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#1 of 15 Old 01-17-2011, 10:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can someone help me out here with this handwashing verse? I just can’t remember the words, perhaps someone else knows it?

 

There’s something about the soap and then it goes something like …..squish squish squish, sliding over the back, diving like a dolphin (or seal, etc., as they put their hands in under the water).

 

Anyone? An alternative would be welcome (and one for brushing teeth would be a lifesaver too).

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Hmmm, probably not what you were looking for, but in Girl Scouts I remember:

 

Oh I wish I was a little bar of soap!

Yes I wish I was a little bar of soap!

I'd go shiny shiny shiny over everybody's heiny!

Oh I wish I was a little bar of soap!

 

(sung to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it")


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For tooth brushing, I know this one:

 

When you wake up in the morning about a quarter to (number) and you feel like (rhyming phrase), you brush your teeth!

Chee chee chee chee, chee chee chee chee!

You brush your teeth- Chee chee chee chee, chee chee chee chee!

 

When you say the chee chee part you pretend to brush the teeth motion-wise.

 

one/having a little fun

two/nothing else better to do

three/taking a little spree

four/doing it a little more

etc etc.

 

There was a melody that I specifically learned to this one, but hard to convey via board! But you could easily make up your own rhymes and melody! Just make it fun!


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Tops and Bottoms
Tops and bottoms
In between, in between
All around your hands
All around your hands
makes them clean
makes them clean

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Does anyone know of any websites etc. for more verses like for handwork ? I googled but have only found ones you have to pay for. Also any books with verses would be wonderful !


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thanks for the suggestions ... I'll have to keep digging... it was a really great one because the hand gestures were so appropriate. I'll post it if I come across it.

There is a book I haven't got my hands on - I can't recall the name now, but it has verses just like this. Someone will remember.

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This isn't the one you're looking for, but we use one in our parent/child class that you might like:

 

Wash your hands now,

the team has gone to plow.

If you're going to wash your hands,

wash your hands now.

 

It's sung at a slower pace and is very soothing and melodic.  It is a shame how hard it is to convey tune on msg boards! 

 

Good luck in your search.  :)

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A little soap

a little water

rub and scrub

until the bubbles come

 

 

I *think* this came from Simplicity Parenting, the girls love looking out for the bubbles foaming and it actually makes them interested in washing thier hands!

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I would love the hand-washing one, too, if someone can find it.

I think someone here posted the tooth-brushing one we use:

All the little milk teeth,
Standing in a row.
Brush, brush, brush,
And away we go!

First do the front ones,
Then do the back,
Scrub, scrub, scrub,
Just like that!

My kids love it....now I just need to come up with something that encompasses the big-boy teeth as well as the milk teeth....aaaah, how time flies!
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thanks, I love the milk teeth verse. I will make a more concerted effort to track down this handwashing verse now. 

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Wishy washy splishy splashy

now our hands take a little bath.

Whirly, twirly, round they go

till we get them clean like so.

 

Pit a pat, pit a pat

dry them on a towel like that.


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Here's the one from Beyond the Rainbow Bridge:

 

Wash hands, wash, and dry them on the towel,

Soon it's time to have our snack so wash your hands now.


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Originally Posted by mamaUK View Post

A little soap

a little water

rub and scrub

until the bubbles come

 

 

I *think* this came from Simplicity Parenting, the girls love looking out for the bubbles foaming and it actually makes them interested in washing thier hands!


I've always said to make sure the bubbles "grow", because it helps the children wash long enough. This is a good verse to go with that idea.


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Tops and Bottoms
Tops and bottoms
In between, in between
All around your hands
All around your hands
makes them clean
makes them clean

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this is the one my daughter used (almost 7 the singing is less during these times)

and a jazzy song we made up years ago called scrub-ba rub-ba

another one with energy that we use is raffi's you brush your teeth

 

i'm going to bring this one to my ds, almost two

A little soap

a little water

rub and scrub

until the bubbles come

 

thanks mamaUK !

 

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Wow these are great. Would love any site recommendations for more songs like this for other things! Thanks.

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