Who Are the People in Your Family?
(Tune: “Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?”)
Oh, who are the people in your family, in your
family, in your family?
Oh, who are the people in your family?
They’re the people that you love each day!
Kiss the Baby Good night
Now it’s time to go to sleep.
Put the baby in the bed.
Cover the baby with the blanket,
And kiss the baby good night!
(Say “Whaaaaa whaaaa,” like a crying baby.)
What does the baby need?
Give the baby a bottle.
(Repeat again with different answers.)
Give the baby a diaper change.
Give the baby a pacifier, and so on.
Rock-a-bye, baby, in the treetop.
When the wind blows,
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And ___________ will catch you cradle and all!
(Child chooses who will catch the baby: Mommy,
Daddy, and so on.)
Songs and Chants 191
Drive, Drive, Drive the Truck
(Tune: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Drive, drive, drive the truck,
Carefully down the road.
Bumpity, bumpity, bumpity, bump.
Listen to my horn—BEEP BEEP!
Do You Know What Tool This Is?
(Tune: “The Muffin Man?)
Oh do you know what tool this is, what tool this is,
what tool this is?
Do you know what tool this is I’m holding in my
hand? (Hold up one tool at a time for children to guess, for
example, “A saw!”)
This Is the Way We Use Our Tools
(Tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we hammer the nails, hammer the
nails, hammer the nails.
This is the way we hammer the nails so early in
This is the way we turn the screw, turn the screw,
turn the screw.
This is the way we turn the screw so early in the
morning. (Can continue with other construction items: saw,
paint, bricks, and so on.)
Good Night, Babies
Way Up High in the Apple Tree
(Tune: “Good Night, Ladies”)
Good night, babies, (Have children lie on floor and
pretend to sleep.)
Good night, babies, (Begin to let voice get softer.)
Good night, babies, it’s time to go to sleep!
(Repeat until a quiet whisper.)
Wake up babies, (Sing louder, and clap hands for
children to get up and jump or dance.)
Wake up, babies,
Wake up, babies, it’s time to start your day!
Way up high in the apple tree, (Hold arms over
head.) Two little apples smiled at me. (Use fingers to make
smile on face.)
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (Pretend to
Down fell the apples. (Make fists and drop them to
ground.) Mmmmm, were they good! (Smile and rub stomach.)