Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fun Food Rhymes

Jelly in the Bowl

Start with your baby on your lap. This is best to do with babies who can sit independently. As always, be careful and gentle when bouncing with your baby. Listen to your baby's cue - she will let you know if it's too much action! Wobblers and toddlers may also enjoy this one!

Jelly in the bowl, Rock baby back and forth.
Jelly in the bowl,
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble Gently wiggle baby's arms.
Jelly in the bowl. Rock baby back and forth.

Cookies in the tin Gently bounce baby on your lap.
Cookies in the tin.
Shake them up, shake them up
Cookies in the tin.

Baby on the floor, Gently bounce baby on your lap.
Baby on the floor.
Pick him (her) up, pick him (her) up Lift baby up high.
Baby on the floor. Lower baby to the floor.

Pizza Pickle Pumpernickle

Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel,
My little girl shall have a tickle.
One for here nose, one for here toes
And one for her tummy where the cracker goes!

Popcorn Rhyme

(bounce baby on knees)*
Popcorn, popcorn,
Sizzling in the pan.
Shake it up, shake it up,
Bam, bam, bam!

Popcorn, popcorn,
Now it’s getting hot,
Shake it up, shake it up,
Pop, pop, pop! lift baby up with each "pop"

*toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy acting this one out themselves. They can shake their bodies and stomp their feet for "bam, bam, bam!" Jump up in the air for "pop, pop, pop!"

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