You will need:
- a floor space large
enough for the group to make a circle
What to do:
- choose one child to
be the 'farmer'
- the children form a
- walk around in a circle
and sing the song
- when the song says
to choose someone, the most recent addition to the middle chooses
the next person (ie. the farmer chooses the wife, etc.)
- when the cheese stands
alone, all the rest of the children move back out into the circle
formation leaving the cheese alone in the middle
- children all clap and
sing, "The Cheese Stands Alone!"
wife takes a child, etc.
child takes a nurse, etc.
nurse takes a dog, etc.
The dog takes a cat, etc.
The cat takes a rat, etc.
The rat takes the cheese, etc.
The cheese stands alone, etc.
farmer's in the dell, the farmer's in the dell,
the dairy-o the farmer's in the dell.
farmer takes a wife, the farmer take a wife,
the dairy-o the farmer takes a wife.