Pop goes the weasel

Uncover the surprise in "Pop Goes the Weasel"! Sing this mysterious tune, learn the catchy lyrics, and enjoy weasel-themed activities.


Pop goes the weasel song lyrics

Here's the American version:

All around the Mulberry Bush, The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey stopped to pull up his sock, Pop! goes the weasel.

Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle.
Mix it up and make it nice, Pop! goes the weasel.

And here's the British version:

Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes, Pop! Goes the weasel.

Every night when I go out, The monkey's on the table, Take a stick and knock it off, Pop! Goes the weasel.

Pop goes the weasel

About the Pop goes the weasel song

“Pop Goes the Weasel” is a playful song that has been loved for many years. The song originally comes from England, even though the first recording of it was in America in the 1850s.

This song has a catchy tune and playful lyrics, including the mysterious line “Pop Goes the Weasel” that sparks curiosity and laughter.

What your child can learn from it

This nursery rhyme is more than just fun. It’s a fantastic way for your child to practice language skills:

The song’s catchy beat helps children learn about rhyme and rhythm, important for their language development. And even though some words in the song might seem unusual, they’re great for introducing new vocabulary in an engaging way.

For kids working on their speaking skills, the fun and repetitive words make practicing pronunciation enjoyable.

Pop goes the weasel

Activities to enhance learning

To make “Pop Goes the Weasel” even more interactive and educational try these fun activities:

  • Create a simple game where something pops (like popping a paper bag) when you reach the “pop” part of the song. It’s fun and can help with timing and anticipation.
  • Use toys or make simple crafts to act out the song. This could be as simple as drawing a weasel or making a mock-up cobbler’s bench. It helps bring the song to life and adds a visual element to the learning.
  • Encourage your child to come up with their own version of the song. This creative activity can boost their imagination and vocabulary.

With just a bit of creativity, this old rhyme can become a new favorite. It’s not just an opportunity to sing and play, but also a chance to learn and grow together. So, grab your makeshift props, and let’s make learning fun!