Sing a Song

Four White Horses

Four white horses, on the river,
Hey, hey, hey, up tomorrow,
Up tomorrow is a rainy day.
Come on up to the shallow bay,
Shallow bay is a ripe banana,
Up tomorrow is a rainy day.

For older children, this can become a hand clapping rhyme. If you have four people, try the instructions below. Otherwise, make up your own clapping game!

Four kids play: Two across from each other.
One pair goes high the other low then they alternate.
Clap partner, clap hands, clap partner, clap hands.
Then alternate. Do this for the first 4 lines.
Then for the last 2 lines – they can go to the side partner – clap side partner, clap hands (5th line).
Then the other side partner – clap side partner clap hands (6th line).

One More Story

When you visit this website tomorrow there will be two new books for you to enjoy. Visit your local library to take home a copy of this book or click here to find your local public library. Check here to see what books are coming next or look back on what we’ve read so far this year.

Try This

Do you have a broom or stick? Let your child pretend it is a horse and ride around the driveway or yard. Talk about horses and what your child knows or likes about them.

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