Inside: Sweetest mother goose quotes to read to your children

This week, we’re diving into the whimsical world of Mother Goose, a name that evokes the cozy memories of bedtime stories and nursery rhymes.

Who can forget the comforting cadence of verses that colored our childhoods? From ‘Humpty Dumpty’ sitting on a wall to the ‘Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,’ these rhymes weren’t just fun; they were our first foray into the enchanting realm of rhythm and verse.

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Join me as we stroll down memory lane, exploring some of the most beloved Mother Goose quotes that have danced through generations, spreading smiles and a sprinkle of nostalgia along the way!

Mother Goose Quotes

Let’s start with the classics—the rhymes that have echoed through the hallways of homes for centuries, each carrying a tune as familiar as an old friend’s voice. You are going to love these Mother Goose quotes.

1. “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”

2. “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.”

3. “Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them.”

4. “Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?”

5. “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?”

6. “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.”

7. “Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon.”

8. “Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.”

9. “Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock.”

10. “Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey.”

11. “Three blind mice, see how they run!”

12. “Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, had a wife and couldn’t keep her.”

13. “Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he.”

14. “This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home.”

15. “Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.”

16. “Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie, kissed the girls and made them cry.”

17. “Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair.”

18. “London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.”

19. “Ring-a-ring o’ roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tishoo! a-tishoo! We all fall down.”

20. “The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summer’s day.”

21. “The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.”


More Nursery Quotes

Venture a bit off the beaten path with these lesser-known gems from Mother Goose quotes, each brimming with quaint charm and whimsical wisdom that may surprise you.

22. “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.”

23. “Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town, upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown.”

24. “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, home again, home again, jiggety-jig.”

25. “There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.”

26. “Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub.”

27. “Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to visit the Queen.”

28. “Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot, nine days old.”

29. “One, two, buckle my shoe; Three, four, knock at the door.”

30. “One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive.”

31. “I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing on the sea.”

32. “Girls and boys come out to play, the moon doth shine as bright as day.”

33. “Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.”

34. “As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives.”

35. “Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard.”

36. “Little Jack Horner sat in the corner, eating his Christmas pie.”

37. “Doctor Foster went to Gloucester, in a shower of rain.”

38. “Bobby Shafto’s gone to sea, silver buckles on his knee.”

39. “Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye.”

40. “Tom, Tom, the piper’s son, stole a pig and away he ran.”

41. “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick.”

42. “The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown.”

43. “Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn, the sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.”

Row row row your boat, gently down the stream

Sweetest Mother Goose Quotes & Nursery Rhymes

Now, let’s dive into the playful side of Mother Goose quotes with rhymes that have sparked countless games and giggles among little ones, proving that simple words can create endless joy.

44. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

45. “Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns!”

46. “Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, to see a fine lady upon a white horse.”

47. “A Diller, a dollar, a ten o’clock scholar, what makes you come so soon?”

48. “There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.”

49. “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”

50. “Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief.”

51. “When the wind is in the east, ’tis neither good for man nor beast.”

52. “Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home, your house is on fire and your children all gone.”

53. “Oranges and lemons,” say the bells of St. Clement’s.”

54. “See-saw, Margery Daw, Johnny shall have a new master.”

55. “There was a man of double deed, who sowed his garden full of seed.”

56. “Cock a doodle doo! My dame has lost her shoe.”

57. “Polly put the kettle on, we’ll all have tea.”

58. “Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it.”

59. “Dance to your daddy, my little babby, Dance to your daddy, my little lamb.”

60. “Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday.”

61. “Little Tommy Tucker sings for his supper.”

62. “Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top.”

63. “Three young rats with black felt hats, Three young ducks with white straw flats.”

64. “I do not like thee, Doctor Fell, The reason why, I cannot tell.”

Mother goose quotes

As we close the book on our delightful journey through the enchanting world of Mother Goose, I hope you’ve found a little spark of joy in revisiting these timeless rhymes.

Whether they brought back fond memories of your childhood or introduced you to verses that will become part of your own storytelling tradition, Mother Goose’s simple but profound words continue to resonate through the ages. Remember, every rhyme we’ve shared is more than just a collection of lines; it’s a gateway to a world of imagination and wonder.

So, keep the magic alive, and who knows? Maybe one day, you’ll find yourself humming a tune or reciting a line that brings a smile to someone’s face, just as Mother Goose has done for us all these years.