Row Row Row Your Boat


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Row Row Row Your Boat Lyrics

*Row, row, row your boat,
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat,
gently out to sea.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
we’ll be home for tea.

Row, row, row your boat,
gently on the tide.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
to the other side.

Row, row, row your boat,
gently back to shore.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
home for tea at four.

Repeat *

Row Row Row Your Boat Learning Activities


  • Sing the song as a round. Divide children into two groups - first half of the group sings the song, the other half of the group start singing when the first group start the 2nd line.

Visual Art

  • Construct your own boat out of cardboard.


  • Explore different "row boat" movements. Build up a dance vocabulary relating to movement e.g. flowing, floating, forward, backward, swaying etc.


  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.
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