Build Em Up Nursery Rhyme – Lyrics, Video, and Printable

Build ‘Em Up is a traditional nursery rhyme from the 19th century. It’s a simple, repetitive rhyme often sung or recited to young children.

Actions, such as mimicking stacking blocks or bricks higher and higher, often accompany the rhyme.

It’s a playful and engaging rhyme that helps children develop language skills, rhythm, and coordination.

While the rhyme’s origins are unclear, it remains a popular choice in many nursery rhyme collections and is passed down through generations.

Lyrics for Build ‘Em Up

Build ’em up, build ’em up, build ’em higher,
Build ’em up up up into the sky ,

Build ’em up, build ’em up, build ’em higher
Build ’em up up up into the sky,

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Samantha Bellerose has a Bachelor of Education as well as a Diploma in Performing Arts. She is a mom to four children and is passionate about education and learning. Samantha created Nursery Rhyme Central as the go to place for parents, teachers and carers about all things to do with Nursery Rhymes. She is also the Main Author and creator for websites Dance Parent 101 and Move Dance Learn, where she shares her knowledge and expertise for dance and learning through movement.

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