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Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Days of the Week ChevronToggle

Ngā rā o te wiki
Rā hina - Monday - starts the week
Rā tū - Tuesday - when rāhina is complete
Rā apa - Wednesday - half way through the school week
Rā pare te rā tua wha te wiki
Rāmere - Friday - it's the last day of school
Rā horoi - takaro me ou hoa
Rā tapu - he rā whakatā
And that's the days of the week
Ngā rā i te wiki

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Fleas ChevronToggle

 

On my toe
There is a flea.
Now he’s climbing
On my knee.
Past my tummy,
Past my nose,
On my head
Where my hair grows.

On my head
There is a flea.
Now he’s climbing
Down on me.
Past my tummy,
Past my knee,
On my toe,
Take that, you flea!
(Tickle your child’s foot, or
stomp the ‘flea’ with your foot.)


As you sing the song, move your hand up and down your child’s body.
Or do the movements on your own body and encourage your child to
‘climb’ the ‘flea’ to each named part of his body.


You might sign up the musical scale on the first verse, and down the
scale on the second.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Galoop ChevronToggle

 

Galoop! went the little green frog one day,
Galoop! went the little green frog.
Galoop! went the little green frog one day,
and his eyes went
GLOOP! GLOOP! GLOOP!
We all know frogs go
LA DE DA DE DA
LA DE DA DE DA
And his eyes went
GLOOP!
GLOOP!
GLOOP!


Actions:
GALOOP! –
Hands up by eyes and push hands outwards, splaying fingers out.
LA DE DA DE DA –
Clap first, then flick hands out to one side then the other.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Hammer ChevronToggle

 

Hammer, hammer, hammer.
(Hands in fists and on top of each other.)
Shake, shake, shake.
(Shake hands like shaking water off them.)
Twirl, twirl, twirl.
(Move hands around each other like ‘Wheels on the Bus’.)
Clap your hands.
(Clap hands.)
This tune can go faster and slower, louder and softer.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Here is the Beehive ChevronToggle

 

Here is the beehive.
(Hold up a fist.)
Where are the bees?
(Look at your fist.)
Hiding inside where no one can see.
(Shake your head.)
Here they come, out of their hive.
One, two, three, four, five. Buzzzz!
(Open your fist, one finger at a time.
Then, gently tickle your child with the five ‘bees’.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Hush, Little Baby ChevronToggle

 

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word!
Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird.
And if that mocking bird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little
baby in town.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics I'm a Little Teapot ChevronToggle

 

I’m a little teapot, short and stout.
(Stand up.)
Here is my handle,
(Put hand on hip.)
Here is my spout.
(Hold other arm out.)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout,
“Tip me over and pour me out.”
(Bend at waist, as if pouring.)


(Tongan)

Koe ki’i tipota au
Ko hoku kau
Mo hoku ngutu
Kau ka lili peau
sisii shhhh
To’o au ‘o lingi.


(Samoan)
O a’u o le tipoti pu’upu’u
O lo'u 'au lea, ma lo'u gutu
Afai e te fi’a fa’alogo i la’u tagi
Fa’asipa loa i lalo,
Ma sasa’a Ioa i fafo.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics If You're Happy ChevronToggle

 

If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your face will surely show it,
If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands.


Other verses:
Shout “Hooray”.
Wave your arms.
Nod your head.
If you’re mad and you know it
Stomp your feet.
Make other verses together.
Don’t be afraid to get silly.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Kōrero parirau ChevronToggle

Kōrero
Parirau
Hopehope
Pakipaki x 2
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū

Kōrero
Parirau
Hopehope
Pakipaki x 2
Pekepeke pekepeke
Peke, e tū
Pekepeke pekepeke
Peke, e tū
Pekepeke pekepeke
Peke, e tū

Kōrero
Parirau
Hopehope
Pakipaki x 2
Oma oma oma oma
Oma e tū
Oma oma oma oma
Oma e tū
Oma oma oma oma
Oma e tū

Kōrero
Parirau
Hopehope
Pakipaki x 2
Kanikani, kanikani
kani, kia tau|
Kanikani, kanikani
Kani, kia tau
Kanikani, kanikani
Kani, kia tau.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Little Bunny ChevronToggle

 

There was a little bunny
who lived in the wood.
He wiggled his ears
like a good bunny should.
(Hold hands on top of head and wiggle fingers..
He hopped by a kiwi.
(Hop two fingers up your arm.)
He wiggled by a tree.
(Wiggle hands on head.)
He hopped by a duck.
(Hop two fingers up your arm.)
And he wiggled at me.
(Point to self.)
He stared at the kiwi.
(Look through two circles.)
He peeked around the tree.
(Peek through fingers.)
He stared at the duck.
(Look through two circles.)
But he winked at me.
(Wink and point to self.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Little Turtle ChevronToggle

 

There was a little turtle,
(Make a fist.)
He lived in a box.
(Outline box shape.)
He swam in the water,
(Paddle with hands.)
And he climbed on
the rocks.
(Climb with fingers.)
He snapped at a mosquito,
(Grab with one hand.)
He snapped at a flea.
(Grab with one hand.)
He snapped at a minnow,
(Grab with one hand.)
And he snapped at me.
(Grab with one hand.)
He caught the mosquito,
(Slap both hands together.)
He caught the flea.
(Slap both hands together.)
He caught the minnow,
(Slap both hands together.)
But he didn’t catch me!
(Shake head and point
to yourself.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Mary Had a Little Lamb ChevronToggle

 

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb.
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.

It followed her to school one day,
School one day, school one day.
It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule.


It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play.
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb in school.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics My Balloon ChevronToggle

Here I have a new balloon.
(Parent: Make small circle with thumb and pointer finger.)
Help me while I blow.
(Child: Blow into the ‘neck’ of the imaginary balloon made
by parent’s fingers.)
Small at first, then bigger,
(Parent: Make circle with both thumbs and pointer fingers.)
You can blow and blow!
(Child: Blow on the balloon several times.)
Do you think it’s big enough?
(Parent: Make circle with arms.)
Maybe you should stop.
If you give another blow,
(Child: Blow in direction of balloon.)
It will pop!
(Parent and child together: Clap hands.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics My Little Mokopuna ChevronToggle

The greatest thing in my heart
Is my little mokopuna.
She’s my darling little mokopuna,
Engari, hei aha hei aha rā.
The greatest thing is our aroha.
So don’t smack my little mokopuna.
just love and kiss and cuddle
With my darling mokopuna.
Te taonga o toku ngākau
Ko taku mokopuna e
He mokopuna korikori
Engari, hei aha hei aha rā.
Ko te mea nui ko te aroha
Kaua rā e patu taku mokopuna
Kia awhiawhi mai taku mokopuna
Korikori e.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Peter Hammers ChevronToggle

 

Peter hammers with one hammer,
One hammer, one hammer.
Peter hammers with one hammer,
All day long
(Pound one fist on floor or leg throughout the verse.)

 More verses:
Two hammers
(Pound two fists.)
Three hammers
(Pound two fists, stomp one foot.)
Four hammers
(Two fists, two feet.)
Five hammers
(Two fists, two feet, nod head.)
Peter’s very tired now…
(Rub eyes and put head on hands.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Poor Old Horse ChevronToggle

 

(Put your child on your knees, facing you. Let him hold your
hands as if holding the reins to a horse.
Poor old horse, he goes so slow.
He never stops, in rain or snow.
(Say these two lines very slowly, while moving your knees
up and down slowly.)
Buuut…
(Draw this word out and look at your child with anticipation.)
Give him a kick, and there he goes,
There he goes, there he goes.
Give him a kick, and there he goes,
All the way to town!
Whoa, horsey!
(Let your child fall backwards a bit, as if he is pulling on the
reins to stop the horse.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Pūrerehua ChevronToggle

Pūrerehua rere runga hau
Papaki parirau rere runga hau
Ka piki, ka piki runga rawa e
Papaki parirau rere runga hau

Ka tau, ka tau runga puāwai
Ka whānauhua a pūrerehua
Kātahi, ka rua, ka toru, ka whā
Ka rū, ka rē, ka puta te whā whē

Pūrerehua rere runga hau
Papaki parirau rere runga hau

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Six Little Ducks ChevronToggle

 

Six little ducks that I once knew,
(Hold up six fingers.)
Fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones too.
(Hold hands far apart, then close together.)
But the one little duck with the feather on his back,
(Hold up one finger, then wave one hand from your back.)
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack!
Quack, quack, quack. Quack, quack, quack!
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack!
(Make a ‘duck beak’ with the heels of your hands together.
On each ‘quack’ clap the duck beak shut.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear ChevronToggle

 

(Act out the verses as you say them.)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, dance on your toes.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your nose.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, stand on your head.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the light.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say good night.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Tēnā koe - Hello to One ChevronToggle

Tēnā koe
Hello to one
Tēna kōrua
Hello to two
Tēnā koutou
Hello to three or more

Kei te pēhea koe?
How are you?
Kei te pēhea kōrua?
How are you two?Kei te pēhea kōrua?
How are you all?

Kei te pai ahau
I'm just fine
Kei te pai māua
We're both great
Kei te pai mātou
We're all just fine

Tēnā koe
Hello to one
Tēnā kōrua
Hello to two
Tēnā koutou
Hello to three or more
Tahi, rua, toru, wha
Waho

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics The Itsy Wincy Spider ChevronToggle

 

The Itsy Wincy spider
Crawled up the spout.
(Move and spread fingers up, as if climbing.)
Down came the rain
(Bring wiggling fingers down.)
And washed poor Wincy out.
(Move both hands quickly to one side.)
Out came the sun
(Make circle over head with both arms.)
And dried up all the rain.
Then the Itsy Wincy spider
Crawled up the spout again.
(Move and spread fingers up, as if climbing.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics The Wheels on the Bus ChevronToggle

 

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round,
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All around the town.


Ngā wira o te pahi
Ngā wira o te pahi kei te huri haere
Huri haere, huri haere
Ngā wira o te pahi kei te huri haere
Ki tā tātou whare.


The money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink…
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish…
The baby on the bus says ‘wah, wah, wah’…
The parents on the bus say ‘shhh, shhh, shhh’…

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Three Little Monkeys ChevronToggle

 

Three little monkeys, jumping on the bed,
(Point three fingers downward, and ‘jump’ them on the
palm of your other hand.)
One fell off and bumped his head.
(’Jump’ your pointer finger off the ‘bed’ and hold your head
with your hand)
Mama (Papa) called the doctor
(Pretend to dial a phone.)
And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
(Shake your finger, as if at the naughty monkeys.)
Two little monkeys, jumping on the bed…
(Begin again, with two fingers this time.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Thumbkin ChevronToggle

 

Where is thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today sir?
Very well and thank you.
Run away. Run away.
(Continue with the other fingers
individually, calling them: Pointer,
Middleman, Ringman and Pinky.)


Kei hea kōnui?
Kei hea kōnui?
Kei hea kōnui?
Kei konei, kei konei.
Kei te pēhea koe?
Kei te pai ahau.
E oma. E oma.
(…kōroa, māpere, mānawa, kōiti.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Titiro; look. ChevronToggle

 

Titiro; look.
(Point to eyes.)
E tū; stand.
(Stand up.)
E peke means jump.
(Jump.)
E oma; run.
(Run on the spot.)
Hītoki; hop.
(Hop.)
A-E-I-O-U.
E noho; sit.
(Sit down.)
E moe; sleep.
(Lie down.)
E oho; wake up.
(Sit up and stretch.)
Paki paki; clap.
(Clap hands.)
Kōrero; talk.
(Point to mouth.)
A-E-I-O-U.

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics To Market ChevronToggle

 

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.
(Slowly gallop in time to the rhyme.)
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
(Turn around and ‘trot’ double-time, back in the other direction.)
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog.
(Turn and gallop slowly.)
Home again, home again, jiggety jog.
(Turn and trot back.)
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun.
(Turn and gallop slowly.)
Home again, home again, market is done.
(Turn, quickly trot back, then suddenly stop or collapse on the floor.)

Songs and Rhymes Music symbol Song Lyrics Two Little Blackbirds ChevronToggle

 

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
(Hold up both index fingers.)
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
(Hold one up, then the other.)
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
(Put one finger behind back, then the other.)
Come back Jack; come back Jill!
(Bring one finger around to the front, then the other.)
E rua ngā manu e noho i te wāra
Tētahi ko Pita
Tētahi ko Pāora
Rere atu Pita
Rere atu Pāora
Hoki mai Pita
Hoki mai Pāora.