Tiny Turtle Tim Nursery Rhyme- Lyrics, Video, and Printable

Tiny Turtle Tim, also known as I Had a Turtle and Miss Lucy Had a Baby, is a charming nursery rhyme that has delighted children for generations.

This nursery rhyme is often accompanied by hand motions, such as mimicking the swimming motion of a turtle and blowing bubbles. It’s a playful and imaginative rhyme that captures the curiosity and innocence of childhood.

The origins of “I Had a Little Turtle” are unclear, but like many nursery rhymes, it has been passed down through oral tradition and is a part of the cultural heritage of many English-speaking countries. It’s a fun way for children to learn about animals and engage in imaginative play.

Lyrics for Tiny Turtle Tim

I had a little turtle
His name is Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
And now he’s home sick in bed
with bubbles in his throat!

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