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1, 2, Buckle My Shoe

This simple rhyme about counting and rhyming, among other things, has engaged young children for decades.
As with many of the classics, it is easily manipulated, and a quick search online will produce many alternate versions.



One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, don't be late! (or, Lay them straight!)
Nine, ten, do it again!


There's also a version for shakers, courtesy of Jbrary:

One, two, shake it on your shoe
Three, four, shake it on the floor
Five, six, stir and mix
Seven, eight, stand it up straight
Nine, ten, wave to all your friends!


You can mime the actions of the chant as you go!








Tap shaker on your shoe
Tap shaker on the floor
Hold shaker with two hands mime stirring a pot
Hold shaker straight up on your head
Wave with your shaker!