This is a toe counting game like This Little Piggy

This Pig Went to The Barn - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Mother Goose's Book of Nursery Rhymes and Songs in "Everyman's Library" (1919, New York), has the first two lines as:

1 This little pig went to the barn;
2 This little pig ate all the corn;

Game Instructions

Associated movements... As you say each line you wiggle one of the child's toes, starting with one toe and wiggling each toe until you've done all five. On the last line you also tickle the child up the leg - as if the "piggy" is running home.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. The illustration is from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.