Ring Around the Rosie





Ring around the rosie
Pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down!
The cows are in the meadow
Eating buttercups
Thunder, lightning,
We all jump up!

Alternate Version:
Ring around the rosies,
Pocket full of posies,
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down!
The goats are in the meadow
Eating buttercups
Ashes, ashes,
We all jump up!

Expanded version:
Ring around the rosie,  (everyone join hands in a circle, walk or skip around)
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down!  (“fall” down to floor)
Repeat with different movements (easiest done without holding hands!):
Skip around the rosie…
Hop…
Fly…
Crawl…
Run…
Tiptoe…
Gallop…

(Adapted from Wee Sing 25th Anniversary Celebration; see also Wee sing children's songs and fingerplaysopens a new window by Pamela Conn Beall.)