Higgelty, Piggelty, Pop!


When children are exposed to rhymes from books and nursery rhymes, identifying and producing them comes naturally. This basic phonological awareness skill indicates they can distinguish the ending sounds of words. “Higgelty, Piggelty, Pop!”, a rhyming song for toddlers, takes an active approach to rhyming by having the child’s body respond to the rhyming words. The rhyme also makes children aware that changing only the first letter of a word produces a whole new word. The extensions for this activity are plentiful and can be applied to a multitude of nursery rhymes. Research shows that students benefit from direct instruction on rhyme recognition when paired with fun activities that target this skill. Therefore, this rhyming song for toddlers is a great resource to practice rhyming!



Your class will have so much fun with the rhyming song for toddlers. Teach them to scrunch up their scarf and throw it in the air when they hear the word pop! This lyrical cue will help them identify musical phrases and rhyming patterns in the music. Your class may even come up with a few of their own rhymes while playing along to this rhyming song for toddlers. With this download, you will receive:

  • Higgelty, Piggelty, Pop! digital audio track – Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
  • Higgelty, Piggelty, Pop! Activity Guide –  includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments