Row Row Row Your Boat

This selection of songs has flexible storytime uses. Travelling, Travelling would be perfect with a set of vehicle felts, Row It All Around with puppets, Rock Your Boat as a baby bounce, and Drive Your Truck as an action-bounce along the lines of Hurry Hurry Drive the Fire Truck.

For repetition-with-variation, try a few different versions during your storytime session or introduce a book like Jane Cabrera’s animal-themed Row Row Row Your Boat. Known sources are linked in titles.


Row Row Row Your Boat
C

Row, row, row your boat
C

Gently down the stream
C

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
G7             C

Life is but a dream



Rock Your Boat
C

Rock, rock, rock your boat
C

Gently to and fro
C

Look out, give a shout
G7                 C

Into the water you go!



If You See a Crocodile
C

Row, row, row your boat
C

Gently down the stream
C

If you see a crocodile
G7              C

Don't forget to scream!



Row It All Around
C
Row, row, row your boat
C

Row it all around
C

If you see a ______
G7             C

Make a ______ sound



I’m a Submarine
C

Row, row, row your boat
C

Underneath the stream
C

Ha ha, fooled you
G7          C

I'm a submarine!



Drive, Drive, Drive Your Truck
C

Drive, drive, drive your truck
C

All around the town
C

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
G7                C

Up the hills and down

Verses

Turn...the key/Make the engine roar...Let's go to the store
Press...the pedal/Give the engine gas...Now we’re going fast
Turn...the wheel/That is how we steer....Make a turn right here
Push...the brake/Make the truck slow down...Now we are in town



Travelling, Travelling
C

Row, row, row your boat
C

Gently round the lake
C

Travelling, travelling on the water
G7                  C

Boats are what you take

Verses

Drive...your car/Have a merry cruise... on the road/Cars are what you use
Fly...your plane/High up in the air... through the sky/Planes will get you there
Chug...your train/Chug along the track...on the rails/Trains go there and back
Stamp...your feet/Stamp them on the ground...on the paths/Walk to get around



Other Variations Include
Dino Dinosaur
Hug Your Bear
Ocean Row Row Row
Ride Your Sled
Shake Your Eggs

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