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Some nursery rhymes to illustrate rhythm using cuisenaire rods

Each rod represents a syllable, each red or green rod a stressed syllable & the grey ones are the unstressed syllables.

 


Hickory Dickory Dock


The mouse ran up the clock


The clock struck one


The mouse fell down


Hickory Dickory Dock

 

 


Twinkle, twinkle little star


How I wonder what you are


Up above the world so high


Like a diamond in the sky

 

 


Little Jack Horner


Sat in a corner


Eating his Christmas pie


He put in his thumb


And pulled out a plum


And said, 'What a good boy am I!'

 

 


Solomon Grundy


Born on a Monday


Christened on Tuesday


Married on Wednesday


Took ill on Thursday


Worse on Friday


Died on Saturday


Buried on Sunday


And that's the end


Of Solomon Grundy

 

 


Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall


Humpty Dumpty had a great fall


All the King's horses and all the King's men


Couldn't put Humpty together again

 

 


One, two,


Buckle my shoe.


Three, four,


Knock on the door.


Five, six,


Pick up sticks.


Seven, eight,


Lay them straight.


Nine, ten,


A big fat hen.

 

 


Jack and Jill went up the hill


To fetch a pail of water


Jack fell down and broke his crown


And Jill came tumbling after

 

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