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There Were Two Blackbirds Activity


This is a very simple hand game that even little toddlers can master.


There were two blackbirds sitting on a hill,
(hold up one finger on each hand)

One named Jack,
(wiggle one finger on one hand)

The other named Jill.
(wiggle the other finger on the other hand)

Fly away, Jack!
(hide first hand behind your back)

Fly away, Jill!
(hide second hand behind your back)

Come again, Jack!
(bring the first hand round front)

Come again, Jill!
(bring second hand round front)


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