2002-2003 K-2 Public Domain Poems



Baby Nap Hand Rhyme by Anonymous

This is baby ready for a nap.
Lay her down in her mother's lap.
Cover her up so she won't peep.
Rock her til she's fast asleep.


Do Not Cry Nigerian Lullaby

Do not cry, my child,
O do not cry, my little one,
For I, your mother, am here.
O do not cry, my child.

Gather round me, children,
Gather round me
Like stars round the moon,
Gather round me.

Hush-a-bye, my child,
O hush-a-bye, my little one,
For I, your father, am here.
O hush-a-bye, my child.


Five Little Monkeys by Anonymous

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Momma called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

So four little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Momma called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

So three little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Momma called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

So two little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Momma called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

So one little monkey jumping on the bed.
He fell off and bumped his head.
Momma called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Five little monkeys, see them sleeping.
Into the bedroom Momma comes creeping
tip-toe so no soul can see.
Then Momma . . .
jumps on the bed and she yells out, "Whee!"


Jack Be Nimble by Mother Goose

Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over the candlestick.


Little Boy Blue by Mother Goose

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn!
The sheep's in the meadow and the cow's in the corn.
Where is that boy who has lost his sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep.


Little Jack Horner by Mother Goose

Little Jack Horner
sat in the corner
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put I his thumb,
and pulled out a plum.
And said, "What a good boy am I!"


Little Miss Muffet by Mother Goose

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
And sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.


Peanut Butter and Jelly by Anonymous

Peanut, peanut butter and jelly!
First you dig 'em.
Then you crack 'em.
Then you squish 'em.
Then you stir 'em.
Then you spread it.
Then you chew it.
Then you eat it.


Tapping at the Window by Anonymous

Tapping at the window,
Tapping at the door,
Everybody jumps up
When we count to four.
1, 2, 3, 4!


Two Little Apples by Anonymous

Two little apples hanging on a tree,
Two little apples smiling at me.

I shook that tree as hard as I could.
Down came the apples, Mm! Mm! Good!


Wee Willie Winkie by William Miller

Wee Willie Winkie
runs through the town
Upstairs and downstairs,
in his night gown;

Rapping at the window,
crying through the lock,
"Are the children in their beds?
For it's now eight o'clock."