Two Little Dicky Birds
Traditional Nursery Rhyme Two Little Dicky Birds with Lyrics and Music
Can you remember the traditional nursery rhyme "Two Little Dicky Birds". This nursery rhyme is very old, but still popular - and used in many homes, kindergartens and pre-schools. First time it was published was actually back in 1765(!).
Finger play: "Two Little Dicky Birds" is often used as a "finger play". Doing the finger play while singing, makes this song even more fun. So let's learn how to do "Two Little Dicky Birds" as a finger game:
The finger game is played with both hands. Point both index fingers in the air and let them represent to different "persons" - Peter and Paul. So we go like:
Two little dicky birds sitting on the wall: both index fingers up in the air, move both of them.
One named Peter: Wiggle one index finger ("the Peter finger")
One named Paul: Wiggle the other index finger (the Paul finger)
Fly away Peter: quickly draw the hand with "the Peter finger" behind your head and hide it.
Fly away Paul: quickly draw the other hand ("the Paul finger's hand") behind your head and hide it.
Come back Peter: reverse the last action with "the Peter finger" hand
Come back Peter: reverse the last action with "the Paul finger" hand
Two little dickie birds
Sitting on a wall,
One named Peter,
One named Paul.
Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!
Come back Peter!
Come back Paul!
Why not try with other names? Maybe you can use the kids' names?
Press the play-icon to listen to the nursery rhyme "Two Little Dicky Birds" Have fun!