I Had a Little Turtle Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Video, and Printable

I Had a Little Turtle is a typically simple and repetitively structured nursery rhyme that talks about a turtle called Tiny Tim. The song is also sometimes called I had a Tiny Turtle and is very similar to the rhyme Miss Lucy Had a Baby Nursery Rhyme which you can also take a look at!

This rhyme is short and follows a narrative so this makes it easy for young children to sing along and memorize.

The rhyme is often accompanied by playful hand gestures, such as making a turtle shape with your hands or creating bubbles with your fingers during the last verse.

It’s a great way to engage children in interactive singing and physical movements.

Lyrics for I Had a Little Turtle

I had a little turtle
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim

He drank up all the water
And ate a bar of soap
And now he’s in his bed
With bubbles in his throat

Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, pop!

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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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