Rhymes and Songs

Note: If the copyright/public domain status of a rhyme could not be confirmed, a link is provided to access the lyrics.

Nursery Rhymes

The Squirrel

Whisky Frisky,
Hippity Hop,
Up he goes
To the tree top!

Whirly, twirly,
Round and round,
Down he scampers
To the ground.

Furly, curly,
What a tail,
Tall as a feather,
Broad as a sail.

Where's his supper?
In the shell,
Snappy, cracky,
Out it fell.

The Squirrel (Whisky Frisky Hippity Hop)



Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel

Refer to this JBrary site for a rhyme and flannel board idea: https://jbrary.com/flannel-friday-brown-squirrel-brown-squirrel/


Where Is Squirrel?

(Tune: Where Is Thumbkin?)

Adapted by Julie Dietzel-Glair

Where is squirrel? Where is squirrel?

In a tree, in a tree.

How are you today sir?

Very well I thank you.

Scamper away, scamper away


Where is squirrel? Where is squirrel?

Playing games, playing games.

How are you today ma’am?

Very well I thank you.

Run away, run away

Where is flying squirrel? Where is flying squirrel?

Soaring high, soaring high.

How are you today sir?

Very well I thank you.

Fly away, fly away


A Little Squirrel

Click this link for a funny poem about a squirrel: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-little-squirrel-fun-poem/


The Muffin Man

Do [or "Oh, do"] you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Do you know the muffin man,
Who lives on Drury Lane?

Yes [or "Oh, yes"], I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Yes, I know the muffin man,
Who lives on Drury Lane

If you don’t know the tune for “The Muffin Man,” watch a video of the song on YouTube. This version has extra verses for the ice cream man and fruit stand man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXFg5QsTcLQ


Star Light, Star Bright (Use this rhyme on the page when Momo soars off into the night sky)

(Oral tradition)

Star light, star bright

First star I see tonight

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight.

Little Laughs Music. Animal Tower. 2010 ASIN B004FZR9FK.

Jump along with the squirrel until he gets tired and decides to rest. Play track #3 “My Squirrel.”

Reid-Naiman, Kathy. When It’s Autumn. 2013.

This CD has two great songs for the squirrel theme. Both encourage movement including hopping, flying, and shaking your bushy tail. Play track #3, “Walk Old Squirrel” to dance and have fun. Play track #4, “Grey Squirrel” to work on color identification.

Sesame Street. Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs. 2008 . ASIN B00187PN7Y.

Dance to the beat of these fun songs. Play track #6, “Silly Squirrel Dance,” to dance like a squirrel.