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post #21 of 25
Hey, how bout this one?

Apples on a stick
make me sick
make my heart beat two, four, six
Napkins dirty, napkins clean,
napkins kiss me behind a magazine
Hey tomboy, wanna fight?
Meet me on the corner on Saturday night.
Here comes Jenny,
she can wiggle, she can waggle, she can do the splits
but I betcha a dime, she can't do this.
Close your eyes and count to ten:
one, two, three, four, etc.

OR....

Do you know exactly how to eat an oreo?
Well to do it, you unscrew it.
A kid will eat the middle of an oreo
and save the chocolate cookie part for last!!

AND...

down, down baby, down by the rollercoaster
sweet, sweet baby, don't forget your honeycomb
shimmy, shimmy cocoa-pop
shimmy, shimmy bop!
shimmy, shimmy cocoa-pop
shimmy, shimmy lollipop!

AND...

I don't wanna go to Mexico no more, more more
there's a big fat policeman at the door, door, door
If he grabs you by the collar,
boy, you better hollar!
I don't wanna go to Mexico no more, more, more

There's a book called "HAND CLAP!" by Sara Bernstein (isbn# 1-55850-426-5) that my MIL found, but I find it confusing to follow, plus, if I didn't know it as a kid, it CAN"T be that great!lol!!

Also, there's an old book called "ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO", it's probably out of print now, but woman studied rhymes from all over and through the generations. It was fun reading.

We also had a knowck off from the Mcdonalds commercial popular in the early 80's:

Big Mac, filet o fish, quarter pounder, french fries
Icy coke, thick shake, sundaes and apple pies
You deserve a break today at McDonalds, DIP!

Thanks for letting me get this all out! I loved all the games as a kid!
Oh, chi-chi wah-wah tabasco
I've got another tabasco
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 

Wow Thanks so much

Wow these are so helpful.
I do remember some of these now.
Also my library has some of the books suggested.
My daughter can't wait to learn some!
Thanks I feel like I'm in gradeschool reading some of these again.
He he
post #23 of 25
I loved these games when I was a kid! I was really good at them, it's probably my only talent in life, LOL. Too bad it's not worth much!

My favorite was the clapping game with four people (major concentration for this one) in a square, I think we sang the boyfriend in the candy store song to it...it started with something in Spanish, like uno, dos, siego? I have no clue about the beginning part. How about this one:

Miss Sue, Miss Sue,
Miss Sue's from Alabama,
She's having a party,
Chick a boom, chick a boom, chick a boom boom boom (shaking butt)

Let's play a game of tic tac toe.
Tic, tac, tic tac toe (doing crazy foot moves)

Anyone remember the rest?

ETA: I remember one someone mentioned, it's a really easy one where any amount of kids can play standing in a circle. Everyone spreads out there arms so one hand is over the next person's hand and the other is under the person on the other side's hand. As you sing, the "frog" moves by slapping hands, when you get to kerplop, that person is out. You go faster and faster at the end to try to not be out. If that makes any sense!

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky,
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky,
With a hip, hop, hip hop hop,
Skiddle and a diddle and KERPLOP!

I definitely would have loved to help another girl learn to do it. I agree with having her get a friend to show her!
post #24 of 25
WOW!!!!! Soooooo fun to read all of these. Amazing you folks remember them. As I was reading it all came back - what a trip down memory lane!

Thanks to the OP for starting this thread - good luck to your sweet little girl!!!
post #25 of 25
Miss Susy had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell (ding, ding)
Miss Susy went to heaven
And the steamboat went to...

Hello, operator,
Please give me number 9
And if you disconnect me
I will chop off your...

Behind the 'frigerator (or yellow curtain)
There was a piece of glass
Miss Susy sat upon it
And cut her little...

Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies
The boys are in the bathroom
Zipping down their...

Flies are in the meadow
And bees are in the park
All the little boys and girls
Are kissing in the dar, dark dark!

The dark is like the movies
The movie's like a show
The show is like the T.V.,
And that is all I know

I know, I know my mother
I know, I know my pa
I know, I know my sister
With the forty acre bra




Texico, texico, over the hills to mexico
do the split and a high kick
turn around ad get out of town
please come back,
sit on a tck, Ouch!
read a book, please don't look,
how many chapters can you read?
1...2...3...4...5. etc...

and a not so nice one...


tara boom de ay..
how did i get this way?
the boy next door, he threw me on the floor..
he lifted up my skirt and said it wouldn't hurt.
He counted 1 2 3 then he jumped on me
my mother was surprised to see my belly rise,
my father jumped for joy, it was a baby boy...


( and to protect little girls from boys)


circle, circle, dot, dot, knwo you have the cooties shot.


jump rope game.. swing ropw normal and spell H E L P, if they miss on H they have to do High water jump rope is elevated like a foot, E is electric it gets shaken on the ground, L is leapfrog, jump like a frog, and P is fro hot Peppers, speeds up super fast.


and last the roller coaster, down down baby down by the roolllercoaster sweet sweet baby never let you go. shamrock shamrock, shimmy shimmy shamrock, caught you wih your boy friend, naughty naughty,
steal a peice of candy, greedy, greedy,
won't do the dishes, lazy lazy,
jump out the window crazy crazy!
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