ABC Tumble down D


Here is a nursery rhyme that is not very well known:

ABC, tumble down D,

The cat’s in the cupboard

And can’t see me.


You can have a lot of fun changing different elements of this rhyme. Here are some suggestions:

  • Think of different animals to use instead of the cat
  • Think of different places for the animal to be instead of the cupboard – such as in the sink, under the chair, behind the curtain etc
  • Use three different letters instead of ABC. They don’t even have to consecutive letters in the alphabet, just three letters your child knows
  • Put your child’s name in the rhyme –he will think it is so funny to be in the cupboard!!