I Had A Little Turtle

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I had a little turtle
And he lived in a box.
He swam in the water
And he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a minnow.

He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a mosquito.
And he snapped at me.
He caught the minnow.
He caught the flea.
He caught the mosquito.
But he didn't catch me!

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Information About I Had A Little Turtle

This song is a classic children's nursery rhyme.

It is usually taught to children that are in pre-school to kindergarten.

There are so many motions that could be used in the teaching of this song by parents and teachers.

In the lyrics, "He swam in a puddle", the children can pretend as if they are swimming in a puddle. This can open up a lesson about where turtles live and swim and which ones live mainly in the water.

In the line, "He snapped up a mosquito", the children can clap their hands together as if they have just caught a mosquito in between their hands. This can set up a lesson about mosquitoes and different types of bugs that bite.

Finally, in the lyric, "he caught a minnow", the teacher or parent can explain to the children what a minnow is and then go into a lesson about the different types of fish.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

An additional verse for I Had A Little Turtle

I had a little turtle.
His name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
And now he's sick in bed
With a bubble in his throat!

Another bonus verse

There was a little turtle
he lived in a box
he swam in the water
he climbed on the rocks
he snapped at a mosquito
and he snapped ant a flea
he snapped at a minnow
and he snapped at me.

This is a longer version of the song with slightly different lyrics

I have a little turtle;
His name is Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
To teach him how to swim.

He drank up all the water
And ate up all the soap.
Now he’s home and sick in bed
With bubbles in his throat!
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!

I miss my little turtle,
Whose name is Tiny Tim.
I will call him on the telephone—
I would like to visit him.

Tiny Tim is better now;
His tummy doesn’t hurt.
He will never eat the soap again—
He says it doesn’t work.
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!

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