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Tying Shoelaces, Clothes, Pockets

My Shoelace Blues

I've tried and tried to tie you, shoe.
I've never done it yet.
A loop that flip-flops on the floor
Is as close as I can get.
I've practiced on spaghetti.
I've practiced on the mop.
I've practiced on my sister
Until she made me stop.
So here's the loop again, shoe.
I'll hold it with my thumb.
I'll wrap the other end around...
And yank it into bows.
It's done!


Make a teepee. Come inside.
Pull down tight so we can hide.
Around the mountain... here we go!
Here's my arrow. Here's my bow.


Criss Cross I am Tying My Shoes
(to the tune of "Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath")

Criss Cross and go under the bridge,
Then you got to pull it tight.
Make a loop but keep a long tail,
That is how to do it right.
Then you take the other string,
and you wrap it 'round the loop.
Pull it through the hole,
Now you got the scoop.
Criss cross and go under the bridge,
Now you made a double knot!


You take one lace and make a loop.
Take the other lace and make another bunny ear.
Fold one under the other and there you go!
Tied shoes.


Coloured Clothes Song
(to the tune of "Frere Jacques")

Children with (red shirts/blue pants/etc.),
Children with (red shirts/blue pants/etc.),
Please stand up, please stand up.
Clap your hands and turn around,
Clap your hands and turn around,
Then sit down, then sit down.
etc...


If Your Clothes Have Any Colour
(to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red,
Put your hands up on your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.

If your clothes have any blue, any blue,
If your clothes have any blue, any blue,
If your clothes have any blue,
Put your finger on your shoe,
If your clothes have any blue, any blue.

If your clothes have any green, any green,
If your clothes have any green, any green,
If your clothes have any green,
Wave your hand so you are seen,
If your clothes have any green, any green,

If your clothes have any yellow, any yellow,
If your clothes have any yellow, any yellow,
If your clothes have any yellow,
Laugh like a happy fellow,
If your clothes have any yellow, any yellow.
ha, ha, ha!

If your clothes have any white, any white,
If your clothes have any white, any white,
If your clothes have any white,
Give a hug with all your might,
If your clothes have any white, any white,

If your clothes have any black, any black,
If your clothes have any black, any black,
If your clothes have any black,
Pat your neighbour on the back,
If your clothes have any black, any black,

If your clothes have any brown, any brown,
If your clothes have any brown, any brown,
If your clothes have any brown,
Make a smile like a clown,
If your clothes have any brown, any brown.


This is the Way We Wash Our Clothes
(to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush")

This is the way we wash our clothes,
Rub-a-dub-dub, rub-a-dub-dub;
See them getting clean and white,
Rub-a-dub-dub, rub-a-dub-dub;

This is the way we hang them out,
Flippity-flap, flippity-flap;
See them blowing in the wind,
Flippity-flap, flippity-flap;

This is the way we iron them flat,
Smooth as can be, smooth as can be;
Soon our wash day will be done,
And nice clean clothes for you and me.


Diddle Diddle Dumpling,
My son John,
Went to bed with his trousers on;
One shoe off and the other shoe on,
Diddle Diddle Dumpling,
My son John.


Mary Wore a Red Dress

Mary wore a red dress, red dress, red dress,
Mary wore red dress all day long.

Mary wore a red hat, red hat, red hat,
Mary wore a red hat all day long.

Mary wore her red shoes, red shoes, red shoes,
Mary wore red shoes all day long.

Mary wore her red gloves, red gloves, red gloves,
Mary wore her red gloves all day long.

Mary was a red bird, red bird, red bird,
Mary was a red bird all day long.


Getting Dressed

Isn't dressing depressing?

Button the buttons
Snap the snaps
Hook the hooks and
Zip the zippers
Tie the ties and
Strap the straps and
Clasp the clasps and
Slip the slippers
Buckle the buckles and
Knot the knots and
Pin the pins and
Lace the laces
Loop the loops and
Lock the locks and
Belt the belts and
Brace the braces—

What I like the best is my own skin—
That is the dress I'm always in.

Alexander Resnikoff


Put on Your Coat

Stuff an arm
into each sleeve,
put on your coat
before you leave.
Zip the zipper
right to the top,
and cover your head
whenever rain drops.

james hörner


Children Put Your Coats On
(To the tune of "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")

Children put your coats on,
Your coats on , your coats on.
Children put your coats on,
One, two, three.

Children are now dressed,
Are dressed, are dressed
Children are now dressed.
Lets go out to play.


The Mitten Song

"Thumbs in the thumb-place,
Fingers all together!"
This is the song
We sing in mitten-weather.
When it is cold,
It doesn't matter whether
Mittens are wool,
Or made of finest leather.
This is the song
We sing in mitten-weather:
"Thumbs in the thumb-place,
Fingers all together!"

Marie Louise Allen


Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for the master,
And one for the dame,
One for the little boy,
Who lives down the lane.

Baa baa white sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One to mend a jumper,
One to mend a frock,
And one for the little boy,
With holes in his socks.

Baa baa grey sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for the kittens,
One for the cats,
And one for the guinea pigs,
To knit some wooly hats.

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