When I was first getting into hand motion songs with the boys I was surprised at how little I remembered of all the classic kid songs. It took a while to come back to me and I’ve picked up a few new ideas from library times and play dates. If you’re a new parent and in the same boat, maybe this will save you some brain power. OR if you’re looking to mix up your verses a little, here’s some ideas for a classic.
Here are some of the lyrics you can use for the song The Wheels on the Bus.
The wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town,
The people on the bus go up and down.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish.
The signals on the bus go blink, blink, blink.
The motor on the bus goes zoom, zoom, zoom.
The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa.
The parents on the bus go shh, shh, shh.
The mommy on the bus says, I love you.
I love you, I love you.
The daddy on the bus says, I love you, too.
The bell on the bus goes ding, ding, ding.
The doors on the bus go open and shut,
open and shut, open and shut.
The babies on the bus go fast asleep,
fast asleep, fast asleep.
The back of the bus bumps up and down, up and down, up and down.
The children at the stops get on and off, on and off, on and off,
Everyone on the bus sways back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
The seats on the bus go wiggle jiggle wiggle jiggle, wiggle jiggle.
And my personal favorite, for the last verse we sing:
Graham and Miles say “This is my stop, this is my stop, this is my stop.” Let me off the buuuuuus.