Turtle Songs

Turtle Songs


This is a turtle (make a fist with one hand)
He lives in a shell
He likes his home
Very, very well
He pokes his head out when he wants something to eat (stick out
your thumb)
And puts it back in when he goes to sleep (fold the thumb back in)

There Once Was a Turtle

There once was a turtle who lived in a box
He swam in a puddle and climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a flea
He snapped at a minnow
He snapped at me

He caught the mosquito
He caught the flea
He caught the minnow
But he didn’t catch me!

You Can’t Make a Turtle Come Out

You can’t make a turtle come out
You can’t make a turtle come out
You can coax him or call him or shake him or shout
But you can’t make a turtle come out, come out
You can’t make a turtle come out

Activities provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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✓ 4-5
✓ 5-6

Category: Songs

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
1.2, 3.4, 4.1, 6.2, 7.3, 8.2, 10.4, 11.1, 13.2, 14.3

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