpets

Trumpets and teapets

And tippets and taps

Trippers and trappers

And jelly bean wrappers

And pigs in pajamas

With zippers and snaps

Sing me a song of sneakers and snoopers

Snookers and sneapers

And snappers and snacks

Snorkels and snarkles

A seagull that gargles

And gargoyles and gryphons

And other knick knacks

Sing me a song pf parsnips and pickles

Picsnips and parkles

And pumpkins and pears

Plumbers and mummers

And kettle drum drummers

And plum jam (yum-yum jam)

All over their chairs

Sing me a song –

But never you mind it !

I’ve had enough of this nonsense. Don’t cry

Criers and fliers

And onion ring fryers –

It’s more than I want to put up with !

Good-by !

(Written by N M Bodecker)

 

SIMPKIN

Here is Simpkin

Simpkin once and Simpkin twice

Simpkin nasty Simpkin nice

Simpkin fast and Simpkin slow

Simpkin high and Simpkin low

Simpkin round and round the chairs

Simpkin up and down the stairs

Simpkin thin and Simpkin fat

Simpkin this and Simpkin that

Simpkin weak and Simpkin strong

Simpkin short and Simpkin long

Simpkin smooth and Simpkin rough

And Simpkin THAT IS QUITE ENOUGH

Simpkin warm and Simpkin chilly

Simpkin sensible and silly

And sometimes when we stand and call

SIMPKIN JUST NOT THERE AT ALL

(Written by Quentin Blake)

 

ONE POTATO

One potato

Two potato

Three potato

Four

I like mashed potato

May I have some more ?

Pleeeease !

One potato

Two potato

Three potato

Four

I like roast potatoes

May I have some more ?

Pleeeease !

One potato

Two potato

Three potato

Four

I like crispy chips

May I have some more ?

Pleeeease !

(All the different kinds of potatoes !)