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<p>Can someone help me out here with this handwashing verse? I just can’t remember the words, perhaps someone else knows it?</p>
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<p>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).</p>
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<p>Anyone? An alternative would be welcome (and one for brushing teeth would be a lifesaver too).</p>
<p>thanks</p>
 

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<p>Hmmm, probably not what you were looking for, but in Girl Scouts I remember:</p>
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<p>Oh I wish I was a little bar of soap!</p>
<p>Yes I wish I was a little bar of soap!</p>
<p>I'd go shiny shiny shiny over everybody's heiny!</p>
<p>Oh I wish I was a little bar of soap!</p>
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<p>(sung to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it")</p>
 

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<p>For tooth brushing, I know this one:</p>
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<p>When you wake up in the morning about a quarter to (number) and you feel like (rhyming phrase), you brush your teeth!</p>
<p>Chee chee chee chee, chee chee chee chee!</p>
<p>You brush your teeth- Chee chee chee chee, chee chee chee chee!</p>
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<p>When you say the chee chee part you pretend to brush the teeth motion-wise.</p>
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<p>one/having a little fun</p>
<p>two/nothing else better to do</p>
<p>three/taking a little spree</p>
<p>four/doing it a little more</p>
<p>etc etc.</p>
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<p>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!</p>
 

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Tops and Bottoms<br>
Tops and bottoms<br>
In between, in between<br>
All around your hands<br>
All around your hands<br>
makes them clean<br>
makes them clean<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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<p>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 !</p>
 

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<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
 

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<p>This isn't the one you're looking for, but we use one in our parent/child class that you might like:</p>
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<p>Wash your hands now,</p>
<p>the team has gone to plow.</p>
<p>If you're going to wash your hands,</p>
<p>wash your hands now.</p>
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<p>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! </p>
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<p>Good luck in your search.  :)</p>
 
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<p>A little soap</p>
<p>a little water</p>
<p>rub and scrub</p>
<p>until the bubbles come</p>
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<p>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!</p>
 
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I would love the hand-washing one, too, if someone can find it.<br><br>
I think someone here posted the tooth-brushing one we use:<br><br>
All the little milk teeth,<br>
Standing in a row.<br>
Brush, brush, brush,<br>
And away we go!<br><br>
First do the front ones,<br>
Then do the back,<br>
Scrub, scrub, scrub,<br>
Just like that!<br><br>
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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<p>thanks, I love the milk teeth verse. I will make a more concerted effort to track down this handwashing verse now. </p>
 

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<p>Wishy washy splishy splashy</p>
<p>now our hands take a little bath.</p>
<p>Whirly, twirly, round they go</p>
<p>till we get them clean like so.</p>
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<p>Pit a pat, pit a pat</p>
<p>dry them on a towel like that.</p>
 

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<p>Here's the one from <em>Beyond the Rainbow Bridge</em>:</p>
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<p>Wash hands, wash, and dry them on the towel,</p>
<p>Soon it's time to have our snack so wash your hands now.</p>
 

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<p>Quote:</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mamaUK</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1292238/words-to-handwashing-verse#post_16197461"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>A little soap</p>
<p>a little water</p>
<p>rub and scrub</p>
<p>until the bubbles come</p>
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<p>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!</p>
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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.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mosaic</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1292238/words-to-handwashing-verse#post_16195548"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Tops and Bottoms<br>
Tops and bottoms<br>
In between, in between<br>
All around your hands<br>
All around your hands<br>
makes them clean<br>
makes them clean<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif"></div>
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this is the one my daughter used (almost 7 the singing is less during these times)</p>
<p>and a jazzy song we made up years ago called scrub-ba rub-ba</p>
<p>another one with energy that we use is raffi's you brush your teeth</p>
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<p>i'm going to bring this one to my ds, almost two</p>
<p>A little soap</p>
<p>a little water</p>
<p>rub and scrub</p>
<p>until the bubbles come</p>
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<p>thanks mamaUK !</p>
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