July 11

Sing a Song

This Old Man

Can you make up actions to go with each verse?

This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two
He played knick-knack on my shoe
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three
He played knick-knack on my knee
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four
He played knick-knack on my door
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five
He played knick-knack on my hive
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six
He played knick-knack on my sticks
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven
He played knick-knack up in heaven
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played eight
He played knick-knack on my gate
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine
He played knick-knack on my spine
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten
He played knick-knack once ag'n
With a knick-knack patty-whack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

Watch

This Old Man by Rockosaurus Rex

Try This

Make music with your body by snapping, clapping and stomping.

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep Selected by Kenn Nesbitt; art by Christoph Niemann
  • This Old Van by Kim Norman; illustrated by Carolyn Conahan

Explore More

See the July Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!