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Rhythm Kidz

Rhythm Kids Workout

                                                                        

 

 Jack and Jill

                                                              

Support your child’s legs, by gently holding their ankles

Carefully bend each knee up towards their chest then straighten them again (as if they were marching)

Help your baby march throughout the rhyme

 

Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water

 

Jack fell down

And broke his crown

And Jill came tumbling after

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

The Grand Old Duke Of York

 

Continue ‘marching’ throughout the rhyme

 

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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Tricycle

 

Continue marching

 

I have a little tricycle

I ride it to the shop

But when I see the big red sign

I know I have to STOP!

 

As you sing the word ‘STOP’ gently straighten and stretch their legs, and pause for a moment

 

Start marching again

 

I have a little tricycle

I ride it to the shop

But when I see the big red sign

I know I have to STOP!

 

As you sing the word ‘STOP’ gently straighten and stretch their legs, and pause for a moment

 

 

 

 

 

 Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Gently hold your child’s ankles and straighten their legs

Throughout all verses, gently but continually, cross and then uncross your child’s legs.

Each time you cross them, alternate which leg is on top

 

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is like a dream

 

Rock, rock, rock your boat

Gently to and fro

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Into the water we go!

Say ‘splash’

 

Swim, swim, swim about

Gently down the stream

If you see a crocodile

Don’t forget to scream!

Say ‘Arhhh’!

 

 

 

 

 

 Hot Cross Buns

Throughout both verses continue alternately crossing and uncrossing your child’s legs

 

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

One a penny

Two a penny

Hot cross buns

 

If you have no daughters

Give them to your sons

One a penny

Two a penny

Hot cross buns

 

 

 

 

 Jelly On A Plate

Support one of your child’s legs upright by holding the thigh between both hands

(As if you were going to make dough sausage)

Start rolling the thigh, then sing again and roll the calf

 

Jelly on a plate

Jelly on a plate

Wibble, wobble

Wibble, wobble

Jelly on a plate

 

Repeat for other leg 

 

 

 

 

 Pat-A-Cake

 

Hold your child’s hands

Throughout the rhyme gently clap their hands together

 

 

Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake

Baker’s man

Bake me a cake

As fast as you can

Pat it and prick it

And mark it with B

Put it in the oven for baby and me

 

 

 

 

 

 Windscreen Wipers

Gently hold your child’s wrists, and stretch their arms out to the side

Cross their arms over each other (as if they were hugging themselves)

Then gently stretch tem out to the sides again

Repeat throughout the verse

 

Windscreen wipers

What do you do all day?

Swish, swosh

Swish, swosh

I wipe the rain away

 

Crossing your child’s arms across their chest (as if they were hugging themselves) then gently rock your baby from side to side

Repeat throughout the verse

 

Windscreen wipers

What do you do all day?

Swish, swosh

Swish, swosh

I wipe the rain away

 

 

 

 

 

 Me And My Teddy Bear

Use a thin see through scarf

Gently swish the scarf up and down from head to toe, above your child

 

Me and my teddy bear

Have no worries

Have no care

Me and my teddy bear

We play and play all day

 

I love my teddy bear

He’s got one eye

And he’s got no hair

I love my teddy bear

We play and play all day 

 

 

 

 

 

 Baa Baa Black Sheep

Use a thin see through scarf

Gently swish the scarf up and down from head to toe, above your child 

 

Baa baa black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes Sir, Yes Sir

Three bags full

 

One for the master

One for the dame

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane

 

 

 

 

 Two Little Dickie Birds

Curl up your hands so that only the index fingers are out and pointing.  Place the index fingers side-by-side

Stretch your arms out in front of you, so that your child can see your pointed index fingers –

Finger puppets can be used for this rhyme 

 

Imagine a figure of eight on its side

 

Two little dickie birds

Draw the figure of eight in the air circling up to your right to begin with

 

Sitting on the wall

Continue drawing the figure of eight

 

One named Peter

Draw with just one finger – to indicate Peter Hold the other finger still

 

One named Paul

Draw with the other finger – to indicate Paul hold the ‘Peter’ finger still

 

Fly away Peter

Hide ‘Peter’ finger behind your back

 

Fly away Paul

Hide ‘Paul’ behind your back

 

Come back Peter

Bring back ‘Peter’ finger

 

Come back Paul

Bring back ‘Paul’ finger; draw a final figure of eight with both fingers

(Remembering to circle up to the right first of all)

 

 

 

 

 

Little Boats

Gently hold your child’s left ankle and the right wrist

Bring their foot and hand together making a shape of a sail

Then stretch them out again

Repeat to the end of the verse

 

Little boats are sailing on the water

Up and down, up and down

Little boats are sailing on the water

Up and down, up and down

 

Change over so that you are holding your child’s other ankle and wrist

Repeat as before throughout the verse

 

Little ducks are bobbing on the water

Up and down, up and down

Little ducks are bobbing on the water

Up and down, up and down

 

Gently hold both of your child’s ankles, slightly parting the legs, carefully bend the knees up towards their tummy

Bring their knees together and then straighten their legs (it will look as if they are doing breaststroke with their legs)

Repeat to the end of the verse

Little fish are swimming in the water

Round and round, round and round

Little fish are swimming in the water

Round and round, round and round

 

Gently hold both of your child’s wrists, stretch out their arms to the side, gently stretch them up above their head then back down again (as if they were flying)

Repeat throughout this verse

Little seagulls flying o’er the water

In and out, in and out

Little seagulls flying o’er the water

In and out, all day long

 

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