In this game you bounce a ball off a wall and do
different actions before catching it again. The actions are done
in time with a rhyme.
1. Start by saying the first part of the
rhyme while bouncing the ball against the wall.
Practise throwing the ball when you say the underlined
words, to keep in time with the rhyme.
Can you do this?
2. When you have done this rhyme once, you
can go on to do the actions.
Here is the whole rhyme with the actions:
Oliver Twist, (Bounce, catch)
Can you do this? (Bounce, catch)
If so, (Bounce, catch)
Do so. (Bounce, catch)
Number one, (Bounce, catch)
Touch your tongue. (Bounce, touch
Number two, (Bounce, catch)
Touch your shoe. (Bounce, touch shoe,
Number three, (Bounce, catch)
Touch your knee. (Bounce, touch knee,
Number four, (Bounce, catch)
Touch the floor. (Bounce, touch ground,
Number five, (Bounce, catch)
Make a hive. (Bounce, crouch with
hands touching overhead, catch)
Number six, (Bounce, catch)
Touch the bricks. (Bounce, touch
Number seven, (Bounce, catch)
Go to heaven. (Bounce, jump in the
air with your arms raised, catch)
Number eight, (Bounce, catch)
Touch your mate. (Bounce, touch your
Number nine, (Bounce, catch)
Touch your spine. (Bounce, touch
your spine, catch)
Number ten, (Bounce, catch)
Start again. (Bounce, catch the ball
and start again)
RULES FOR OLIVER TWIST:
1. Each time you bounce the ball off the
wall you have to catch it. You can use both hands.
2. Say the rhyme while doing each action.
It might help if you practise without doing the actions until you
can throw and catch the ball in time with the words.
3. As you say each action, do it before catching
4. If you drop the ball or make a mistake
with the rhyme or an action it's the next person's turn.
5. When it's your turn again, start right
from the beginning of the rhyme.
6. When you have been right through the rhyme
once, start again, but this time catch the ball with only your right
7. The next time use only your left hand.