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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Baby Chants about Candy

Who doesn't love candy? I mean come on... even if you're a purist who won't touch any of it, don't you still get a little excited when you walk past a bursting-with-color candy store?

We do enjoy some candy around here, so here are some chants to do with your baby or toddler while singing/chanting candy words - which are always more fun to sing about, me-thinks.

Lollipop, Lollipop
Lollipop, lollipop,
Lick, lick a lollipop.
Red, green, blue,
pink and yellow too.
Lollipop, lollipop,
sweet are you!

Bubblegun - POP! 
Bubblegum - chew. 
Bubblegum pink 
and bubblegum blue. 

Motions: These are good for bouncing baby or clapping baby's hands as you chant or sing through.
For Lollipop, tickle baby on last "you!"
For Bubblegun, bounce baby high on Pop!

Handy Pandy

Handy pandy, sugar candy
One, two, three!
Top one, bottom one,
Where can it be?
Motions:  Hide a small object or treat in one hand, pound fists on top of each other as you sing or chant the rhyme, then have child choose which hand has the hidden object.

Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?

(This one has been around for years and works best with preschoolers)
First, choose a child to be the cookie thief. We'll use.... Susie and Danny. :-)

-Susie stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
Susie:  Who me? 
-Yes, you!
Susie: Couldn't be! 
-Then who?
Danny stole the cookie from the cookie jar...

Motions: This one is best either in a group of children (circle) or while riding in the car when there are others around to "accuse" etc...
You can clap the beat to this one too as you're chanting the first line.
Point to the accused and then open hands when asking "Then who?" etc.... (not if you're driving, please....).

Enjoy! :-)

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