Mulberry Bush

Mulberry Bush is one of the fun outdoor party games and games for little kids.

Little kids will love this fun music activity that gets them up and moving about with their friends.

This is a much beloved classic that your parents and grandparents played!

It can be played anytime you and your friends are outside.

See how many different actions you can think of to sing about.

Players can make up their own verses as they go along.

It's fun to see what all they come up with.

They can also move in a counter clockwise direction.

Before You Begin

4 or more players
Ages: 3 and up


Have the kids stand in a circle and hold hands. They walk around clockwise and sing:

"Here we go round the mul berry bush,
The mul berry bush, the mul berry bush,
Here we go round the mul berry bush,
So early in the morning."

As the singing goes on, the kids have to perform actions and do activities for each verse.

"This is the way we wash our clothes,
Wash our clothes, wash our clothes,
This is the way we wash our clothes,
So early in the morning."

The kids have to perform actions related to washing clothes as they sing and walk around the circle.

Play continues with the players singing, circling and performing actions to the following verses, one verse at a time.

"This is the way we:
Iron our clothes . . .
Sweep the floor . . .
Brush our teeth . . .
Wash our hair . . .
Drive the car . . .
Ride our bike . . .
Wash the dishes . . . "

Play continues for as long as the kids want to play. Let them have fun with it!

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