Round in a Circle

Round in a circle

Some children love to move around and around, whether that be spinning on the spot or running around in a circle.  As many songs/rhymes include moving in a circle or spinning around we can use these to help explore a child’s need to spin, twirl, twist…. and also encourage those to try who wouldn’t normally choose to rotate.  So, it is worth having a collection of ‘round in a circle’ songs and rhymes that you can call on.  Here are 3 that I know the children really enjoy:

Horsey Horsey

Horsey horsey don't you stop

Just let your feet go clippety-clop

Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round

Giddy up, we're homeward bound.

Here we go round the mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.

This is the way we wash our face,

Wash our face, wash our face,

This is the way we wash our face,

On a cold and frosty morning.

Grand old Duke of York

Oh the Grand old duke of York

He had ten thousand men

He marched them up to the top of the hill

And he marched them down again.

And when they were up they were up

And when they were down they were down

And when they were only halfway up

They were neither up nor down


What are your children's favourite ' going round in a circle' songs/rhymes?

Also, why not try moving around in a circle or adding a spinning movement to songs you traditional just sit and sing? 

If you would like to learn how you can use a rotational movement in other music activities, please take a look at my Music and Schemas online training.  It will go through how you can use music activities to explore the main 8 schemas.  Click here to find out more:

Happy music making!



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