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Nursery rhymes and songs: Animals went in two by two, The

Nursery rhymes and songs: The animals went in two by two

This collection of video and audio brings together traditional nursery rhymes and songs, counting songs and action songs.

Many also feature in Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs and rhymes are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the language and communication objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics to the song.

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Lyrics - The animals went in two by two

The animals went in two by two

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in two by two

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in two by two

The elephant and the kangaroo

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in three by three

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in three by three

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in three by three

The wasp, the ant and the bumble bee

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in four by four

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in four by four

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in four by four

The great hippopotamus stuck in the door

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in five by five

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in five by five

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in five by five

By hunting each other they kept alive

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in six by six

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in six by six

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in six by six

They turned out monkey because of his tricks

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in seven by seven

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in seven by seven

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in seven by seven

The little pig thought he was going to heaven

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in eight by eight

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in eight by eight

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in eight by eight

The tortoise thought he was going to be late

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in nine by nine

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in nine by nine

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in nine by nine

Kept marching up in a long straight line

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.


The animals went in ten by ten

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in ten by ten

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The animals went in ten by ten

The last one in was the little red hen

And they all went into the ark

For to get out of the rain.

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