This is a finger play like “Where is Thumbkin?” I have heard it sung to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” but I wrote my own tune. There are lots of resources. My favorite ideas have to do with opposites to teach in Kindergarten. See some of the links below.
Two little blackbirds sitting on the wall (pointer fingers up)
One named Peter, (one hand forward)
And one named Paul. (other hand forward)
Fly away Peter, (one hand behind back)
Fly away Paul, (other hand behind back)
Come back Peter, (return one hand)
Come back Paul. (return other hand)
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.
- so-mi songs
- songs about birds
- songs with hand motions
- songs with the tonic triad in the melody
- songs with one chord
- lyric Ideas – for teaching opposites and rhyming
- source: Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays,Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp, Price Stern Sloan, 1979
Extras for Plus Members
Song with chords – 2 versions (PDF)