The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Lyrics and Printable Poem

itsy bitsy spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Song is a cute song about a spider that gets completely rained out!  It’s the perfect song to sing in kindergarten when you are talking about rain and weather, or a slightly spooky song to sing around Halloween.

I created a printable poem that you can download and give out to your students. Kids can add it to their poetry journals or they can just enjoy reading the words and looking at the silly picture!

You can click here to download the Itsy Bitsy Spider Printable (Single page PDF) or you can click on the thumbnail image below.  There are two songs on the page, so after you print it out you can cut it in half and give one poem to each student.   If you are looking for the text of the lyrics to copy and paste, scroll down a little to find them after the image of the printable.

You will also find a YouTube music video of the song and a lesson plan for using the printable poem at the bottom of this page after the song lyrics!

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Printable

 

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Went up the water spout.

 

Down came the rain and

Washed the spider out!

 

Out came the sun and

Dried up all the rain,

 

And The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Went up the spout again!

 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Youtube Music Video

Itsy Bitsy Spider Poem – Sight Word Lesson Plans

Say, “Today we will be talking about creepy crawlers including spiders and insects. The first thing we are going to do is read the poem, the Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

(Pass out Itsy Bitsy Spider poems to each student)

“Next, we will go on a word find.  The word we will be talking about today is the word, THE. “

Write the word, the on the board.  
“Lets say the poem again but this time we will clap as we say the word, The.  Next, Look at your poem and see if you can find the word The in the poem.  You will use a highlighter to search and find the word the in the poem.”

Students take their poem to the tables and look for the word, The.  They can circle it on their poem each time they see it.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a bird

How absurd to swallow a bird!

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat

How is it that she swallowed a cat?

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a dog

What a hog to swallow a dog!

She swallowed the dog to catch the cat

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow

I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!

She swallowed the cow to catch the dog

She swallowed the dog to catch the cat

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse

She’s dead, of course!

The Ants Go Marching Lyrics and Activities

Ants Go Marching Lyrics, Clip Art, and Activities to go along with the song.  The Ants Go Marching s a cute little chant that you can play on the piano as your kids march around in a circle and sing along. The piano is played in the progression of C, B ♭, A ♭ , G (Single notes, you can get fancy if you want!) and is repeated.

During the first part of the verse, the piano is played more slowly, using half notes. For the part “And they all go marching” The notes on the piano are played faster one time, using quarter notes. Then, on the word “down”, start the progression again using half notes.

I’ve included some ant activities and ant clip art image below the lyrics.  Feel free to use it for kindergarten counting activities or as a puppet to go along with this song or anything else for your ants unit!

 

ants clipart

The ants go marching one by one

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching one by one

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching one by one

The little one stops to suck his thumb

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching two by two

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching two by two

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching two by two

The little one stops tie his shoe

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching three by three

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching three by three

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching three by three

The little one stops to climb a tree

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching four by four

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching four by four

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching four by four

The little one stops to shut the door

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching five by five

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching five by five

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching five by five

The little one stops to dance a jive

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching six by six

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching six by six

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching six by six

The little one stops to pick up sticks

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching seven by seven

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching seven by seven

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching seven by seven

The little one stops and prays to heaven

They all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching eight by eight

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching eight by eight

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching eight by eight

The little one stops to close the gate

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching nine by nine

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching nine by nine

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching nine by nine

The little one stops to check the time

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching ten by ten

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching ten by ten

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching ten by ten

The little one stops to start again

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain!

 

Here is the ant clip art I made for this page to go along with the song.  Right click to view the full size image and to save it.  Feel free to use it in your classroom and even on your blog or site when you include a link to Kindergarten Nation!

ant clip artants clip art

 

Ants Go Marching Activities on The Web

Here is a free set of number cards to use for Ants Go Marching themed counting and math activities:

http://www.classroomfreebies.com/2012/05/ants-go-marching-story-cards.html

 

Baby Bumblebee Song Lyrics

Baby Bumblebee Song Lyrics for Kids. These are the lyrics I use for this song about an unfortunate bumble bee.  This is a pretty silly song and might get your kids a little riled up but it is still one of my favorites!

 

Baby Bumblebee

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebeebumble bee image

Wont my mommy be so proud of me

I’m bring home a baby bumblebee

Ouch! He stung me!

 

I’m squishing up my baby bumblebee

Wont my mommy be so proud of me?

I’m squishing up my baby bumblebee

Ewwww! What a mess!

 

I’m licking up my baby bumblebee

Wont my mommy be so proud of me!

I’m licking up my baby bumblebee

OooooooOoo! I don’t feel so good!

 

I’m moping up my baby bumblebee

Wont my mommy be so proud of me!

I’m moping up my baby bumblebee

Yay! All Clean!