Baby in the Cradle


(Traditional chant)

Baby in the cradle goes rock-a-rock-a-rock
The clock on the dresser goes tick-a-tick-a-tock
The rain on the window goes tap-a-tap-a-tap
Here comes the sun, so we clap-a-clap-a-clap!


  • Rock arms like holding a baby
  • Move arms from side to side
  • Tap finger on other hand
  • Clap hands

See also

  • Activities: motions
  • Timbre: chants
  • Source: Round and Round the Garden and Other Action Songs, Caroline Repchuk, Parragon, 2000


  • Downloadable chant (PDF)

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