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This rhyme is really fun and supports children’s language development. It is meant to be interactive with lots of acting and role-playing.
Sing together to act out this lovely rhyme. You can act out the actions below, or you could make your own. You might even want to make up new verses.
You could pretend to be on the bus using a plate or frisbee as the driving wheel, and set off on your adventures. You might want to look at an atlas, a travel brochure, books or online for inspiration about where you might be travelling to. If you are travelling far, you might want to pack a suitcase or a backpack. You could discuss what you might need for a beach holiday or a visit to Santa, for example.
Where will you travel to? Will it be a real or imaginary place? Have fun singing and playing!
The wheels on the bus go round and round. Round and round, Round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round, All day long. (Action: Roll hands around each other)
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish. Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish. The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish, All day long. (Action: Swish hands in front of you like windscreen wipers)
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep. (Action: Slap your palms in front of you like honking a horn)
The driver on the bus says ‘tickets please’. (Action: Pretend to give out a ticket)